Her acting training include Equity Showcase Acting for the Camera, Theaterworks Acting for The Camera, Concordia University Theatre Performance, Oxford University Summer Enrichment Program: Acting, Equity Showcase Alexander Technique, Leah Posluns Theatre School Acting.
When her family moved to Vancouver, her parents enrolled her in ballet because she was interested in dance.
Before acting, she took interest and studied dancing, such as ballet.
Her dancing credentials include Studio Dance Theathre (jazz), Royal Winnipeg Ballet School, Toronto Summer School of Dance (ballet), The Oakville School of Dance, Joanna Snyder Dance School, Pacific Ballet Theatre School and Ballet Wynne-Shaw Studio.
Chandra decided to pursue acting when she was 15.
She has two children.
She has been married to actor Don Callis since the 12th of March 2000.
Chandra's first audition and role was for "Puppet Master".
She was featured as #98 in Maxim magazine's "Hot 100 of 2002" supplement.
At 17 she took a summer school class in performance arts at Oxford University in England.
She went to high school in Oakville, Ontario, Canada.
Her oldest sibling is 20 years her senior.
She is the youngest of 9 children from 3 different marriages.
She went to high school at Oakville Trafalgar High School, in Oakville Ontario from 1984-1989.
Chandra West: We had just moved from Edmonton to Vancouver. I announced to my parents that I wanted to be a dancer. My parents have always encouraged their children to pursue their dreams so my mom enrolled me in ballet.
Chandra West: I go back to Canada every chance I get. The last time I was supposed to go back, I couldn't get a flight, so I had to take a bus, which was a total nightmare. You end up eating Burger King three times a day. I won't be doing that again.
Chandra West: My death scene in "The Salton Sea" is really weird. I mean, I get shot in the head. What experience can you possibly draw from? There's nothing you can compare it to, really.
Chandra West: When I was five years old, I told my parents that I wanted to take ballet. So ballet was the focus of my life…until puberty. Then I discovered boys and started dating a guy with a mohawk who'd come to my ballet class and freak everybody out. Shortly after that is when I quit.