Patrick Dempsey, known for his iconic role as Dr. Derek Shepherd on “Grey’s Anatomy,” has been named People magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive at the age of 57.
Dempsey, who gained heartthrob status for his role, reflects on the recognition, expressing gratitude for the platform it provides to support positive causes, particularly the Dempsey Center, a foundation he established in honour of his late mother to assist cancer patients and their families.
Beyond his acting career, Dempsey is devoted to his family, including his wife Jillian, who is a makeup artist and founder of a clean beauty line, as well as their children Talula, Sullivan, and Darby. He also nurtures his passion for race-car driving.
Dempsey shares his surprise at receiving the title, emphasising that he never anticipated being in this position. He embraces the light-hearted teasing he anticipates from his children in response.
In December, Dempsey will showcase his racing skills in the biopic “Ferrari,” directed by Michael Mann. The experience taught him the importance of taking risks, both on and off the track.
Despite his newfound title, Dempsey maintains a humble outlook, acknowledging that he has already experienced many highlights in his life, but he continues to move forward.