-- 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.
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.