Chandra Wilson Biography


Chandra Wilson

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Birth Name: Chandra Wilson
Date of birth:
Birth Country: United States
Height: 5 Feet
Birth Sign: leo
Age: 48 Years
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Winner of Prism Awards for Female Performance in a Drama Series Multi-Episode Storyline, Chandra Wilson is an actress from United States. She is famous for starring the role of Dr. Miranda Bailey in the ABC television drama Grey's Anatomy. Best known for her short stature, Chandra Wilson was born as Chandra Danette Wilson at the end of 1960s in Houston, Texas, United States of America to Wilma Bradshaw Allen. She was also raised in Houston, Texas.

Chandra has never been married in her life. In May 2007, she revealed that she is in relationship with love of her life for about two decades with Parade (magazine) but she also announced that she never wanted to make him her husband. They have already welcomed three children together and they are living a happy family life. Her nationality is American and she has black ethnicity. She is five inches in her height.

At the age of five, Chandra joined Houston-based Theatre Under the Stars (TUTS). She has been active in theater shows since then. As a child, she was enrolled at Houston’s High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. After that she joined Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. There she majored in drama. She finally earned her BFA in Drama from there in 1991. After that she joined Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute where she wrapped up her acting experience. She has been active in the acting world since 1989. She made her acting debut by starring the role of Dina in the TV series The Cosby Show. Next year, she appeared in the movie Peer Pressure, Drugs and... You. In the early 1990s, she appeared in the movies and TV series like CBS Schoolbreak Special, Mad Dog and Glory, Law & Order, and so on. She got her rise in fame in 1993 after she portrayed the role of Chandra in an American drama film Philadelphia. She is critically acclaimed for starring the role of Dr. Miranda Bailey in an American medical drama television series Grey's Anatomy. For this role, she earned the salary of $125,000 per episode in 2005. She is said to have the net worth of $2,000,000.

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Born in Houston, Texas, United States

1969 27th of August

Best known for her short stature, Chandra Wilson was born as Chandra Danette Wilson at the end of 1960s in Houston, Texas, United States of America to Wilma Bradshaw Allen. She was also raised in Houston, Texas.

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Joined Houston-based Theatre Under the Stars (TUTS)

1974

At the age of five, Chandra joined Houston-based Theatre Under the Stars (TUTS). She has been active in theater shows since then. In the early 1990s, she joined Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute where she wrapped up her acting experience.

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Began her acting career

1989

She has been active in the acting world since 1989. She made her acting debut by starring the role of Dina in an American television sitcom The Cosby Show. Next year, she appeared in the movie Peer Pressure, Drugs and... You.

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Graduated from New York University

1991

As a child, she was enrolled at Houston’s High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. After that she joined Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. There she majored in drama. She finally earned her BFA in Drama from there in 1991.

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First child, Serena Wilson

1992

She became mother for the first time in her life in the early 1990s. She and her loving partner welcomed their first child together in 1992 and that time it was a daughter and they named her Serena Wilson.

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Appeared in the movie, Philadelphia

1993

She got her rise in fame in 1993 after she portrayed the role of Chandra in an American drama film Philadelphia. In the early 1990s, she appeared in the movies and TV series like CBS Schoolbreak Special, Mad Dog and Glory, Law & Order, and so on.

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Appeared in the musical, On the Town

1998

Besides her appearance in the movies and TV series, she has also been active in the theater play since a long time. In 1998, she was seen in the musical On the Town. In 2004, she appeared in an American musical Avenue Q.

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Second child, Joy Wilson

1998

She became mother for the second time in her life at the end of 1990s. She and her loving partner welcomed their second child together in 1998 and that time it was also a daughter and they named her Joy Wilson.

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Appeared in the television series, Grey's Anatomy

2005

She is critically acclaimed for starring the role of Dr. Miranda Bailey in an American medical drama television series Grey's Anatomy. She first appeared in this TV series in 2005. She is the lead character of this series.

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Third child, Michael Wilson

2005 31th of October

She became mother for the third time in her life at the end of 2005. She and her loving partner welcomed their third child together on 31st of October and that time it was a son and they named him Michael Wilson.

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Earned the salary of $125,000 per episode

2005

She is famous for starring the role of Dr. Miranda Bailey in the ABC television drama Grey's Anatomy. For this role, she earned the salary of $125,000 per episode in 2005. She is said to have the net worth of $2,000,000.

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Won Satellite Awards

2006

Till date she has been nominated in Satellite Awards for three different times but out of these three nominations, she has been honored only once. She won this award for the first time in 2006 for Best Ensemble, Television.

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Revealed that she is dating her boyfriend since the last 19 years

2007 6th of May

Chandra has never been married in her life. In May 2007, she revealed that she is in relationship with love of her life for about two decades with Parade (magazine) but she also announced that she never wanted to make him her husband.

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Won Image Awards

2007

In 2006, she got nominated in Image Awards for the first time in her life and that was for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series. She won this award for the first time in 2007 from the same category.

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Won Prism Awards

2009

In 2009, she got nominated in Prism Awards for the first time in her life. She was also honored with this award that year for Performance in a TV Movie or Miniseries. She won this award for the second time in 2009 for Female Performance in a Drama Series Multi-Episode Storyline.

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