April Kepner

Played by Sarah Drew


Her red notebook; Second chances; Being prepared and being taken seriously

When people steal her red notebook; Distractions in the ER; When patients die; Being called "Shepherd's flunkey"; being made fun of for loving Jesus and decision to remain a virgin for religious reasons.

April grew up on a farm in Ohio. Her dad is a corn farmer and her mom is a teacher. She has three sisters: Libby, Kimmie and Alice.

When April returns to the hospital, she decides to "re-virginize" herself, but it is clear that she cannot stay away from Jackson for too long. At one point, April thought she was pregnant. So, he tells her that he will marry her and raise their child together. However, when April was too excited to find out she was not pregnant, Jackson breaks things off between them for good. April met Matthew Taylor, a new paramedic, and goes on a ride along with him. Matthew was so impressed with April that he asked her out, and the two began a romantic relationship. Matthew proposed to April via flashmob in front of the entire hospital, and the two got engaged. At April's wedding to Matthew, Jackson interrupts the ceremony to declare his love for the bride. April, who still has her own feelings for Jackson, flees and marries Jackson instead.


Grey's Anatomy Characters: Meredith Grey | Alex Karev | Miranda Bailey | Richard Webber | Callie Torres | Owen Hunt | Arizona Robbins | Jackson Avery | April Kepner | Amelia Shepherd | Jo Wilson | Stephanie Edwards | Maggie Pierce


Born and raised in Stony Brook, Long Island, Sarah Drew knew that she was destined to act since the age of five when she performed in a school play. “Acting has always been a deeply rooted passion,” she explains, “and I was fortunate to have parents that supported me every step of the way.” While obtaining her B.A. in Theatre from the University of Virginia, the budding young actress was spotted by a casting director at a musical theater workshop that she was taking at NYU during her summer break. She soon found herself in the title role of “Romeo & Juliet” at Princeton’s renowned McCarter Theater. She was also cast in the Broadway production of “Vincent in Brixton” just mere months after she graduated from UVA. Agents came knocking at her door and she was quickly cast in her first TV role, a two-year stint on the popular WB series, “Everwood.”

After numerous guest-starring roles in acclaimed series such as “Mad Men” (she did a four episode arc as Sal Romano’s wife, Kitty), Susie Pepper on “Glee,” Angelica Huston’s daughter on “Medium,” and a starring role in the Hallmark hall of fame movie “Front of the Class” (about Tourette’s Syndrome), Drew joined the cast of ABC’s award-winning series “Grey’s Anatomy” where she portrays Dr. April Kepner.

Drew has also amassed a solid list of feature film credits, including “Radio,” opposite Cuba Gooding, Jr. and Ed Harris (she played the latter’s daughter), “American Pastime,” opposite Gary Cole (about the Japanese interment during World War II), and the romantic independent, “Tug,” opposite Sam Huntington and Haylie Duff. Most recently, she starred in the Sony comedy film “Moms’ Night Out,” opposite Patricia Heaton.

Passionate about cooking and entertaining (where she has been known to sing a few tunes in perfect pitch), Drew and her husband enjoy hosting weekly dinner parties for their friends. They reside in Los Angeles with their rescued dog, Lucy, and their son Micah.

Grey's Anatomy Cast: Ellen Pompeo | Justin Chambers | Chandra Wilson | James Pickens, Jr. | Sara Ramirez | Kevin McKidd | Jessica Capshaw | Jesse Williams | Sarah Drew | Caterina Scorsone | Camilla Luddington | Jerrika HintonKelly McCreary