what isGreys Anatomy without the Meredith Gray? Exactly. Although there have been massive changes in the 15 (!) seasons of the series - we're looking at you,McDreamy! - The upcoming season will be a perfect mix of old and new characters, including some not-so-forgotten faces from the early days. Who says change is a bad thing? Not us. Or Shonda Rhimes.
Here,a confirmed listof the main characters that will make us smile/laugh/sob in Season 15, which premieres September 27:
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Ellen Pompeo as Dr. Meredith Gray
In 2018, Pompeobecame the highest paid actressin primetime drama - and rightly so - by signing a contract with Grey's through season 16. (FYI, this covers them through 2020.) For Dr. Gray is all about her kids (Zola, Bailey, and Ellis Shepherd) this season. and her pioneering surgical work. "Meredith [will] have a new career that's more focused on who she is as a single mom and a surgeon — including her emotional exploration of an illness that closely matches her own family background and history," said ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey tellsTVLine.
James Pickens Jr. als Dr. Richard Webber
In recent years there has been much drama for Dr. Webber, the former chief of surgery. His wife died. His long-lost daughter turned up (Dr. Maggie Pierce). Then he fell in love with Dr. Catherine Fox... and fell in love... and fell in love again. Season 14 ended for Dr. But Webber is now on good termsSome fans speculatethat this could be his last seasonGreys. At the moment there is nothing to the rumor - just speculation.
Jesse Williams als Dr. Jackson Avery
dr Avery can finally move on: his ex-wifeDr.April Kepnerhas now officially disappeared from the scene. In the last episode of the last seasondr Kepner married her longtime love, Matthew Taylor, a paramedic who worked at the hospital. So does that mean that Dr. Avery will find his own love? It is possible. For most of Season 14 he was with Dr. Maggie Pierce - and the only thing keeping her from getting serious was Dr. Kepner. Since she moved on, he can too.
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Kelly McCreary als Dr. Maggie Pierce
Fans of the relationship between Dr. Pierce and Dr. Avery were thrilled to see the couple attend Dr. Karev and Dr. Wilson attended. Yes, asofficiallyPair. It took a long time, didn't it? But her love story isn't her only focus for the upcoming season: "This time she finds herself in the middle of the Teddy, Amelia and Owen drama."McCreary saidE. "You know how Maggie handles secrets, and now she's going to be right in the thick of it."
Chandra Wilson als Dr. Miranda Bailey
In the finale,dr Bailey offered Dr. Teddy Altman announces her role as Chief of Surgeryso she could focus more on why she fell in love with surgery in the first place. The motivation: In the previous season, Dr. Bailey suffered a heart attack, which reminded her of the shortness of life - but once she healed, she returned to her everyday life. Now it looks like she's about to change something — forever.
Justin Chambers als Dr. Alex Karev
ICYMI: Dr. Karev is now a married man!In the final episode, he married Dr. Jo Wilson - and to make it even sweeter, Dr. Gray the ceremony. First comes love, then marriage... and then come difficult decisions. After his marriage, Karev learned that his wife, Dr. Jo was accepted into a prestigious scholarship program on the other side of the country. Does that mean his days at Gray Sloan Memorial Hospital are almost over? Not a word yet. standing nowWe know the new seasonbegins with the newlyweds relaxing on their honeymoon.
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Camilla Luddington as Dr. Joe Karev
Speaking of Dr. Jo Karev, your acceptance into the Boston Scholarship Program was THAT. BIGGEST. CLIFFHANGER. ALWAYS. But according to recent reports, it looks like the Karevs will remain in Seattle. “Jo is inspired and feels like she has a new medical innovation. She wants to follow up with Meredith in Seattle.”said LuddingtonE. That big decision aside, it looks like we can Dr. Getting to know Jo on a deeper level in season 15 — or at least that's what Luddington aspires to. "I hope that eventually Jo will find out who her family is," she saidTVLine. "I have a feeling this is the last secret behind her that she has no information about."
Kim Raver als Dr. Teddy Altman
let's talk aboutdr Altman's shocking pregnancy revelation. we have dr Altman is last seen in the Season 8 finale, talking to her former love, Dr. Hunt, on less than good terms, to take a job in the military. But she's back at Gray Sloan with a new job: Dr. Bailey appointed her interim chief of surgery. But get this: she's pregnantAndPeople suspect that Dr. Hunt is the father. OH. SNAP.
Kevin McKidd als Dr. Owen Hunt
With two heartbreaking divorces (first with Dr. Cristina Yang and then with Dr. Amelia Shepherd), you'd think the trauma chief would take a step back from romanceat leasta season – or even an episode. No, not this charmer. Fans speculate that he is the father of Dr. Altman's baby is, and right now that seems like the most plausible option. Despite it,McKidd betrayedthat it is for Dr. Hunt, there's another infamous Grey's Anatomy-style love triangle on the horizon. Surprise surprise.
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Caterina Scorsone als Dr. Amelia Shepherd
Enter the other member of the love triangle. A few seasons ago when Dr. Shepherd, the head of neurosurgery, discovered she had a brain tumor, ended her relationship with Dr. Hunt a turn. "He and Amelia fell in love, got married and found out she had a tumor," said McKidd, who reported to Dr. hunt plays,toldE. "Now they're looking at it like maybe we should be, maybe that tumor was just a stumbling block. There's real stuff there.”
Giacomo Giannotti as Dr. Andrew DeLuca
We can't stop thinking about it (okay, laugh).dr DeLuca's drunk kiss with Dr. Grayat the end of season 14. The surgical resident has had his fair share of ups and downs — and the end of last season was definitely his biggest downfall yet. You know what that means: things can only go up from here.
Jeff Perry als Thatcher Gray
Before Jeff Perry, Cyrus Beene went onScandal, he continued playing Meredith's fatherGreys Anatomy. And if you've watched the show from the start, you know he wasn't the most popular character on the show, especially by his own daughter.He's back for Season 15but the reason for his return is up in the air.
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Chris Carmack als „Ortho-Gott“
If we can't have McDreamy or McSteamy, we might as well have Ortho God, right?Meet Gray Sloan Memorial's newest doctor, played byNashvilleis Chris Carmack. Details are scant, but it seems like he's shaking things up in Seattle.
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Does GREY's Anatomy cast change? ›
Not every Grey's Anatomy exit is created equally. Katherine Heigl, Patrick Dempsey, Justin Chambers and more stars have left Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital — for various reasons. Created by Shonda Rhimes and starring Ellen Pompeo, Grey's Anatomy debuted on ABC in 2005.Who are the old ladies on season 2 episode 15 of GREY's anatomy? ›
The nurses at Seattle Grace Hospital go on strike, leaving the doctors to fend for themselves; an elderly patient's friends (June Lockhart, Betty Garrett and Rae Allen) bring Meredith's mistake to light.What happened GREY's Anatomy season 15? ›
Between Meredith committing actual insurance fraud, Teddy and Owen becoming parents for the first time, and Jo's struggle with meeting her birth mother and finding out her roots aren't exactly what she expected them to be, Season 15 was a total whirlwind — especially when you add all the usual relationship and medical ...Does GREY's Anatomy still have the same cast? ›
The title itself references main character Meredith Grey, who is played by star Ellen Pompeo. She's still around, so the show is still on the airwaves. Along with Meredith/Ellen, the only other O.G. cast members now remaining are Chandra Wilson, who plays Dr.Why did Cristina Yang leave GREY's anatomy? ›
Cristina Yang for ten seasons on the long-running ABC medical drama, before leaving the show in 2014 to pursue hopefully less stressful projects. Watch the full conversation between Oh and Ho-yeon below.Who is the Nonbinary actor in GREY's anatomy? ›
Fightmaster booked the role of neuroscientist Kai Bartley on “Grey's Anatomy,” they immediately understood the weight of responsibility that comes with portraying the ABC medical drama's first nonbinary character in 18 seasons.Did they change Camille in GREY's anatomy? ›
On Grey's Anatomy, Thompson was cast to play Dr. Webber's niece, Camille, who was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. The actress went on to appear on show's season two for two episodes. However, the role was eventually recast as Thompson went on to become a bonafide film star.
It is revealed in the season ten finale, Maggie's biological parents are Richard Webber (James Pickens Jr.) and Ellis Grey (Kate Burton), making her Meredith's half-sister. McCreary was upgraded to a series regular in the eleventh episode of the eleventh season. M.D.Who was that from Meredith's past? ›
Dr. Nick Marsh initially appeared in season 14 of Grey's Anatomy as a guest star. Scott Speedman was brought back as a series regular last season, Season 18, as a love interest for Meredith Grey.Why did Bailey get fired from GREY's anatomy? ›
Bailey “got really tired of carrying Grey Sloan on her shoulders” last season, Grey's showrunner Krista Vernoff explained to TVLine recently. “And she made a decision to step away for her sanity and her well-being.”
Why did Jackson Avery leave season 15? ›
Jesse Williams shared that he decided to leave his role as Dr. Jackson Avery on Grey's Anatomy in search of more challenging roles. If you're struggling with imposter syndrome, you're not alone. Jesse Williams exited ABC's Grey's Anatomy in 2021 after playing Jackson Avery for 12 years.Why was Meredith fired in season 15? ›
Meredith was fired by Dr. Miranda Bailey at the end of Season 15 for committing insurance fraud. She did so in order to save a young patient with no insurance that she became attached to (she used her daughter's name for the insurance instead).Who is the longest running GREY's anatomy character? ›
1 Ellen Pompeo — Season 1-Present (19 Seasons)
Meredith Grey is the role that propelled Ellen Pompeo to stardom and earned her worldwide recognition. She serves as the show's narrator as well as the main character in each and every season of Grey's Anatomy.
Over the course of its 407 episodes (and counting), there have been 34 series regulars. Only three actors have remained the entire time: Ellen Pompeo, Chandra Wilson, and James Pickens Jr.Who all has left GREY's anatomy? ›
- 1 of 19. Dr. Cristina Yang (Sandra Oh) ...
- 2 of 19. Dr. Preston Burke (Isaiah Washington) ...
- 3 of 19. Dr. Izzie Stevens (Katherine Heigl) ...
- 4 of 19. Dr. George O'Malley (T.R. ...
- 5 of 19. Dr. Erica Hahn (Brooke Smith) ...
- 6 of 19. Dr. Addison Montgomery (Kate Walsh) ...
- 7 of 19. Dr. ...
- 8 of 19. Dr.
Cristina suffered from brief reactive psychosis (also called brief psychotic disorder) -- a short-term illness with psychiatric symptoms. The disorder often occurs after a stressful event, such as a traumatic accident or loss of a loved one.What happens to Cristina and Owen's baby? ›
Last night on Grey's Anatomy, Cristina Yang, the driven, ambitious surgeon who had gotten pregnant at the end of last season, went ahead and had an abortion. That's right! Someone actually had an abortion — not a miscarriage, not an ectopic pregnancy, not a last-minute change of heart — on national television.Does Izzie come back? ›
Nevertheless, Izzie came back in Grey's Anatomy Season 6 Episode 12. The character revealed she was cancer free. She also wanted Alex back in her life.Is Kai on GREY's anatomy a man or woman? ›
Now, ABC has announced that Fightmaster — who is non-binary, as is Kai — has become a recurring member of the “Grey's Anatomy” cast, the first time a non-binary actor has played a doctor on the show. (Trans actor Alex Blue Davis played surgical resident Casey Parker in Seasons 14-16.)Is Kai Bartley a male or female? ›
Kai Bartley. Bartley is a transgender woman who is a leading voice in the transgender community.
Is Dr Bartley on GREY's Anatomy male or female? ›
Kai Bartley is a non-binary lesbian character from Grey's Anatomy.
"I met with [series creator] Shonda [Rhimes] and we worked together to give Lexie's story appropriate closure." Leigh's character was ultimately killed off in a plane crash, but her character returns from the dead in the show's 17th season, which began airing in November 2020.Is Camille the same actress in Emily in Paris? ›
Camille Razat as Camille
Camille Razat coincidentally plays Camille in Emily in Paris, and series three viewers will know she had quite an unforeseen story arc in the newest series... Camille is 28 years old and her character is thought to be around the same age!
Grey's Anatomy has been on the air for many years and many fans still tune into the show to feel a sense of nostalgia and comfort when watching the show. However, it was a shocking moment when Bailey quit at the end of the eighteenth season of the show, after the residency program had been cancelled.Is Maggie Pierce on Grey's Anatomy pregnant in real life? ›
Kelly McCreary, who has starred as Dr. Maggie Pierce since the 10th season of Grey's Anatomy, is pregnant. The actress announced her baby news in an Instagram post sponsored by Clearblue on Monday, Aug. 16.Did Maggie Pierce leave Grey's anatomy? ›
Though the “out of town” excuse brings to mind Alex Karev's sudden departure from the series in Season 16, Kelly McCreary, who plays Maggie, has given no indication that she intends to leave the show.Who does Amelia Shepherd end up with? ›
They fall in love with each other and Ryan proposes to her, she accepts and in return gifts Ryan her father's watch, which has much significance because her father lost his life while being robbed because he refused to give up the watch (it was present from Amelia's mother to him and signified their love).How long was Meredith single after Derek died? ›
Drama Rundown: Meredith goes missing for an entire year (it's only one episode) to cope with the loss of her husband — when she pops up again, surprise! She is giving birth to her and Derek's third child, Ellis.Who did Scott Speedman play on GREY's Anatomy season 14? ›
Dr. Nick Marsh initially appeared in season 14 of Grey's Anatomy as a guest star. Scott Speedman was brought back as a series regular last season, Season 18, as a love interest for Meredith Grey.Who is the new guy on GREY's? ›
Niko Terho plays Lucas Adams in Season 19 and this will be the second time that he stars alongside Jake Borelli.
Is Alex Karev coming back to GREY's? ›
Us Weekly can confirm that Chambers is not set for a return to the show. Chambers announced in January 2020 that he would no longer be playing Dr. Alex Karev after 16 seasons on the ABC medical drama.Does Meredith become chief? ›
Meredith is now the chief of surgery at Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital, and she's been charged with rebuilding its surgical intern program after it was dismantled last season following a patient's death. Five of those interns will be new characters this season.Did Meredith leave GREY's anatomy? ›
After nearly two decades and more than 400 episodes of leading the ABC medical drama, star Ellen Pompeo's Meredith Grey said goodbye to Grey Sloan Memorial for her family's move to Boston in the season 19 winter premiere, “I'll Follow the Sun.”Does Callie come back? ›
Will Callie be in season 18 of GREY's anatomy? Kate Walsh is scrubbing back in. The actress revealed Thursday that she'll be returning to Grey's Anatomy in season 18, announcing the news via a video on the ABC medical drama's Instagram account.What season does Owen leave GREY's anatomy? ›
Has this fan favorite hung up their scrubs for good? Grey's Anatomy season 18 ended on a major cliffhanger that saw Kevin McKidd's Dr Owen Hunt seemingly leave Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital to start a new life overseas with his wife and children. But does that mean Kevin McKidd has bowed out of the medical drama?Who leaves GREY's Anatomy season 15? ›
The hour ends with a cliffhanger that sees Jackson (Jesse Williams) leave Maggie (Kelly McCreary) alone after going out into the thick fog amid a multiple-car pileup. Jackson fails to return, leaving Maggie terrified of what may have happened to him.Does Meredith get Alzheimer's? ›
Symptoms usually develop slowly and get worse over time, becoming severe enough to interfere with daily tasks. It's the disease that led to the demise of Ellis Grey (Kate Burton), Meredith's mother, in season 3, and Meredith tested positive for several genetic markers for Alzheimer's in season 9.Why was Leah Murphy fired? ›
Leah Murphy is a surgical resident at Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital. She was fired during her second year of residency because she wasn't fit to be a surgeon, but later returned to their residency program after working hard to improve herself at another hospital.How many times did April Kepner get fired? ›
April's been fired not once, but twice. She received the ax in season six along with Izzie during the merger after making a fatal mistake, but Derek rehired her because he was impressed with her as a surgeon.What is Grey's Anatomy highest rated episode? ›
- "A Hard Day's Night" Season: 1. Episode: 1. ...
- "Who's Zoomin' Who?" Season: 1. ...
- "Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head" Season: 2. ...
- "Bring the Pain" Season: 2. ...
- "It's the End of the World" Season: 2. ...
- "As We Know It" Season: 2. ...
- "Losing My Religion" Season: 2. ...
- "Walk On Water" Season: 3.
Who is the first main character to leave Grey's anatomy? ›
Knight (Dr. George O'Malley) Knight was the first major cast departure for Grey's, leaving in tragic yet heroic fashion at the end of season five.How long was Meredith's longest surgery? ›
Clocking in at 27 hours and 8 minutes, Meredith Grey breaks the hospital record for longest single surgery.Who is the youngest person on Grey's anatomy? ›
Katherine Heigl was born on Nov. 24, 1978. The Emmy-winning Izzie Stevens actress and Firefly Lane star will turn 45 years old in 2023. She was the youngest member of the original Grey's Anatomy cast, beginning the series at 27 years old.How much money does Ellen Pompeo make per episode? ›
As we mentioned above, her role as Meredith Grey has really skyrocketed her career. In fact, the role has made Pompeo one of the highest-paid actresses on the planet—she earns $20 million per year from the show. That's an impressive $550,000 per-episode salary.How old is Meredith Grey supposed to be? ›
The series began in 2005, and most people are about 26 years old when they start their medical residency. The story begins when heroine Meredith Grey (Ellen Pompeo) enters the first year of her residency program, so, she should be about 26 at that point and about 42 now, 16 seasons later, right?Why did Arizona leave GREY's anatomy? ›
How was Arizona Robbins written out? Arizona quit her role at Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital and decided to take a job in New York so that Sofia could be with both of her parents. In the final episode of season 14, it's confirmed that she and Callie are on good terms, as they speak excitedly about the move via text.Why did April leave GREY's anatomy? ›
April Kepner made her series debut in the Season 6 episode "Invasion" as a Mercy West resident who joined Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital after the merger between the two hospitals. April was quickly fired after failing to check in a patient's airway after a fire and that mistake led to the patient's death.Does Cristina Yang come back? ›
Grey's Anatomy Season 17 Finale Confirms Cristina Will Never Return.Who left the main cast of GREY's anatomy? ›
Alex Karev (Justin Chambers) Almost two months after Justin Chambers announced he was leaving the show—and almost four months after his last physical appearance on the show—the drama gave his character, Alex Karev, a proper farewell episode.Who is leaving GREY's Anatomy cast? ›
After nearly two decades and more than 400 episodes of leading the ABC medical drama, star Ellen Pompeo's Meredith Grey said goodbye to Grey Sloan Memorial for her family's move to Boston in the season 19 winter premiere, “I'll Follow the Sun.”
Who is leaving GREY's Anatomy now? ›
Meredith Grey has left the building. And that's more than OK. By building, I mean Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital, the fictional setting of ABC's stalwart medical drama "Grey's Anatomy." Ellen Pompeo has played the character since 2005, for 19 seasons and more than 400 episodes.What actor is leaving GREY's anatomy? ›
'Grey's Anatomy' Fans Just Learned the Truth About Why Ellen Pompeo Is Leaving the Show. The ABC actress is set to leave the medical drama in February. Video Player is loading.Why did Arizona Robbins leave GREY's anatomy? ›
At the conclusion of season 14, Arizona departs the show to move to New York to be with Sofia and Callie and the two reconcile.Who was the first person to leave GREY's anatomy? ›
Knight (Dr. George O'Malley) Knight was the first major cast departure for Grey's, leaving in tragic yet heroic fashion at the end of season five.Who replaced Derek GREY's anatomy? ›
We all miss Patrick Dempsey's Derek 'McDreamy' Shepherd in Grey's Anatomy. But, the one solace of his heartbreaking passing was the introduction of suave new doctor Riggs, played by New Zealand favourite Martin Henderson.Why did Ellen Pompeo leave GREY's anatomy? ›
Why Is Ellen Pompeo Leaving 'Grey's Anatomy'? Pompeo is taking a step back from the show so she can take on new opportunities, such as in Hulu drama, an as-yet-untitled adaptation of the 2009 film Orphan. The show is a limited series in which Pompeo has signed on to take on a lead role.Who is the new woman on GREY's anatomy? ›
A star of “The Sex Lives of College Girls” talks about queer and Asian representation on network TV.Is Alex Karev coming back? ›
Us Weekly can confirm that Chambers is not set for a return to the show. Chambers announced in January 2020 that he would no longer be playing Dr. Alex Karev after 16 seasons on the ABC medical drama.Is Meredith leaving the show? ›
Actress Ellen Pompeo has portrayed Meredith Grey for 19 seasons but is preparing to end her run as a series regular. Tonight's episode of "Grey's Anatomy" is a big one: Meredith Grey, played by Ellen Pompeo since the show premiered 19 seasons ago in 2005, is saying goodbye.Is Meredith leaving for good? ›
At the time, the network announced that the show will return from winter break on February 23, 2023. It also confirmed that the next episode, titled “I'll Follow the Sun,” will double as a farewell for Meredith because Pompeo is stepping down as a series regular.
Is Owen leaving Gray's Anatomy? ›
No, Owen Hunt Actor Kevin McKidd Is Not Leaving 'Grey's Anatomy'Who is leaving GREY's Anatomy 2023? ›
After 19 seasons, more than 400 episodes and countless voiceovers, Ellen Pompeo is scrubbing out of Grey's Anatomy as a series regular, making her final appearance in a full-time capacity in the ABC drama's Feb. 23 episode.