August 27, 1969
52 years old
5 ft 0 in | 152.5 cm tall
35-29-41 in | 89-74-105 cm
70 kg | 154.5 lbs
9 US | 39.5 EU
Chandra Danette Wilson was born in Houston, Texas, United States, on August 27, 1969, is an American actress.
Young Chandra Wilson first started performing with Houston's Theatre Under the Stars Company, in musicals, at the age of 5.
She made her big screen debut in Peer Pressure, Drugs and... You (1990) but her first credited film role was as Chandra in legal drama Philadelphia (1993).
She got her television debut in NBC sitcom The Cosby Show (1989) in episode "The Lost Weekend", in role as Dina.
Her breakthrough performance came as Dr. Miranda Bailey in ABC medical drama television series Grey's Anatomy (2005- ).
She landed her television directing debut with episode "Give Peace a Chance" (2009) in season 6 of Grey's Anatomy.
She won the SoHo International Film Festival Prize for Best Acting Performance for her role as Lena Gladwell in short drama family film Muted (2014).
Lone Star (1996) neo-Western mystery opposite Chris Cooper, Kris Kristofferson and Matthew McConaughey
A Single Woman (2008) biography in voice role as Coretta Scott King
Frankie and Alice (2010) drama with Halle Berry, Stellan Skarsgård and Phylicia Rashad
Christmas Harmony (2018) musical drama in role as Karen, opposite Kelley Jakle, Chandra Wilson and Adam Mayfield
She was nominated for four Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her role as Dr. Miranda Bailey in ABC medical drama television series Grey's Anatomy (2005- ), also make an appearance in Private Practice (2009) in 2 episodes.
She was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie for her role as Yvonne in Hallmark Channel original film Accidental Friendship (2008).
She played various characters in ABC soap opera General Hospital (2014, 2018, 2019) in 3 episodes.
Station 19 (2018- ) ABC action drama series in recurring role as Dr. Miranda Bailey
Attended the Kinder High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, in Houston, Texas.
Graduated from New York University‘s Tisch School of the Arts (1991), with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Drama.
Studied at the Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute (1991-1995).
She is also an accomplished singer, performed in several productions: On the Town (1998), Avenue Q (2003) and Caroline, or Change (2004).
Spokesperson for the Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome Association.
She is celebrity ambassador for CureMito!.
She hosted the 10th Annual Voice Awards event for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration in 2015.
She was inducted into Texas Film Hall of Fame in Austin, Texas, in 2016.
Has been in a long-term relationship with her boyfriend, since 1988, they have two daughters: Sarina and Joylin and one son, Michael.