Was discovered while working at SoHo Bar & Grill in New York City.
Before Grey's Anatomy (2005), she auditioned for a television pilot called "Secret Service". That show was not picked up by any television network.
Gave birth to her 1st child at age 39, a daughter Stella Luna Pompeo Ivery on September 15, 2009 in Los Angeles. Child's father is her husband, Chris Ivery.
In August 2014, she welcomed her 2nd child, a daughter Sienna May Ivery with the help of a surrogate mother, with her husband Chris Ivery.
Suffers from asthma.