Chandra Wilson

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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. ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 5 Primetime Emmys. Another 13 wins & 24 nominations. See more awards »


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Grey's Anatomy Dr. Miranda Bailey
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 2005-2022 Grey's Anatomy (TV Series)
Dr. Miranda Bailey
- Episode #19.1 (2022) ... Dr. Miranda Bailey
- You Are the Blood (2022) ... Dr. Miranda Bailey
- Out for Blood (2022) ... Dr. Miranda Bailey
- Stronger Than Hate (2022) ... Dr. Miranda Bailey
- I'll Cover You (2022) ... Dr. Miranda Bailey
 2018-2022 Station 19 (TV Series)
Dr. Miranda Bailey
- Crawl Out Through the Fallout (2022) ... Dr. Miranda Bailey
- Cold Blue Steel and Sweet Fire (2022) ... Dr. Miranda Bailey
- All I Want for Christmas Is You (2021) ... Dr. Miranda Bailey
- A House Is Not a Home (2021) ... Dr. Miranda Bailey
- Little Girl Blue (2021) ... Dr. Miranda Bailey
 2021 In the End: There's Always A Disney God (TV Mini Series)
Chief Bailey / Chief Miranda Bailey
- The Carousel Never Stops Turning (2021) ... Chief Bailey
- Thank You, Next (2021) ... Chief Miranda Bailey
 2014-2019 General Hospital (TV Series)
Sydney Val Jean / Dr. Francine Massey / Tina Estrada
- Episode #1.14331 (2019) ... Sydney Val Jean (uncredited)
- Episode #1.14154 (2018) ... Dr. Francine Massey
- Episode #1.12982 (2014) ... Tina Estrada
 2018 Christmas Harmony
 2018 Grey's Anatomy: The Webisodes (TV Series)
Miranda Bailey / Dr. Miranda Bailey (video)
- Music Supervisor (2018) ... Dr. Miranda Bailey (video)
- Go Big or Go Home (2018) ... Miranda Bailey
- For the Very First Time (2018) ... Miranda Bailey
 2014 Muted (Short)
Lena Gladwell
 2010 Frankie & Alice
 2009 Private Practice (TV Series)
Dr. Miranda Bailey
- Right Here, Right Now (2009) ... Dr. Miranda Bailey
- Ex-Life (2009) ... Dr. Miranda Bailey
 2008 Accidental Friendship (TV Movie)
 2008 A Single Woman
Coretta Scott King (voice)
 2002-2005 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Rachel Sorannis / Nurse Jenkins
- 911 (2005) ... Rachel Sorannis
- Waste (2002) ... Nurse Jenkins
 2005 Strangers with Candy
 2004 The Sopranos (TV Series)
Evelyn Greenwood
- Cold Cuts (2004) ... Evelyn Greenwood
 2003 Head of State
Jaime (uncredited)
 2003 Queens Supreme (TV Series)
- The House Next Door (2003) ... Dolores
 2002 Sex and the City (TV Series)
Police Officer
- Anchors Away (2002) ... Police Officer
 2001 Bob Patterson (TV Series)
- Awards Bob (2001)
- Honest Bob (2001)
- Pilot (2001)
- Family Bob ... Claudia
 2001 Third Watch (TV Series)
- Man Enough (2001) ... Volunteer
 2001 100 Centre Street (TV Series)
 2000 Cosby (TV Series)
 1996 Lone Star
 1993 Philadelphia
 1992 CBS Schoolbreak Special (TV Series short)
- Sexual Considerations (1992) ... Gloria
 1992 Law & Order (TV Series)
Serena Price
- Cradle to Grave (1992) ... Serena Price
 1989 The Cosby Show (TV Series)
- The Lost Weekend (1989) ... Dina (as Chandra D. Wilson)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Appeared (as "Bonna Willis") in "The Good Times are Killing Me" at the Second Stage Theatre. Written by Lynda Barry. Directed by Mark Brokaw. NOTE: She won a Theatre World Award for Outstanding Debut Performance. See more »

Publicity Listings:

4 Interviews | 5 Articles | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Chandra D. Wilson


5' (1.52 m)


Joy | See more »

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I keep getting amazing things to bring to life. There's always something to discover with 'Dr. Bailey,' something that brings her home to the audience, something that makes people say, 'I know that woman. I work with that woman.' It's incredibly flattering and I'm still finding new things with her all the time. See more »


Daughter Joy was born in 1994 See more »

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