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Chandra Wilson Biography

Birth Name:
Chandra Danette Wilson
Birth Place:
Houston, Texas, United States
Profession
Actor

Fast Facts

  • Started acting in productions with Houston's Theatre Under the Stars at age 5
  • Named one of Eight to Watch, Onstage and Behind the Scenes by the New York Times in 2004 for her role in Broadway's Caroline, or Change
  • Received the 2005 Rising Star Award from the Ensemble Theatre in Houston
  • Was named spokesperson in 2009 for the Downy Touch of Comfort campaign, which delivers handmade quilts to kids in Children's Miracle Network hospitals
  • An advocate for Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome and pitched an episode around the disease for Grey's Anatomy; Wilson ended up directing the episode "Second Opinion" that revolved around it

Awards

  • 2009Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie: nominated
  • 2008Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2008People's Choice Awards-Favorite Scene Stealing Star: winner
  • 2007Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2007Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2006Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: winner
  • 2006Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series: winner
  • 2006Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2005Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: nominated

Relationships

  • Joy -- Daughter
  • Sarina McFarlane -- Daughter
  • Michael -- Son