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The Untold Truth of Patrick Dempsey’s Wife – Jillian Fink

Patrick Dempsey and Jillian Fink

Who is Jillian Fink?

Jillian Fink is an American celebrity hairstylist who has worked on such films as “Love Is Like That” (1992), “The Crew” (1994), and others, but she is best known to the world as the wife of the famous actor, Patrick Dempsey, who achieved stardom as Derek McDreamy Shepherd in the TV medical drama series “Grey’s Anatomy”.

Jillian Fink Wiki- Age, Childhood, and Education

Jillian Fink was born on the 4th February 1966 in the USA; she hasn’t reveale her place of birth and details of her parents, but has said that she has a sister, Kristin Fink Mason.

Following her high school matriculation, Jillian enrolled at the Charles Ross School of Beauty in Southern California, where she received the needed knowledge about make-up and cosmetology.

Career Beginnings and Recent Projects

Following the end of her course, Jillian attained her first job working on the television film “Something to Live for: The Alison Gertz Story”, starring Molly Ringwald, Lee Grant and Perry King, and in the same year on the drama film “Love Is Like That”, with Pamela Gidley, Tom Sizemore and Richard Edson in the lead roles. Two years later, Jillian was the key make-up artist and hairstylist on the film “The Crew”.

She was gradually becoming more popular, and in 2000 she worked on the film “Skipped Parts”, and on the set became close friends with Drew Barrymore, and subsequently worked on the film “Charlie’s Angels” with Barrymore. After that she became focused on other plans, and in 2006 gained worldwide recognition as she was hired as a color director for the “Avon” cosmetics brand. Eventually with the help of Avon Cosmetics, she launched her own make-up products.

In recent years, she returned to Hollywood, and in 2015 worked on the film “Stunt Fighter”, and in 2018 was on the show “Close Up with the Hollywood Reporter”.

Jillian Fink Net Worth, Height, Weight, and Appearance

Jillian Fink has made a name for herself as a makeup artist, and her wealth increased thanks to her success. However, she remains best known as the wife of Patrick Dempsey. Her wealth is estimated at around $3 million, as of early 2020.

Jillian Fink stands at 5 ft 9ins (1.75m) tall, while she weighs approximately 120lbs ~ 54kgs. Her vital statistics are unknown but she has a slim figure. Her eyes are blue and she has blonde hair.

Jillian Fink Married Life, Children

Jillian has been married to Patrick Dempsey since 1999; the two have gone through a few crises but have remained married.

One such crisis happened in 2015 when Jillian filed for divorce, but  they overcame their differences and reconciled the same year, and she withdrew her application on 12th November 2016.

The couple has three children, daughter, Talula Fyfe was born in 2002, and twin sons Sullivan Patrick and Darby Galen in 2007.

Jillian Fink’s Husband, Patrick Dempsey

Born Patrick Galen Dempsey on the 13th January 1966, in Lewiston, Maine USA, he is the son of William, an insurance salesman, and Amanda (nee Casson), a school secretary. He spent his childhood in towns Turner and Buckfield, where he went to Buckfield High School and St. Dominic Regional High School.

Patrick Dempsey and Jillian Fink

However, the family then moved to Houston, Texas and he went to Willowridge High School. When he was 12 years old Patrick was diagnosed with dyslexia which, in to his words, gave him a new perspective on life, and made him what he is today.

Career Start

Patrick’s career started by chance; he got an invitation for the stage production of “Torch Song Trilogy”, and after being selected as one of the main actors, he stunned the producers, which further led to a season with the company in Philadelphia, which lasted four months. After this ended, he was selected for the lead role in “Brighton Beach Memoirs”, and continued with stage career, but eventually moved to on-screen roles.

He made his on-screen debut in the romantic comedy-drama film “Heaven Help Us” (1985), and then later stole the show with the role of Elsworth ‘Sonny’ Wisecarver in the romantic comedy film “In The Mood”, co-starring Talia Balsam and Beverly D’Angelo. Before the decade ended, Patrick starred in a few more successful films, “Can’t Buy Me Love” (1987), then “Some Girls” (1988), and “Happy Together” (1989).

Rise to Stardom

Dempsey didn’t have much success in the ‘90s, except for the role of Everett in the comedy-drama film “With Honors” (1994), co-starring Joe Pesci, Brendan Fraser and Moira Kelly, and as Jimbo Scott in the film “Outbreak” in 1995.

Nevertheless, he bounced back in 2000 with the role of Marc Kincaid in the film “Scream”, while in 2002 he starred with Reese Witherspoon in the romantic comedy film “Sweet Home Alabama”. In 2005 he was cast in what became his career role, as he was selected for the part of Dr. Derek Shepherd in the TV series “Grey’s Anatomy” (2005-2015). In ten years, Patrick appeared in 243 episodes of the award-winning series, and in addition to world fame, he received several award nominations and actual awards, including two Golden Globe Award- nominations, and a Satellite Award, among other recognitions.

He actively pursued other projects, and between 2005 and 2015 appeared in several films, which included the crime drama film “Freedom Writers” (2007), then the romantic comedy film “Made of Honor” (2008), and the sci-fi action-adventure film “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” (2011).

Most Recent Projects

Following the end of his stint on “Grey’s Anatomy”, he featured in the romantic comedy-drama film “Bridget Jones’s Baby” in 2016, while in 2018 he starred in the TV mini-series “The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair”. Currently, he is working on the new TV series “Devils”, scheduled for release later this year.

Net Worth and Personal Life

Patrick has become a rather revered actor, and his wealth has grown accordingly; his wealth is estimated at $60 million, as of early 2020. Before Jillian, Patrick was married to his agent Rochelle ‘Rocky’ Parker from 1987 until 1994. At the time of their marriage, Rochelle was 48 years old and Patrick was 21. She passed away in 2014.

Patrick is a philanthropist and has been involved in several charitable organizations that support cancer battles.

He is a racing car enthusiast, and has participated in several high profile championships and events, including the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Rolex 24 at Daytona Sportscar race. He said that he would focus on auto racing full-time if he could walk away from acting, however, at his age now that would seem very unlikely.

About the author

Olivia Clarke

Joined Biography.Today in February 2020. Formerly Assistant Editor of Radar Magazine. Studied Journalism at City University.

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