Caterina Scorsone

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Caterina Scorsone
BornCaterina Reminy Scorsone
(1981-10-16) October 16, 1981 (age 30)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Years active1991–present
SpouseRob Giles
ChildrenEliza Giles
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Caterina Scorsone
BornCaterina Reminy Scorsone
(1981-10-16) October 16, 1981 (age 30)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Years active1991–present
SpouseRob Giles
ChildrenEliza Giles

Caterina Scorsone (born Caterina Reminy Scorsone[1] on October 16, 1981) is a Canadian actress. She is best known for her role as Amelia Shepherd, sister of Derek Shepherd, on Private Practice and Grey's Anatomy and for her role as Alice Hamilton in Alice.


Early life

Scorsone was born in Toronto, Ontario. She is the middle child of five in her family. Her 4 siblings include: 2 older twin sisters and 2 younger siblings: a sister and a brother.[2] One of her older sisters is the actress Francesca Scorsone.[3] (b. 1977)[4]

She attended the Cardinal Carter Academy for the Arts in Toronto where she starred in Oklahoma! and several other productions, as well as alternative school Subway Academy II. In addition, she attended Trinity College in the University of Toronto and in 2005 finished her studies there, earning a degree in postmodern theory.[5]


Her first TV appearances were regular guest spots as a child on the Canadian children's TV show Mr. Dressup starting at age eight.[6][7]

In 1998, she had a role in one of CBC radio's Mystery Project shows called, "Peggy Delaney". Caterina played the estranged fifteen-year-old daughter, Amber, who comes from Vancouver to to stay with her mom for a school term in Toronto.

The series where Caterina had her worldwide breakthrough was 1-800-Missing (now simply called Missing). She played the part of Jess Mastriani, a young woman who sees missing persons in visions. After Jess saved some missing persons, she joined the FBI, where a special squad was formed around her, to find missing persons.

In 2009, Scorsone starred as Alice Hamilton on the Syfy TV miniseries Alice.

In 2010 she joined Private Practice in a recurring role of Amelia, the sister of Derek Shepherd from Grey's Anatomy.[8] She was cast after Eric Stoltz, who was directing one of the show's episodes, heard about the role of Amelia and remembered Scorsone from working with her on My Horrible Year!. He mentioned her to Shonda Rhimes and commented on the resemblance Scorsone had to Patrick Dempsey (the actor who plays Derek Shepherd).[6]

As of July 2010, Caterina has been promoted to series regular for Private Practice.[9] She appeared in the third episode of the seventh season of Grey's Anatomy where she and Derek started to reconcile their differences.[10]

Personal life

Scorsone is married to Rob Giles of The Rescues. On July 6, 2012, she delivered daughter Eliza at her home in Los Angeles, California. [11] Her pregnancy was written into her character's storyline.[12]


In 2012 Caterina was awarded the PRISM award for Best Female Performance in a Drama Series Multi-Episode Storyline, for her portrayal of her Private Practice character's substance abuse.


1991–1994Mr. DressupunknownEpisodes unknown
1995Shock TreatmentRobyn Belmore
When the Dark Man CallsAngie
1996Ready or NotColleenEpisode – "The Girlfriend"
GoosebumpsJessica Walters / Sara Kramer4 episodes, 1996–1999
PSI Factor: Chronicles of the ParanormalMegan Lester2 episodes – "Possession" / "Man Out of Time"
Flash ForwardDarbyEpisode – "Saboteurs"
1998Once a ThiefAlice "Allegra" MansfieldEpisode – "Little Sister"
Rescuers: Stories of CourageIrena Csizmadia
All I Wanna DoSusie
1998–2000Power PlayMichelle Parker26 episodes
1999The Third MiracleMaria Witkowski
The Devil's ArithmeticJessica
Teen KnightAlison
2000Common GroundPeggy
Rated XLiverty
2001My Horrible Year!Babyface Hamilton
Borderline NormalBeth
2002The AssociatesAnna Clay2 episodes – "Spare The Rod" / "Winner Take All"
2003–2006MissingJessica (Jess) Mastriani55 episodes, Formerly 1-800-Missing
2008The BorderSorrayya1 episode – "Enemy Contact"
The GuardBeth1 episode – "The Beacon"
2008–2009CrashCallie Wilkinson4 episodes
2009AliceAlice Hamilton2 Part TV Mini-series
CastleJoanne Delgado1 episode – "Home is Where the Heart Stops"
2010–presentPrivate PracticeDr. Amelia ShepherdSeason 3 – present
Grey's AnatomyDr. Amelia Shepherd2 episodes – "Superfreak" Season 7 episode 3 and "Have You Seen Me Lately?" Season 8 episode 15
2010Edge of DarknessMelissa Conway


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  2. ^ "Missing Cast Bios: Caterina Scorsone". Retrieved 2010-10-03. 
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  5. ^ Amy Amatangelo (2010-10-07). "McDreamy job". Retrieved 2010-10-08. 
  6. ^ a b Bill Harris (2010-10-03). "'Practice' is perfect for Scorsone". Toronto Sun. Retrieved 2010-10-03. 
  7. ^ Alex Strachan (2009-11-29). "Onetime child star Caterina Scorsone tackles an adult Alice". Retrieved 2010-10-03. 
  8. ^ Michael Ausiello (2010-03-02). "'Grey's'/'Private' exclusive: Meet Derek's kid sister!". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2010-10-03. 
  9. ^ Natalie Abrams (2010-07-21). "Exclusive: Private Practice Promotes Caterina Scorsone to Series Regular". Retrieved 2010-10-03. 
  10. ^ Natalie Abrams (2010-07-23). "Private Practice's Caterina Scorsone Heading to Grey's Anatomy". Retrieved 2010-10-03. 
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  12. ^ Rizzo, Monica. "Caterina Scorsone Expecting First Child". People. Time Inc.. Retrieved 23 February 2012. 

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