American actress Chandra Wilson best known for her role as Dr. Miranda Bailey in the TV drama Grey's Anatomy has already mastered in the art of maintaining secrecy regarding personal affairs. The mother-of-three stays away from the limelight and tried to avoid the media when it comes to her family life.
Despite making an image of truly a private personality, Wilson still shared her daughter's mysterious incurable vomiting illness in media. The same illness motivated her to reflect the disease in an episode of Grey's Anatomy; an intention to educate people regarding the disease named 'Cyclic vomiting Syndrome'.
Grey's Anatomy Star Chandra Wilson's Family Life: Is She Married?
Chandra Wilson, 48, is making her best attempt to keep her personal life under the radar.
In Parade edition on 6th May 2007, Wilson said that she's in a relationship but she's not married. She's been living a wonderful life with her soulmate. They are soon to cross two decades of their amazing bonding.
Some sources, however, stated that she's a married woman since 1998. The couple is blessed with three kids; two daughters Serena Wilson (1992) and Joy Wilson (1998) and a son Michael Wilson (2005).
Many of her fans and media have the same question why is she keeping her personal life in the shade in this long years? She hasn't revealed her partner's name which is simply a hike of secrecy.
Still, we are expecting to know more!
Chandra Wilson: An Activist And Spokesperson For Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome
Wilson is an activist for the cause of cyclic vomiting syndrome. She also serves as the spokesperson for the CVS.
She's also the celebrity ambassador for CureMito! after her daughter Sarina Wilson suffered the same disease in 2010. She faced a bad case of food poisoning when she was just 16-years of age.
She was diagnosed with the syndrome 10 months after endless hospital visits due to dehydration.
Here's a video Wilson explaining about her daughter's medical mystery:
Wilson who's private about her personal life spoke in details about her daughter's illness. She exclusively told People in March 2017,
"She would get these terrible bouts of vomiting and stabbing abdominal pains. I thought, ‘This was crazy.’ Something was wrong with my daughter, and nobody could tell me what it was."
The Emmy-nominated actress watched her daughter struggling with the illness constantly.
"I started looking for patterns. When you are the parent of someone who is a chronic pain sufferer, you end up creating these binders for all of the hospital stays so you can keep track of every visit and any new thing that comes out."
Dr. Richards Boles, medical director at Courtagen Life Sciences said,
"Serena was lucky because of the care and persistence of her mother. Most patients go many years without a diagnosis."
Motivated by her daughter's health condition, the star stepped further and directed an episode of Grey's Anatomy that reflected her own struggle for the mysterious illness that aired on 15 November 2012.
Chandra Wilson: Quick Facts
- Born on 27 August 1969 in Houston, Texas.
- Her birth sign is Virgo.
- She stands at a height of 4.98 feet (1.52m).
- She is of American Nationality; belongs to African-American ethnicity.
- She performed in musicals with Houston's Theatre Under the Stars company at the age of five.
- She studied at Houston's High School for the Performing and Visual Art.
- She attended New York University's Tisch School of the Arts and completed graduation with a BFA in drama in 1991.
- The same year she made her New York stage debut and appeared on a variety of prime-time TV shows.
- She has an estimated net worth of about $10 million.