About Patrick Dempsey

Patrick Dempsey is a professional actor and former national auto racer from the United States. He was already quite successful in his racing career, but he gained more international recognition after his appearance in the medical drama series Grey’s Anatomy as Derek Christopher Shepherd. He won several nominations and awards for his performance in the series. We will be seeing him more in the coming future.

Quick Infos
Full NamePatrick Galen Dempsey
Date of Birth13th January of 1996
Birth PlaceLewiston,United States
Parent(s)William Dempsey, and Amanda Dempsey
Partner(s)Jillian Fink(m.1999,div. 2015)
Rocky Parker(div.1994)
ChildrenTallulah Fyfe
Sullivan Patrick
Darby Galen
OccupationActor and former national auto racer
Birth SignCapricorn
Net Worth60 million dollars

Early life

Patrick Dempsey was born on 13th January of 1996 in the second largest city of Maine named Lewiston. His full name is Patrick Galen Dempsey, and he is the youngest child of an insurance salesman, William Dempsey, and a school secretary Amanda Dempsey. He has a half brother named Shane Wray and his own 2 older sisters.

Dempsey graduated from Willowridge High School in Houston after changing his high school 2 times from Buckfield High School to St. Dominic Regional High School in Diocese and Willowridge. He had a reading disorder in the child. He used to participate in juggling competitions during his time at high school. He himself participated in International Jugglers’ Association Championship in 1981 and came in the second position.





Patrick Dempsey started his acting career with the film The Stuff in 1985, which he wasn’t credited for. The same year, he starred in the film Heaven Help Us as Corbet and starred in various other films like A Fighting Choice and Meatball III: Summer Job in 1986, Can’t Buy Me Love In the Mood in 1987, Some Girls, and various other romantic films.

Dempsey was the crush of million girls during that time. He earned his first Young Artist Award for Best Young Actor in a Motion Picture – Comedy for his performance in the film Can’t Buy Me, Love. His other notable films are Enchanted, Valentine’s Day, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Bridget Jones’s Baby, and so on.

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Patrick Dempsey made his television debut in 1986 through the sitcom called Fast Times, where he appeared in 7 episodes as Mike Damone. He also starred in the tv film A Fighting Choice as Kellin Taylor the same year. In 2000, he made his appearance in 4 episodes of the series Once and Again, portraying the character of Aaron Brooks, and received his first Primetime Emmy Award nomination.

Dempsey made his breakthrough from the medical drama tv series called Grey’s Anatomy, where he portrayed the main character, Dr. Dereck Shepherd. The series was premiered in 2005 and ended in 2018. For his performance, he won Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series in 2006 and 2007 and the People’s Choice Awards for Favorite Male TV Star in 2007 and 2008. He also won another People’s Choice Awards for Favorite TV Drama Actor in 2015 with countless other nominations.

In 2020, he dropped another main role in the financial thriller series called Devils as Dominic Morgan. As of 2020, he is currently working on the new tv series Ways & Means, which he himself working as an executive producer.


Auto Racing:

During his successful acting career, Patrick Dempsey decided to join the racing championship in early 2014. He confessed that racing is not only one of the hobbies but also a passion he wants to follow. Thus, he competed in various championships. He competed in Panoz racing Series in 2004 which he came in 9th position. He came to the second position in Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race.

In 2012, he competed in American Le Mans Series and came third. In his final year of racing, he came in the second position in 24 Hours of Le Mans. During the mid of 2004 and 2015, he competed for various championships like Rolex Sports Car Series, Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge, Maserati Trofeo World Series, and many others.

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Personal life


Patrick Dempsey is a married man. He is committed to Jillian Fink, a makeup artist and hairstylist with whom he tied his knot within 1999 after the year of dating. She gave birth to his first child Tallulah Fyfe on 20th February of 2002, his second child on 1st February of 2007 named Sullivan Patrick, and lastly, Darby Galen on 1st February of 2007. The couple decided to part their ways in early 2015 after 15 years of happy married life, and thankfully they called off their divorce at the end of 2016 and are currently leading a happy life together.

Patrick Dempsey was a divorced man before marrying Jillian Dempsey. He was committed to actress Rocky Parker who was 27 years older than him. They didn’t have any children of their own and eventually got divorced on 26th April of 1994 after 7 years of marriage.

Social media:

Patrick Dempsey is active on both Instagram and Twitter. He has over 5.1 million followers on Instagram and over 1.4 million followers on Twitter. As a former racer, we can see his interest in the car race hasn’t gone yet. His Twitter account tells a lot about his personal interests.

He follows the Roman Catholic religion.


Physical statistics & others

Patrick Dempsey turned 54 years old as of 2020. He has a height of 5 feet and 10 inches with a bodyweight of about 77 kg. He possesses a slim and athletic body. His body measurements are 39-15-32 inches. He has green eyes and dark brown wavy hair.

He belongs to white ethnicity as he is of Swedish, English, and German descent. He has American nationality. His sexual orientation is straight. He has the Capricorn as his birth sign.


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Net worth

Patrick Dempsey’s net worth as of 2020 is estimated to be around 60 million dollars. He is most successful in his television career and earns his millions through it. He also earns a little extra by appearing in various commercials for different brands. He has worked with famous luxurious brands like Versace and L’Oreal in the past. His net worth is definitely going to rise soon in the coming years as he is more active in the industry than he was ever.