Since the first episode, Miranda Bailey’s story arc has been one of the most important parts of the ABC medical drama Grey’s Anatomy.
Bailey made Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital work when he was a general surgery resident and then when he was the Chief of Surgery. This was true even when the hospital was facing a lot of problems. Because Bailey didn’t give up when things got hard and was brave enough to do the “right thing,” the hospital is one of the best in the country.
But in the last episode of the 18th season, Bailey leaves Grey Sloan, which shocked fans of the character and the show. When the hospital starts a new part of its story in the nineteenth season, will Bailey be back in her position as Chief of Surgery? Wilson has been on the show for about seventeen and a half years.
Is Bailey going to come back to Grey Sloan?
At the end of the 18th season, Bailey and Richard Webber work together to save the Grey Sloan residency program. Even though they tried hard, Jamarah Blake temporarily shuts down the program. Bailey is also shocked to find out that Owen Hunt and Teddy Altman have been killing war veterans with drugs from their hospital. Meredith Grey’s plan to move to Minnesota makes her even more angry. Bailey starts to think that she doesn’t have to give up her life all by herself to keep Grey Sloan alive. In the last episode of the 18th season, she quits her job as Chief of Surgery and gives Meredith the key to her office.
But Bailey may not be able to leave Grey Sloan for good. She has spent her whole life in the operating rooms, rooms, and hallways of the hospital. Her decision to quit is probably not the result of a lot of thought. Instead, it is probably a quick response to the extra work she has to do. Bailey must have been feeling tired because of Richard’s time off, Owen and Teddy’s crimes, Jamarah’s bad choice, Meredith’s plans to leave the hospital, and the lack of blood. Even though Bailey still wants to be with Grey Sloan, that doesn’t mean she’s done with him for good.
In the first episode of the nineteenth season, Bailey goes back to the hospital as a “visitor” to see the new people who live there. From the fact that she went back, it’s clear that she can’t completely get away from Grey Sloan. The same visit could also mean that she’s starting to miss the hospital, whose good name is owed to her sacrifices. Since Bailey’s job is also temporarily filled by Meredith, it is safe to assume that no one at Grey Sloan has accepted that Bailey is gone for good.
As Meredith and Richard find solutions to problems like the closing of the residential program, Owen’s illegal actions, etc., which led Bailey to resign, we can hope that she will be back as Chief of Surgery at the hospital soon.
Does Chandra Wilson have plans to leave Grey’s Anatomy?
No, Chandra Wilson is not leaving “Grey’s Anatomy” any time soon. Before the start of the nineteenth season, it was confirmed that Wilson will be a full-time cast member for the whole season. So, it’s likely that Bailey’s appearance in the first episode of season 19 won’t be the last time we see her. Wilson has made it clear over the years that she wants to be in the show until the end. Wilson told Variety in December 2020, “I always say ’till the wheels fall off, I’ll be there.'”
As of now, neither Wilson nor ABC has given any sign that the actress has changed her mind. “I keep showing up when they call and tell me we’re doing another one! “I would love to see the end of her [Bailey]—I would love to see the completion of that arc, not only as a character but with the show as a whole—but everything is always decided by the story. But what a great story to be able to say that I started and finished, that’s a very cool story,” Wilson told Variety.
As things stand, Bailey’s supposed resignation from Grey Sloan is probably just a plot point for the season 18 finale and not a sign that she is leaving. Taking these things into account, we think that Chandra Wilson will keep appearing on “Grey’s Anatomy.”
Wilson was born and grew up in the Texas city of Houston. Her postal worker mother wanted to keep her daughter busy, so she signed Chandra up for a lot of activities after school. “When I was four years old, my mom decided she didn’t want a bored child in the house,” Wilson says. “So, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, I started taking dance lessons. On Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, I took acting classes, and on Saturdays, I did modeling. And that was how I grew up.” In an interview with Broadway.com, she said, “When I was five, my first show was The King and I.”
Wilson was in musicals with Houston’s Theatre Under the Stars Company when he was only five years old.
She went to Houston’s High School for the Performing and Visual Arts and then to New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, where she got her BFA in drama in 1991. She went to school at the Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute for the next four years, from 1991 to 1995, while also getting professional theater credits. In 1991, she made her New York debut in The Good Times Are Killing Me, for which she won a Theater World Award for Outstanding Debut Performance. Off-Broadway shows of Paper Moon: The Musical and Little Shop of Horrors are among her other early stage credits.
Wilson started getting guest spots on prime-time TV shows while she was making a name for herself on the New York stage. She was on The Cosby Show in 1989, Law & Order in 1992, and the CBS Schoolbreak Special in 1993. (1992). She made her big-screen debut in the 1993 movie Philadelphia, which starred Tom Hanks and Denzel Washington. Wilson had a hard time getting bigger roles for many years, even though she was praised for almost all of her roles. Wilson worked part-time as a teller at Deutsche Bank for eight years to make ends meet while she tried to become a big star.
Wilson’s big break came in 2005, when she was cast as Dr. Miranda Bailey on the popular ABC show Grey’s Anatomy.
Wilson’s first regular role on a network TV show was in the short-lived 2001 show Bob Patterson, which starred Jason Alexander after Seinfeld. Robert Bianco wrote in a review for USA Today that Wilson was “the only person in the show you might want to see again.” In the same way, the Los Angeles Times said, “Bob’s new assistant Claudia (Chandra Wilson) is the only character who is written in a funny way.” She also had small parts in Lone Star (2001), Third Watch (2001), Law & Order SVU (2001), Sex and the City (2002), and The Sopranos (2004). (1996).
Wilson also worked in theater. In The Good Times Are Killing Me, she played Bonna Willis, and she was in Caroline, or Change, which was nominated for a Tony Award. Wilson is a good singer who has been in shows like “On the Town” (1998), “Avenue Q” (2003), and “Caroline, or Change” (1998). (2004).
Wilson was a temporary worker at Deutsche Bank Alex. Brown, where she made presentations for the investment banking units. She worked at the Banker’s Trust office on 130 Liberty Street, which was right across the street from the World Trade Center’s South Tower, until 9/11, when terrorists destroyed that building. Wilson tried out for the Grey’s Anatomy pilot while she was still working at a bank. She was cast as Miranda Bailey, a role that was at first meant for a white woman with blonde hair. The show was a big hit. Wilson was nominated for an Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama in 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009. She was nominated for and won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Female Actor in a Drama Series in 2007. She also won a SAG Award as part of the Grey’s Anatomy cast, which won Best Ensemble in a Drama Series.
Wilson’s first time directing a TV show was the seventh episode of Grey’s Anatomy’s sixth season, called “Give Peace a Chance.” She also directed episode 17 of the same season, called “Push.” She also directed episode 5 of season 7, “Almost Grown,” episode 21 of season 8, “Moment of Truth,” episode 6 of season 9, and episode 17 of season 9, called “Transplant Wasteland.” The part of Dr. Bailey, the supervisor of the hospital interns, was written for a small, blonde-haired white woman, but Wilson, a full-figured African-American woman, gave such a good audition that the show’s producers decided to give it to her. She joked later, “Besides, I knew the casting director.” Wilson’s performance as the tough-as-nails Dr. Bailey got her a lot of praise. Wilson was nominated for an Emmy Award every year from 2006 to 2009, and she won the NAACP Image Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series every year from 2007 to 2010. She also won the Favorite Scene-Stealing Star award from the People’s Choice Awards in 2008. Wilson was still the star of Grey’s Anatomy in 2009, but she took a short break from the show to play Mama Morton in a revival of Chicago on Broadway.
Wilson said that the only thing that is different about her acting career now compared to ten years ago is that people recognize her on the street. “The only change in my career is that I’m more known now,” she insisted. “People say I’m successful now, but I feel like I was successful when I was in summer stock.” She also knows that her newfound fame and wealth are not set in stone. Wilson was careful not to burn any bridges when she finally quit her job at Deutsche Bank to focus on her role in Grey’s Anatomy. She told me, “They told me I could return if I didn’t like acting. “Keep my seat warm,” I told them.”
Wilson was a guest star on the ABC daytime soap opera General Hospital in 2014. She played a patient named Tina Estrada. In 2018, she played Dr. Linda Massey on General Hospital. In April 2019, it was announced that Wilson would be a guest star on General Hospital for the third time, this time as Sydney Val Jean.