24 Celebrities You Forgot Appeared On 'Grey's Anatomy'

24 Celebrities You Forgot Appeared On 'Grey's Anatomy'

*Double take*

In the 12 seasons of "Grey's Anatomy" and counting, a number of major celebrities have played a few scattered, minor roles. Some were already known, some were dying (literally on Grey's) to be known. Here are 24 celebrities you forgot appeared or never even noticed on the popular medical drama.

1. Demi Lovato

After killin' it on “Camp Rock" and posing as royalty on “Princess Protection Program," Demi Lovato popped up on season six (episode 22). She played Haley, a teen diagnosed as a paranoid schizophrenic. Alex and Lexie discovered she actually had Superior Canal Dehiscence syndrome, which meant her hearing was so sensitive that she could hear the bone-conducted sounds her body was making. Nothing a little surgery couldn't fix!

2. Abigail Breslin

Before stepping on to the sorority scene in “Scream Queens," Abigail Breslin played Megan (in season three, episode three). She was a girl who believed she had super powers because of her insensitivity to pain.

3. Scott Foley

In seasons seven and eight of Grey's, Scott Foley played Henry, an uninsured patient Teddy married so he could be on her insurance plan. He had many health problems and (spoiler alert) he died during a surgery.

4. Keke Palmer

Keke Palmer from "Scream Queens" and "True Jackson VP" shows up in season 10 (episode 16) as a pregnant teen who doesn't believe she will be able to survive child birth.

5. Mandy Moore

Mandy Moore appears in four episodes of Grey's (seasons six and seven) and was apart of one of the most traumatic experiences on the show: the hospital shooting. She played Mary Portman, a patient trapped inside the hospital during the shooting.

6. Sterling Knight

Before his "Sonny With A Chance" and "Starstruck" days, Sterling Knight played Kip on season four (episodes 16 and 17) of Grey's. He went to the hospital with his friends after they dared one of them to lay in concrete.

7. Jana Rae Kramer

Before stepping on to the "90210" and "One Tree Hill" scenes, Jana Rae Kramer appeared on Grey's as one of the friends Sterling Knight's character came to the hospital with. She secretly liked the guy her friends dared to lay in concrete.

8. Vanessa Marano

In season eight (episode 20), Vanessa Marano from "Switched At Birth" played Holly Wheeler who was admitted to the hospital after being found injured in a ravine. She was kidnapped when she was 6 years old.

9. Seth Green

Comedic genius, Seth Green, played Nick Hanscrom on season four (episodes nine and 10) of Grey's. He had a tumor removed from his neck and only a thin layer of skin covered the wound. When he lets out a big laugh, an artery bursts and leads to his death.

10. Danielle Panabaker

After "Stuck in the Suburbs," Danielle Panabaker made an appearance in season six (episode 10) as Kelsey. She was a heart transplant patient whose organs started shutting down. She ended up receiving a new heart and her boyfriend decided to propose to her after four dates because he believed they had already gone through hell together in the hospital.

11. Kay Panabaker

Kay Panabaker from "Phil of the Future" and "Read It and Weep" played Emma Anderson on season five (episode 10). She came into the ER with her sister after her sister crashed the car while texting and driving.

12. Liza Weil

Before "How To Get Away With Murder" and her appearence in "Scandal," Liza Weil played Alison Clark in season five (episode 23) of Grey's. She played a cancer patient who was Izzie's chemo buddy.

13. Jesse Plemons

Jesse Plemons from "Friday Night Lights" and "Fargo" appeared as Jake Burton on season two (episode 18) of Grey's. He had a brain tumor caused by lionitis and died during the resection of it and his face tumors.

14. Amber Stevens West

In season seven (episode 12), Amber Stevens West from "Greek" appeared on Grey's as one of the medical students visiting the hospital to observe the surgeons.

15. Josh Malina

You may know Josh Malina as David Rosen on "Scandal," but before he became Attorney General of the U.S., he appeared in season five (episode nine) of Grey's as Seth Hammer. He played the husband of a hypochondriac patient.

16. Tom Verica

Before his mysterious role as Sam Keating on "How To Get Away With Murder," Tom Verica played Michael Norris on season five (episode seven) of Grey's. He was Erica Hahn's patient whose heart was stolen by Izzie Stevens for Denny.

17. Christina Ricci

Remember when a man was brought to the hospital with a homemade bomb inside his abdomen? One of the paramedics had her hand inside the cavity, which was the only thing keeping it from going off. That lucky paramedic was Christina Ricci in season two (episodes 16 and 17).

18. Sarah Chalke

Sarah Chalke experienced a role reversal as she went from playing a doctor on "Scrubs" to the mother of a patient on Grey's in season nine (episode 19).

19. Wilmer Valderrama

In five episodes of season 12, Wilmer Valderrama from "That 70's Show" played Kyle Diaz. He was a musician with MS, who briefly dates Stephanie Edwards and (spoiler alert) dies in surgery.

20. Sarah Paulson

Sarah Paulson from "Deadwood" and "American Horror Story" took on the intimidating role of young Ellis Grey in season six (episode 15). In the episode, Grey and young Richard Webber care for the first patient in Seattle to be diagnosed with AIDS, but are unable to save his life.

21. Zach Gilford

Before "Friday Night Lights" and "The Family," Zach Gilford played Charlie Lowell on season five (episode 23) of Grey's. He was a former military officer with leg pain after a surgery who wanted Callie to amputate his leg.

22. Dylan Minnette

Remember the cute, little kid who went around the hospital trick-or-treating for ears (which was code for a pro bono surgery on his ears)? That kid was Dylan Minnette, in season four (episode 5), who later plays Fitz and Mellie's son on "Scandal."

23. Danny Strong

Danny Strong from "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," "Gilmore Girls" and "Mad men" appears on season eight (episode 18) of Grey's. He plays a character named Paul who is admitted to the hospital after being attacked by a lion roaming the streets.

24. Katie Lowes

Katie Lowes' role in season seven (episode 22) of Grey's was so minor that she didn't even have a name. Her character is simply listed as "Blood Donor" on IMDb. Luckily, her role as Quinn on "Scandal" makes up for it!

In general, I think it's safe to say that if you get a small gig on one of Shonda Rhimes' shows, you have a good chance of becoming a main character in one of her next ones. No role is too small!

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I'm A Woman And You Can't Convince Me Breastfeeding In Public Is OK In 2019

Sorry, not sorry.


Lately, I have seen so many people going off on social media about how people shouldn't be upset with mothers breastfeeding in public. You know what? I disagree.

There's a huge difference between being modest while breastfeeding and just being straight up careless, trashy and disrespectful to those around you. Why don't you try popping out a boob without a baby attached to it and see how long it takes for you to get arrested for public indecency? Strange how that works, right?

So many people talking about it bring up the point of how we shouldn't "sexualize" breastfeeding and seeing a woman's breasts while doing so. Actually, all of these people are missing the point. It's not sexual, it's just purely immodest and disrespectful.

If you see a girl in a shirt cut too low, you call her a slut. If you see a celebrity post a nude photo, you call them immodest and a terrible role model. What makes you think that pulling out a breast in the middle of public is different, regardless of what you're doing with it?

If I'm eating in a restaurant, I would be disgusted if the person at the table next to me had their bare feet out while they were eating. It's just not appropriate. Neither is pulling out your breast for the entire general public to see.

Nobody asked you to put a blanket over your kid's head to feed them. Nobody asked you to go feed them in a dirty bathroom. But you don't need to basically be topless to feed your kid. Growing up, I watched my mom feed my younger siblings in public. She never shied away from it, but the way she did it was always tasteful and never drew attention. She would cover herself up while doing it. She would make sure that nothing inappropriate could be seen. She was lowkey about it.

Mindblowing, right? Wait, you can actually breastfeed in public and not have to show everyone what you're doing? What a revolutionary idea!

There is nothing wrong with feeding your baby. It's something you need to do, it's a part of life. But there is definitely something wrong with thinking it's fine to expose yourself to the entire world while doing it. Nobody wants to see it. Nobody cares if you're feeding your kid. Nobody cares if you're trying to make some sort of weird "feminist" statement by showing them your boobs.

Cover up. Be modest. Be mindful. Be respectful. Don't want to see my boobs? Good, I don't want to see yours either. Hard to believe, I know.

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13 Quotes For All Of Us Empowered Female-Identifying People Out There

For the days when you need to be reminded that you are really doing the dang thing and doing it well.


For the days when you need to be reminded that you are really doing the dang thing and doing it well.

1. Do you really need someone else's permission, acceptance, wink, or nod, or are you ready to give these to yourself? -The Universe

I get notes from the Universe everyday and all of them are so amazing and inspiring. There might be a few of them on this list. You can sign up for your own notes from the universe here.

2. The princess saves herself in this one. -Amanda Lovelace

The quote is based off a book called The Princess Saves Herself In This One, which is a collection of poetry about resilience, you can get the book here.

3. I'm made of more than you think. -Snow White, Mirror, Mirror

4. Other people's perception of you ain't none of your business. -Lisa Nichols


5. Do you realize how many events and choices that had to occur since the birth of the universe leading to the making of just exactly the way you are? -Mrs. Which, A Wrinkle In Time

I love this because it really hits home how so many right and wrong decisions led to the creation of you and how you should appreciate the good and the bad because without either of them you wouldn't be exactly who you were supposed to be.

6. You can't stop what's done to you. You can only survive it. -Rachel, Georgia Rule 

This brings up an important theme of my life that I'm still trying to figure out. The only thing you can control in your life is how you react to what happens to you.

7. Don't let anyone ever make you feel like you don't deserve what you want. -Patrick Verona, 10 Things I Hate About You

8. No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. -Queen Clarisse, The Princess Diaries

9. No trifling of the past, no matter how great, can tarnish the brilliance of eternity. -The Universe

10. People who are insignificant to your future shouldn't have an impact on your present.

Someone once told me this, and although I can't remember the person, this quote has always stuck with me.

11. Talented, brilliant, incredible, amazing, show stopping, spectacular, never the same, totally unique, completely not ever been done before. -Lady Gaga

You know what... I think she was talking about you.

12. Tell yourself it's easy. Tell yourself often. Make it an affirmation. Eat, sleep, breathe it, and you life shall be transformed. -The Universe

13. Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. -Mark Twain 

Go on then, be empowered and trust your instincts, you've got big things coming... I can tell.

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