Justin Willman Chambers is professional known as Justin Chambers. Before being indulged into acting, Justin was a model.
Justin gained popularity through his role of Dr. Alex Karev in medical drama TV show Grey’s Anatomy. The role earned him a lot of public attention and thus nominated for many awards.
However, prior his cast in Grey’s Anatomy, Justin had minor and frequent roles in like Liberty Heights and Another World.
Justin Chambers was born on 11th July of 1970 in Ohio in the Unites States. He was born to father John William Eugene Chambers II and mother, Pamela Sue. Both his parents were Deputy Sheriffs. Justin and his twin brother Jason are the youngest after an elder brother and two elder sisters.
He and his siblings were raised in Springfield.
For high school, Justin went to Southeastern High School. The school lies in Ohio.
But later on, he moved to NYC. There he studied at studios of H.B. and Ron Stetson for four years.
Initially, Justin grew up wanting to become a dentist. However, he later got into model after being discovered by a modeling scout when he was in a metro in Paris.
As a model
Justin was assigned by Calvin Klein for their fragrance range. He eventually worked for different companies including Armani, Dolce & Gabbana.
Career in acting
Later on, Justin decided to quit modeling and take up acting. So, he started studying drama at the H.B. Studio.
He made debut as an actor through a music video of Dave Matthews Band. He was featured in the music video for the song called ‘Ants Marching.’
Later he got a frequent role as Nicholas Hudson in Another World. At the same time, he has a similar role in New York Undercover.
Justin got his first regular role in 1998 on ‘Four Corners’ which is a soap opera. Unfortunately, the show got canceled soon after.
However, after the opera, he made appearances in many TC films like Seasons of Love, Rose Hill, etc.
Justin played the starring role in numerous movies in 1999’s Liberty Heights as Trey, 2001’s The Wedding Planner as Massimo and much more.
In 2002, he also starred in Hysterical Blindness which is an HBO Original.
Later in the year 2003, Chambers was cast as one of the title characters in Cold Case. However, he stopped to appear in the show after just four episodes.
Finally, in August of 2004, he was cast in drama show Grey’s Anatomy as Alex Karev, surgical intern. Additionally, this role is considered to be his best work and won notable awards like the Satellite Award.
In 2013, Chambers appeared in two films Broken City and Justice Leauge as Ryan Blake and The Flash.
Awards and Nominations
Justin won a Satellite Award for the category ‘Best Cast – Television Series’ in 2006 for Grey’s Anatomy.
In 2014, he also won a Prism Award for the category ‘ Performance in a Drama Series Multi-Episode Storyline.’
Recently in 2017, he won a People’s Choice Award in the category ‘Favorite Dramatic TV Actor.’
Actor Justin Chambers is currently 46-years-old, and his star sign is Cancer. He has a height of 5 ft 11 in and weighs 170 pounds (77 kg). He has an average body build along with his light brown eyes and hair.
Relationship, Marriage, and Children
Justin met his current wife Keisha Chambers who previously worked as a model agency booker during his modeling career. The duo got married in 1993 after a long relationship.
The duo currently has five children. Their first child Isabella was born on December of 1994. They also had twins in June of 1997, and they are Maya and Kaila.
The duo had their fourth child Eva in March of 1999 and the year 2002; they had their fifth child Jackson.
Justin revealed in January of 2008 that he has the biological sleep disorder. However, he sought help from UCLA Medical Center of LA. He did so after he grew exhausted as he was sleeping only for 2 hours in a week.
Currently, he is practicing yoga and also living a healthy life.
Justin has a total of 432 thousand followers on his official Twitter page and he also has 877 thousand followers on his Instagram page.
The estimated net worth of Justin Chambers is $4 million. He earned the sum through his career in acting and modeling.
At the end of 2016, it was rumored that Justin would not appear in the 13th season of Grey’s Anatomy. But the news has not been confirmed until now.