Miranda Bailey

Played by Chandra Wilson


Being feared by her interns; being a Mom to Tuck; Ben Warren

Interns who suck up and talk back; doctors who look down on her because she's a parent; interns who don't pull their weight; fraternizing between attendings and interns; and being woken up on her shift when she's trying to take a nap.

Gave birth to her first child (affectionately known as Tuck) during a bomb scare. On that same fateful day, she almost lost her husband after he suffered head trauma in a car accident on the way to the hospital to see the birth.

Bailey was married to Tucker Jones for 10 years before the couple finally decided to divorce. Since then, Bailey has dated anesthesiologist Dr. Ben Warren and, after a brief relationship with Nurse Eli, has agreed to Ben's marriage proposal.

OTHER: Bailey, in true Bailey fashion, hassles the board members until they give her the funding for her Genome Lab.  Because three of her patients come back to the hospital with post-op infections, Bailey is put under fire by the CDC when they learn that she had staph while operating. Although fault is found with the surgical gloves, and not with Bailey, it triggers in her severe OCD and a crippling fear of operating. 

Characters: Meredith Grey | Derek Shepherd | Alex Karev | Miranda Bailey | Richard Webber | Callie Torres | Owen Hunt | Arizona Robbins | Jackson Avery | April Kepner | Amelia Shepherd | Jo Wilson | Stephanie Edwards | Maggie Pierce


As Dr. Miranda Bailey on Grey's Anatomy, she gets results from her team. Period. In real life, Chandra Wilson just gets results…

For her Grey’s role, Chandra earned one Peoples’ Choice Award, two Screen Actors Guild Awards and three NAACP Image Awards. She is also a five-time Emmy nominee and a BET Award nominee.

A Houston, Texas, native, Chandra began performing in musicals at the age of five. By the time the spring of 2004 rolled around, she was selected by The New York Times as one of "8 to Watch, Onstage and Behind the Scenes." This honor came in conjunction with the Broadway opening of Caroline, or Change, in which she portrayed Dotty Moffett opposite the formidable Tonya Pinkins.

Her greatest New York stage accomplishment thus far is her portrayal of Bonna Willis in the production of The Good Times are Killing Me, which won her a Theatre World Award for Outstanding Debut Performance.

She was also in the Broadway productions of Avenue Q and On the Town. Other stage credits include, The Miracle Worker, Paper Moon: The Musical, The Family of Mann, Believing and Little Shop of Horrors. She returned to Broadway for a successful run as Mama Morton in Chicago.

Chandra recently starred in Accidental Friendship for the Hallmark Channel. Other TV credits include a series regular role on ABC's Bob Patterson, along with numerous guest appearances on The Sopranos, Law & Order, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Sex and the City, Third Watch, 100 Centre Street, Cosby and The Cosby Show. She has also had recurring roles on One Life to Live and Queens Supreme.

On the big screen she's had supporting roles in the films Lone Star, directed by John Sayles, and Philadelphia, directed by Jonathan Demme. Next, she joins Halle Berry in the film Frankie and Alice.