Justin Chambers Biography
Justin Chambers, a former male fashion model who was discovered by a modeling scout in a Paris Metro station and went on a campaign to represent Calvin Klein's fragrance, is now starring as Dr. Alex Karev on ABC's "Grey's Anatomy" (2005).
He was born on July 11, 1970, in Springfield, Ohio, USA. His is one of five children of John Chambers and Pam Chambers, an Irish-German-American family. He has a twin brother named Jason, one older brother and two older sisters. While on vacation in Paris he was spotted by an agent in a Paris Metro station and soon went on modeling for Calvin Klein, Giorgio Armani, and others throughout Europe, Japan and United States. In the 1990s he settled in New York, where he studied at H.B. Studios for 4 years. That schooling yielded him appearances in several off-Broadway stage productions and a few television roles.
Chambers' first break came in 1995, a four-month gig on a long-running NBC's daytime soap 'Another World', then he appeared opposite Lolita Davidovich in 'Harvest of Shame' (1996) and in CBS's 'Rose Hill' (1997) opposite 'Jennifer Garner'. After that he catapulted to the "IT" list of the late 1990s and was described as "part James Dean, part Marlon Brando" by Harper's Bazaar in 1998. He made his big screen debut in the featured role of a rich WASP who befriended a Jewish kid in Liberty Heights (1999), a Barry Levinson drama. He then starred as D'Artagnan in The Musketeer (2001) alongside Catherine Deneuve and Mena Suvari, then co-starred with Matthew McConaughey and Jennifer Lopez in The Wedding Planner (2001). His career slowed down for a few years, yielding little meaningful exposure in films and on TV, with the exception of a supporting role alongside Uma Thurman and Gena Rowlands in HBO's _Hysterical Blindness (2002 TV movie)_.
In 2005 Chambers made a comeback starring as Dr. Alex Karev opposite Katherine Heigl on ABC's Grey's Anatomy. He also starred as obsessed police detective, Sgt. Matt Parish, in the thriller The Zodiac (2005).
Justin Chambers has been enjoying a happy family life. He is a father of five children with his wife, Keisha Chambers, a model agency booker, whom he met while he was modeling with Calvin Klein. The two have been married since 1993. A longtime New Yorker, he used to travel back and forth from New York to L.A. while his family was still in New York. His wife and children have recently moved to LA with Justin from their New York home.
Spouse - Keisha Chambers (1993 - present) 5 children
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Justin and Keisha have five children. From oldest to youngest, Isabella (b. 1997), twins Maya and Kaila (b. 1999), Eva (b. 2001) and Jackson (b 2002).
Was discovered by a modelling scout on the Paris subway.... subsequently represented Calvin Klein in fragrance campaign
He has a twin brother named Jason. He and Jason have one older brother and two older sisters.
He is from Springfield, Ohio.
1 of 5 siblings of Irish and German extraction.
Wife Keisha is a model agency booker that he met while he was modeling with Calvin Klein.
Both Justin Chambers and "Grey's Anatomy" co-star Chris O'Donnell played the character "D'Artagnan" in different movies based on Alexandre Dumas' "The Three Musketeers". Chambers starred in Peter Hyams' 2001 film, "The Musketeer" while O'Donnell co-starred with Charlie Sheen and Kiefer Sutherland in Stephen Herek's "The Three Musketeers" (1993).
Justin Chambers Filmography
"Grey's Anatomy" .... Dr. Alex Karev (61 episodes, 2005-2007)
- Didn't We Almost Have It All? (2007) TV Episode .... Dr. Alex Karev
- Testing 1-2-3 (2007) TV Episode .... Dr. Alex Karev
- The Other Side of This Life: Part 1 (2007) TV Episode .... Dr. Alex Karev
- The Other Side of This Life: Part 2 (2007) TV Episode .... Dr. Alex Karev
- Desire (2007) TV Episode .... Dr. Alex Karev
The Zodiac (2005) .... Inspector Matt Parish
Southern Belles (2005) .... Rhett Butler
The Secret Service (2004) (TV) .... Charles Brody
"Cold Case" .... Chris Lassing (4 episodes, 2003)
- Churchgoing People (2003) TV Episode .... Chris Lassing
- Our Boy Is Back (2003) TV Episode .... Chris Lassing
- Gleen (2003) TV Episode .... Chris Lassing
- Look Again (2003) TV Episode .... Chris Lassing
For Which It Stands (2003) .... German Soldier
Leo (2002) .... Ryan Eames
Hysterical Blindness (2002) (TV) .... Rick
The Musketeer (2001) .... D'Artagnan
The Wedding Planner (2001) .... Massimo
... aka Wedding Planner - verliebt, verlobt, verplant (Germany)
Liberty Heights (1999) .... Trey Tobelseted
Seasons of Love (1999) (TV) .... Adult Hocking
"Four Corners" (1998) TV Series .... Caleb Haskell
Rose Hill (1997) (TV) .... Cole Clayborne
"Swift Justice" .... Rick (1 episode, 1996)
- Stones (1996) TV Episode .... Rick
Harvest of Fire (1996) (TV) .... George
"New York Undercover" .... Officer Caso (1 episode, 1996)
... aka Uptown Undercover
- Unis (1996) TV Episode .... Officer Caso
"Another World" (1964) TV Series .... Nicholas 'Nick' Hudson #1 (unknown episodes, 1995)
... aka Another World: Bay City
"Grey's Anatomy" (special thanks) (1 episode, 2006)
- Straight to the Heart (2006) TV Episode (special thanks)
Anatomía Unplugged (2007) (TV) (also archive footage) .... Himself
"Jimmy Kimmel Live!" .... Himself (1 episode, 2007)
- Episode dated 8 February 2007 (2007) TV Episode .... Himself
"The View" .... Himself (2 episodes, 2006-2007)
- Episode dated 22 January 2007 (2007) TV Episode .... Himself
- Episode dated 16 May 2006 (2006) TV Episode .... Himself
"Entertainment Tonight" .... Himself (1 episode, 2007)
... aka E.T. (USA: informal title)
... aka ET Weekend (Australia: weekend title)
... aka Entertainment This Week (weekend title)
... aka This Week in Entertainment (USA: weekend title)
- Episode dated 22 January 2007 (2007) TV Episode .... Himself
2006 American Music Awards (2006) (TV) .... Himself - Presenter
"The Oprah Winfrey Show" .... Himself (1 episode, 2006)
... aka Oprah (USA: short title)
- On Location: Oprah on the Set of Grey's Anatomy (2006) TV Episode .... Himself
"Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show" .... Himself (2 episodes, 2006)
- Episode dated 10 October 2006 (2006) TV Episode .... Himself
- Episode dated 10 April 2006 (2006) TV Episode .... Himself
- Every Moment Counts (2007) TV Episode .... Dr. Alex Karev
- Complications of the Heart (2006) TV Episode .... Dr. Alex Karev
- Under Pressure (2006) TV Episode .... Dr. Alex Karev
- Straight to the Heart (2006) TV Episode .... Dr. Alex Karev
Getting Into Grey's Anatomy (2006) (TV) .... Dr. Alex Karev