Justin Chambers

Justin Chambers

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Justin Chambers is an American actor and also a former model best known for his portrayal of Dr. Alex Karev within the medical drama series ‘Grey’s Anatomy’. Justin Chambers created his acting debut with a guest role within the soap opera ‘Another World’. The talented actor has also played leading roles and voice roles in his promising career to date.b

Early life and Childhood

Justin Chambers’s birth name is Justin Willman Chambers. He was born on July 11, 1970, in Springfield, Ohio, USA. He is 50 years old and his Zodiac Sign is Cancer. His father’s name was John William Eugene Chambers II, whereas his mother was Pamela Sue. They each were deputy sheriffs.

He has a fraternal twin brother named Jason, an elder brother John Jr and sisters, Mia and Susan. He was brought up in Springfield and growing up he aspired to be a dentist. Similarly, Justin Chambers and his twin brother were frequently hospitalized during their childhood due to frequent bouts of pneumonia.

When he was in high school, he wants to sell orthopedic shoes. At some point in his life, he had a pet goose named George. He loves wearing suits. His hobby is playing tennis, and for additional, his very first car was a 1973 ‘Dodge Dart Swinger’.

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Caption: An antique photograph of Justin Chambers. Source: Instagram

Education

He was a 1989 graduate of the Springfield Clark Country Joint Vocational School and was in their General Merchandising program. After that, he inducted into their Alumni Hall of Fame, which honors graduates who achieve success in their careers.

He attended Southeastern High School in South Charleston, Ohio. And moved to New York in the 1990s, where he studied at H.B Studios (Herbert Berghof Studio) for 4 years. That schooling yielded his appearances in many off-Broadway stage productions and a couple of television roles.

Professional life

Before he began his acting career, he worked in advertisement campaigns for Calvin Klein’s fragrance range as a model. He worked throughout Europe, Japan, and the United States for brands like Calvin Klein, Armani, and Dolce & Gabbana. Moreover, Justin’s first major acting role came in the music video Ants Marching by Dave Matthews Band in the year 1995.

Justin did his acting debut in 1995 with a guest role in the TV series Another Worl‘. In total, Justin has been a part of 11 films and 12 TV series. In the year 1998, the short-lived CBS primetime soap opera Four Corners included Justin as a series regular cast. Moreover, he has also starred in many well-known movies like Harvest of Fire, Rose Hill, and Seasons of Love.

Moreover, Justin made his big-screen debut in 1999 in comedy-drama film ‘Liberty Heights’. In 2001, he played one of the role of Massimo Lenzetti in the romantic comedy film ‘The Wedding Planner‘. In 2003, he was cast as one of the leads in the CBS crime drama ‘Cold Case’ but left after appearing in only four episodes. He competes for his initial lead role in the 2005 psychological thriller movie, ‘The Zodiac‘.

Besides Chambers, ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ also starred Ellen Pompeo, Sandra Oh, Katherine Heigl, TR Knight, and Chandra Wilson. The series has aired for 14 seasons since 2005. He acted in the black comedy film ‘Lakeview Terrace’ in 2008. In 2010, he was in the film ‘The Happiest Man Alive‘. Further, in 2013, he was in the crime drama film ‘Broken City‘. He next had a voice role in the animated superhero film ‘Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox‘. Critics met the film positively.

In the year 2009, Justin guest-starred on Private Practice. It is the Grey’s Anatomy spin-off. Similarly, on January 10, 2020, Justin Chambers officially announced his departure from Grey’s Anatomy. His final episode aired on November 14, 2019, and his farewell episode aired on March 5, 2020.

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Caption: Justin Chambers and Ellen Pompeo in the TV series Grey’s Anatomy. Source: Cosmopolitan

Achievements and Awards

Similarly, he started gaining recognition when he started playing the role of Dr. Alex Karev in the medical drama ‘Grey’s Anatomy’. It won many awards and nominations, including Emmy and Golden Globes. He also won multiple awards for his performance, including an Actors Guild Award and a People’s Choice Award. To be more precise, he has been nominated for fifteen times in total, among which he won four awards.

He played the lead role in the 2005 American psychological thriller film ‘The Zodiac’. It revolved around a serial killer who was active in northern California in the 1960-70s and made on a budget of $1 million. The film was a commercial disaster and met with negative reviews, despite an intense performance by Chambers.

The series ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ has been nominated for numerous Emmy Awards out of which it has won five and won two Golden Globe Awards out of ten nominations.

Personal Life

In 1993, he married Keisha Chambers, who is a former model agency booker. They met while Chambers was working for ad campaigns for Calvin Klein and Keisha was working at a modeling agency.

Moreover, Justin has been enjoying happy family life. He is a father of five children named Isabella, Maya, Kaila, Eva, and Jackson. Maya and Kaila are twins born in June 1997. Similarly, Isabella was born in December 1994, Eva in March 1999, and Jackson in January 2002. Furthermore, the Chambers have adopted two rescue dogs and own a beagle.

He involves with the nonprofit organization Christian Church mission Dream Centre of Los Angeles. In late January 2008, Chambers revealed that he suffered from a biological sleep disorder. He also told the public that he checked himself into Los Angeles’s UCLA Medical Center. It was for treating exhaustion after a period of only two hours of sleep each week. Moreover, he is now very health conscious and practices hot yoga.

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Caption: Justin Chambers with his whole family. Source: Biographics World

Social Media and Net Worth

He is active in his Instagram account and Twitter. He has 2 million fan followers on the Instagram account and has 549.2k fan followers on his twitter.

His net worth estimates around $18 million and his yearly salary is $9 million. His involvement in remarkable movies and TV series heavily influence his net worth.