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 Miami, Florida when she was 12 years old. As a teen, Chyler began modeling due to the encouragement of her friends. She then appeared in local television commercials before getting her first real gig with co-hosting the show Hall Pass. She landed roles in unaired pilots such as the WB comedy Saving Graces. Her first TV breakout role was in Safe Harbor as Jamie Martin but the show only lasted one season. She also had roles in the short-lived series girls club and That '80s Show before getting regular stints in The Practice (2003) and Grey's Anatomy (2007).
Chyler is currently the lead in the series Brooklyn Taxi.