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Chyler Leigh West (born April 10, 1982 in Charlotte, North Carolina) is an American actress.

She's perhaps best known for her roles in television, namely Grey's Anatomy as Dr. Lexie Grey —the younger sister of titular lead Meredith Grey— and Kara Danvers's adoptive sister Alex, who used to be a doctor up in Seattle and was introduced in a plane crash on Supergirl.

Leigh is also recognized for her role as Janey Briggs in the teen comedy parody Not Another Teen Movie, starring opposite Chris Evans.

Her brother is Christopher Khayman Lee - Andros, the Red Space Ranger. In 2002, Leigh married her frequent costar Nathan West, with whom she has a son and two daughters.


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  • Actor Allusion: As noted above, her character in Grey's Anatomy is the sister of the main character, who works as a doctor in Seattle, and dies in a plane crash in her parting episode. In Supergirl, she is the sister of the main character, who survives a plane crash in her debut episode, and mentions having worked in Seattle as a doctor.
  • Incestuous Casting: Infamously, she and her brother Christopher Khayman Lee play lovers and share several kissing scenes together in Kickboxing Academy.
  • Romance on the Set: She began dating her future husband, Nathan West, after both starred in a failed 1999 TV pilot called Saving Graces. The two costarred in several other projects before tying the knot in 2002.
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