Chandra Wilson News

Chandra was born in Houston, Texas, on August 27, 1969.

She started her theater career at the age of five as a member of Theatre Under the Stars (TUTS). She attended Houston's High School for the Performing and Visual Arts and went on to the Tisch School of Arts at New York University. She earned a BFA in drama and has an enjoyed a successful stage, TV and film career since.

Chandra's first regular series role was on "Bob Patterson" (2001). She has guest starred on Law & Order, Sex & The City, The Sopranos and other hit series. On stage, she is best known for her portrayal of Bonna Willis in the production of "The Good Times are Killing Me" by Lynda Barry. She played this part at both at the Second Stage and Minetta Lane Theatres, and won a Theatre World Award for Outstanding Debut Performance.

Other stage credits include "Paper Moon: The Musical" at the Papermill Playhouse, "The Family of Mann" by Theresa Rebeck, "Believing" for the Young Playwright's Festival and the Broadway production of "On the Town" directed by George C. Wolfe.

Wilson has three children; daughter Serena (born 1992), daughter Joy (born 1994), and son Michael (born 2005). While she was pregnant with Michael, her character on Grey's Anatomy, Miranda Bailey, was also pregnant.

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Grey's Anatomy Quotes

When we say things like "people don't change" it drives scientist crazy because change is literally the only constant in all of science. Energy. Matter. It's always changing, morphing, merging, growing, dying. It's the way people try not to change that's unnatural. The way we cling to what things were instead of letting things be what they are. The way we cling to old memories instead of forming new ones. The way we insist on believing despite every scientific indication that anything in this lifetime is permanent. Change is constant. How we experience change that's up to us. It can feel like death or it can feel like a second chance at life. If we open our fingers, loosen our grips, go with it, it can feel like pure adrenaline. Like at any moment we can have another chance at life. Like at any moment, we can be born all over again.

Meredith

Doesn't matter how tough we are, trauma always leaves a scar. It follows us home, it changes our lives, trauma messes everybody up, but maybe that's the point. All the pain and the fear and the crap. Maybe going through all of that is what keeps us moving forward. It's what pushes us. Maybe we have to get a little messed up, before we can step up.

Alex (narrating)