Thursday, March 13, 2008

Patrick Dempsey

I’m here again with another article about Patrick Dempsey.
But who is he?
It’s a good question.

He was born in January 13, 1966 in Lewiston, Maine and grew up in Turner, Maine. His career began when an agent discovered him and invited to audition for a role in the stage production of Torch Song Trilogy. The Dempsey’s first major feature film role was at age 21 with Beverly D'Angelo in the movie In the Mood.

Since 1990 he has appeared in many television mini series like Will & Grace, Once & Again, Emmy, etc. In 2004 he co-starred in the highly acclaimed HBO production, Iron Jawed Angels, opposite Hilary Swank and Anjelica Huston.

Dempsey has received significant public attention for his role as Dr. Derek Shepherd in the serie Grey's Anatomy.

Dempsey has been married twice, from 1987 to 1994 with the actress and acting coach Rochelle "Rocky" Parker who appeared in the movie the mood with him where they met. Dempsey remarried on July 31, 1999; his second wife is noted make-up artist and founder of Deluxe Beauty, Jillian Fink Dempsey.

His most recent roles are the 2007 Disney film Enchanted, and the Paramount Pictures film Freedom Writers where he reunites with his Iron Jawed Angels co-star Hilary Swank.

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