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Full name: Chyler Leigh
Grey's character: Alexandra "Lexie" Grey
Date of birth: April 10, 1982
Hometown: Virginia Beach, Virginia
Currently residing in: Los Angeles, California
Education: Chyler's career took off before she could finish high school, so she completed the California High School Proficiency Exam
Bet you didn't know... Chyler's brother, Christopher Khayman Lee, is also an actor.
At the ripe old age of 28, Chyler has nearly two decades of acting experience! Raised in Virginia Beach and Miami Beach, Chyler began her career in print modeling, which ultimately led to work on national commercials (natch). She made her big-screen debut at age 15 in the 1997 film Kickboxing Academy, but her biggest role pre-Grey's was in 2001's teen flick satire Not Another Teen Movie. The next year, she married fellow actor Nathan West, whom she met on the set of 7th Heaven. Despite her luck in love, professional success was slow to follow: Several of Chyler's high-profile TV roles in Girls Club and That '80s Show fizzled prematurely. A few years down the line, her roles in The Practice and Reunion met the same fate.
Chyler first appeared on Grey's Anatomy in 2007 as Meredith's half-sister, Lexie "Lexipedia" Grey, and she became a series regular for the fourth season. Off the set of Grey's, Chyler's most important work is as a mom. She and Nathan have three children: Noah Wilde (born in 2003), Taelyn Leigh (born in 2006), and Anniston Kae (born in 2009). With a pack of kids and the demanding shooting schedule of Grey's, we're sure Chyler stays super busy!