Did you see “Enchanted” with Patrick Dempsey and Amy Adams? Amy was awesome as the princess and made an imaginary story seem believable. And Dempsey was charming as usual.
Dempsey had a part in the acclaimed “Freedom Writers” which released in 2007. In this one, he played Hilary Swank’s husband. There’s a 2003 movie titled “Lucky Seven” and if you haven’t seen it, you should. Kimberly Williams and Patrick Dempsey are both in it and it’s a cute romantic movie. In “Sweet Home Alabama” Dempsey plays New York’s most eligible bachelor until he proposes to fashion designer Melanie Carmichael. I’m hoping to see Dempsey’s new movie “Made of Honor” which releases this week.
Dempsey plays Dr. Derek Shepherd on “Grey’s Anatomy” and was married to Addison, another physician. Derek Shepherd is a renowned brain surgeon who moved to Seattle from New York because his wife was having an affair with his best friend Dr. Mark Sloan. Addison and Mark followed Sheperd to Seattle. Addison and McDreamy got divorced. Dr. Shepherd was nicknamed “McDreamy” by the female interns at Seattle Grace. The man has some amazing hair. Another new episode will be on tomorrow.
Dempsey, an Irish American, was born in Lewiston, Maine and grew up in Turner, Maine, the youngest of three children. He was an adept juggler, tying for second in a national juggling competition.
Although the teen comedy and romance roles led to Dempsey being somewhat typecast for a time, he was able to avoid playing the same character as his career progressed.
Dempsey was nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama at the 2007 Golden Globes for the role. In 2006 Dempsey signed a contract with ABC raising his salary to $225,000 per episode. His success on the show has led to him becoming a spokesman for Mazda and the new model for Versace. He is currently working with Avon to launch a fragrance, due out in November 2008.
He’s married and they are parents of a daughter and twin sons. In response to his mother’s bouts with ovarian cancer, Dempsey helped start the Patrick Dempsey Center in his home town of Lewiston, Maine.
If you’d like to see clips of a young and older Dempsey, watch YouTube.
CONGRATULATIONS TO PATRICK DEMPSEY FOR BEING DIANE’S HOTTIE OF THE WEEK!
I’ll draw a name from the comments left this month either on Thursday or Friday. The winner will get a $5 gift certificate for the April Blog Contest!