Justin Chambers is an actor who is currently portraying the character of “Dr. Alex Karev” on ABC’s TV show, Grey’s Anatomy. Before going into acting, Justin Chambers was a fashion model and has modeled for top fashion brands including Calvin Klein and Armani. Justin is a twin and the twin brother is Jason Chambers who is also an actor. He is married and has also given birth to twins. As you read on. you’ll find that there is so much more to know about this handsome actor.
Justin Chambers Bio, Age
Justin Willman Chambers was born July 11, 1970, in Springfield, Ohio. His parents, who were both deputy sheriffs are John William Eugene Chambers II, father and Pamela Sue Chambers, who is his mother. Justin has a twin brother named Jason Chambers and both of them are the youngest of three other siblings – a brother John Jnr. and two sisters Mia and Susan Chamers. He and his brother, Jason suffered recurrent spells of pneumonia while growing up. He had his high school education at the Southeastern High School, South Charleston, Ohio before going to New York to study acting at the HB Studio and Ron Stetson Studios for four years. He also attended Springfield Clark County Joint Vocational School, graduated in 1989 and have been inducted into their Alumni Hall of Fame. Justin Chambers is of mixed ancestry, a combination of English, Irish, and German descent but he has American nationality and his ethnicity is white.
Justin Chambers sold orthopedic shoes in high school and wanted to be a dentist while he was growing up, but he embraced a career in modeling after it was suggested to him by a modeling scout who met him while he was vacationing in Paris. The bold move paid off as he went on to model for top world class fashion brands such as Giorgio Armani, Calvin Klein, and even Dolce & Gabbana in a modeling career that saw him travel three continents – North America, Europe, and Asia.
After his short but successful stint with modeling, Justin decided to pursue a career in acting. He has featured in several movies and TV series since his first feature as Nicholas Hudson in soap opera, Another World. He went on to appear in Harvest of Fire (1996) and Rose Hill with Jennifer Garner in 1997. He made his film debut in 1999 when he appeared in Barry Levinson drama film, Liberty Heights as Trey Tobelseted, a rich protestant. His stock kept rising from then on. He starred as “D’Artagnan” in The Musketeer and The Wedding Planner alongside Jennifer Lopez in 2001.
In 2005, after a 4-year hiatus, Justin featured in The Zodiac as “Sgt. Matt Parish” before landing a major role on ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy which began airing that year. He is still on the hugely successful TV series which is in its 14th season at the moment. He features as “Dr. Alex Karev” alongside Ellen Pompeo whose character in the series is “Meredith Grey”. Since 2007, Justin has been paid $125,000 for every episode of the show he features in and for his net worth, there are varying reports as to what the actual figure is but it is believed to be between $4-18 million.
Family, Twin Brother
Justin Chambers comes from a family of five. He has three older siblings – a brother, John Chambers III and two sisters, Mia and Susan Chambers. He also has a twin brother named Jason Chambers. Jason is also an actor but asides from being an actor, he is also a mixed martial artist and also a sports commentator.
Is Justin Chambers Married? Wife, Kids
Yes, Justin Chambers is married to former model agency booker, Keisha Chambers. The duo met in 1992 while Justin worked as a model and at that time, Keisha also worked as a model booker with a modeling agency. The lovebirds got married in 1993 and have five lovely kids together. Their first daughter is Isabella Chambers, who was born one year after their wedding in December 1994. Being a twin himself, their second born children are twins – Maya and Kaila Chambers, born in June 1997. Eva Chambers was born in March 1999 while their son, Jackson was born in January 2002. Keisha and Justin also adopted two dogs and also own a beagle.
Quick Facts – Zodiac Sign, Height
Name: Justin Willman Chambers
Nickname: Justin Chambers
Profession: Actor, Former model
Birth Date: July 11, 1970
Zodiac sign: Cancer
Birth Place: Springfield, Ohio, United States
Parents: John Chambers II and Pamela Sue Chambers
Marital Status: Married
Spouse: Keisha Chambers (m. 1993)
Children: 5 (Isabella, Maya, Kaila, Eva, and Jackson Chambers)
Height: 5ft 9in (180 cm)
Weight: 78 kg (172 pounds)
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Dark brown
Annual Salary: N/A
Net Worth: Between $4-18 million