“Grey’s Anatomy” newcomer Kelly McCreary has been promoted to series regular on the long-running hit ABC medical drama.
McCreary appeared on two episodes last season on the Shonda Rhimes-produced series, and all four during the new 11th season.
The 33-year-old actress plays Dr. Maggie Pierce, the new head of Cardiothoracic Surgery and half-sister to Meredith Grey (Ellen Pomeo) and love child of her late mom Dr. Ellis Grey and Dr. Richard Webber (James Pickens Jr.).
The Milwaukee-bred talent previously starred on the CW medical drama “Emily Owens MD.”
“Grey’s Anatomy” now anchors ABC’s highly successful #TGIT Thursday night lineup at 8pm ET featuring all Rhimes-helmed dramas including “Scandal” and “How To Get Away With Murder.”
Dr. Richard Webber & Dr. Maggie Pierce on “Grey’s Anatomy”