Justin Chambers

  • Birth Place: Springfield, Ohio, United States
  • Profession: Actor, Model
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Biography

It's ironic that this handsome, all-American actor was discovered on the Paris metro. But that's just where a modeling scout spotted him and soon Chambers was showcasing his impressive physique in campaigns for Calvin Klein and Armani. In the '90s, he segued to acting, first with a stint on the soap opera Another World. After a few more TV guest spots and roles in made-for-TV movies, he maneuvered onto the big screen. Although he definitely had the looks, he had trouble finding projects that highlighted his talents. He fared well in supporting parts as Jennifer Lopez's Italian fiancé in The Wedding Planner and the gentile buddy of a Jewish man in Liberty Heights. He returned to the small screen when he hit a career crossroads and landed on a hit show: the crime drama Cold Case. Unfortunately for him, the series only became popular after he left. He finally secured fame as arrogant but kind-hearted Dr. Alex Karev on the ABC hit medical drama Grey's Anatomy. Off-screen, Chambers leads a low-key life with his wife and their five children.

Fast Facts

  • Began modeling after being approached by a modeling scout in Paris; appeared in campaigns for Calvin Klein and Armani.
  • Studied acting at New York's famed HB Studio.
  • Made his film debut in the 1999 Barry Levinson drama Liberty Heights.
  • Both he and former Grey's Anatomy costar Chris O'Donnell played D'Artagnan in different incarnations of Alexandre Dumas' classic tale: O'Donnell in 1993's The Three Musketeers and Chambers in 2001's The Musketeer.
  • In 2005, he played a cop in the film Southern Belles and a detective in The Zodiac.

Awards

  • 2005, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2007, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2017, People's Choice Awards — Favorite Dramatic TV Actor: Winner
  • 2006, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Winner

Relationships

  • Jason Chambers — Brother
  • Kaila Chambers — Daughter
  • John Chambers — Father
  • Isabella Chambers — Daughter
  • Jackson Chambers — Son
  • Keisha Chambers — Wife
  • Maya Chambers — Daughter
  • Eva Chambers — Daughter
  • Pam Chambers — Mother
MIXED-ISH - In "mixed-ish," Rainbow Johnson recounts her experience growing up in a mixed-race family in the '80s and the constant dilemmas they had to face over whether to assimilate or stay true to themselves. Bow's parents Paul and Alicia decide to move from a hippie commune to the suburbs to better provide for their family. As her parents struggle with the challenges of their new life, Bow and her siblings navigate a mainstream school in which they're perceived as neither black nor white. This family's experiences illuminate the challenges of finding one's own identity when the rest of the world can't decide where you belong. (ABC/Kelsey McNeal)
MYKAL-MICHELLE HARRIS, ARICA HIMMEL, ETHAN WILLIAM CHILDRESS

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