Biography of Chandra Wilson
Chandra Wilson is an American director and actress. Since 2005, she has played Dr. Miranda Bailey on the ABC television drama Grey’s Anatomy. She made her stage debut as “Bonna Willis”, a black woman trying to overcome racial discrimination, in “The Good Times Are Killing Me” (1991). She was nominated for a Theater World Award for Outstanding Debut Performance for this role.
How old is Chandra Wilson? – Age
She turns 53 in August 2022. Wilson was born Chandra Danette Wilson on August 27, 1969 in Houston, Texas, United States.
Chandra Wilson Education
Wilson attended Houston’s High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, graduating in 1987. She then attended New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, graduating a BFA in 1991.
Chandra Wilson Height
She stands at a height of 5’0″ (152 cm).
Chandra Wilson Family – Siblings
Danette Wilson was born and raised in Houston, Texas, and raised by her mother, postwoman Wilma Bradshaw Allen.
Chandra Wilson Partner – Daughter
Wilson has been in a relationship with his partner since 1988 and has three children: Sarina (born in 1992), Joylin (born in 1998) and Michael (born in 2005). Wilson revealed in a 2007 magazine interview that she never married her partner, but they had lived together for more than three decades.
Chandra Wilson Career
Wilson worked in professional theater while attending college. She made her stage debut as “Bonna Willis”, a black woman trying to overcome racial discrimination, in “The Good Times Are Killing Me” (1991). She was nominated for a Theater World Award for Outstanding Debut Performance for this role. Early in her career, she appeared in a number of “off-Broadway” productions, including “Paper Moon: The Musical” and “Little Shop of Horrors.” She appeared in the 1998 play “On the Town”. Wilson made her television debut in 1989 as “Dina” on “The Cosby Show.” She also appeared in “Law & Order” and the “CBS Schoolbreak Special ‘Sexual Consideration,’ in which she played a prominent role.
Wilson’s big breakthrough came in 1993, with a role in “Philadelphia.” She appeared alongside Tom Hanks and Denzel Washington in this critically acclaimed film. For eight years she worked as a cashier at Deutsche Bank. She appeared occasionally in minor roles, such as “Lone Star” (1996). Wilson landed the series regular role of ‘Claudia Hopper’ on ABC’s ‘Bob Patterson’ in 2001. The show, however, was short-lived. She had previously appeared on television shows such as “Cosby” (2000), “Third Watch” (2001) and “100 Center Street”. She then appeared as a guest star in the television shows “Sex and the City” (2002), “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” (2002) and “The Sopranos (2004).
Wilson also appeared and sang in theater musicals. She played ‘Gary Coleman’ in ‘Avenue Q’ (2003) and ‘Dotty Moffett’, Caroline’s friend, in ‘Caroline, or Change’ (2004). Wilson was cast as supervising physician “Miranda Bailey” in ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy” television drama series. His performance brought him both fame and awards. She won the ‘Screen Actors Guild Award’ (2007) for ‘Outstanding Female Actor in Drama Series’ and was nominated for four ‘Emmy Awards’ for ‘Best Supporting Actress in a Drama’ (2006–2009). She was nominated and won four “NAACP Image Awards” between 2006 and 2015. She also received the “People’s Choice Award”. Wilson also directed episodes of the shows “Grey’s Anatomy” and “The Fosters.”
Wilson made her Broadway debut in 2009 as “Matron Mama Morton” in “Chicago: The Musical.” Other stage credits include “The Miracle Worker”, “The Family of Mann”, and “Believing”. She appeared as a guest star in “Private Practice” (2009) and a few episodes of “General Hospital”. Wilson received the 2015 SOHO International Film Festival’s “Best Actor Performance Award” for his performance as “Lena Gladwell” in the award-winning short film “Muted.” She provided the narration for the documentary “Autism in America”. She has been featured in several magazines, including “Ebony”, “Heart & Soul”, “Parade”, “Venice”, “Working Mother” and “Essence”. In 2004, ‘The New York Times’ named her one of the “8 to watch, on stage and behind the scenes”. She was co-producer of the 2015 documentary “Autism in America.”
Wilson is a Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome activist and spokesperson for the Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome Association, as well as a famous CureMito ambassador! after her teenage daughter, Sarina was diagnosed with the disease in 2010. Wilson met with the producers of Grey’s Anatomy for the ninth season and floated the idea of including cyclic vomiting syndrome in an upcoming episode. Wilson directed the episode “Second Opinion” which aired on November 15, 2012. She is also an advocate for people with mental health issues and/or addictions. In 2015, she hosted the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s 10th Annual Voice Awards event.
Chandra Wilson net worth
Chandra has an estimated net worth of $10 million from 2023.
Celebrity wheel of fortune 2021
2019 General Hospital
2018 General Hospital
2018-present Station 19
2014 General Hospital
2009 Private practice
2008 Sesame Street
2008 Accidental Friendship
2005 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
2005–present Grey’s Anatomy
2004 The Sopranos
2003 Queens Supreme
2002 Sex and the City
2002 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
2001 Third watch
2001 100 Center Street