Ellen Pompeo Says It's Important For Daughters to See 'Strong Black Women'

Pompeo is mother to Sienna May, 1, and Stella Luna, 6, with husband Chris Ivery.

— -- Ellen Pompeo admits that she has a unique challenge in raising her two daughters.

"My daughters are black so it’s very important to me that they see a lot of images of beautiful, powerful, strong black women,” Pompeo, 46, told People magazine.

The star of "Grey's Anatomy" is a mother to Sienna May, 1, and Stella Luna, 6, with husband Chris Ivery.

"Every time there is a black woman on a magazine cover, whether it is Kerry Washington or whoever it is," she continued, "I make sure that magazine is in my house and on my table. For me, that’s super important."

The actress added, "Every time [Venus and Serena Williams] play tennis, I make sure my daughters watch them."

Pompeo said her daughters are also "really fortunate" to grow up with President Obama in office. Obama's election marked the first time an African-American man held the highest office in government.

"That’s an incredible gift," she said.