Chandra Wilson Net Worth

May 14, 2023
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Chandra Danette Wilson was born on 27 August 1969, in Houston, Texas USA. She is an actress, probably best known for her role of Dr. Miranda Bailey in the television series “Grey’s Anatomy”.

A famous actress, how rich is Chandra Wilson? Sources state that Wilson has earned a net worth of over $10 million, as of mid-2016. Her wealth has been established during her acting career now spanning more than 25 years.


Chandra Wilson Net Worth $10 Million


Wilson grew up in Houston, and began with theater performances when she was only five, performing on the stage of Houston’s Theatre Under the Stars. She attended Houston’s High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, and later enrolled in New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, earning her BFA in Drama. After her graduation in 1991, Wilson went on to study acting at the Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute. The same year she appeared in a production of “The Good Times Are Killing Me” as Bonna Willis, for which she won a Theater World Award for Outstanding Debut Performance. Her other stage performances of the time include off-Broadway productions of “Paper Moon: The Musical”, “The Family of Mann”, “Believing” and “Little Shop of Horrors”, as well as the Broadway production of “On the Town”. Her net worth was well set.

Meanwhile, Wilson appeared in several television series too, such as “The Cosby Show”, “Law and Order” and “CBS Schoolbreak Special”. She made her film debut with the 1993 Tom Hanks and Denzel Washington film “Philadelphia”, then in a minor one as an aimless Army recruit in the 1996 “Lone Star”. While struggling to make her way to Hollywood, Wilson worked as a part-time teller at Deutsche Bank. In 2001 she appeared in the television series “Third Watch” and “Bob Patterson”, and the following year saw her as a police officer in an episode of the hit series “Sex and the City”, and as nurse Jenkins in the series “Law and Order: SVU”.

Returning to New York, in the next two years Wilson performed in the Broadway musicals “Avenue Q” and “Caroline, or Change”, and appeared in television series such as “Queens Supreme” and “The Sopranos”. All added to her net worth.

In 2005 Wilson was cast as Dr. Miranda Bailey in the ABC medical drama television series “Grey’s Anatomy”, which portrays the personal and professional lives of interns and their supervisors at Seattle Grace Hospital; it has become extremely popular to worldwide audiences and one of ABC’s highest-rated shows, and in 2012 it was listed as the fifth-highest revenue earning series. “Grey’s Anatomy has been aired for 12 seasons so far, the thirteenth being announced to premiere in September 2016; it has served as an ideal showcase for Wilson’s remarkable talent.

Aside from winning rave reviews for her performance of Dr. Bailey, a strict senior resident nicknamed ‘The Nazi’, the role also brought her a number of nominations and awards. She was nominated for four Emmy Awards and won four NAACP Image Awards for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, both consecutively, and she is also a winner of People’s Choice Award for Favorite Scene-Stealing Star, Satellite Award for Best Cast – Television Series and a two-time winner of Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series. The series has enabled Wilson to enter Hollywood stardom, and has significantly contributed to her net worth.

In the meantime, the actress has been part of other projects. In 2008 she appeared in the television film “Accidental Friendship” in which she played Yvonne Caldwell, earning another Emmy nomination, as well as a Prism Award for Performance in a Television Movie or Miniseries. The following year she reprized her role of Dr. Miranda Bailey in another medical drama “Private Practice”, and also performed as Mama Morton in the Broadway revival of “Chicago”. In 2010 she took the role of Maxine Murdoch in the Canadian drama film “Frankie & Alice”. Her versatility has certainly enabled her net worth to continue to rise.

In her personal life, Wilson is married, however, her husband’s identity is unknown to the media, even though they have three children.

The actress is an activist for causes related to Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome and serves as the association’s spokesperson. She even arranged with “Grey’s Anatomy” producers to feature the idea of the syndrome in the episode “Second Opinion”, in which she served as a director. Wilson is also noted for becoming the CureMito!’s celebrity ambassador, after her daughter developed the disease in 2010. Additionally, she is an advocate for people with mental and/or substance use disorders.

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