Who is Keisha Chambers?

Being the wife of a famous actor certainly has its advantages, but there is also the other side of the story. We can’t judge what this means for Keisha Chambers, but she is perhaps known best as the wife of Justin Chambers, famous Doctor Karev from the “Grey’s Anatomy” TV series.

If you would like to know more about her, keep on reading this article, and here you will find all facts about her life, how she met her future husband, about their wedding and children.

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Early life and education

Keisha is quite secretive when it comes to her personal matters, and she doesn’t have any social media accounts (at least not under her name) thus it was hard to find out when she celebrates her birthday, and so what her zodiac sign is.

However, we know that she was born in 1970, in London, a city in Madison County, Ohio USA. She holds American nationality and her ethnicity is African-American. As of October 2022, she’s aged 52.

Raised in a middle-class family by her parents alongside two older brothers, Keisha dreamed of a better life for herself; she wanted to be a model, and her idol was Naomi Campbell.

Upon matriculating from high school in 1988, she moved to New York City, USA and after being rejected by various modeling agencies, she made a decision that she would become an agent instead a model.

Relationship and wedding

In the early ’90s, Keisha was working as a model agent, and fate set up a meeting with a young, aspiring model, Justin Chambers. They were working together during the campaign for Calvin Klein, and eventually started a relationship.

The two exchanged their wedding vows in 1993, and since they both prefer to keep their private lives under wraps, they haven’t shared the exact wedding date, and the location is also secret. The ceremony was held in presence of their closest family members and friends.

Sandra Oh, Justin Chambers & wife Keisha at the Grey's Anatomy 200th episode party in 2013. 😍🥂✨..📷: sistaonthemove/IG#justinchambers #sandraoh #alexkarev #cristinayang #greysanatomy #throwback

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In his interview for Good Housekeeping, Justin said about their marriage: ‘Every relationship has its ups and downs, but I’m glad I get to go through the ups and downs with her. I just feel really fortunate to have found someone who will be my partner on this journey.’

Children

Keisha and Justin have five children together – eldest Isabella was born in December 1994, twins Kaila and Maya in June 1997, and Eva, their fourth daughter, was born in March 1999. Their only son Jackson, was born in January 2002.

When they were asked about planning to have more kids, Justin answered that five children are enough, plus they have a beagle and two rescue dogs, he added jokingly.

Who is her husband, Justin Chambers?

Born Justin Willman Chambers under the zodiac sign of Cancer on 11 July 1970, this former model and actor with over 25 acting credits to his name, is a Springfield, Ohio native, and comes from a family of Irish, English and German descent.

He has a twin brother, Jason, two sisters Susan and Mia, and another brother John Jr. They were raised by their parents John William Eugene Chambers III and Pamela Sue (nee Wilman) Chambers, both deputy sheriffs.

Speaking of Justin’s educational background, he attended Southeastern High School, and upon matriculating in 1988, he moved to New York City, where he studied acting at Ron Stetson and HB Studios for four years.

Modeling and acting career

Justin was discovered by a modeling agent while he was standing in the Paris Metro, in France, and his first gig was in advertising campaigns for Calvin Klein perfumes. He also worked around Europe, and in Japan and the US, for brands such as Armani and Dolce & Gabbana.

Subsequently, he decided to pursue an acting career., and Justin made his debut portraying Nick Hudson in the 1995 series “Another World”. In the following year, he guest starred in an episode of the series “New York Undercover”, before he was cast to play George in the TV movie “Harvest of Fire”.

In 1997, he was seen as Cole Clayborne in another TV movie, “Rose Hill”, followed by his role as Caleb Haskell in the series “Four Corners” in 1998.

Justin made his big-screen debut portraying Trey Tobelsted in the 1999 movie “Liberty Heights”, a musical comedy-drama starring Adrien Brody and Joe Mantegna, and in the same year he was seen as Adult Hocking in the TV mini-series “Seasons of Love”.

In 2001, Justin appeared in two blockbuster movies, “The Wedding Planner”, and “The Musketeer” in which he portrayed D’Artagnan, which was his first lead role.

In the following year, Justin co-starred in “Leo”, and one of his notable roles was his portrayal of Matt Parish in the horror crime-drama, based on a true story about an elusive serial killer, entitled “The Zodiac” (2005), starring opposite Rory Culkin and Robin Tunney.

“Grey’s Anatomy”

From 2005 until 2020, he starred as Doctor Alex Karev in 358 episodes of the series “Grey’s Anatomy”, and besides numerous nominations and awards he shares with the rest of the cast, he won the Prism Award for Male Performance in a Drama Series Multi-Episode Storyline in 2014, and People’s Choice Awards, USA for Favorite Dramatic TV Actor in 2017.

Doctor Karev is one of the favorite characters, and when Justin stated that he was leaving the show, fans were disappointed. He said that he left because he needed to ‘turn the page’, and although it was hard for him to go, he believed that he made a good choice.

Concurrently, Justin was seen in the 2008 movie “Lakeview Terrace”, starring Samuel L. Jackson, Kerry Washington and Patrick Wilson. He also made an appearance as Ryan in the 2013 action crime-drama “Broken City” starring Mark Wahlberg, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Russell Crowe.

Justin was next seen as Marlon Brando, in the biographical drama “The Offer” which follows the story of Albert S. Ruddy, an Oscar-winning producer, and his experiences of making the cult 1972 movie “The Godfather”; it premiered on 28 April 2022. This was Justin’s first role after “Grey’s Anatomy”, and viewers were amazed by his transformation. Critics have supported his decision to move on, and predict a continued successful acting career for him in the years to come.

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