Caterina Scorsone is a Canadian American Actress who has garnered the attention of audiences around the world portraying powerfully complex characters that bring real-world emotion to the screen. Scorsone began acting when she was eight years old on the long running Canadian children’s program, Mr. Dressup.
Best known for playing the reckless, yet compelling ”Dr. Amelia Shepherd” on ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy (2010-present) and its hit spin-off Private Practice (2010-2013), Scorsone has cemented herself as a beloved staple of immensely successful medical dramas. In 2020, Scorsone guest starred as Dr. Shepherd on multiple episodes of Station 19, a new Grey’s spinoff set in a firehouse.
Scorsone has appeared in a number of films, including the 2014 action-thriller The November Man, opposite Pierce Brosnan, and the 2010 Martin Campbell crime-mystery Edge of Darkness. Prior to that, Scorsone found herself in Wonderland playing a grown-up, butt-kicking Alice for Syfy Network’s acclaimed 2009 miniseries of the same name. For her dynamic spin on one of literature’s most iconic characters, Scorsone earned a second Gemini nomination. Other credits spanning Scorsone’s body of work include a recurring role on STARZ’s drama series Crash starring Dennis Hopper, and the lead role of Jess Mastriani on W Network’s crime-drama 1-800-Missing from 2003-2006.
In recent years, Scorsone’s passion and purpose has been centered on her family, including her three-year-old daughter, Pippa, who was born with Down syndrome. While raising Pippa, Scorsone has become an advocate for those with cognitive diversities and disabilities. The actress consistently uses her platform to promote greater understanding and awareness in an effort to end stigmas around Down syndrome and other disabilities and encourage greater access and inclusion.
A proud native of Toronto, Canada, she currently resides in Los Angeles with her three daughters.
GLOBAL is proud to honor Caterina Scorsone as a 2020 Quincy Jones Exceptional Advocacy Award Recipient.