Sunday 10:00 PM on
ABC (60 mins)
Status: Returning Series
Premiered March 27, 2005
Show Category: Drama , Comedy
Meet Meredith Grey. She's a woman trying to lead a real life while
doing a job that makes having a real life impossible.
Meredith is a first year surgical intern at Seattle Grace Hospital,
the toughest surgical residency program west of Harvard. She and
fellow first-year interns Cristina Yang, Izzie Stevens, George
O'Malley and Alex Karev were students yesterday. Today they're
doctors and, in a world where on the job training can be a matter
of life and death, they're all juggling the ups and downs of their
own personal lives.
The five interns struggle to form friendships in this most stressful
and competitive atmosphere. Meredith's medical ambition is overshadowed
by a troubling secret: Her mother, a noted pioneering surgeon,
is struggling with a tragic and devastating illness. Cristina
is a study in contradiction; highly competitive and driven, she
eschews any favors in order to make it on her own. Isobel "Izzie"
Stevens is the small-town girl who grew up dirt poor and, in spite
of paying for her medical career by modeling, still struggles
with her self-esteem. George O'Malley is the warm but insecure
boy next door who always manages to do or say the wrong thing
at the wrong time. In spite of his attraction to women, he's treated
as "just one of the girls." And Alex Karev, the intern
the other interns love to have, masks his working class roots
with arrogance and ambition.
The interns are guided by an established team of doctors who are
determined to shape them into skilled surgeons or break them:
Miranda Bailey, a senior resident responsible for training them,
is so tough that she's nicknamed "The Nazi." Derek Shepherd
is the flirtatious but very capable surgeon who shares a forbidden
but undeniable sexual attraction with Meredith. Preston Burke's
arrogance is second only to his skill with a scalpel. Overseeing
them all is Dr. Richard Webber, Seattle Grace's paternal, but
no-nonsense chief of surgery.
Grey's Anatomy focuses on young people struggling to be doctors
and doctors struggling to stay human. It's the drama and intensity
of medical training mixed with the funny, sexy, painful lives
of interns who are about to discover that neither medicine nor
relationships can be defined in black and white. Real life only
comes in shades of grey.Chandra Wilson
Role: Miranda Bailey
Chandra Wilson is so pleased to
have been selected by The New York Times as one of "8 to Watch ,
Onstage and Behind the Scenes" for the Spring of 2004!!
Role: Isobel "Izzie"
zodiac sign: Sagittarius
Siblings: 2 brothers, 1 sister Backround: Katherine got her
start modeling for Sears catalogs.
Born 13th January 1966 in
Lewiston Maine and the youngest of three children, the Irish
American, Patrick Dempsey showed he had incredible talent from
an early age.
James Pickens Jr.
A Cleveland, Ohio native, James
Pickens Jr. is an acting veteran who has appeared in numerous
television shows, movies and plays.