Chyler Leigh

Actress, Model
Although best known for playing the timid but trustworthy Dr. Lexie Grey on the ABC medical drama "Grey's Anatomy" (2005- ), Chyler Leigh had a long and illustrious film and TV career spanning nearly two decades and ... Read more »
Born: 04/10/1982 in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA

Filmography

Actor (16)

Supergirl 2015 - 2017 (TV Show)

Actor

Taxi Brooklyn 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

Window Wonderland 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

Brake 2012 (Movie)

Molly Reins (Actor)

Grey's Anatomy 2007 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Private Practice 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 2007 American Music Awards 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Reunion 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

North Shore 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

girls club 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

That '80s Show 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Not Another Teen Movie 2001 (Movie)

Janey Briggs (Actor)

7th Heaven 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Safe Harbor 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Kickboxing Academy 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The 19th Wife (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Although best known for playing the timid but trustworthy Dr. Lexie Grey on the ABC medical drama "Grey's Anatomy" (2005- ), Chyler Leigh had a long and illustrious film and TV career spanning nearly two decades and over a dozen credits. A natural beauty with delicate features and a girl next door-like appeal, Leigh's acting career took off in her late teens, when she started to land recurring roles on shows like "Safe Harbor" (The WB, 1999) and "7th Heaven" (The CW/The WB, 1996-2007), as well as a starring turn in the 2001 spoof-comedy, "Not Another Teen Movie." Leigh continued landing roles on short-lived series throughout the early 2000s, before landing her breakout role on "Grey's Anatomy" in 2007. Leigh played Dr. Grey for four seasons on "Grey's," while racking up legions of new fans and admirers. When her character was unexpectedly killed off on the very last episode of season eight, an outcry ensued from some of the show's most ardent supporters. However, Leigh later released a statement in which she explained her decision to leave the show was to ensure she could spend more time with her growing family. After leaving "Grey's" in the spring of 2012, Leigh reappeared in the 2013 TV movie, "Window Wonderland" (Hallmark Channel), thus ensuring fans that her yearlong hiatus from acting was merely temporary.

Relationships

Christopher Lee

Brother
Born in 1978

Yvonne Norton

Mother
Divorced from Leigh's father

Bob Potts

Father
Divorced from Leigh's mother

Nathan West

Husband
Met while filming the 1999 pilot "Saving Grace" married on July 20, 2002

Anniston West

Daughter
Born May 7, 2009 father, Nathan West

Taelyn West

Daughter
Born in September 2006 father, Nathan West

Noah West

Son
Born in December 2003 father, Nathan West

Milestones

2013

Lead role in "Window Wonderland"

2007

Joined the cast of "Grey's Anatomy" (ABC) as Meredith's half-sister, Lexie Grey

2005

Co-starred in the short-lived FOX drama, "Reunion"

2003

Played Claire Wyatt on "The Practice" (ABC)

2002

Played a punk rocker in the FOX midseason sitcom, "That '80s Show"

2002

Cast on the short-lived FOX ensemble, "Girl's Club"

2001

Starred in the spoof feature, "Not Another Teen Movie"

2000

Made recurring appearances on "7th Heaven" (WB)

1999

First recurring role on a series with "Safe Harbor"

1994

At age 12, began modeling in Florida; also appeared in commercials

Bonus Trivia

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Met her future husband, Nathan West, when she was 16; the two were both auditioning for the same pilot.

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Was meant to appear in a small role in 2001's "Not Another Teen Movie," but after seeing her audition tape the film's producers cast her as the lead.

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Battled a two-year drug and alcohol addiction in her early 20s.

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