Winner of Prism Awards for Female Performance in a Drama Series Multi-Episode Storyline, Chandra Wilson is an actress from the United States. She is famous for starring the role of Dr. Miranda Bailey in the ABC television drama Grey's Anatomy.
Chandra Wilson was born as Chandra Danette Wilson in Houston, Texas, the United States of America to Wilma Bradshaw Allen. She was also raised in Houston, Texas.
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 and later joining Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute where she wrapped up her acting experience.
Chandra 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 alongside Ellen Pompeo, Kate Walsh, Katherine Heigl,
Justin Chambers and many others.
For her role in Grey's Anatomy, she earns the salary of $150,000 per episode in 2007, and it has risen even more by now.
As of 2018, she is estimated to be enjoying the net worth of $10 million.
Talking about her personal life, Chandra has never been married in her life, though she is the mother of 3 children. 48-year-old Chandra, in May 2007, revealed her lovely relationship with her boyfriend of 19 years with Parade (magazine).
The couple is reported to be together even now and shares: Michael Wilson (born on October 31, 2005), Joy Wilson (born in 1994) and Serena Wilson (born in 1992).