Pompeo's other notable film roles include the comedy Old School (2003), the superhero film Daredevil (2003), the caper film Art Heist (2004), and the comedy drama Life of the party (2005).
In October 2007, she was honored with Special Achievement in Entertaining by the National Italian American Foundation for her achievement in the entertainment industry.
She extended her contract for two more years, which would have her involved with the show until its 12th season.
As of 2013, she earns 0,000 per episode plus millions from syndication.
A turning point came in her career in 2002, when she gained wide recognition for her starring role in Brad Silberling's drama Moonlight Mile.
Pompeo then starred in ABC's popular medical drama Grey's Anatomy (2005-present), and garnered worldwide recognition for her portrayal of the title character Dr. The role on the long running hit series earned her a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress - Television Series Drama nomination, and the Screen Actors Guild Award.
The character became widely popular, making Pompeo one of the most popular television actresses.
Pompeo signed a new contract for Grey's Anatomy in 2011 that increased her salary to US0,000 per episode.
She plays the title character and series' protagonist, Meredith Grey, a surgical intern at a prestigious hospital.
In 2011, she was named the ninth highest paid TV actress, by Forbes, earning million.
A turning point came in 2002, when Pompeo was selected by director Brad Silberling for a lead role in his film Moonlight Mile, playing Jake Gyllenhaal's character's sympathetic love interest.
Also in 2002, Pompeo appeared in the biographical crime drama film Catch Me If You Can and in 2003, she appeared in Old School as Luke Wilson's love interest.