Born and raised in Texas, Chandra Wilson is an American actress, director and philanthropist, best known for her award-winning role of Dr. Miranda Bailey in the ‘ABC’ medical series Grey’s Anatomy for which she has been nominated for the Emmy for Best Supporting Actress four times. She started performing in musicals at the age of five with Theatre Under the Stars.
The American actress was born as Chandra Denette Wilson on August 27, 1969, in Houston, Texas, USA under the birth sign of Virgo. She holds American citizenship and belongs to the Afro-American ethnic group.
Regarding her parents, her mother Wilma Bradshaw Allen, a postal worker. There is no details regarding her father and siblings.
As for education, Chandra attended Houston’s High School for the Performing and Visual Arts and continued on to New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, graduating with a BFA.
Chandra Wilson at ABC's TGIT
The 49-year-old actress has never been married in her life. On May 6, 2007, Chandra described herself as “I’m in a relationship but I’m not married”.
She is in a romantic relationship with her boyfriend since 1988. . However, she has not identified her boyfriend publicly. Also, she announced that she never wanted to make him her husband.
Wilson and her mysterious partner shared three children together; Sarina was born in 1992, daughter Joylin was born in 1998, and son Michael was born on October 31, 2005.
Chandra Wilson with her kids
Well, the couple are living together for over 3 decades and there are no records of separation till date.
The American actress, Wilson known for her role as Dr. Miranda Bailey in the ABC television drama Grey’s Anatomy since 2005. According to Celebritynetworth, she has a net worth of $10 million as of August 2019. She accumulates her net worth from her professional career as an actress.
Being an actress, Chandra has accumulated good fortunes. As per some source, she earns an average salary of $125,000 per episode. Also, she surely collects a huge amount through a sponsorship deal.
At the age of five, she started performing in musicals with Houston's Theatre Under the Stars Company. Then, she began her acting career from the television series, The Cosby Show as Dina in 1989.
Chandra has appeared in numerous television series which includes CBS Schoolbreak Special, Third Watch, Sex, and the City, Queens Supreme, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Furthermore, Wilson has appeared in several magazines, such as Ebony, Heart & Soul, Parade, Venice, Working Mother, and Essence.The New York Times listed her as one of the "8 to watch, on stage and behind the scenes", in 2004.
In addition, she has received and nominated the Screen Actor Guild Award in 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009 for Outstanding Female Actor in a Drama Series. Also, she won a SAG Award as part of Grey’s Anatomy cast, which won Best Ensemble in a Drama Series.
Chandra Wilson is an American actress, director and philanthropist.
49 years old.