Ellen Pompeo's Transformation Is Seriously Turning Heads!
Ellen Pompeo always wanted to act
Ellen Pompeo always wanted to act, but, as she told Allure, she was much too shy to get started in such a career. "I was very sad and introverted as a child, and I would never, ever have had the confidence or the extroverted nature to be in a school play," she said. But one day when she was very young, an aunt and uncle In New York took her to see the Rockettes at Radio City Music Hall in New York City (via E! News), and she became inspired: "Afterward, I stood up and said, 'That's what I want to be. They're alive. That's what I want to do.'"
While she would, of course, later find success in the world of entertainment, it wasn't easy, and her early life didn't make it any easier. As she told People, "Where I come from, you don't just say, 'Oh, I'm going to become an actor.'"