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actor , television actor , film actor

Justin Willman Chambers is an American actor and former fashion model, known for his role as Dr. Alex Karev in the ABC medical drama series Grey's Anatomy.

Background

Chambers was born in Springfield, Ohio, the son of Pamela Sue (Willman) and John William Eugene Chambers II.

Education

He attended Southeastern High School in South Charleston, Ohio, and later Springfield Clark JVS. After deciding on an acting career, he moved to New York, where he studied at the HB Studio.

Career

He has a fraternal twin brother named Jason, one older brother John Jr. (Chip), and two older sisters, Mia and Susan. Chambers was discovered by a modeling scout on the Paris Metro and went on to represent Calvin Klein in a fragrance campaign.

He worked throughout Europe, Japan, and the United States for Calvin Klein, Armani, and Dolce & Gabbana. Studios and Ron Stetson Studios for four years. That landed him a few television roles, including recurring role in soap opera Another World as Nicholas Hudson, and New York Undercover.

In 1998 he was cast as series regular in the short-lived CBS primetime soap opera Four Corners. Chambers also appeared in several television movies, such as Harvest of Fire, Rose Hill, and Seasons of Love Chambers starred in several movies, notably Liberty Heights (1999, as Trey, alongside Adrien Brody),The Wedding Planner (2001, as Massimo, alongside Jennifer Lopez), The Musketeer (2001) Southern Belles (2005), The Zodiac (2005), and the HBO original movie Hysterical Blindness (2002). In 2003, Chambers was cast as one of the leads in the CBS crime drama Cold Case but left after appearing in only four episodes.

In August, 2004, Chambers was cast as surgical intern Alex Karev in Shonda Rhimes's medical drama series Grey's Anatomy, opposite Ellen Pompeo, Sandra Oh, Katherine Heigl, and T. R. Knight. In 2006, along with other cast members, he was awarded a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series. In 2009, he also guest-starred on the Grey's Anatomy spin-off, Private Practice, for the Grey's Anatomy/Private Practice crossover event.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Actor: (television films) Harvest of Fire, 1996, Rose Hill, 1997, Seasons of Love, 1999, Hysterical Blindness, 2002, The Secret Service, 2004. (television series) Four Corners, 1998, Cold Case, 2003, Grey's Anatomy, since 2005 (Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series, Screen Actors Guild, 2007). (films) Liberty Heights, 1999, The Wedding Planner, 2001, The Musketeer, 2001, Leo, 2002, For Which It Stands, 2003, Southern Belles, 2005, The Zodiac, 2005.

Connections

Married Keisha Chambers, 1993. Children: Isabella, Maya, Kaila, Eva, Jackson.

spouse:
Keisha Chambers

child:
Isabella Chambers

child:
Maya Chambers

child:
Kaila Chambers

child:
Eva Chambers

child:
Jackson Chambers