Camilla Luddington has been working in the industry for over a decade, but she is definitely best known for playing Jo Wilson (now Jo Karev) on Grey’s Anatomy. She first joined the show back in Season 9 and instantly became a staple.
Not only is her character married to Alex Karev, one of the biggest characters on the show, she also has a devastating backstory. Despite the fact fans know a lot about her character, people don’t seem to know too much about Luddington herself. Here are five fast facts about the actress right here!
Faking the Accent
Believe it or not, Luddington is not American — she’s British! The actress mostly grew up in England, so she has to do an American accent the entire time that she is portraying Jo. But she has spent over a decade living in Pennsylvania, New York, and Los Angeles so that helped.
Faux Kate Middleton
Luddington first rose to prominence when she landed the role of Kate Middleton in the Lifetime movie, William and Kate: The Movie. The film came out right before Middleton married Prince William, so it was definitely a ratings success.
No, Luddington is not dating her onscreen husband Justin Chambers, but she is in a relationship with an actor who has been on the show! Her fiancé, Matthew Alan, was on an episode of Grey’s Anatomy back in Season 13.
Strategically Placed Clipboards
Luddington and Alan welcomed their first child together, a baby girl named Hayden, back in 2017. Because her character was not pregnant on the show, Luddington had to do everything she could to hide the pregnancy while filming.
Along with being on Grey’s Anatomy and working in television, Luddington is also known for voicing the character of Lara Croft in the video game Tomb Raider.