Sarah Drew

Sarah Drew Headshot

Actress

Birth Date: October 1, 1980

Age: 43 years old

Birth Place: Stony Brook, New York

Sarah Drew became best known for her television roles as Hannah Rogers on the teen drama "Everwood" (WB 2002-2006) and Dr. April Kepner on the hit medical drama "Grey's Anatomy" (ABC 2005- ). Drew was born on October 1, 1980 in Stony Brook, New York. After graduating high school, Drew began to pursue an acting career in earnest and attended the University of Virginia with a focus on Drama. She first broke into the entertainment industry fairly early, but as a voice actress at first. Fans of MTV's deadpan animated series "Daria" recognized Drew as the voice of vapid high school teenager Stacy Rowe, one of the best friends of Daria's bratty sister Quinn Morgendorffer. She continued her voice work for "Daria" throughout her college years until she graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Drama in 2002. A year after graduation, she appeared alongside Academy Award-winner Cuba Gooding Jr. in the sports drama "Radio." In 2004, Drew joined the cast of The WB's teen drama "Everwood." She played the recurring role of the smart, but incredibly shy Hannah Rogers who developed a crush on Bright Abbott, one of the series' main characters, played by Chris Pratt. Her involvement in "Everwood" led to other opportunities over the next few years, which included a recurring role as Kitty Romano, the naive wife of the closeted Sterling Cooper employee Sal Romano (Bryan Batt), on the critically acclaimed series "Mad Men" (AMC 2007-15). Drew's biggest break to date came in 2009 when she cast as Dr. April Kepner in ABC's "Grey's Anatomy." At first, Drew's Dr. Kepner was originally slated to appear in only two episodes as an intern of Seattle Grace's rival hospital, Mercy West Hospital. However, show creator Shonda Rhimes thought Drew's natural portrayal of the overly eager and vulnerable Kepner fit perfectly for the show and extended her contract to become a fully-fledged regular in Season 7.

Credits

Guiding Emily

Actor
Emily
Movie
2023

How She Caught a KillerStream

Actor
Detective Linda Murphy
Movie
2023

How She Caught a KillerStream

Executive Producer
Movie
2023

Birthright Outlaw

Actor
Martha Rose Jacobs
Movie
2023

A Cowboy Christmas Romance

Executive Producer
Movie
2023

A Cowboy Christmas Romance

Screenwriter
Movie
2023

Amber BrownStream

Actor
Sarah
Series
2022

Stolen by Their FatherStream

Actor
Lizbeth Meredith
Movie
2022

Reindeer Games HomecomingStream

Actor
MacKenzie Graves
Movie
2022

Reindeer Games HomecomingStream

Executive Producer
Movie
2022

Reindeer Games HomecomingStream

Screenwriter
Movie
2022

One SummerStream

Actor
Jenna Fontaine
Movie
2021

GMA3: What You Need to Know

Guest
Show
2020

Christmas In ViennaStream

Actor
Jess Waters
Movie
2020

Welsh Lives

Producer
Show
2019

Twinkle All the Way

Actor
Cadence Clark
Movie
2019

American Valor: A Salute to Our Heroes

Narrator
Show
2018

Grey's Anatomy: B-Team

Director
Show
2018

Indivisible

Actor
Heather Turner
Movie
2018

Indivisible

Executive Producer
Movie
2018

Christmas Pen Pals

Actor
Hannah Morris
Movie
2018

Live with Kelly and Ryan

Guest
Talk
2017

Patricia Heaton PartiesStream

Guest Star
Series
2015

Celebrity Family FeudStream

Guest
Game Show
2015

Moms' Night Out

Actor
Allyson
Movie
2014

The Violin

Actor
Judit
Show
2013

Home & Family

Guest
Talk
2012

Katie

Guest
Talk
2012

The Marilyn Denis Show

Guest
Show
2011

Miami Medical

Guest Star
Show
2010

Tug

Actor
Ariel
Movie
2010

GleeStream

Guest Star
Suzy Pepper
Series
2009
70%

CastleStream

Guest Star
Chloe Richardson
Series
2009
82%

Privileged

Guest Star
Show
2008

In Plain SightStream

Guest Star
Rachel Rosenzweig
Series
2008

Wieners

Actor
Karen
Movie
2008

Front Of The ClassStream

Actor
Nancy Lazarus
Movie
2008

Private PracticeStream

Guest Star
Judy
Series
2007

Mad MenStream

Guest Star
Kitty Romano
Series
2007
94%

The Better Show

Guest
Show
2007

American Pastime

Actor
Katie Burrell
Movie
2007

Entertainment Tonight Canada

Guest
Show
2005

Grey's AnatomyStream

Actor
April Kepner
Series
2005
84%

Grey's AnatomyStream

Guest Star
Series
2005
84%

NUMB3RSStream

Guest Star
Series
2005

MediumStream

Guest Star
Series
2005

Wonderfalls

Guest Star
Show
2004

Cold CaseStream

Guest Star
Series
2003

RadioStream

Actor
Mary Helen
Movie
2003
35%

EverwoodStream

Actor
Hannah Rogers
Series
2002
93%

EverwoodStream

Guest Star
Hannah Rogers
Series
2002
93%

Wales This Week

Producer
Show
2002

Daria: Is It College Yet?

Voice
Stacy Rowe
Movie
2002

Daria: Is It Fall Yet?

Voice
Stacy Rowe
Movie
2000

Law & Order: Special Victims UnitStream

Guest Star
Becca Rice
Series
1999
78%

The View

Guest
Talk
1997

News aboutSarah Drew

Jana Kramer and Adam Senn in 'A Cowboy Christmas Romance'

After ‘A Cowboy Christmas Romance,’ Will Lifetime Feature More Sex Scenes?

Reindeer Games Homecoming - Sarah Drew and Justin Bruening

‘Grey’s’ Costars Sarah Drew and Justin Bruening Talk ‘Reindeer Games Homecoming’ Reunion

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How 14 ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Alums Returned to TV

Everwood cast - Treat Williams, Vivien Cardone, Gregory Smith, Tom Amandes, Emily VanCamp, Chris Pratt, Debra Mooney, and John Beasley

Where Is the ‘Everwood’ Cast Now, 20 Years Later?

Rita Moreno, Sarah Drew, Justin Bruening

It’s a Wonderful Lifetime 2022 Movies Include Rita Moreno & ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Reunion

Jesse Williams as Jackson, Sarah Drew as April in Grey's Anatomy

‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Celebrates 400 Episodes — Jackson & April Return in Finale Promo (VIDEO)

Ellen Pompeo as Meredith in Grey's Anatomy
Finale

‘Grey’s Anatomy’: Will Meredith Leave Seattle in the Season 18 Finale?

Jesse Williams as Jackson, Sarah Drew as April in Grey's Anatomy

‘Grey’s Anatomy’: Jesse Williams & Sarah Drew to Return for the Season 18 Finale

Sara Ramirez, Regé-Jean Page, Portia de Rossi

8 Shondaland Actors Who Quit Their Shows — and 7 Who Were Let Go

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‘Daria’ Turns 25: See the Faces Behind the Voices (PHOTOS)

Amanda Schull in One Summer
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Amanda Schull on Why ‘One Summer’ Is Different From Other Hallmark Movies (VIDEO)

'Amber Brown,' Apple TV+ Series, Sarah Drew, Bonnie Hunt

Sarah Drew to Star in Apple TV+’s ‘Amber Brown’ Series From Bonnie Hunt

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10 Broadcast TV Pilots We Still Wish We Could Have Watched

Jesse Williams Sarah Drew Jackson April Grey's Anatomy Season 17

What Do You Think of ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Bringing Back Former Couples for Exit Storylines? (POLL)

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Sarah Drew Debunks ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Fan Theory About April & Jackson

Sarah Drew as Cindy, Chiara Aurelia as Jeanette, and Michael Landes as Greg in Cruel Summer, Episode 3 - Interrogation
Q&A

‘Cruel Summer’: Sarah Drew Teases More Twists for the Turners, Plus Cindy in 1995

Sarah Drew as April Kepner in - Grey's Anatomy, Season 17
Preview

‘Grey’s Anatomy’: Sarah Drew Previews April’s Return & Reunion With Jackson

Sarah Drew Grey's Anatomy Season 17 Reunion April Jackson

‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Teases Jackson & April Reunion: ‘I’ve Thought This Through’ (VIDEO)

Sarah Drew - Grey's Anatomy Season 17 Episode 14 - April Return

April Returns to ‘Grey’s Anatomy’… to Reunite With Jackson? (PHOTOS)

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‘Grey’s Anatomy’: Sarah Drew Shares First Look at April Kepner’s Return (PHOTO)

Jesse Williams and Sarah Drew - Grey's Anatomy - Jackson and April

‘Grey’s Anatomy’: Sarah Drew and Jesse Williams Reunite as April Returns (PHOTO)

Sarah Drew Grey's Anatomy Season 11 April Kepner

April Is Returning to ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ and We Have 4 Theories Why She’s About to Show Up

Hallmark 2020 Holiday Movies Actors

12 Actors Returning to TV in Hallmark’s 2020 Holiday Flicks

Grey's Anatomy Exits

15 ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Exits Ranked From Most to Least Climactic (PHOTOS)

Grey's Anatomy Babies Ellen Pompeo Daughter

How Many ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Babies Have Been Born Since the Show Premiered?

Holiday Movies

8 New Holiday Movies Featuring Your Fave TV Stars (PHOTOS)

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9 ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Stars Who Headlined Their Own Shows (PHOTOS)

Jesse Williams and Sarah Drew

Jesse Williams Reflects on Jackson & April’s Relationship Ahead of Season 15

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Sarah Drew Addresses ‘Painful’ Exit From ‘Grey’s Anatomy,’ Admits She Saw Jackson & April as ‘Endgame’

JESSICA CAPSHAW, SARAH DREW

How Did Arizona and April Leave ‘Grey’s Anatomy’? The Cast & Fans React

JESSICA CAPSHAW, SARAH DREW
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April & Arizona’s Exits Remain a Mystery Ahead of ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Finale

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April Survives on ‘Grey’s Anatomy’: See Sarah Drew’s Behind-the-Scenes Photos

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Will Arizona or April Die in the ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Season 14 Finale?

Grey's Anatomy - ELLEN POMPEO

‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Renewed for Season 15 by ABC

Jessica Capshaw as Dr. Arizona Robbins and Geena Davis as Dr. Nicole Herman

Geena Davis’ Return to ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Says a Lot About Arizona’s Fate

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Sarah Drew & Jessica Capshaw Film Final ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Scenes — Shonda Rhimes & Ellen Pompeo React

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7 Fan Theories for Arizona and April’s Exits on ‘Grey’s Anatomy’

Ellen Pompeo

Ellen Pompeo Slams Twitter Users Angry Over ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Cast Exits

Sarah Drew as April, Kelly McCreary as Maggie, and Jessica Capshaw as Arizona in Grey's Anatomy

‘Grey’s Anatomy’: Fans React to Jessica Capshaw & Sarah Drew’s Exit

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‘Grey’s Anatomy’: Fan Favorites Jessica Capshaw & Sarah Drew Plan Season 14 Exit

Greys Anatomy - Sarah Drew, Jesse Williams - Paley Center for Media

Will April and Jackson Finally Be Together on ‘Grey’s Anatomy’?

Sarah Drew
Exclusive

‘Grey’s Anatomy’: Will Kepner Sink or Swim When She Steps into Grey’s Shoes? (VIDEO)

TV Tattle

Sarah Drew on Grey’s Anatomy’s Sad Episode: ‘I Pitched It Accidentally’