Patrick Dempsey was revealed as People magazine’s 2023 “Sexiest Man Alive” during a November 7 appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live!. The actor and racing car driver takes over the title from 2022 winner Chris Evans.
Patrick Dempsey is best known for his role as neurosurgeon Derek Shepherd, nicknamed “McDreamy,” on the long-running medical drama Grey’s Anatomy.
The 57-year-old actor has also starred in films such as Enchanted
Bridget Jones’s Baby
Made of Honor
Can’t Buy Me Love
When asked about his initial reaction to the news. He said he was “completely shocked” and then started laughing, thinking. It must be a joke since he had always been the bridesmaid and never contemplated being in this position. He added that his ego was unaffected.
Mr. Dempsey is married to makeup artist and beauty line founder Jillian and has three children. The actor said his kids will keep him humble. Explaining that they will “just make fun of me and pick on me and find every reason why I shouldn’t be [famous].” He added that his children “keep me young” by preventing him from taking himself too seriously.
In addition to his acting career, Patrick Dempsey is a race car driver and philanthropist. The “Grey’s Anatomy” star will next appear on the big screen playing Italian Formula One driver Piero Taruffi in Michael Mann’s biopic “Ferrari.” Dempsey also founded the Maine-based Dempsey Center to honor his late mother Amanda by supporting cancer patients and their families.
People magazine has named a “Sexiest Man Alive” every year, with previous winners including Paul Rudd, Michael B. Jordan, George Clooney, Brad Pitt, John Legend, Idris Elba, Chris Harmsworth, and Channing Tatum.