Sarah Drew Biography, Age, Husband, Children, Books, Interview, Movies and Tv Shows

Sarah Drew born Sarah White Drew is an American actress, producer and director best known for playing Hannah Rogers in The WB family drama series Everwood from 2004 to 2006

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Sarah Drew Biography

Sarah Drew born Sarah White Drew is an American actress, producer and director best known for playing Hannah Rogers in The WB family drama series Everwood from 2004 to 2006 and Dr. April Kepner in the ABC medical drama series Grey’s Anatomy from 2009 to 2018.

Sarah Drew Age

She was born on 1 October 1980 in Stony Brook, New York, United States. She is 38 years old as of 2018.

Sarah Drew Family

She was born to Dr. Jeannie Drew, a biology teacher at an independent private school for girls in Manhattan and Rev. Charles Drew, the senior pastor at Emmanuel Presbyterian Church in New York City. She has a brother, Allen Drew, who is the director of an a cappella group at Germantown Friends School and a pastor at Mt. Airy Community Church in Philadelphia.

Sarah Drew Husband | Children

She is married to Peter Lanfer, a lecturer at UCLA. The couple married in June 2002. The couple has two children, a son Micah Emmanuel born on January 18, 2012 and a daughter Hannah Mali Rose born on December 3, 2014.

Sarah Drew Height, Weight and Body Measuremets

  • Height: 5′ 5,5″ (160 cm)
  • Weight: 119 pounds (54 kg)
  • Shoe size: 7,5 (US)/ 37-38 (EU)
  • Waist: 24″ (61 cm)
  • Chest: 34″ (86 cm)
  • Hips: 35″ (89 cm)
  • Bra size: 32 B
  • Hair color: Light brown (dyed red)
  • Eye color: Gray
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Sarah Drew Education

She joined The Stony Brook School and received a bachelor’s degree in drama from the University of Virginia in 2002.

Sarah Drew Career

In 1997, she voiced Stacy Rowe on the animated series Daria and in Is It Fall Yet? and Is It College Yet?, the Daria television films. In 2001, she made her professional stage debut in Romeo and Juliet, as Juliet at the McCarter Theatre in Princeton, New Jersey. She made her first Broadway appearance in 2003 in Vincent in Brixton, that later took her to London’s West End. She moved to television with a guest role in the series Wonderfalls, and was in the film Radio. She appeared in the 2007 film American Pastime as Katie Burrell, the daughter of a Japanese relocation camp sergeant. She was cast as Detective Cagney in CBS’s Cagney & Lacey reboot pilot in 2018.

Sarah Drew Grey’s Anatomy

Together with Jessica Capshaw departed the hit ABC medical drama at the end of the fourteenth season. Capshaw was on the show for 10 seasons, nine of them as a series regular, playing Dr. Arizona Robbins while Drew was on Grey’s for nine seasons, eight of them as a series regular, playing Dr. April Kepner.

Sarah Drew Tv Shows





Cagney & Lacey

Christine Cagney



Nora / Demon

Miami Medical



Grey’s Anatomy

Dr. April Kepner


Inside the Box



Chloe Richardson


Piper St. John

In Plain Sight

Rachel Rosenzweig


Suzy Pepper


Mad Men

Kitty Romano

Private Practice




Suzie Keener



Front of the Class

Nancy Lazarus


Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Becca Rice

Reinventing the Wheelers

Becky Conner


Cold Case

Jenny (1958)



Hannah Rogers



Bianca Knowles


Is It College Yet?

Stacy Rowe (voice)


Is It Fall Yet?

Stacy Rowe (voice)



Stacy Rowe (voice)

Sarah Drew Movies






Heather Turner


Moms’ Night Out


Waking Marshall Walker












American Pastime

Katie Burrell

The Violin



Locked Upstairs



The Baxter




Mary Helen



Sarah Drew And Jesse Williams

Jesse Williams’ Reaction To Sarah Drew’s ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Exit did’t Offer Relief To Jackson & April Fans. But the actor did not mention April and Jackson once, instead lumping in his farewell to Drew with their coworker Jessica Capshaw, who also be left the show.

Sarah Drew Books

Gaia Codex
Wild Jewellery: Materials, Techniques, Inspiration
Hair Accessories
Junk-Box Jewelry: 25 DIY Low Cost (or No Cost) Jewelry Projects
Wild Jewelry: A Complete Guide to Making Statement Jewelry from Objects Found in Nature
Junk-Box Jewellery: 25 Inspirational Budget Projects

Sarah Drew Everwood

She acted as Dr. April Kepner, on the show since 2009.

World-renowned brain surgeon Dr. Andrew Brown finds his life changed forever after his wife dies. He leaves glamorous Manhattan and his prosperous medical practice for the idyllic small town of Everwood, Colo. — which he chooses because of his late wife’s emotional attachment to the town — taking his two kids, Delia and Ephram, with him. The show revolves around the family’s relationships as they adjust to small-town life and the kids’ relationships with their peers, both as friends and in the dating world.

First episode date: 16 September 2002
Final episode date: 5 June 2006
No. of episodes: 89 (list of episodes)
Network: The WB

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Sarah Drew on her Emmy Nominated Web Series “Grey’s Anatomy: B Team”

Sarah Drew Interview

Sarah Drew on Her “Profound” ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Departure and (Emmy-Nominated) “Rebirth”

Updated: August 16, 2018

Here, in her first interview since wrapping her run as April on Shondaland’s Grey’s Anatomy, Drew opens up about the impact the Emmy nomination has had on her, how April’s journey ended and what’s next.

Did you know that ABC was submitting the web series for Emmy consideration?

I knew when we started putting the whole series together because there were certain rules we had to follow in order to be eligible for a nomination. I’ve been submitted as an actor for an Emmy every year but that didn’t mean anything. (Laughs.) It was a great, huge, wonderful surprise to get that nomination. The whole “B-Team,” we were just out of our minds. I’m still pinching myself over the whole thing.

What was your reaction to the nomination coming after you’d been let go from Grey’s and after you’d already completed production and your last episodes had already aired?

It was a bolt of good news. (Laughs.) My confidence had gotten a bit shaken in the wake of being let go and the nomination after the fact made me go, “I don’t need to be worried about anything or have my confidence shaken.” I’m not only pursuing my career as an actor but I’m now also walking into this world as a director and as a producer and the world is so wide open. More than anything else, the last few weeks after my final episodes have been a really beautiful rebirth and a really exciting time. I’m running around, meeting everybody and talking to producers and talking to heads of casting at all the networks and the studios and I’m finding that the landscape is so different. There’s so much more content; it’s a totally different world for television. The nomination in the midst of walking out into the world and feeling like I’m engaging in this beautiful rebirth was more affirmation that this is a good space in my life right now; that I don’t need to be sad and I don’t need to be mourning and I don’t need to be in grief over the end of something that was so beautiful. I can just rise from the ashes in a more brilliant way. The nomination was such a profound affirmation.

Take me back to the day you found out that you would not be returning to Grey’s.

I was let go during an episode where I was shadowing Kevin McKidd [who stars as Owen and regularly directs episodes]. It was in the afternoon and I went back to my trailer and I did my crying and called my people. A whole bunch of people came into my trailer to give me hugs and cry with me and tell me they were so sad I was leaving. I was supposed to be shadowing Kevin this whole episode with the hope that I would get to direct an episode of Grey’s, but [after being let go] it seemed like that wasn’t a possibility anymore. I wondered if I should keep shadowing Kevin. My husband was like, “Of course you go.” I had this incredible opportunity to grow as a director and as an artist with a director that I respect so much. I had nothing to be ashamed of and didn’t need to hide. So that’s what I did: I showed up the next morning at 6 a.m. and shadowed Kevin until I got cast as Cagney and had to leave to go shoot CBS’ Cagney & Lacey.

What a profound experience.

I’m a believer in things happening for a reason and finding beauty in the midst of grief. I don’t regret or begrudge anybody this season of my life. I’m embracing it. I had a profound and incredible season of my life on Grey’s Anatomy. I got to tell stories I believed in. I got to work with Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers and learn from the best. I got to work with an incredible community of people that I will have lifelong friendships with. I got to build a platform and have my children in an environment where I was cared for because of who Shonda is and how she takes care of her mamas and her women. It’s hard for me to come up with anything I could be angry about.

What do you think about now that you’ve had some distance from the show?

[Being let go] was painful when it happened, but, in retrospect, I think it would have been hard for me to walk away from that job. I was on it for nine years. It feels right and it feels like a good time to move on to something else with all the great love in my heart that I have for everybody and respect and gratitude for what that experience was. Playing a character for nine years is a long haul.

Are you taking more meetings for directing after the nomination?

Yes! I’m certainly keeping that in the forefront of a lot of my conversations. I want to do all of it: produce, direct and I want to dig into another really fun character. I got bit by the directing bug because I produced my first film — Indivisible — during our last hiatus and it’s coming out in theaters on Oct. 26. I realized on that film that I was scared of directing because I thought maybe I couldn’t keep all the different things in my head all at once: everybody’s journey, props, costume, wardrobe, shot lists, visuals, etc. I found that it came quite naturally to me and I got excited about it. I called [Grey’s Anatomy’s producing director] Debbie Allen from that set and asked her to shadow and learn how to direct. That’s when she told me about B-Team and that they wanted to have a director who was in the [Grey’s] family do it. I shadowed Chandra Wilson (who plays Bailey and regularly directs) to prep for those webisodes. I was terrified in the prep and so afraid of completely failing.

Would you return to Grey’s Anatomy as a director?


When news initially broke that you and Jessica Capshaw were let go, there was an uproar on social media of people who assumed that the show could not afford to keep both of you after paying Ellen Pompeo $20 million a year. How was the decision explained to you?

I was told that the show had too many characters and that they needed to downsize because they couldn’t service all of the characters effectively. They didn’t want any of us to be left in the background and not getting much of a story. Because there were so many series regulars, they needed to downsize and to find some characters that they felt like they could tie up their stories well. [Showrunner] Krista Vernoff said that she felt like April had been through so much and had come out the other side and that she didn’t know what she could put her through again. It was really hard to hear that. But Krista had a lot of very complimentary things to say about the work that I had done — especially this past season — and that April was going to have her happy ending.

Yet at the same time, viewers didn’t really get to see that journey between April and Matthew.

I wish that we had gotten to see more of their journey before they got married. I would’ve liked to play those scenes and I would’ve liked to have told that story in a more full way. I can see the beauty in it. But part of me will always be a little heartbroken that April and Jackson were not endgame.

April is one of a small handful of Grey’s characters to exit the show alive. Have there been any conversations about having you back at all as a guest star, especially since April and Jackson share custody of their daughter?

I have not heard anything about that.

Would you be open to doing that?


ABC has Grey’s spinoff Station 19, and Matthew works as a paramedic — which would make sense to see in that world.

Last summer, I wrote to [Station 19 showrunner and Grey’s alum] Stacy McKee and told her that Justin Bruening has to be on your firefighter show. But who knows? I think he’d be an awesome addition to that cast. It would be fun to play in the world of Shondaland. But at the same time, I have said goodbye to April and put her to rest. I would be perfectly happy not being April again. I don’t feel a particular urge to play her any time soon. I love that character.

Will you keep watching Grey’s?

There is something about watching your family go on without you that’s a bit painful. I’m not sure I need to put myself through that. I love them and I’m sure it’s going to be a great season but I think it might be challenging for me to tune in.

Looking back, what would you say April’s impact on Grey’s was?

So many of April’s stories were about resilience in the face of pain and rising above in the midst of sorrow and grief. That’s what I want people to remember about her. April’s story throughout the whole nine years on the show was a story about someone going through pain and emerging in a more beautiful, more glorified state of hope and of gratitude and of resilience and of strength. That’s what I hope people take away from April.

What was it like moving from April to an iconic character like Cagney?

I didn’t have time to process what I was doing when I walked into Cagney. I got let go on a Tuesday, the news broke on a Thursday, I had five test offers in front of me on that Thursday and I chose to pursue Cagney. I tested on Saturday, got the offer on Monday and was shooting Cagney at 7 a.m. Tuesday. I had been given the role at 3 p.m. on Monday when I was on set shooting Grey’s and I had to finish my day with Kevin directing. [On Cagney & Lacey], I had to cuff somebody on day one and our technical advisers had to show me how to do it and I had to figure out how to pull a gun on somebody! It was such a different energy than April. We were heartbroken that that didn’t get picked up.

What did you hear about why CBS didn’t pick it up?

Everybody loved it and it was just one of those “I don’t know what happened” kind of things. It’s certainly heartbreaking in the moment but I know that there’s something around the corner for all of us that’s meant to be even better.

What’s next for you?

I’m reviewing options. I’m currently dipping my toes in a couple of different development things. I haven’t officially signed on anywhere but I’ve got three or four different potential projects that I’m interested in potentially producing and acting in and maybe directing episodes of.

Will you go back to 24-episode broadcast shows?

Not right now. I’m thinking more about 10- to 13-episode things. The things that I’m thinking about developing all feel like streaming and not broadcast network stuff. We’ll see! It’s all very open and exciting right now.