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Grey’s Anatomy Star Sarah Drew Waited Until Marriage

March 10th, 2013 by

Pictures Sarah Drew through the years

On the TV Show Grey’s Anatomy, Sarah Drew plays Dr. April Kepner, a highly religious Doctor who fails at trying to be a born-again virgin. In real life, Sarah Drew and her husband (a professor at UCLA) waited until marriage successfully.

Twitter Proof: Sarah Drew acknowledges that she waited

Also included: Some heartening replies to Sarah’s admission from other Twitter users.


Interesting facts about Sarah Drew…

Mini Biography

Born: on October 1, 1980 in Charlottesville, Virginia to Dr. Jeannie Drew and Rev. Charles Drew. She grew up in Stony Brook, New York, on Long Island.

Childhood: Acts in school plays and community theatre productions. Knows from a very early age that her passion for acting will lead to a successful acting career.

Age 17: Voices the character Stacy Rowe in the MTV show Daria.

Age 21: Makes her professional stage debut as Juliet in Romeo and Juliet at the McCarter Theatre in Princeton, New Jersey.

Age 22: Graduates from University of Virginia with a Bachelor’s degree in Drama. Marries her college sweetheart Peter Lanfer, a lecturer at UCLA and a faculty member at Dartmouth (Related: 5 Things to Know About Sarah Drew’s Husband).

Age 23: Makes her film debut in Radio alongside Cuba Gooding Jr. Also stars on Broadway for the first time in Vincent in Brixton, which later takes her to London’s West End.

Age 24-26: Stars in hit TV Show Everwood as Hannah Rogers.

Age 25: Wins the “Character and Morality in Entertainment” Award for performance in Radio.

Age 27: Lands a supporting role in director Desmond Nakano’s racially themed period sports drama American Pastime.

Age 29: Casted as regular character Dr. April Kepner on Grey’s Anatomy.

Age 30: Judges at the UCLA Spring Sing contest.

Age 31: Gives birth to her first child, Micah Emmanuel Lanfer, on January 18, 2012.


  1. Wetpaint Article: Sarah Drew admits to waiting until marriage to have sex.
  2. Wetpaint Article: 5 Things to Know About Sarah Drew’s Husband
  3. IMDB Actor Profile: Sarah Drew
  4. Wikipedia: Sarah Drew
  5. Sarah Drew’s biography on RottenTomatos
  6. FilmBug’s Sarah Drew Bio
  7.’s Sarah Drew Bio

16 Responses to “Grey’s Anatomy Star Sarah Drew Waited Until Marriage”

  1. TinyDancer says:


  2. Deedee says:

    She’s great. And very encouraging to see that things work out for people who wait.

  3. greg says:

    I like that she is honest about it (on twitter of all places). Sometimes it’s not a thing celebs talk about.

  4. Mike says:

    @greg – Totally! It’s hard to research celebs when they’re all so tight-lipped about the subject. I wish I could have a Twitter screenshot like this for everybody.

  5. Sally says:

    This is really refreshing to see !

  6. wny says:

    If I was a celebrity and was ever going to tell the public about waiting until marriage, I would probably do it like this-mention it casually after I was already married. I wouldn’t want to make a spectacle of it like people like Miley Cyrus and the Jonas Brothers did. I’m not syaing celebrities always intentionally want it to be a spectacle (not sure about the two I mentioned), but I think doing it this way makes it more casual and makes it less of “the” defining thing about you.

  7. WanderingWashingtonian says:

    Her character on Everwood, Hannah Rogers, was also waiting until marriage, which was something I always enjoyed about that show.

  8. 17Soul says:

    I am glad she waited because I am waiting until I am married to give up my virginity to the man who is special. I wouldn’t ever lose it to a guy I profess to love but doesn’t love me back.

  9. ju says:

    I agree Soul, same for me!

  10. Leanne says:

    Does anyone know if her husband waited too?

  11. Mike says:

    @Leanne – Good question. We have an update on her coming soon with more quotes and backstory about her waiting. If I find out the answer to that question, I’ll make sure to include it.

  12. Cindy says:

    Gotta try on a shoe before you but it!!!!

  13. pinky says:

    Wow indeed. Love the character she plays

  14. Sunshine says:

    How cute! I love this about her!!! I waited until marriage too. And the funny thing is my husband did too, not because he was actually waiting for marriage but because he just didn’t find the right girl to be with. So when I told him I was waiting for marriage, he was on board for it. 4 in a half years of marriage and many more to go :)

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