Patrick Dempsey
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"Patrick Galen Dempsey" is an American actor and race car driver, best known for his role as neurosurgeon Derek Shepherd/Dr. Derek Shepherd ("McDreamy") on the American Broadcasting Company/ABC medical drama Grey's Anatomy. He saw early success as an actor, starring in a number of films in his early 20s, including Can't Buy Me Love (film)/Can't Buy Me Love (1987) and Loverboy (1989 film)/Loverboy (1989). In the 1990s, he mostly appeared in smaller roles in film and television, before landing a lead role in Sweet Home Alabama (film)/Sweet Home Alabama (2002), a surprise box office hit. He has since then starred in a number of other films, including Enchanted (film)/Enchanted, Made of Honor, Valentine's Day (2010 film)/Valentine's Day, Flypaper (2011 film)/Flypaper, Freedom Writers and Transformers: Dark of the Moon.

Dempsey, who maintains a sports car and vintage car collection, also enjoys auto racing in his spare time. He has competed in prestigious pro-am events such as the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Rolex 24 at Daytona sports car racing/sports car race, and Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 off-road racing/off-road race. Prior to the 2013 24 Hours of Le Mans, Dempsey declared that he would "walk away" from acting if he could and dedicate himself full-time to motorsports.

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