Who is Chris Ivery?

Christopher ‘Chris’ Ivery was born on 4 February 1967 under the zodiac sign of Aquarius, in Cambridge, Massachusetts USA. He is a 54-year-old music producer, but is probably best recognized for being the husband of famous actress Ellen Pompeo, famous for her role in the hit ABC medical drama series “Grey’s Anatomy”.

How rich is he, as of now? Chris Ivery Net Worth

As of early 2021, Chris Ivery’s net worth is estimated at over $10 million, earned through his successful involvement in the music industry. Moreover, he probably enjoys the wealth of his famous wife Ellen Pompeo, who is one of the highest-paid television actresses, with a fortune estimated at over $80 million.

Early Life, Parents, Nationality, Ethnicity, Education

Chris Ivery spent his early years in his hometown of Cambridge, outside of Boston. There is no information about his parents except that his mother was Jewish, and it’s also unknown whether he has siblings or is an only child. He holds American nationality and belongs to African-American ethnic group. Regarding his education, Chris is a graduate of Harvard University.

Professional Career

Chris Ivery is a renowned music producer, who has been active in the music industry for 25 years, however, little is known about his professional career.

He co-wrote the song “Cheers (Drink To That)”, recorded by Rihanna in 2010, which peaked at No. 7 on the US Billboard Hot 200 char, and was later performed in an episode of the NBC musical drama series “Smash” in 2012. Apart from his involvement in the music industry, in 2019 Chris relaunched the Sergio Tacchini label in Los Angeles, and named it the STLA Collection.

Appearance and Vital Statistics

Chris Ivery has short dark brown hair and dark brown eyes. He stands at a height of 6ft 2ins (1.88m), while his weight is around 165lbs (75kgs), with vital statistics of 42-32-38, and biceps size of 24; his shoe size is 12 (US). Chris is a huge fan of tattoos and has several on his body, including a Star of David tattooed on his chest.

Love Story with Ellen Pompeo

Chris Ivery was raised ten miles away from his wife Ellen Pompeo, but they didn’t meet each other until 2003, actually in a grocery store in Los Angeles. They became pretty close friends, and six months later became romantically involved. The lovebirds eventually exchanged their wedding vows at a secret ceremony which took place on 9 November 2007 at City Hall in New York City. Ellen subsequently gave birth to their first daughter named Stella Luna Pompeo Ivery on 15 September 2009, but their second daughter named Sienna May Pompeo Ivery was born through surrogacy in 2014. They welcomed their third child, a son they named Eli Christopher Pompeo Ivery, on 29 December 2016.

Criminal History

Being raised in a troubled Boston area, Chris Ivery ended up on the wrong side of the law very early. In 1987 when he was 19 years old, he was arrested and charged with drug trafficking, and then served three months in prison after missing probation hearings. A few years later, Chris was arrested and imprisoned again for the same offense, after which he was convicted of accepting stolen property, and served 15 months in a Pennsylvania jail, completing his sentence in 1995, but three years later Chris was arrested again for selling marijuana, and sentenced to six months of monitored probation at home.

Chris Ivery and Ellen Pompeo

Besides that, he was charged with postal theft, credit card fraud, and counterfeiting documents. His wife Ellen knows everything about his criminal past, and understands him because she also lived in the same area.

Who is his wife? Ellen Pompeo Short Wiki/Bio

Ellen Kathleen Pompeo was born on 10 November 1969 under the zodiac sign of Scorpio, in Everett, Massachusetts USA. She was raised Catholic by her father Joseph and mother Kathleen Pompeo. Her mother passed away from an accidental painkiller overdose when Ellen was only four years old. She has five elder siblings, named Joey, Dean, Kathleen, Suzanne, and Maureen.

Career Beginnings

Ellen initially worked as a bartender in Miami, and then moved to New York City in 1995. Her career started when she was noticed by a casting director, who invited her to appear in ad campaigns for L’Oreal and Citibank. In 1996, she made her debut TV appearance as Jenna Weber in the episode “Savior” of the NBC legal drama series “Law & Order”, while her film debut came with a small role in the 1999 romantic comedy “Coming Soon”, next to Bonnie Root, Gaby Hoffmann and Ryan Reynolds. She then guest-starred in several TV series, including “Strangers With Candy”, “Get Real”,and “Strong Medicine”, and played the minor role of Stacie in the 2000 romantic comedy “Mambo Café”, next to Thalía.

Rise to Stardom

Ellen’s breakthrough performance came in 2002, when she portrayed Bertie Knox in the romantic drama “Moonlight Mile”, written and directed by Brad Silberling. Later that year, she secured the role of Marci in Steven Spielberg’s biographical crime “Catch Me If You Can”, alongside such actors as Leonardo DiCaprio, Christopher Walken and Tom Hanks. The film became both a critical and commercial success, grossing over $350 million worldwide. In 2003, she was cast as Karen Page in the box office hit “Daredevil”, written and directed by Mark Steven Johnson, based on the Marvel Comic character Daredevil portrayed by Ben Affleck. Her next major role came two years later, when she featured as Sandra Walker in the caper film “Art Heist”, opposite William Baldwin.

It was followed by her portrayal of Phoebe Elgin in Barra Grant’s 2005 comedy-drama “Life Of The Party”, which is her latest feature film appearance.

Worldwide Recognition and “Grey’s Anatomy”

Ellen Pompeo gained worldwide recognition in 2005, when she joined the cast of the hit ABC medical drama series “Grey’s Anatomy” in the title role of Dr. Meredith Grey, which earned her numerous awards and nominations, including two People’s Choice Awards for Favorite Dramatic TV Actress, a Satellite Award for Best Actress – Drama Series, and a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama.

The series is currently in its 17th season. The character even made her one of the most renowned and highest-paid TV actresses.

Additionally, she has directed two episodes and produced over 70 episodes of the series through her own production company, called Calamity Jane. She has also served as a co-executive producer of the ABC action-drama series “Station 19” (2018-present). Besides that, she featured in the music video for Taylor Swift’s song “Bad Blood” in 2015, and served as a guest judge in the fourth season of the VH1 reality show “RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars” in 2019.

Author

Robbie is currently a reporter for TheBiography based in Santa Monica, CA. Prior to joining TheBiography in December 2020, he was an entertainment reporter in People.

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