And Kate Walsh is making a successful transition to the big screen after starring in The Perks of Being a Wallflower and with a role in upcoming Scary Movie 5.
So the busy actress was well-deserving of a sunshine getaway.
Fantastic at 45: Kate Walsh showed off her curves in a black bikini as she hit South Beach in Miami on Tuesday
Displaying her curves in a black bikini, Kate looked relaxed and happy as she splashed about in the ocean while taking a dip.
The star showed what a natural beauty she is as she went make-up free for her sunning session and Kate wasn’t afraid to get her hair wet during her swim.
A well-deserved holiday: No doubt Kate is enjoying some time off as her hit show Private Practice is coming to an end after six seasons
Beach babe: The actress showed off her gorgeous and healthy figure after taking a dip in the ocean
Kate starred as Dr. Addison Montgomery on Grey’s Anatomy before landing her own spin-off show.
She revealed she would be leaving Private Practice in June after six seasons, and in October creator Shonda Rhimes announced that the sixth season, condensed to 13 episodes, would be the series’ last.
Refreshingly fuss-free: Kate decided to forgo make-up for the outing and wasn't afraid to get her hair wet
Cooling off: After her refreshing dip in the turquoise waters Kate made her way onto dry land
How refreshing: It looked like the dip was invigorating Kate as she splashed around in the surf
The admission was met with boos from the crowd, and Kate explained: ‘It's been an incredible journey and an amazing ride and I'm hugely, hugely grateful.
‘It's bittersweet. It's a huge chapter of my life. It's been eight years.’
However Kate has said she would be open to returning to Grey’s Anatomy, which she has made occasional guest appearances on since uprooting to Private Practice.
Lapping up the sun: Kate looked relaxed as she soaked up the rays on a sunlounger
The best medicine: Kate looked in a great mood as she laughed away with her pals
Time to dry off: Kate grabbed a blue and white towel as she stepped out of the ocean following a swim
In the meantime, Kate is focusing on getting some much-needed ‘rest’.
She said: ‘I'm going to travel and work hopefully on other stuff and spend time with my family and friends.’
Beach style: Kate left the beach sporting a sheer kaftan and beige sunhat, along with white flip flops
Miami nice: The day before Kate hosted a Sephora party to celebrate the holidays
Fond farewell: Kate says leaving Grey's Anatomy spin-off Private Practice, in which she plays Dr. Addison Montgomery, is 'bittersweet'