|Birth Name:||Chandra Danette Wilson|
|Birthday:||August 27, 1969|
|Birth Place:||Houston, Texas|
|Partners:||Has been in a relationship for 28 years|
|Children:|| 3 |
Serena (b. 1992)
Joy (b. 1998)
Michael (b. 2005)
|Seasons:||1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13|
Early Life Edit
Chandra Danette Wilson was born on August 27, 1969, in Houston, Texas, to Wilma Bradshaw Allen, a postal worker. Her mother enrolled her in after-school activities which helped her show business career.
She started her theater career at five years old with Theatre Under the Stars (TUTS). She attended Houston High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. She also went to the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. She earned a BFA in drama and graduated in 1991. From 1991 to 1995, she studied at Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute.
In 1991, she made her New York stage debut in the production of The Good Times Are Killing Me. She won a Theater World Award for Outstanding Debut Performances. She also has credits in Paper Moon: The Musical and Little Shop of Horrors. In 1998, she appeared in the musical, On the Town.
While making a name for herself on the New York stage, she also began to land guest spots on a variety of primetime TV shows. In 1989, she appeared on The Cosby Show. In 1992, she appeared in Law & Order and CBS' Schoolbreak Special.
In 1993, she made her film debut in Philadelphia, along with Tom Hanks and Denzel Washington.
In 2001, she appeared on Third Watch and Bob Patterson. In 2002, she starred in a couple of episodes on Sex and the City. In 2003, she starred in the musical Avenue Q. In 2004, she guest starred in The Sopranos. She appeared in multiple episodes of Law & Order: SVU and in the musical, Caroline, or Change.
In 2005, she landed her breakout role as Dr. Miranda Bailey on the hit ABC show Grey's Anatomy. In 2009, she made her directors debut on the 7th episode in season six of Grey's Anatomy. She directed 6x17 and 7x05 in 2010, 8x21 in 2012, and 9x06 and 9x17 in 2012 and 2013.
Personal Life Edit
While trying to land acting roles, she worked at Deutsche Bank in order to make money.
She has been in a longtime relationship with her boyfriend, with whom she has three children with. In 1992, her daughter, Serena, was born. In 1998, her second daughter, Joy, was born. On October 31, 2005, she gave birth to her son, Michael.
|1990||Peer Pressure, Drugs and... You|
|1993||Mad Dog and Glory|
|2003||Head of State||Jaime|
|2005||I Love the 80's 3-D||Herself|
|2008||A Single Woman||Coretta Scott King|
|2008||Accidental Friendship||Yvonne Caldwell|
|2010||Frankie and Alice||Maxine|
|1989||The Cosby Show||Dina||"The Lost Weekend"|
|1992||CBS Schoolbreak Special||Gloria||"Sexual Considerations"|
|1992||Law & Order||Serena Price||"Cradle to Grave"|
|2000||Cosby||Unknown||"It's a Wonderful Wife"|
|2001||Third Watch||Volunteer||"Man Enough"|
|2001||100 Centre Street||Unknown||"No Good Deed Goes Unpunished"|
|2001||Bob Patterson||Claudia||Unknown episodes|
|2002||Sex and the City||Police Officer||"Anchors Away"|
|2002||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Nurse Jenkins||"Waste"|
|2003||Queens Supreme||Dolores||"The House Next Door"|
|2004||The Sopranos||Evelyn Greenwood||"Cold Cuts"|
|2005||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Rachel Sorannis||"911"|
|2005-present||Grey's Anatomy||Dr. Miranda Bailey||Main cast (season 1-present)|
|2008||Accidental Friendship||Yvonne||Television movie|
|2009||Private Practice||Dr. Miranda Bailey||2 episodes|
|1998||On The Town|
|2004||Caroline, or Change|
|1991||Theatre World Award||The Good Times Are Killing Me|
|2006||Emmy Awards||Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series||Grey's Anatomy||Nominated|
|2006||Image Awards||Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series||Grey's Anatomy||Nominated|
|2007||BET Awards||Best Actress||Grey's Anatomy||Nominated|
|2007||Emmy Awards||Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series||Grey's Anatomy||Nominated|
|2007||Image Awards||Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series||Grey's Anatomy||Won|
|2007||Satellite Awards||Best Supporting Actress in a Television Vision/Mini-Series||Grey's Anatomy||Nominated|
|2007||Screen Actors Guild Awards||Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series||Grey's Anatomy||Won|
|2007||Screen Actors Guild Awards||Outstanding Cast in a Drama Series||Grey's Anatomy||Won|
|2008||BET Awards||Best Actress||Grey's Anatomy||Nominated|
|2008||Emmy Awards||Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series||Grey's Anatomy||Nominated|
|2008||Image Awards||Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series||Grey's Anatomy||Won|
|2008||People's Choice Awards||Favorite Scene Stealing Star||Grey's Anatomy||Won|
|2008||Satellite Awards||Best Supporting Actress in a Television Vision/Mini-Series||Grey's Anatomy||Nominated|
|2008||Satellite Awards||Best Ensemble Cast in a Series||Grey's Anatomy||Won|
|2008||Screen Actors Guild Awards||Outstanding Cast in a Drama Series||Grey's Anatomy||Nominated|
|2009||Emmy Awards||Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series||Grey's Anatomy||Nominated|
|2009||Emmy Awards||Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie||Accidental Friendship||Nominated|
|2009||Image Awards||Outstanding Actress in a Mini-Series/Television Movie||Accidental Friendship||Nominated|
|2009||Image Awards||Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series||Grey's Anatomy||Won|
|2010||Image Awards||Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series||Grey's Anatomy||Nominated|
|2010||Image Awards||Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series||Grey's Anatomy||Won|
|2011||Image Awards||Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series||Grey's Anatomy||Nominated|
|2012||Image Awards||Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series||Grey's Anatomy||Nominated|
|2013||Image Awards||Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series||Grey's Anatomy||Nominated|
|2014||Image Awards||Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series||Grey's Anatomy||Nominated|
Official Account Edit
- Chandra Wilson on Twitter
- Chandra Wilson on Facebook
- Chandra Wilson on Instagram
- Chandra Wilson on Insstar.com
- Chandra Wilson on Instagweb.com
- Chandra Wilson on Buzzcent.com
- Chandra Wilson on Insstars.com
- Chandra Wilson on Photostags.com
- Likes to knit in her free time.
- Has difficulty remembering the medical terms after 11 seasons.
- Her favorite moments on the show would be from:
- A Hard Day's Night (1x01)
- Sledgehammer (12x01)
- As We Know It (2x17)
- Push (6x17)
- Make Me Lose Control (2x03)
- Put Me In, Coach (8x07)
- Death and All His Friends (6x24)
- Do You Know? (10x17)
- The Becoming (4x14)
- Do You Believe in Magic (9x22).