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  • Real name : Justin W. Chambers
  • Place of birth : Springfield
  • Date of birth : 11/07/1970



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Justin Chambers (1970)

Justin W. Chambers

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Justin W. Chambers is an American actor and former Calvin Klein male fashion model. As of 2005, he is starring in the ABC drama series Grey's Anatomy as Dr. Alex Karev.
He is also known for his role in the first season of the CBS crime drama series Cold Case.


 personal life
Chambers was born in Springfield, Ohio, the son of Pam and John Chambers. He has a fraternal twin brother named Jason, one older brother John Jr. , and two older sisters, Mia and Susan. He and his twin brother visited hospitals often as children due to frequent bouts with pneumonia. He attended Southeastern High School in South Charleston, Ohio, and later Springfield Clark JVS. In 1993, he married Keisha, a former model agency booker. The couple has five children: Isabella , twins Maya and Kaila , Eva and Jackson . His wife and children have recently moved from their home in a suburb just outside of New York City to Los Angeles.

In late January 2008, Chambers admitted that he suffered from biological sleep disorder. The actor checked himself into Los Angeles' UCLA Medical Center to treat exhaustion due to the sleep disorder after a period of getting only two hours of sleep each week.

Chambers was discovered by a modeling scout on the Paris Metro and went on to represent Calvin Klein in a fragrance campaign. He worked throughout Europe, Japan, and the United States for CK, Armani, and Dolce & Gabbana1. After deciding on an acting career, he moved to New York, where he studied at H.B. Studios for four years. That landed him a few television roles, including Another World and New York Undercover. More recently, he starred in several movies, notably Liberty Heights ,The Wedding Planner , The Musketeer Southern Belles , The Zodiac ,and the HBO original movie Hysterical Blindness . Chambers was cast as one of the leads in the CBS crime drama Cold Case but left after appearing in only four episodes. Now he plays resident Alex Karev on the hit ABC medical show Grey's Anatomy. In 2006, he was awarded a Screen Actors Guild Award along with his fellow cast members for an "Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series".

He guest-starred on the Grey's Anatomy spin-off, Private Practice, for the Grey's Anatomy/Private Practice crossover event.

His first major acting role came in the music video for "Ants Marching" by Dave Matthews Band, in 1994.

Chambers appeared on an episode of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, helping build a home for the Almquest family.

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