How Old Was Kate Walsh as Addison Montgomery in 1st Episode of Grey’s Anatomy?

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Kate Walsh played the role of Addison Forbes Montgomery in both Grey’s Anatomy and Private Practice. She first appeared in Grey’s Anatomy in the first season finale as the estranged wife of Derek Shepherd (Patrick Dempsey).

The American actress became a regular cast member on Private Practice, a spin-off of Grey’s Anatomy. Walsh continued to play Addison on Private Practice for six seasons, from 2007 to 2013.

She then returned to Grey’s Anatomy for several episodes in season 18 and 19.

Kate Walsh portrayed the beloved character Addison Montgomery on the popular medical drama series "Grey's AnatomyKate Walsh portrayed the beloved character Addison Montgomery on the popular medical drama series “Grey’s Anatomy (Credit: ABC)

Addison Adrianne Forbes Montgomery first appeared in the “Grey’s Anatomy” episode titled “Who’s Zoomin’ Who?”—a title that shares its name with a song by the iconic Aretha Franklin.

This episode, which served as the finale of season 1, premiered on May 22, 2005, marking a significant moment for Kate Walsh, who was 37 years old at the time and celebrated her 38th birthday on October 13, 2005.

Kate Walsh flaunts her legs in a Rubin Singer dress with metallic heels at the 2020 Whitney Art PartyKate Walsh flaunts her legs in a Rubin Singer dress with metallic heels at the 2020 Whitney Art Party at The Whitney Museum of American Art on January 28, 2020, in New York City (Credit: Lev Radin / Shutterstock)

Initially intended for just a five-episode arc, Kate Walsh’s character, Addison Shepherd, garnered a rapidly growing fan base, leading the creators of the show to extend Walsh’s presence on “Grey’s Anatomy.”

Both Kate Walsh, portraying Addison Montgomery, and Caterina Scorsone, as Amelia Shepherd, have played significant roles as main characters in both the hit medical drama “Grey’s Anatomy” and its spin-off series “Private Practice” which premiered in 2007.

Kate Walsh arrives at the Variety And Women In Film's Pre-Emmy CelebrationKate Walsh arrives at the Variety And Women In Film’s Pre-Emmy Celebration at Gracias Madre on September 16, 2016, in West Hollywood, California (Credit: FayesVision / WENN)

In September 2016, Grey’s Anatomy kicked off a brand new season, and fans couldn’t help but clamor for the return of the original cast.

Kate Walsh displays her pretty feet in head-turning, knee-high Sergio Rossi "Arabesque'"gladiator sandalsKate Walsh displays her pretty feet in head-turning, knee-high Sergio Rossi “Arabesque'”gladiator sandals (Credit: FayesVision / WENN)

Kate wore an intriguing statement overcoat with a belted waist by Parisian fashion house Paule Ka at Variety and Women In Film’s pre-Emmys event in Los Angeles. The actress finished her look with the head-turning “Arabesque” gladiator sandals by Sergio Rossi.

While individually we appreciate the elements of this ensemble, combining them presents a challenge as the coat and shoes both command attention, making it difficult to establish a clear focal point for this look.

Kate Walsh flashes her long legs in a statement overcoat by Parisian fashion house Paule KaKate Walsh flashes her long legs in a statement overcoat by Parisian fashion house Paule Ka (Credit: FayesVision / WENN)

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