Who is Chandra Russell?
Chandra is an American actress, probably best known to the world as Officer Turner in the TV series “South Side” (2019-2021), in addition to several other popular roles that she’s secured so far in her career. Moreover, she’s perhaps as well known as the wife of American writer, actor and comedian Bashir Salahuddin.
Chandra Russell Wiki: Age, Childhood, and Education
Chandra was born in Chicago, Illinois, USA; she hasn’t revealed the exact date of her birth, but it is believed that she’s in her early 40s. Of African-American ancestry, Chandra hasn’t talked much about her family, sharing only the name of her mother Debbyrah, while there is no info on her father and any siblings.
Regarding her education, it’s only known that Chandra attended the prestigious New York Tisch School of the Arts, where she studied acting.
Chandra’s career started in 2013, when she was chosen for the role of Zora in the TV comedy series “Downtown Girls”, co-starring Emebeit Beyene, Crystal Boyd and Chivonne Michelle. Chandra even made her directing debut, with five episodes of the acclaimed series in 2014.
She portrayed Marlene in the short film “Run” in 2014, and continued with roles in short films, such as “Night Shades”, “Things Girl BFFs Do” (2015) and “Yelping Yelp” all in 2015, while two years later, she appeared in another short film, “Thirsty Girl”.
In 2019, Chandra secured her most prominent role to date as Officer Turner in the award-winning comedy series “South Side”, which has launched her to stardom. It also features her husband Bashir, Quincy Young and Kareme Young, among several other stars.
As of mid- 2022, Chandra Russell’s net worth has been estimated to be around $500,000, earned through her successful career as an actress, during which she’s already appeared in around eight film and TV titles.
Personal Life, Dating, Married, Husband, Children
When it comes to her personal life, Chandra doesn’t share too much info. According to sources, she’s been married to Bashir Salahuddin since 2017.
The wedding ceremony was held on 12 August at The Lodge in Whitefish Lake, Montana, with only close friends and family in attendance. The couple now has two children together, a son Ali Miche, but they haven’t revealed the name or gender of their second child.
Chandra Russell Husband, Bashir Salahuddin Biography
Bashir Salahuddin was born on 6 July 1976, in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He’s one of six children born to Islamic parents, who divorced in the early 2000s. After high school, he enrolled at Harvard University as a pre-medical student, and graduated in 1998.
However, he then pursued acting instead of medicine, even attending the Hangar Theatre’s training program, where he met Diallo Riddle, who quickly became his writing partner.
Once he finished his studies at Harvard, Chandra’s husband returned to Chicago, where he worked as a paralegal to save enough money, and then move permanently to Los Angeles.
He joined Warner Brothers as a personal assistant, but also worked as a waiter to support himself. He began making short videos with Diallo, and were soon noticed by David Alan Grier, who hired them as writers for the show “Chocolate News” in 2008.
The following year, he joined Jimmy Fallon’s show as a writer through 2011, contributing to a total of 402 episodes of the critically acclaimed show.
Since then, Bashir has worked on the television movie “Brothers in Atlanta” (2016) and the TV series “South Side” (2019-2021), among other projects.
As an actor, Bashir made his debut in 2002 as Cop #1 in the TV series “The Drew Carey Show”, and later that decade, he made appearances in such projects as “Kitchen Confidential” and “Grey’s Anatomy” in 2005, “Help Me Help You” (2006), and “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles” (2008).
Moreover, from 2009 to 2012, he made more than 70 appearances in the “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” show, portraying various characters in a variety of sketches.
In 2015, he was Malik in the TV series “Looking”, and reprised the role in the television movie of the same title in 2016.
Bashir was quite busy in 2017; he appeared in the award-winning action comedy film “Snatched”, with Amy Schumer, Goldie Hawn and Kim Caramele in the lead roles.
Then, he started portraying Keith Bang in the TV series “GLOW”, which ran until 2019, while he also featured in the TV series “Curb Your Enthusiasm”, among other projects.
Concurrently, in 2018 he portrayed Stu in the film “Gringo”, and Detective Summerville in the film “A Simple Favor”.
To speak further of his accomplishments, Bashir starred as Officer Goodnight in the TV series “South Side” (2019-2021), and appeared in the Academy Award-winning romantic drama film “Marriage Story”, starring Adam Driver, Scarlett Johansson and Julia Greer.
Moreover, he was Sherman McDaniels in the TV series “Sherman’s Showcase” from 2019 to 2021, while most recently, he played Brendan Morris in the TV mini-series “The Dropout” (2022), and had a prominent role in the sequel of the eponymous film “Top Gun”, entitled “Top Gun: Maverick”, starring Tom Cruise, Jennifer Connelly and Miles Teller.
Bashir is currently working on the action film “Paradise”, scheduled for release late in 2022.
According to sources, Bashir Salahuddin’s net worth has been estimated to be around $1 million, as of mid- 2022.