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Chandra Wilson

Chandra Danette Wilson is an American actress, known for her role as Dr. Miranda Bailey in the ABCtelevision drama Grey's Anatomy since 2005. She made her New York stage debut in 1991 and began to land guest spots on a variety of prime-time television shows. She made her first film appearance in the 1993 film Philadelphia.

While she was making a name for herself on the New York stage, Wilson also began to land guest spots on a variety of prime-time television shows. She appeared on The Cosby Show (1989), Law & Order (1992) and CBS' Schoolbreak Special (1992). She made her big-screen debut alongside Tom Hanks and Denzel Washington in the highly acclaimed 1993 film Philadelphia. Despite receiving high praise for nearly all of her performances, however, Wilson struggled for many years to gain more prominent roles. For eight years, while she tried to break into major stardom, Wilson worked part-time as a teller at Deutsche Bank in order to make ends meet.

Throughout the late 1990s and early 2000s, Wilson continued to turn in memorable, if brief, performances on popular TV shows. She appeared on Third Watch (2001), Sex and the City (2002), The Sopranos (2004) and in sporadic episodes of Law And Order: SVU. And while struggling to land recurring roles on television, Wilson managed to attain considerable prominence on the Broadway stage in musicals such as On the Town (1998), Avenue Q (2003) and Caroline, or Change (2004).

Then, in 2005, 15 years after she made her television debut on The Cosby Show, Wilson finally landed the breakthrough role she had been waiting for as Dr. Bailey.

Known For

Credits

Cast Credits

Live with Kelly and Mark (2023)
Guest starring as Chandra Wilson
The Jennifer Hudson Show (2022)
Guest starring as Chandra Wilson
Celebrity Wheel of Fortune (2021)
Guest starring as Chandra Wilson
GMA3: What You Need to Know (2020)
Guest starring as Chandra Wilson
Station 19 (2018)
Guest starring as Dr. Miranda Bailey (23 episodes)
Grey's Anatomy: B-Team (2018)
Starring as Dr. Miranda Bailey (2 episodes)
The Arsenio Hall Show (2013)
Guest starring as Chandra Wilson
The Real (2013)
Guest starring as Chandra Wilson
Private Practice (2007)
Guest starring as Dr. Miranda Bailey (2 episodes)
Grey's Anatomy (2005)
Starring as Dr. Miranda Bailey (408 episodes)
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005)
Guest starring as Chandra Wilson
The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003)
Guest starring as Chandra Wilson
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999)
Guest starring as Jenkins
  • Episode 4x08: Waste (Nov 15, 2002)
Guest starring as Rachel Sorannis
  • Episode 7x03: 911 (Oct 4, 2005)
General Hospital (1963)
Guest starring as Dr. Francine Massey
Guest starring as Sydney Val Jean (2 episodes)
  • Episode 2023-04-03: Ep. #15192 (Apr 3, 2023)
  • Episode 2019-05-17: Ep. #14305 (May 17, 2019) [Uncredited]
Guest starring as Tina
Guest starring as Chandra Wilson
The Emmy Awards (1949)
Guest starring as Chandra Wilson (2 episodes)

Crew Credits

Good Trouble (2019)
Episode crew as Director (2 episodes)
The Fosters (2013)
Episode crew as Director (3 episodes)
Scandal (2012)
Episode crew as Director
Grey's Anatomy (2005)
Episode crew as Director (24 episodes)
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