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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

Drew was born 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. She began acting in school plays, community theater with Take One Theatre Arts, and summer stock.

Career

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? andIs 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 herBroadway 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 CaseLaw & Order: Special Victims Unit,MediumCastleGleeSupernatural, and Private Practice. 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. In 2009, Drew was cast as Dr. April Kepner in the sixth season of the medical drama seriesGrey's Anatomy. In 2014, she starred in the film Moms' Night Out.

Personal life

Drew married Peter Lanfer, a lecturer at UCLA, in June 2002. On January 18, 2012, they had their first child, a son named Micah Emmanuel. On December 3, 2014, the couple welcomed a daughter named Hannah Mali Rose. She is a Presbyterian Christian.

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