‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Star Chandra Wilson to Be Inducted Into Texas Film Hall of Fame
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Chandra Wilson

‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Star Chandra Wilson to Be Inducted Into Texas Film Hall of Fame

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We know her best as the Washingtonian surgeon Miranda Bailey, but Grey’s Anatomy star Chandra Wilson is a Texas girl, and her home state is giving her a high honor next month!

The 46-year-old Houston native will be inducted into the Texas Film Hall of Fame at the Texas Film Awards on March 10.

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Per The Hollywood Reporter, this title puts Chandra in the same ranks as past honorees like Quentin Tarantino, Tommy Lee Jones, and Sissy Spacek.

Meanwhile, fellow Hall of Famer Ethan Hawke will present Sony Pictures Classics co-founder Michael Barker with the Austin Chronicle Champion of the Arts award at the event, and Jesse Plemons of Friday Night Lights and Fargo fame will take home the Rising Star award.

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Chandra was born and raised in Houston, honing her acting chops at the Theatre Under the Stars and Houston’s High School for the Performing and Visual Arts before going to NYU for college.

“I grew up … with performing arts and visual arts just around me all of the time, immersed in it,” she previously told CultureMap Dallas. “School field trips — we’d go out to see the symphony and the ballet and the opera.

“Of course it shaped the person that I was going to be, but also it was really significant to my personal self-esteem.”

Congrats, Chandra! We can’t think of a more deserving honoree.