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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Did you say it? 'I love you. I don't ever want to live without you. You changed my life.' Did you say it? Make a plan. Set a goal. Work toward it, but every now and then, look around; Drink it in 'cause this is it. It might all be gone tomorrow."

Meredith (closing voiceover)

Lexie: [narrating] Grief may be a thing we all have in common, but it looks different on everyone.
Mark: It isn't just death we have to grieve. It's life. It's loss. It's change.
Alex: And when we wonder why it has to suck so much sometimes, has to hurt so bad. The thing we gotta try to remember is that it can turn on a dime.
Izzie: That's how you stay alive. When it hurts so much you can't breathe, that's how you survive.
Derek: By remembering that one day, somehow, impossibly, you won't feel this way. It won't hurt this much.
Bailey: Grief comes in its own time for everyone, in its own way.
Owen: So the best we can do, the best anyone can do, is try for honesty.
Meredith: The really crappy thing, the very worst part of grief is that you can't control it.
Arizona: The best we can do is try to let ourselves feel it when it comes.
Callie: And let it go when we can.
Meredith: The very worst part is that the minute you think you're past it, it starts all over again.
Cristina: And always, every time, it takes your breath away.
Meredith: There are five stages of grief. They look different on all of us, but there are always five.
Alex: Denial.
Derek: Anger.
Bailey: Bargaining.
Lexie: Depression.
Richard: Acceptance.