Ellen Pompeo played the character of Dr. Meredith Grey. Ellen Pompeo has played the character since 2005, for all 19 seasons and more than 400 episodes. Ellen Pompeo began as an intern in the series and became a surgical resident, then an attending surgeon, and then chief of surgery.
Now viewers won’t see Meredith again until the season 19 finale on May 26. Ellen Pompeo posted in her Instagram announcing the decision to the fans “This isn’t your first time on the roller coaster…you know the show must go on and I’ll definitely be back to visit,”.
In Meredith’s farewell episode, we saw Meredith’s friends and co-workers throwing a goodbye party after Meredith announced her decision to move with her family to Boston and as viewers, we can see the plane take off with Meredith and her three kids, including Zola who is played by Aniela Gumbs.