If you love medical dramas then you'll probably recognize the actors who make up the "Private Practice" cast. A spin-off of "Grey's Anatomy" this hit drama series revolves around the private and personal life of neonatal surgeon character Dr. Addison Montegomery. The setting takes place at Oceanside Wellness Center located in Santa Monica, California. Dr. Montegomery wanted to get away from her personal drama after divorcing her husband, but her new job threw her into a mix of interoffice relationships. A star-studded cast has made "Private Practice" a hit television series you don't want to miss.

  1. Dr. Addison Montegomery played by Kate Walsh. Dr. Montegomery character is a world renown neo-natal surgeon. Kate has appeared in numerous small roles in film. She had a small stint in the "Drew Carey Show." Her claim to fame and what landed her the lead role as a "Private Practice" cast member was a recurring role on "Grey's Anatomy" as Dr. Shepard's estranged wife. She's won two Sceen Actor Guild awards as an ensemble cast member of "Grey's Anatomy."

  2. Dr. Pete Wilder played by Tim Daly. Dr. Wilder is a holistic doctor who's a herbalist, nutritionist and acupuncturist combining Western medicine with ancient Eastern medicine. Before Tim joined the "Private Practice" cast he is most well known for his role in the 1990-1997 comedy series "Wings." However it was his role in "The Fugitive" that brought him critical acclaim.

  3. Dr. Naomi Bennett played by Audra McDonald. Dr. Bennett is a fertility specialist and gynecologist. Audry has been an actress for a little over a decade. She's received two Emmy nominations for two different miniseries: "Raisin in the Sun" and "Wit." Her role as a member of the "Private Practice" cast is her longest running acting job to date.

  4. Dr. Freedman Cooper played by Paul Adelstein. Dr. Cooper is a pediatrician and during his off time he loves to surf the internet Paul has appeared is several television series. He's best known for his role in "Prison Break."

  5. Dr. Charolette King played by KaDee Strickland. Dr. King is the resident sexologist. KaDee has appeared in small roles in a few movies. She also starred in David E. Kelly's short lived "Wedding Bells" series. Joining the "Private Practice" cast is her biggest Hollywood break at this time in her career.

  6. Dr. Sam Bennett played by Taye Diggs. Dr. Bennett's speciality is internal medicine. Taye is a broadway actor as well as a television and movie actor. He's played in musicals such as "Rent" and "Wicked." Taye played in small roles in television movies and series. He is by far the most versitile actor on the "Private Practice" cast.

  7. Dr. Violet Turner played by Amy Brenneman. Dr. Turner is a psychiatrist that specializes in adult and adolescent psychotherapy. Amy is best known for her lead role in the hit series "Judging Amy" for which she was nominated for three Emmys. Her first solid television role was in the drama series "N.Y.P.D. Blue" for which she received two Emmy nominations. Amy is the most critically acclaimed actor of the "Private Practice" cast.

- Chuck G.