Patrick Dempsey, the charming actor known for his striking looks and captivating performances, has been crowned People magazine’s ‘Sexiest Man Alive’ for the year 2023.
The 57-year-old star, celebrated for his portrayal of Dr. Derek Shepherd on the hit series ‘Grey’s Anatomy,’ takes over the coveted title from last year’s honoree, Chris Evans, the charismatic Captain America of Marvel fame.
In an exclusive feature, People magazine delves into Dempsey’s reaction to the prestigious recognition.
The actor, known for his humility, shared, “It is nice to have the recognition, and certainly my ego takes a little bump, but it gives me the platform to use it for something positive.”
Anticipating his kids’ response, Dempsey humorously remarked that they are “just going to make fun of me and pick on me and figure out every reason why I should not be.”
He added that his children play a vital role in keeping him grounded and feeling youthful.
Born on January 13, 1966, Dempsey achieved early success in the 1980s with standout roles in films like ‘Can’t Buy Me Love’ and ‘Loverboy.’
Beyond his acting prowess, he has received several accolades, including the Favourite TV Drama Actor award at the 2015 People’s Choice Awards.
In 2022, Dempsey was honored with a Disney Legend Award, solidifying his impact on the entertainment industry.
The actor is happily married to Jillian Fink, a makeup artist and beauty line founder, with whom he shares three children.
Reflecting on his family life, Dempsey expressed gratitude for the positive influence they have on him.
Joining the esteemed list of past ‘Sexiest Man Alive’ recipients, including Michael B Jordan, John Legend, Paul Rudd, Idris Elba, Brad Pitt, and Harrison Ford, Patrick Dempsey continues to capture hearts not only for his dashing looks but also for his talent and down-to-earth demeanor.