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Chandra Wilson

Houston, Texas native Chandra Wilson began performing in musicals at the age of five with Theatre Under the Stars. She attended Houston's High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, and later went on to acquire her BFA in Drama from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts through which she spent four years at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute. ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 5 Primetime Emmys. Another 11 wins & 22 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Grey's Anatomy
Grey's Anatomy Dr. Miranda Bailey
Philadelphia Chandra
Lone Star
Lone Star Athena
Frankie & Alice


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 2014 Muted (Short)
Lena Gladwell
 2008 Accidental Friendship (TV Movie)
 2002-2005 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Rachel Sorannis / Nurse Jenkins
- 911 (2005) ... Rachel Sorannis
- Waste (2002) ... Nurse Jenkins
 2004 The Sopranos (TV Series)
Evelyn Greenwood
- Cold Cuts (2004) ... Evelyn Greenwood
 2003 Head of State
Jaime (uncredited)
 2003 Queens Supreme (TV Series)
- The House Next Door (2003) ... Dolores
 2002 Sex and the City (TV Series)
Police Officer
- Anchors Away (2002) ... Police Officer
 2001 Bob Patterson (TV Series)
 2001 100 Centre Street (TV Series)
 2001 Third Watch (TV Series)
- Man Enough (2001) ... Volunteer
 2000 Cosby (TV Series)
 1996 Lone Star
 1993 Philadelphia
 1992 CBS Schoolbreak Special (TV Series)
- Sexual Considerations (1992) ... Gloria
 1992 Law & Order (TV Series)
Serena Price
- Cradle to Grave (1992) ... Serena Price
 1989 The Cosby Show (TV Series)
- The Lost Weekend (1989) ... Dina (as Chandra D. Wilson)
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Other Works:

Stage: Appeared (as "Bonna Willis") in "The Good Times are Killing Me" at the Second Stage Theatre. Written by Lynda Barry. Directed by Mark Brokaw. NOTE: She won a Theatre World Award for Outstanding Debut Performance. See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Interviews | 5 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Chandra D. Wilson


5' (1.52 m)

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Before 'Grey's Anatomy,' I was doing musicals, plays, commercials, you name it. See more »


BFA in Drama - New York University, Tisch School of the Arts (1991) See more »

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Favorite line of Chandra as Miranda on GA dah_zee_13
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best thing about Grey's anatomy cccyynn
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Same age as Meredith MISMoniqueSmith
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