Birth Name: Chandra Wilson
Birth Place: Houston, Texas, USA
Born on Aug. 27, 1969, the Houston, TX native was cast in her first play at age five, attended Houston's High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, and earned a BFA from New York University's prestigious Tisch School for the Arts. Wilson then spent four years at the Lee Strasberg Theater Institute. Wilson racked up numerous New York stage credits: She won a Theater World Award for Outstanding Debut Performance for her role in "The Good Times are Killing Me." She also did "Paper Moon: The Musical" at the Papermill Playhouse, "Believing" for the Young Playwright's Festival and the Broadway production of "Our Town." The strong-jawed actress also did TV commercials for Blockbuster, Burger K...
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