Chandra Wilson

BirthDay:

27 Aug 1969

BirthPlace:

Houston, Texas, USA

BirthName:

Chandra Danette Wilson

Bio:

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. Chandra's first series regular job was on ABC's Bob Patterson (2001) in the role of Claudia Hopper. She has made numerous other television appearances including guest-starring and recurring roles. She has also appeared in national television commercials for Blockbuster Video, Burger King, Scope, and the United Negro College Fund as well as numerous radio commercials.

Aside from film and television, she has several New York stage credits. Her portrayal of Bonna Willis in the production of "The Good Times are Killing Me" by Lynda Barry (both at the Second Stage and Minetta Lane Theatres) won her a Theatre World Award for Outstanding Debut Performance.

Some of her 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.
Filmography

Actor ( 42 credits )

A Director Prepares: Bobby Roth's Masterclass (2016)  Herself
Autism in America (2015) Narrator
The Arsenio Hall Show (2013)  Herself - Guest (1 episode, 2013)
The Queen Latifah Show (2013)  Herself (1 episode, 2014)
The Pyramid (2012)  Herself - Special Guest (5 episodes, 2012)
Steve Harvey (2012)  Herself (1 episode, 2014)
Frankie & Alice (2010) Maxine
The Talk (2010)  Herself - Guest (2 episodes, 2010-2012)
A Single Woman (2008) Coretta Scott King (voice)
The Wendy Williams Show (2008)  Herself / ... (4 episodes, 2010-2014)
The Bonnie Hunt Show (2008)  Herself (1 episode, 2009)
Private Practice (2007)  Dr. Miranda Bailey (2 episodes, 2009)
Rachael Ray (2006)  Herself (6 episodes, 2006-2012)
The Megan Mullally Show (2006)  Herself (1 episode, 2006)
Strangers with Candy (2005) Inmate
Grey's Anatomy (2005)  Dr. Miranda Bailey (220 episodes, 2005-2014)
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005)  Herself (1 episode, 2007)
I Love the 80's 3-D (2005)  Herself (unknown episodes)
Tavis Smiley (2004)  Herself (1 episode, 2006)
Head of State (2003) Jaime (uncredited)
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003)  Herself (3 episodes, 2006-2009)
Queens Supreme (2003)  Dolores (1 episode, 2003)
100 Centre Street (2001) (1 episode, 2001)
Bob Patterson (2001)  Claudia (unknown episodes)
The Sopranos (1999)  Evelyn Greenwood (1 episode, 2004)
Third Watch (1999)  Volunteer (1 episode, 2001)
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999)  Nurse Jenkins / ... (2 episodes, 2002-2005)
Sex and the City (1998)  Police Officer (1 episode, 2002)
The View (1997)  Herself / ... (4 episodes, 2006-2010)
Lone Star (1996) Athena
Cosby (1996) (1 episode, 2000)
E! Live from the Red Carpet (1995)  Herself (1 episode, 2007)
Philadelphia (1993) Chandra
Late Show with David Letterman (1993)  Herself - Guest (1 episode, 2008)
Good Day L.A. (1993)  Herself (1 episode, 2013)
Law & Order (1990)  Serena Price (1 episode, 1992)
Live with Kelly and Michael (1988)  Herself (1 episode, 2014)
The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986)  Herself (1 episode, 2006)
The Cosby Show (1984)  Dina (1 episode, 1989)
CBS Schoolbreak Special (1984)  Gloria (1 episode, 1992)
Entertainment Tonight (1981)  Herself (28 episodes, 2006-2010)
ABC News Nightline (1980)  Herself (1 episode, 2006)

Producer ( 1 credit )

Autism in America (2015) co-producer

Director ( 3 credits )

The Fosters (2013) (1 episode, 2015)
Scandal (2012) (1 episode, 2015)
Grey's Anatomy (2005) (10 episodes, 2009-2014)