Chandra Wilson (Miranda Bailey)

Chandra Danette Wilson (born August 27, 1969) is an American actress and director, best known for her role as Dr. Miranda Bailey on the ABC television drama, Grey's Anatomy. Wilson was born in Houston, Texas. She started her theater career at the age of five with the Houston-based Theatre Under the Stars (TUTS). Wilson attended Houston's High School for the Performing and Visual Arts and went on to the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, where she earned a BFA in drama.