Who is Chyler Leigh?

Chyler Leigh whose full name happens to be Chyler Leigh West is an American singer, actor, and model. She got recognized by people after starring Janey Briggs in the comedy film Not Another Teen Movie, Lexie Grey in the ABC medical drama series Grey’s Anatomy, and Alex Danvers in the series Supergirl.

Quick Info
Birth NameChyler Leigh West
BornApril 10, 1982
Age38 yrs
MotherYvonne Norton
Height5 feet 6.5 inches
Weight57 kgs
HusbandNathan West
ChildrenNoah Wilde West, Taelyn Leigh West, and Anniston Kae West
Net Worth$5 million

Chyler Leigh

Chyler Leigh bio

Chyler Leigh was born on April 10, 1982.  She was born in Charlotte but raised in Virginia Beach, Virginia where her parents ran a weight-loss business. The business soon went bankrupt and drowned out. Chyler’s parents got separated when she was 12 years old. Her mother remarried her first husband. Chyler, her mother, and her older brother – former actor Christopher Khayman Lee – then moved to Miami. She was estranged from her father for many years following her parents’ divorce, but they have since reconciled. At the age of 16, Chyler Leigh passed the California High School Proficiency Exam. 

Chyler Leigh started working at a very young age.  She started her modeling career when in eighth grade. She with her mother reshifted to Los Angeles so that Leigh could develop her acting career.

Chyler Leigh and Nathan West

At the age of 16, Chyler Leigh and Nathan West who was 20 years old got connected and both of them attended auditions for the pilot of an unsuccessful WB series titled Saving Graces. They began their relationship and both of them left home to move together. In an interview, Chyler describes that time for them as being “broken” as both of them had troubled family lives and difficult upbringings.

These all problems made them hunt for drugs and all. They started using drugs like cocaine, which quickly escalated into addiction. Everything was normal, but a catalyst for change eventually came in 2001 when Chyler was not selected by the director of Not Another Teen Movie as she looked very unhealthy and thin. This blew both minds. Around that time Chyler and her husband West attended a Christian church service, which helped them in recovery. After that, they married. 

Age, height, and weight

Chyler Leigh, despite her young looks, is 38 years. She stands at a height of 5 feet and 6.5 inches and weighs 57 kg.

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Movies and Tv shows

Chyler Leigh started her acting career at a very early age and debuted in movies at age 15 in 1997’s Kickboxing Academy. She started to host local TV shows and modeling; in 2001. She got the lead role in the movie Not Another Teen as Janey Briggs.  After that, she appeared in Marilyn Manson’s music video “Tainted Love”. This song appeared in a movie. No doubt, Chyler is a real beauty who ranked #65 on the Maxim Hot 100 Women of 2002.

She worked in the two short-lived TV series: Girls Club, and That ’80s Show. After this series, she became a series regular on the ABC legal drama The Practice. This got to let go at the end of the season due to budget cuts.  After completing this, in September 2005 Chyler joined the cast of Reunion.

Chyler Leigh appeared as a woman in Joe’s bar whom Derek Shepherd noticed during the final two episodes of the third season. She became an official series regular for season four and remained so until the eighth-season finale. This is because she chose to depart from the show after five years to spend more time with her family. 

Chyler started her next journey in October 2015 as she began starring in a lead role in the CBS/CW DC Comics television show Supergirl as Alex Danvers. She worked with Melissa Benoist, David Harewood, Blake Jenner, Mehcad Brooks, and Jenna Dewan. She played an elder sister and a government agent at the DEO.

Her next work started on June 18, 2017, a single “Spirit of Samba” by Laurent Voulzy featuring Leigh, Nina Miranda, Luisa Maita, and Eloisa.

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Music Video

Leigh also made music videos named “Westleigh” with her husband. Both of them performed covers and originals songs. On the occasion of their thirteen anniversary, in 2015, Leigh and West wrote “Love Lit The Sky”. They also released the single “Nowhere” during Valentine of the year 2017. She has taken part in her husband’s tours also.

Husband and Kids

Chyler Leigh is still with Nathan West since 2002. This couple worked together in 2000 on the television series 7th Heaven.

She has three kids: Noah Wilde West, Taelyn Leigh West, and Anniston Kae West.

Net worth 

Chyler Leigh has a net worth of $5 million. Her major sources of income are acting in movies and television, modeling, and singing.

Social media of Chyler Leigh

This social media influencer serves us information about her life on Instagram and Twitter with username @chy_leigh and @chy_leigh respectively. She has 1.8 M followers on Instagram and 368.8k followers on Twitter.