Jessica Capshaw News

Jessica Capshaw is an actress best known for her role as attorney Jamie Stringer on the legal drama The Practice and as pediatric attending surgeon Dr. Arizona Robbins on Grey's Anatomy (obviously).

Capshaw was born in Columbia, Mo., the daughter of actress and producer Kate Capshaw and Robert Capshaw, a sales manager, marketing director, business executive, and high school principal.

She is the stepdaughter of director Steven Spielberg, who got re-married to her mother Kate.

She graduated from Harvard-Westlake School in 1994 and Brown University in 1998 with an English degree.

She then attended acting classes at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA) in London.

Capshaw married Christopher Gavigan, CEO of Healthy Child, Healthy World, on May 22, 2004 in East Hampton, N.Y. On September 8, 2007 she and her husband welcomed their first child, Luke Gavigan.

Role Show
Arizona Robbins Grey's Anatomy
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Birthplace
Columbia, Missouri

Grey's Anatomy Quotes

Everything comes apart at some point. We all will. It's the law. It's what we're designed to do. We have to face it, and accept it, and try to hold it together for as long as we can.

Meredith

Freezing, choking, getting tongue-tied--there's a reason it happens. We lose our words because the stakes are so high and we have so much to lose. We're petrified of saying too much, or saying it wrong. When the truth is,the only wrong thing you can say is nothing at all.

Jackson