Personal Motives is an adaptation of the 2005 Spanish series Motivos Personales centers on a high profile news anchor who has the unfortunate experience of seeing her husband arrested for murder live on-air during the evening newscast. Their lives are, of course, torn apart as she works desperately to try to prove his innocence.

Type: Scripted

Languages: English

Status: In Development

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: None

Personal Motives - Ellen Pompeo - Netflix

Ellen Kathleen Pompeo (born November 10, 1969) is an American actress, director, and producer. She is one of the highest paid television actresses, having signed a $20 million annual contract with the American Broadcasting Company in late 2017. She was honored with the 2007 Special Achievement in Entertaining by the National Italian American Foundation for her contributions to the entertainment industry. Born in Everett, Massachusetts, Pompeo moved to New York City, where she was discovered by a casting director who signed her for an advertisement campaign for L'Oreal. She made her screen debut with NBC's legal drama Law & Order and then guest-starred in other television shows, including the comedy Strangers with Candy, the medical drama Strong Medicine and Friends. Pompeo made her feature film debut in 1999 with the romantic comedy Coming Soon, and went on to play minor roles in films like In the Weeds and Mambo Café but found little success initially. A turning point came in her career in 2002, when she gained wide recognition for her starring role in Brad Silberling's drama Moonlight Mile. Pompeo was then cast in ABC's popular medical drama Grey's Anatomy, and garnered worldwide recognition for her portrayal of the title character Dr. Meredith Grey. The role on the long running series earned her a Golden Globe nomination and the Screen Actors Guild Award. The character became widely popular, making Pompeo one of the most renowned television actresses. In 2015, Pompeo was ranked fourth in the list of highest paid TV actresses by Forbes, with earnings of $11.5 million, a spot that she held on to the following year with earnings of $14.5 million. She became the highest paid television actor in a drama series with her 2018 contract earning her $20 million annually. Pompeo's other notable film roles include the comedy Old School (2003), the superhero film Daredevil (2003), the caper film Art Heist (2004), and the comedy drama Life of the Party (2005). In addition to her acting career, she has directed two episodes for Grey's Anatomy and also founded a production company Calamity Jane. Pompeo married producer Chris Ivery in 2007 and the couple have three children together.

Personal Motives - As director - Netflix

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