She made her New York stage debut in 1991 and began to land guest spots on a variety of prime-time television shows.
"Besides," she later joked, "I knew the casting director." Wilson earned rave reviews for her performance as the tough-as-nails Dr. Wilson was nominated for four consecutive Emmy Awards (2006-2009) and won four consecutive NAACP Image Awards (2007-2010) for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series.
She also won the 2008 People's Choice Award for Favorite Scene-Stealing Star.
She worked at the Banker's Trust location on 130 Liberty Street, right across the street from the South Tower of the World Trade Center through 9-11 when that building was lost to the terrorist attacks.
Wilson was still working at a bank when she auditioned for the Grey's Anatomy pilot.
For the next four years, from 1991–95, she studied at the Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute while at the same time racking up professional theater credits.
She made her New York debut in a 1991 production of The Good Times Are Killing Me and won a Theater World Award for Outstanding Debut Performance.Throughout the late 1990s and early 2000s, Wilson continued to turn in memorable, if brief, performances on popular TV shows.She appeared on Third Watch (2001), Sex and the City (2002), The Sopranos (2004) and in sporadic episodes of Law And Order: SVU.I told them, 'Keep my seat warm.'" In Parade May 6, 2007 edition Wilson described herself as "I'm in a relationship but I'm not married".She has been with her boyfriend for 19 years as of 2007.Chandra Danette Wilson (born August 27, 1969) is an American actress, known for her role as Dr.