Patrick Dempsey

Patrick Dempsey is an American actor. He is best known for his role as Derek "McDreamy" Shepherd on ABC's Grey's Anatomy (2005-2015, 2020-2021). He has also appeared in Sweet Home Alabama (2002), Enchanted (2007), Made of Honor (2008) and Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011). Dempsey and wife Jillian married in 1999 and share three children.
Patrick Dempsey
Full Name
Patrick Galen Dempsey
Lewiston, Maine
Notable Projects
Grey's Anatomy


Why did Patrick Dempsey leave 'Grey's Anatomy'?

Patrick Dempsey revealed in Lynette Rice's 2021 book 'How to Save a Life: The Inside Story of Grey's Anatomy' that he was burned out by the end of his run on the drama. 'Grey's' executive producer James D. Parriott told Rice that Dempsey had become difficult to work with. "He didn't like the inconvenience of coming in every day and working," Parriott said. "He and (show creator) Shonda (Rhimes) were at each other's throats."

Who is Patrick Dempsey married to?

Patrick Dempsey is married to makeup artist Jillian Dempsey. They married in 1999 and share three children: Talula Fyfe, Sullivan Patrick and Darby Galen. Jillian filed for divorce in 2015, but the couple opted to work on the relationship and remain married.

What is Patrick Dempsey doing now?

Patrick Dempsey can be seen in The CW's 'Devils.' He also will star in 'Disenchanted,' the upcoming Disney+ sequel to 'Enchanted' (2007).

Most Recent

Amy Adams and Maya Rudolph Square Off in Disenchanted First Look as Release Date Is Revealed
The much-anticipated Enchanted sequel, Disenchanted, is set to premiere this Thanksgiving on Disney+
Everything to Know About Disney's Enchanted Sequel, Disenchanted
From the plot to the release date, here's everything to know about Disney's Enchanted sequel starring Amy Adams and Patrick Dempsey
James Marsden Reveals How Enchanted Sequel Disenchanted 'Raises the Bar' 15 Years After Original
PEOPLE spoke with James Marsden at the premiere of Sonic the Hedgehog 2 about what to expect from Disenchanted, the upcoming sequel to 2007's Enchanted
Patrick Dempsey Celebrates Wife Jillian's Birthday with Sweet Photo: 'I Love You'
Patrick Dempsey took his wife Jillian for a beautiful morning hike Friday in Malibu as they celebrated her birthday together
Amazing Throwback Photos from the 1996 Premiere of Scream
Before the new Scream drops this weekend, walk down memory lane with a young Courteney Cox, the Friends cast, a baby-faced Patrick Dempsey and more hot attendees at the first film's 1996 L.A. premiere
Ellen Pompeo and Patrick Dempsey Recall 'Horrible' Musical Episode of Grey's Anatomy 
Ellen Pompeo and Patrick Dempsey costarred as Meredith Grey and Derek Shepherd on Grey’s Anatomy until Dempsey’s exit in 2015

More Patrick Dempsey

Grey's Anatomy Book Details Patrick Dempsey's 'Arguing Match' That Led to Isaiah Washington's Firing
Isaiah Washington was fired from the long-running medical drama in 2007 after using a homophobic slur on set
New Grey's Anatomy Book Gives an Inside Look at Patrick Dempsey's Shocking Season 11 Exit
An executive producer says in How to Save a Life: The Inside Story of Grey’s Anatomy that Patrick Dempsey "knew he could stop production and scare people" on the set of the beloved medical drama
Patrick Dempsey Says He'll Be 'Singing for the First Time' in Upcoming Enchanted Sequel with Amy Adams

Patrick Dempsey is reprising his role as Robert Philip in the Disney+ film Disenchanted, but this time he’ll be serenading fans on screen