Fans of the medical drama that has been on screens for nearly two decades Grey’s Anatomy celebrated when the series was confirmed to return for an 18th season later this year, with Ellen Pompeo leading, as always, in her role as Dr. Meredith Gray.
But what has happened to the other stars that have already left the series?
The medical drama has seen many actors depart from the original cast over the years. And while some have returned to the Gray Sloan Memorial Hospital fold, the truth is that they have only stopped by. There are some who have enthusiastically expressed their desire to return, while other members of the cast have definitely already passed the stage of kisses and anxieties in the corridors of the hospital, as is the case with Sandra Oh.
Since Patrick Dempsey until Katherine HeiglFind out what the actors who have left the hit series are up to.
TR Knight He played Dr. George O’Malley in the show’s first five seasons before hanging up his uniform in 2009 when his character was killed by a car, though he has returned to appear as a ghost guest over the years. He has also been seen in The Good Wife, The Catch, and most recently The Flight Attendant, where he plays the older brother of Kaley Cuoco’s character.
Katherine Heigl rose to fame playing Dr. Izzie Stevens on the ABC series, but is best known these days for her many movie roles, including 27 Dresses, Pregnant, and New Years Eve. Most recently, he has returned to television and stars in the Netflix series Firefly Lane alongside former Scrubs star Sarah Chalke. He left the series in 2010.
After ten seasons playing Cristina Yang |, the fan favorite, Sandra Oh Deciding it was time to move on, she hung up her robe for the last time in 2014. Since then, the actress has become known internationally for her role on the Emmy Award-winning thriller series, Killing Eve.
Kate Walsh was hired to shake things up midway through the first season of Grey’s Anatomy and played Derek’s estranged wife, Dr. Addison Montgomery. After several seasons and a season in the spinoff series Private Practice, he left to look for other papers.
Viewers will have most recently seen her on Netflix with Emily’s hit in Paris, where she plays Madeline Wheeler, the boss of Lily Collins’ character. His other notable film and television credits include 13 Reasons Why, The Umbrella Academy y Fargo.
Following his departure in 2012, Dr. Mark Sloan actor Eric Dane landed roles in the movies Marley and Me, Valentine’s Day, X-Men: The Last Stand y Burlesque. He is currently starring in the HBO teen series Euphoria, where he plays Nate’s strict and demanding father with a secret life.
Chyler Leigh made a name for himself playing Lexie Gray on the series, but these days she is best known for playing Alex Danvers in the Arrowverse franchise, having appeared in Supergirl, Arrow, The Flash y Legends of Tomorrow.
Fans were devastated when Dr. Derek Shepherd, aka McDreamy, was killed in a car accident in the show’s eleventh season, and equally devastated when he appeared in one of the season 17 episodes during a dream sequence! Since leaving the show, Patrick has become a certified movie star, known for his roles in Enchanted , Made of Honor y Bridget Jones ‘Baby.
He has also become an accomplished car racer, competing in professional events such as the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Rolex 24 at Daytona, and the FIA World Endurance Championship.