Note: This was written by a Yahoo! contributor. Join the Yahoo! Contributor Network to start publishing your own articles.While many fans of "Grey's Anatomy" can tell you the backgrounds of the characters, some may not know much about the real life families of the actors. So who do the actors from the show spend most of their time with when they're not on set?
Boston born Ellen Pompeo, who plays Meredith Grey, gave birth to her baby girl Stella Luna in September 2009. She's been married to her husband Chris Ivery since November 2007.
Chyler Leigh, who plays Lexie Grey and Meredith's sister, married actor Nathan West in 2002 and the couple have three children - Noah Wilde, Anniston Kae and Taelyn Leigh - who were born in 2003, 2009 and 2006 respectively. Chyler started on "Grey's Anatomy" in 2007 and her husband had a guest spot on the series in the 2009 episode "Holidaze."
Sandra Oh, who lives in Los Angeles, plays Cristina Yang and Meredith's best friend. She was married to Alexander Payne in 2003 but filed for divorce a short time later in 2005. They dated approximately three years before getting married - neither have any children.
On screen, Patrick Dempsey plays Meredith's husband Derek, but in real life he's married to Jill Fink. The couple have been married since 1999 and have three children - Tallula Fyfe (born in 2002) and twin boys Darby Galen and Sullivan Patrick, who were born in 2007. He was previously married to Rocky Parker in 1987, but the couple divorced in 1994.
Eric Dane, who plays Derek's best friend Mark Sloan, has been married to actress Rebecca Gayheart since 2004. The couple have one child, Billie Beatrice, who was born in 2010. Eric was born and raised in San Francisco and currently lives in Los Angeles.
Justin Chambers may play relationship-troubled Alex Karev on "Grey's Anatomy," but in real life he's been married to wife Keisha since 1993 and the couple have five kids. His children are Isabella, Eva, Jackson and twins Maya and Kaila. Justin's childhood has similarities to his current family life - he has a twin brother, Jason, and he is one of five kids.
Chandra Wilson plays Miranda Bailey on "Grey's Anatomy" and has three kids Serena (born in 1992), Joy (born in 1994) and Michael (born in 2005). According to People.com, she is married but refuses to name him to protect his privacy.
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- Ellen Pompeo
- Lexie Grey
- Justin Chambers
- Eric Dane
- Nathan West
- Chyler Leigh
- Sandra Oh
- Patrick Dempsey
- Miranda Bailey
- best friend Mark Sloan
- Cristina Yang