Meredith GreyPlayed by Ellen Pompeo
Derek Shepherd; scrubbing in; ice cream; tequila
Estranged wives; complicated relationships; sharing her house (sometimes)
Even though relationships were never Meredith's strong point, she finally married her one true love, Derek Shepherd – twice – on a Post-it, as well as in an official ceremony at City Hall. Now a widow, Meredith shares a house with her half-sister Maggie.
Meredith is the daughter of the late, world-renowned surgeon, Dr. Ellis Grey. Meredith has three children, Zola, Bailey, and Ellis.
Thanks to her last name, Meredith has always had a lot of high expectations and responsibility riding on her shoulders. During the shootings, Meredith witnessed Derek take a bullet to his chest. Their marriage was rocked by the revelation that Meredith had tampered with Derek's Alzheimer's Trial, but the two eventually reconciled. After a very scary delivery during the storm, Meredith welcomed her son, Derek Bailey Shepherd, into the world. Meredith gave birth to daughter Ellis nine months after Derek's shocking death. After Miranda Bailey becomes the first female Chief of Surgery, she promotes Meredith to Chief of General Surgery.