Entertainment August 9, 2017
She lost her virginity at what age?
We all know and love April Kepner on “Grey’s Anatomy,” but how much do you know about Sarah Drew, the actress who plays her?
Like, for example, how old is she?
Although it’s typically taboo to ask a woman’s age, we like to celebrate their accomplishments here at ENTITY. So, here’s a list of the awesome things Sarah Drew has done throughout her life so far.
Sarah Drew was born on October 1, 1980, which makes her 36 years old.
She was born in Stony Brook, New York, and if any of you are zodiac fanatics, then you must know that Sarah Drew is a Libra.
And at 36 years old, Sarah Drew has done an impressive amount of stuff in her career and personal life.
At five years old, Sarah Drew knew exactly was she was destined to do with her life. From the moment she performed in a school play, she knew she wanted to become an actress. Sarah told ABC, “Acting has always been a deeply rooted passion and I was fortunate to have parents that supported me every step of the way.”
She landed her first acting gig at 17, while she was still in high school. Sarah voiced the character of Stacy Rowe on the animated series “Daria” in 1997. However, it wasn’t until her role as Hannah Rogers in the WB drama series “Everwood” that got her recognized on the small screen.
Since then, Sarah Drew has guest-starred on popular shows like “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” “Glee,” Supernatural,” “Private Practice” and “Mad Men.”
Then in 2009, she became famous for her role as Dr. April Kepner on the ABC medical drama “Grey’s Anatomy.”
Throughout Sarah Drew’s career she has accumulated a net worth of $3 million. And at 36 years old, that’s pretty impressive.
Sarah Drew married Peter Lander on July 2, 2002, meaning they’ve been married for 15 years!
Though no one knows exactly how old she was when they first met, they do know that the lovebirds dated for a couple years before tying the knot. In fact, Peter had to spend a decent amount of time wooing Sarah before she even considered him.
In an interview with Fame 10 Sarah said, “For him it was [love at first sight]. For me, we were leading a camp together and I was very focused on the kids. I had been burned twice by guys, so I was wounded and not interested in guys at all. He pursued me with handwritten letters for like eight months. It was incredibly romantic and old fashioned. I fell in love with him through the letters.”
It sounds like a romance movie and we’re all here for it.
Sarah Drew isn’t afraid of admitting she waited until marriage to have sex.
She often shares how she has a lot of similarities with her “Grey’s Anatomy” character, April Kepner, since April also waited until marriage before losing her virginity.
“For April, the first thing that was revealed was she was a virgin. I waited until I was married to have sex so I understood April’s motivations,” Sarah explained. “The writers thought it would be really cool and interesting story to tell that isn’t seen too often.”
Sarah Drew waited until the right person came into her life and we admire her patience.
When it comes to getting pregnant, everyone decides to do them at different points in their lives. For Sarah Drew, she decided to have children in her early 30s.
She had her first child at age 31. Her son’s name is Micah Emmanuel and he was born on January 18, 2012. Then about two years later, her and her husband decided to have another baby. Sarah gave birth to her second child at age 34. Her daughter’s name is Hannah Mali Rose and was born on December 3, 2014.
Sarah Drew was born into a very religious family because her father is the senior pastor at Emmanuel Presbyterian Church in New York City.
Her Christian roots could be the reason she waited to have sex until she was married. But whether or not it is, Sarah Drew is pretty open about being Christian and how it has helped her acting career.
“I ask God to remind me what I’m doing here on this planet, for Him to take the chains off and remind me that my identity is not based on how many awards I win or positive reviews I receive,” she also told Fame 10. “I’m already made as a masterpiece by the Creator of the universe. That is my hardest thing and I think that anybody would find that struggle in any profession.”
And for that, we salute you, Sarah Drew. Here’s to always staying true to yourself!
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