Chyler Leigh

Chyler Leigh


4/10/1982, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA

Birth Name

Chyler Leigh Potts


  • Chyler Leigh as Lexie Grey on Grey's Ana...
  • Chyler Leigh as Lexie Grey of Grey's Ana...
  • Chyler Leigh as Lexie Grey of Grey's Ana...
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Chyler Leigh is an American film and television actress known for her roles in the ABC dramas The Practice (Claire Wyatt) and Grey's Anatomy (Lexie Grey). Born on April 10, 1982 in Charlotte, North Carolina, she grew up in Virginia Beach, Virginia before moving with her mother to…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Chyler did not finish high school, but has equivalence to a high school degree when she passed the California High School Proficiency Exam.

    • Chyler 's Zodiac sign is Aries.

    • Chyler started modelling at the age of 12.

    • Chyler and her brother Christofer both work in the TV series Safe Harbor. Initially their character were to have a romantic relationship, but since the actors were siblings, the roles were rewritten.

    • Chyler met her husband Nathan in a pilot for a series Saving Graces, but the series didn't get pickup.

    • Chyler's parents are Yvonne Norton and Robert Potts.

    • In 2008, Chyler was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Awards in the category Screen Actors Guild Awards as a part of the cast of Grey's Anatomy.

    • In 2000, Chyler was nominated for a Young Artist Award in the category Best Performance in a TV Series - Young Ensemble as a part of the cast of Safe Harbor.

    • In 2002, Chyler won the Young Hollywood Award in the category Exciting New Face - Female.

    • Her name is pronounced Ky-ler, but when she landed a starring role in Grey's Anatomy in 2007, co-star Katherine Heigl joked that instead of hazing her, she would just walk around and call her Chy-ler all day. Fortunately, Chyler says that everyone on set was very nice to her when she arrived.

    • Announced in December 2008, that her and her Husband, are expecting their third child together. There are no plans to write the pregnancy into her TV show, Grey's Anatomy.

    • As preparation for her Not Another Teen Movie character which was a spoof of Rachael Leigh Cook's character in She's All That, Chyler watched Cook's movie 15 times to capture all her mannerisms and expressions.

    • Chyler and husband Nathan, whom she met in the pilot of Saving Graces struggled with drug addiction from when she was 17 until she was 19 years old. She attributes their recovery to faith and their involvement with a non-denominational Christian church in Los Angeles.

    • In 2002, Chyler was listed at No.41 in Stuff magazine's 102 Sexiest Women in the World. She was also ranked No.65 in Maxim's Hot 100 List that same year.

    • As a model under contract with Lane Management earlier on in her career, Chyler appeared in commercials for Coca-Cola and Wendy's hamburgers.

    • Chyler is 5'6" (1.68 m) tall.

    • Chyler was nominated in 2008 for a Screen Actors Guild Award along with her Grey's Anatomy castmates for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series.

    • Chyler names Gwyneth Paltrow, Julia Roberts, Cate Blanchett, and Kate Winslet among her film actress role models.

    • Chyler appeared in the music video of "Tainted Love" by Marilyn Manson. This song was featured in the movie Not Another Teen Movie in which Chyler also appeared in.

    • Chyler won the Young Hollywood Award for "Exciting New Face - Female" in 2002.

    • Chyler engages in water activities such as sailing, snorkeling, scuba diving and surfing.

    • Chyler appeared on the January 2002 cover of Stuff magazine with Not Another Teen Movie co-star Mia Kirshner. It was the first time the magazine featured multiple people on the cover.

    • Chyler appeared with her husband, Nathan West, on several episodes of 7th Heaven during its fifth season. They played a troubled young married couple, Frankie and Johnny. Chyler and Nathan's characters mirrored their real-life battle with drugs and self-destruction.

    • Chyler attended Trantwood Elementary. She also studied at Great Neck Middle School and Nautilus Middle School.

    • Chyler Leigh and Nathan West got married on July 20, 2002. They have one son, Noah Wilde (b. 2003) and a daughter, Taelyn (b. 2006).

    • Chyler is the younger sister of actor Christopher Khayman Lee. When they both got cast for Safe Harbor, the writers had to do major re-writing on the show's plot because their characters were meant to be a romantic couple, and they (the writers) were unaware of the fact that the actors were siblings.

    • Chyler originally auditioned for the part of Sophia on That '80s Show. She eventually landed the role of June Tuesday.

  • Quotes

    • Chyler: I do strive to be someone young women can look up to.

    • Chyler: When it comes to skin care, I like to keep things simple. I'm not the type of person who runs out to have facials.

    • Chyler: It is important to find worth in yourself.

    • Chyler: I'm always worried that lipstick is on my teeth or caked in the corners of my mouth.

    • Chyler: I'm always down to do a sitcom. I did 'That '80s Show' back in the day and that was a really great experience.

    • Chyler: I have exercise-induced asthma.

    • Chyler: At the risk of sounding too cliche, I found a really fantastic church. That is what keeps me grounded.

    • Chyler: I don't like to do much with my hair - which is good, because I don't know how! I just always make sure I have a great haircut.

    • Chyler: (on her struggle with drugs) We went through about two years of complete obliteration. It came down to, "Do you want to choose to live, or do you want to choose to die?" And we chose life.

    • Chyler: I think television is great because it gives you consistency.

    • Chyler: At the end of the day who knows how long this [Grey's Anatomy] is going to last? I don't know. I need to look past it and set things up for the future so that however long this does last, great, I'm so flattered and so grateful to work in this town.

    • Chyler: Starting clean is a theme for me — starting fresh and understanding what's important about life. Instead of being passive, becoming passionate about what I do, what I want. It is just living life intentionally — that is what I want instead of just existing.

    • Chyler: I would, for the most part, rather kiss than make love. If a guy can't kiss, I don't think he'd be very good in bed.

    • Chyler: (on getting the role of Janey in "Not Another Teen Movie") I just loved the script. So, after I found out I got the part of Janey, the initial moment was one of those mouth-dropping excited moments, but a few hours later, I started crying, because I was terrified by the huge responsibility I was about to take on.

    • Chyler: I have a bet with my friends that I'm not going to be recognized. I don't think it's going to happen, but everyone's telling me that it will.

    • Chyler: (on playing her character in "Not Another Teen Movie") When my manager sent me the script, she told me not to get my hopes up for the Janey part because she said it could quite possibly go to a name [actor].

    • Chyler: I don't want to hear it. It's a really bit turn-off. I don't like cheesy chat-up lines, just be honest.

    • Chyler: To me, it [Alaska] is absolutely where my heart is. So we definitely want to move... when the time is right.

    • Chyler: Basically I'm the awkward rebel-artist girl with glasses and a pony-tail, who ends up having a bet made about her by the popular boy.

    • Chyler: (on playing her character in "Not Another Teen Movie") Being Janey was so much fun. I got to release, I guess.

  • R.I.P. Lexie Grey.

    Great actress. Miss her on "Grey's Anatomy". Beautiful.
  • Lexie... she has become my favorite character. I she has been growing into herself so well since she began on the show, and I hoping that we will find out more about her story this year with the absences of Meredith and Izzie.moreless

    I love how Chyler depicts Meredith's sister. Lexie Grey is a really well developed character. I love her relationship with Sloan. I love that they call her Little Grey. I strongly believe that Lexie Grey is one great way to keep it Grey's Anatomy no matter what happens with Meredith. Though I love Meredith, too. I strongly believe that Lexie will have a more major role this year. I hope she keeps going. Also, I really like it that she seems to be really happy and well adjusted. I am really sick of Katie Heigl and TR Knight and their complaining. Don't they get it that there are zillions of really good actors out there who might not be so demanding. Keep it up Chyler You are great in every single way.moreless