Chyler Leigh Biography

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Birth Name: Chyler Leigh
Born: 04/10/1982
Birth Place: Charlotte, North Carolina, USA

Chyler Leigh Potts was born in North Carolina on April 10, 1982, and was raised in Virginia Beach, Virginia, where her parents owned a weight-loss business. She started modeling in eighth grade and starred in several local TV commercials and in a syndicated teen news show in the area before her parents' company went belly-up and they divorced. Her mother then took her to Los Angeles, Calif., so she could pursue a career in acting.

When she was just 16, Chyler met her husband, actor Nathan West while auditioning for the short-lived WB series "Saving Graces," and she was quick to move in with him. The couple, both coming from broken homes, began experimenting with drugs and ultimately became addicts. But they cleaned themselves up after the director of a project Chyler was working on told her she looked very thin and unhealthy. This, and a friend's advice, led Chyler and Nathan to join a Christian church and ultimately beat their drug addictions.

The actress is most notable for portraying Dr. Lexie Grey on hit ABC series Grey's Anatomy for 113 episodes over five seasons; and she also starred as Janie Briggs in Not Another Teen Movie.

Leigh and West married in Alaska in 2002 and currently have three children, son Noah and daughters Taelyn and Anniston.

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