Biography[edit | edit source]
Born in Charlotte, North Carolina and raised in Virginia Beach and Miami Beach, Chyler began her career in front of the camera at age 12 modeling for magazines and catalogues. Her success in print later led to national commercials for Coca Cola and Wendy's, among others. By age 16, she had already completed several pilots at the onset.
Chyler married Nathan West in July 2002. The couple has 3 children.
In 2019, she spoke up about suffering from bipolar disorder as part of a campaign to encourage people to speak up about their mental health.
Career[edit | edit source]
Filmography[edit | edit source]
- Crisis on Infinite Earths (2020)
- Window Wonderland (2013)
- Brake (2012)
- The 19th Wife (2010)
- Not Another Teen Movie (2001)
- Kickboxing Academy (1997)
Television[edit | edit source]
- Supergirl (2015-2021)
- DC's Legends of Tomorrow (2017-2020)
- The Flash (2017)
- Arrow (2017)
- Taxi Brooklyn (2014)
- Grey's Anatomy (2007-2012)
- Private Practice (2012)
- Reunion (2005-2006)
- Rocky Point (2005)
- North Shore (2004)
- The Practice (2003)
- Girls Club (2002)
- That '80s Show (2002)
- Wilder Days (2000)
- 7th Heaven (2000)
- M.Y.O.B. (2000)
- Saving Graces (1999)
- Safe Harbor (1999)
- Kinetic City Super Crew (1997)
- Hall Pass (1996)
Notes and Trivia[edit | edit source]
- The majority of Chyler's credits are for television programs.
- In 2013, Chyler Leigh completed filming the TV movie Window Wonderland. In this movie, she portrays a character named Sloan, which was the last name of her character's soulmate on Grey's Anatomy.
- Her character Lexie was short for Alexandra like her character Alex in Supergirl which was also short for Alexandra.
- Chyler Leigh was chosen to play Lexie Grey, because they needed someone who could physically be Meredith's sister, but still opposite to her mentally.
- Chyler decided to leave the show because of familial reasons. She and Shonda decided together that Lexie's exit should have a huge impact on the audience, resulting in Lexie's death following the plane crash.
- Chyler and her husband have an original way of choosing names for their children. They guess the sex of the baby and whoever gets it right gets to choose the baby's name.
- Danielle Panabaker and Chyler Leigh both are currenly playing a superhero, who have crossed over in each others shows. (Supergirl and The Flash, respectfully)