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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
(2005-2016)
Philadelphia
Philadelphia Chandra
(1993)
Lone Star
Lone Star Athena
(1996)
Frankie & Alice
(2010)

Filmography

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 2014 Muted (Short)
Lena Gladwell
 2008 Accidental Friendship (TV Movie)
Yvonne
 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)
Dolores
- 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)
Claudia
 2001 100 Centre Street (TV Series)
 2001 Third Watch (TV Series)
Volunteer
- Man Enough (2001) ... Volunteer
 2000 Cosby (TV Series)
 1996 Lone Star
Athena
 1993 Philadelphia
Chandra
 1992 CBS Schoolbreak Special (TV Series)
Gloria
- Sexual Considerations (1992) ... Gloria
 1992 Law & Order (TV Series)
Serena Price
- Cradle to Grave (1992) ... Serena Price
 1989 The Cosby Show (TV Series)
Dina
- The Lost Weekend (1989) ... Dina (as Chandra D. Wilson)
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Other Works:

Stage: Appeared in "Carolina, or Change" on Broadway. See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Alternate Names:

Chandra D. Wilson

Height:

5' (1.52 m)
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Personal Quote:

I wanted a good relationship with my mother, and I realized I had a choice: Either I could spend all my time angry that she didn't give me the hugs I thought I needed, or I could understand that she hugs differently. It's not a spread-open-the-arms, 'come here' hug. She hugs by sheltering me from her worries. See more »

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

Star Sign:

Virgo

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