Professionally known by the name of Chyler Leigh, Chyler Leigh West is an American actress. Leigh is best known for her role of Janey Briggs in comedy film ‘Not Another Teen Movie’. Her portrayal of Dr. Lexie Grey in show Grey’s Anatomy is also considered to be one of her best works.
Leigh was also cast as Alexandra “Alex” Danvers in series Supergirl in the year 2015.
Chyler Leigh West was born on 10th April of 1982 in North Carolina, USA. She was born to father, Robert Potts, and mother Yvonne Norton.
Her parents had a business in Weight Loss Company in Virginia Beach. She also was raised there. Unfortunately, the business went down when he was 12, and this was followed by separation of her parents.
The separation resulted in Leigh moving to Miami with her mother. She even detached herself from her father for many years. However, they are in good terms now.
Her brother Christopher Khayman Lee is an actor too.
Leigh attended Trantwood Elementary School. She later joined California High School Proficiency Exam and passed it when she was 16.
Leigh started her career as a model. She first started, she was in 8th grade.
Soon she began to appear in commercials and even in Hall Pass, a teen news show. This was the turning point of her acting career.
As an actress
Leigh made her debut in the action movie ‘Kickboxing Academy’ in 1997 where she played the role of Cindy, opposite to her own brother as her love interest. she Leigh was only 15 when she portrayed the character.
At the same time, Leigh was still involved in modeling was hosting shows. However, in 2001, she was cast as the title role in Not Another Teen Movie. In the film, her character was Janey Briggs, and the movie also was a huge hit.
Soon, different projects followed, and she was featured in the music video of Marilyn Manson called ‘Tainted Love.’
In 2002, she as ranked 65th hottest women out of 100 by Maxim.
Leigh was also a cast in Girls Club as Sarah Mickle (Lawyer) in the same year. However, the show did not last long.
Similarly, she was also in another short-lived series That ’80s ‘Show as June Tuesday’.
Later she was cast in ‘The Practice’ as a regular. But budget problems resulted in cutting off her character.
However, in September of 2005, Leigh starred in in ‘Reunion’.
By 23, Leigh was already involved with three different television shows.
Grey’s Anatomy and recent works
Leigh made an appearance in the season 3’s finale of drama show Grey’s Anatomy. Later it is revealed in the show that she is the sister of the lead character, Lexie Grey.
Her character was made regular in the 4th season until the finale of the 8th season.
Currently, she is playing the role of the lead character in TV show ‘Supergirl’. She as cast in the series in 2015.
Awards and Nominations
So far, Chyler Leigh has only won the Young Hollywood Awards in 2002 under the catergory ‘Exciting New Face- Female.’
Leigh is currently 34-years-old. She is 5ft 6in. and weighs 115 pounds (55 kg). Leigh has a body size of 34-23-35 in, and her breast size is 34B.
She also has a huge tattoo on her lower back.
Relationship, Marriage, and Children
Leigh got married to actor Nathan West on 20th July of 2002. They first met during an audition when Leight was just 16. They soon started dating.
In December of 2003, the pair gave birth to their first children Noah Wilde. Later in September of 2006, they gave birth to their second child Taelyn Leigh and finally on 7th May of 2009, the duo had their third child Anniston Kae.
After meeting her future husband West, she moved over to live with him. However, they both had family isssues which caused. They were both depressed and started using cocaine for relief.
Later she broke her addiction after joining Christian church service. The duo has been clean since 2002.
Leigh has a total of 495 thousand followers on her official Instagram page and 204 thousand followers on her Twitter page.
The estimated net worth of actress Chyler Leigh for the year 2017 is under review. However, in the year 2015, her estimated net worth was $3 million. She earned $187.5 thousand during her presence in Grey’s Anatomy.
Leigh did get into a lot of controversies and feuds when she was dealing with drug addiction.