|Birth Name:||Justin Willman Chambers|
|Birthday:||July 11, 1970|
|Birth Place:||Springfield, Ohio|
|Spouses:||Keisha Chambers (m. 1993)|
|Children:|| 5 |
Isabella (b. 1994)
Maya (b. 1997)
Kaila (b. 1997)
Eva (b. 1999)
Jackson (b. 2002)
|Seasons:||1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13|
Early Life Edit
Justin Willman Chambers was born born on July 11, 1970, in Springfield, Ohio, to Pamela Sue Willman and John Eugene Chambers II, who were both deputy sheriffs. He wanted to be a dentist while he was growing up. He has three siblings, Jason, Mia and Susan. As a child, he had frequent bouts with pneumonia. He went to Southeastern High School in South Charleston, Ohio. He later moved to New York and studied for four years at H.B. Studios and Ron Stetson Studios.
He was discovered by a modeling scout and starred in ad campaigns for Calvin Klein. He worked throughout Europe, Japan, and the United States for Calvin Klein, Armani, and Dolce & Gabbana.
After deciding on an acting career, he moved to New York, where he studied at the HB Studio. Studying there landed him a few television roles on Another World and New York Undercover. In 1998, he was cast as a series regular in Four Corners. He appeared in several television movies, Harvest of Fire, Rose Hill, and Seasons of Love.
In 1999, he starred in Liberty Heights. In 2001, he starred in The Wedding Planner, alongside Jennifer Lopez and The Musketeer. In 2002, he starred in the HBO original movie, Hysterical Blindness. In 2003, he was cast in CBS crime drama, Cold Case. He only appeared in four episodes before leaving. In 2005, he starred in The Zodiac.
In August 2004, he was cast as surgical intern Alex Karev in Shonda Rhimes' medical drama series Grey's Anatomy, along with Ellen Pompeo, Sandra Oh, Katherine Heigl, and T.R. Knight. In 2006, the cast was awarded a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series. In 2009, he guest-starred on the shows spin-off, Private Practice, for a crossover event.
Personal Life Edit
In 1993, he married Keisha Chambers, a former model agency booker. The two met at a meeting while Chambers was working for ad campaigns for Calvin Klein and Keisha was working at a modeling agency. They have five children: Isabella, born December 1994, Maya and Kaila, born June 1997, Eva, born March 1999, and Jackson, born January 2002. They have adopted two rescue dogs and also own a beagle.
He is involved with the non-profit Pentecostal Christian Church mission Dream Center of Los Angeles. In late January 2008, he admitted that he suffered from a biological sleep disorder. He checked himself into Los Angeles UCLA Medical Center to treat exhaustion due to the sleep disorder after a period of getting only two hours of sleep each week. He has a healthy lifestyle and practices hot yoga.
|1999||Liberty Heights||Trey Tobelseted|
|2001||The Wedding Planner||Massimo|
|2003||For Which It Stands||German Soldier|
|2005||Southern Belles||Rhett Butler|
|2005||The Zodiac||Inspector Matt Parish|
|2009||Lakeview Terrace||Donnie Eaton|
|2010||The Happiest Man Alive||Sherman|
|2013||Broken City||Ryan Blake|
|2013||Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox||The Flash / Barry Allen|
|1995||Another World||Nicholas Hudson #1|
|1996||New York Undercover||Officer Nick Caso||"Units"|
|1996||Harvest of Fire||George|
|1997||Rose Hill||Cole Clayborne|
|1998||Four Corners||Caleb Haskell||Series regular (2 episodes)|
|1999||Seasons of Love||Adult Hocking|
|2003||Cold Case||Chris Lassing||Series regular (5 episodes)|
|2004||The Secret Service||Charles Brody|
|2005-present||Grey's Anatomy||Dr. Alex Karev||Series regular (season 1-present)|
|2009||Private Practice||Dr. Alex Karev||"Ex-Life"|
|2005||Teen Choice Awards||Choice TV Breakout Performance||Grey's Anatomy||Nominated|
|2006||Screen Actors Guild Award||Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series||Grey's Anatomy||Nominated|
|2006||Satellite Award||Best Cast - Television Serries||Grey's Anatomy||Won|
|2007||Screen Actors Guild Award||Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series||Grey's Anatomy||Won|
|2007||Monte-Carlo Television Festival Award||Outstanding Actor - Drama Series||Grey's Anatomy||Nominated|
|2008||Prism Awards||Performance in a Drama Series Episode||Grey's Anatomy||Nominated|
|2008||Screen Actors Guild Award||Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series||Grey's Anatomy||Nominated|
|2009||Prism Award||Performance in a Drama Series Multi-Episode Storyline||Grey's Anatomy||Nominated|
|2014||Prism Award||Performance in a Drama Series Multi-Episode Storyline||Grey's Anatomy||Won|
|2015||People's Choice Award||Favorite Dramatic TV Actor||Grey's Anatomy||Nominated|
|2016||People's Choice Award||Favorite Dramatic TV Actor||Grey's Anatomy||Nominated|