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Dempsey was diagnosed with dyslexia at age 12. He told Barbara Walters on her 2008 Oscar special that he thinks dyslexia made him what he is today. "It's given me a perspective of — you have to keep working," Dempsey told Walters. "I have never given up."
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What is Patrick Dempsey's disability?
Even with all of his success, Dempsey is still learning to overcome his dyslexia. When his daughter, Talula, was learning to read, Dempsey used those moments to help him with his learning disability, too.
What happens to Patrick Dempsey?
So it turns out, after nearly 11 years on the series, Patrick, who played Ellen Pompeo (Meredith Grey)'s husband on the show, decided he was just ready to move on. Specifically, he wanted to make more time to spend with his wife, makeup artist Jillian Fink, and three kids, Talula, Darby, and Sullivan.
Why did they cut Derek from GREY's anatomy?
According to an excerpt from the unauthorized book, published by The Hollywood Reporter on Thursday, Dempsey's alleged infighting with both costar Ellen Pompeo and creator Shonda Rhimes led to his ouster.
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Sep 14, 2021 · Today, Patrick Dempsey has one of the most recognizable faces on TV. After 11 seasons ...
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Sep 23, 2021 · As fans know, Patrick's character, McDreamy, ultimately died after getting hit by a truck.
Sep 17, 2021 · Dempsey shockingly exited the series in 2015 after his character died in a car accident. “I don't think there was any way to exit him without ...
Feb 7, 2022 · Patrick Dempsey's mother was diagnosed with cancer in 1997 ... Not long after his divorce to Rocky Parker was finalized, Patrick Dempsey's life ...
The 49-year-old actor left fans of the hit ABC medical drama shocked recently when his character Dr Derek Shepherd was killed off.
Sep 24, 2021 · On Tuesday, the 55-year-old former Grey's Anatomy actor, who portrayed Dr. Derek Shepherd, a.k.a. McDreamy, on the ABC medical drama for a ...
Sep 17, 2021 · Patrick Dempsey's stunning exit from "Grey's Anatomy" in 2015 came after his mood on the set was less than dreamy, according to a new book ...
Though "Dr. McDreamy" has had a successful on-screen career in the TV series Grey's Anatomy, Patrick Dempsey's childhood wasn't nearly as easy.