Not only does Michael Rady play a doctor on The CW’s Emily Owens, M.D., 2 weeks ago he did something a real doctor does. On July 12th he helped deliver his son Ellington.
During the Emily Owens, M.D. panel at The CW TCA Summer Press Day, his co-star Justin Hartley let it slip that the House of Lies star delivered his own baby. So after the panel I took part in the press circle and had to ask him if it was true. He explained, “I delivered my son…There were other people with me.” In fact his mother-in-law was in the room with him and she held her daughter’s leg while he, as he described it, “I got to catch him. Which turned more into a different verb than catch…a removal” Removing his son was a huge deal for him because even though he plays Micah, a surgical resident on The CW medical drama, he is very squeamish in real life. So when he was asked how it was, he said, “Overstimulating! I expected to pass out. I did not pass out and I’m quite proud of that fact.” And you could tell by his face he is not only proud of not passing out, but he is also an extremely proud pop!
So how did the proud pop and his wife Rachael Kemery come up with the name Ellington? He shared with us how they did, “We saw Brian Stokes Mitchell out here. He is one of our favorite performers and he was introducing a song that’s about talking to your son. He (Mitchell) said, ‘I have a little boy and his name is Ellington.’ We (Rady and his wife) looked at each other, and we gave up looking for male names. We looked at each other and were like, ‘Ellington, we love it!’”
And we love having him back on TV! So make sure to mark your calendars because when his son is 3 months and 4 days old, in other words on October 16th, Emily Owens, M.D, will make its debut on The CW and you are not going to want to miss this endearing show.