Caterina Scorsone has been promoted to series regular on Grey’s Anatomy of the ABC medical drama’s 11th season.

Caterina Scorsone 'Grey's Series Regular

Scorsone, who first originated the role of Dr. Amelia Shepherd on Private Practice, will be reprising the role as a regular on the next season of Grey’s Anatomy, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Since Scorsone began playing Amelia on Private Practice, she made a couple of appearances on Grey’s – one in 2010 and once again in 2012.

After Private Practice was canceled in 2013, Scorsone ended up getting a bigger storyline on Grey’s Anatomy towards the end of the 10th season. As the younger sister and fellow neurosurgeon of Derek (Patrick Dempsey), Scorsone’s character filled in for him at Grey Sloan Memorial while he was working for the White House in Washington. She also developed a tighter bond with her sister-in-law Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) and her niece and nephew.

Scorsone wasn’t an original castmember on Shonda Rhimes' Private Practice, joining the show as a recurring star in the third season before she was promoted to series regular in season four. The character Amelia, who has had a tenuous relationship with her brother, has a history of drug abuse.

Scorsone is coming on as a regular on Grey’s following original castmember Sandra Oh's – and her character Cristina Yang’s – departure at the end of the last season. In addition to Oh, actors Gaius Charles (Shane) and Tessa Ferrer (Leah) departed after last season as well.


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