‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Star Kim Raver on Directing That Abortion Conflict Cliffhanger

Kim Raver cites an expression in medicine when talking about where she got the bug to direct: See one, do one.

The actress has, in the span of more than a decade, starred on Grey's Anatomy as Dr. Teddy Altman. She joined the ABC medical drama in its sixth season for three years, only to leave and return for season 14, where she has remained a key player amid the revolving door ensemble. After wrapping up their will they-won't they storyline, Teddy now has a family with Dr. Owen Hunt (Kevin McKidd) and most recently — after the departure of Meredith Grey (played by Ellen Pompeo) — has been elevated to chief of surgery at Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital in season 19.

Raver, whose other well-known TV credits include 24 and Third Watch, says that all those years of watching Grey's Anatomy actresses like Debbie Allen (who plays Dr. Catherine Avery and also executive produces the series) and Chandra Wilson (who plays Dr. Miranda Bailey) work behind the camera inspired her to want to direct.