Sarah Drew

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Sarah Drew
Sarah Drew 2012 2.jpg
Drew in 2012.
Born(1980-10-01) October 1, 1980 (age 34)
Charlottesville, Virginia, U.S.
Spouse(s)Peter Lanfer (m. 2002)
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Sarah Drew
Sarah Drew 2012 2.jpg
Drew in 2012.
Born(1980-10-01) October 1, 1980 (age 34)
Charlottesville, Virginia, U.S.
Spouse(s)Peter Lanfer (m. 2002)

Sarah Drew (born October 1, 1980) is an American actress. She is known for playing Hannah Rogers in The WB family drama series Everwood (2004–06) and Dr. April Kepner in the ABC medical drama series Grey's Anatomy (2009–present).

Early life[edit]

Drew was born in Charlottesville, Virginia and raised in Stony Brook, New York, where she attended The Stony Brook School. Her mother, Dr. Jeannie Drew, is now teaching biology at an independent private school for girls in Manhattan. Her father, Rev. Charles Drew, is the senior pastor at Emmanuel Presbyterian Church in New York City. She received a bachelor's degree in drama from the University of Virginia in 2002.[1] She began acting in school plays, community theater with Take One Theatre Arts, and summer stock.


In 1997, while still in high school, Drew voiced Stacy Rowe on the animated series Daria. She also voiced that character in the Daria television films Is It Fall Yet? and Is It College Yet?. In 2001, she made her professional stage debut as Juliet in Romeo and Juliet at the McCarter Theatre in Princeton, New Jersey. She made her Broadway debut in 2003 in Vincent in Brixton, which later took her to London's West End. She made the move to television with a guest role in the series Wonderfalls, and was in the film Radio. She appeared as Katie Burrell, the daughter of a Japanese relocation camp sergeant, in the 2007 film American Pastime.

From 2004 to 2006, Drew starred as Hannah Rogers in The WB drama series Everwood. She later guest-starred on Cold Case, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Medium, Castle, Glee, Supernatural, and Private Practice.[2][3] She starred in the Hallmark Hall of Fame film Front of the Class (2008), and from 2008 to 2009, she had a recurring role as Kitty Romano in the AMC drama series Mad Men.[4] In 2009, Drew was cast as Dr. April Kepner in the sixth season of the medical drama series Grey's Anatomy.[5][6][7] In 2014, she starred in the film Moms' Night Out.[8]

Personal life[edit]

Drew married Peter Lanfer, a lecturer at UCLA, in June 2002.[citation needed] On January 18, 2012, they had their first child, a son named Micah Emmanuel.[9] In July 2014, she and her husband announced that they are expecting their second child in December.[10] On December 3, 2014, the couple welcomed a daughter named Hannah Mali Rose.[11] She is a Presbyterian Christian.[12]



1997–2001DariaStacy Rowe26 episodes; voice
2000Is It Fall Yet?Stacy RoweMovie; voice
2002Is It College Yet?Stacy RoweMovie; voice
2004WonderfallsBianca KnowlesEpisode: "Karma Chameleon"
2004–2006EverwoodHannah RogersSeries regular (38 episodes)
2006Cold CaseJennyEpisode: "Static"
2007Reinventing the WheelersBecky ConnerUnsold pilot
2007Law & Order: Special Victims UnitBecca RiceEpisode: "Responsible"
2008MediumSuzie KeenerEpisodes: "Wicked Game" (Parts 1 & 2)
2008PrivilegedCarynEpisode: "All About Insecurities"
2008Front of the ClassNancy LazarusMovie
2008, 2009Private PracticeJudy2 episodes
2008–2009Mad MenKitty Romano4 episodes
2009Inside the BoxMollyUnsold pilot
2009CastleChloe RichardsonEpisode: "Nanny McDead"
2009Numb3rsPiper St. JohnEpisode: "Angels and Devils"
2009In Plain SightRachel RosenzweigEpisode: "Aguna Matatala"
2009GleeSuzy PepperEpisode: "Ballad"
2009–presentGrey's AnatomyDr. April KepnerRecurring in season 6, regular since season 7
2010SupernaturalNoraEpisode: "Swap Meat"
2010Miami MedicalEmilyEpisode: "What Lies Beneath"


2003RadioMary Helen
2005Baxter, TheThe BaxterSerena
2006Locked UpstairsJoShort film
2007American PastimeKatie Burrell
2007Violin, TheThe ViolinJuditShort film
2014Moms' Night OutAllyson


2010Seattle Grace: Message of HopeDr. April Kepner


  1. ^ "Sarah Drew Biography". 1980-10-01. Retrieved 2014-05-02. 
  2. ^ "'Everwood' Actress Heads to 'Private Practice'". 2008-09-03. Retrieved 2014-05-02. 
  3. ^ "Sarah Drew Credits". Retrieved 2014-05-02. 
  4. ^ "Sarah Drew Talks Grey’s & Mad Men | Grey's Gabble". Retrieved 2014-05-02. 
  5. ^ Perlman, Jake (2009-09-30). "'Grey's Anatomy' picks up 'Everwood' alum | PopWatch |". Retrieved 2014-05-02. 
  6. ^ May 08, 2014 (2009-09-29). "Sarah Drew Lands Recurring Role on Grey's Anatomy". TV Fanatic. Retrieved 2014-05-02. 
  7. ^ "Exclusive: 'Grey's Anatomy' promotes Sarah Drew". Entertainment Weekly. Time Inc. June 9, 2010. Retrieved June 9, 2010. 
  8. ^ Justin Chang Chief Film Critic @JustinCChang (2014-04-28). "‘Moms’ Night Out’ Review: Family Audiences Deserve Better". Variety. Retrieved 2014-05-02. 
  9. ^ "Sarah Drew Welcomes Son Micah Emmanuel – Moms & Babies – Celebrity Babies and Kids - Moms & Babies -". 2011-09-13. Retrieved 2014-05-02. 
  10. ^ "Sarah Drew Pregnant -". 2014-07-29. 
  11. ^ "Sarah Drew Welcomes Daughter Hannah Mali Rose -". 2014-12-09. 
  12. ^ October 1, 2013 (2013-10-01). "Interview: Grey’s Anatomy’s Sarah Drew Gets Real on Faith and Career". Retrieved 2014-05-02. 

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