In 2023, Patrick Dempsey, known for his role in “Grey’s Anatomy,” has been named the “Sexiest Man Alive” by People Magazine. This title was previously held by Chris Evans in 2022. The 57-year-old actor expressed surprise upon hearing the news initially, thinking it was a joke. He made a humorous comment, saying, “I’ve always been the bridesmaid.”
In an interview with People for their cover story, Dempsey acknowledged the positive impact of embracing his ego but also mentioned his intentions to use his platform for meaningful purposes.
Over the years, Dempsey gained popularity for his role as neurosurgeon Derek “McDreamy” Shepherd in nearly 250 episodes of ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy.” He also played a modern-day prince in the 2007 musical film “Enchanted.”
Married to makeup artist and founder of a beauty line, Jillian, Dempsey is eager to learn about his children’s reactions to his new title.
Dempsey has three children: 21-year-old Tallula and 16-year-old twins, Sullivan and Darby. He hopes they tease him and find reasons to undermine his claims, which he believes is a good way to stay youthful at heart.
In December, fans might be excited to see Dempsey in the biopic “Ferrari” directed by Michael Mann, where he will portray the role of Italian Formula One driver Piero Taruffi alongside Penelope Cruz.
Dempsey’s journey to secure a role in “Ferrari” involved a personal touch as he reached out to director Michael Mann, who was initially hesitant about the project, emphasizing the risk. He had been following the project for years and decided that if he truly wanted something, he had to take action.
One of Dempsey’s significant personal projects is the Dempsey Center, established in honor of his late mother. The center’s mission is to provide support to cancer patients and their loved ones, showcasing his commitment to making a positive impact beyond his acting career.