Chyler Leigh West is an American actor, singer and model known best professionally by her stage name Chyler Leigh. She is best known for playing Jeanette in the movie Not Another Teen Movie, Lexie Grey from the ABC show Grey’s Anatomy, and Alex Danvers from the DC comics series Supergirl. Chyler Leigh started her acting career while still in high school, signing with an acting talent agency in order to get her name known. After her years on Not Another Teen Movie and Grey’s Anatomy she continued to gain attention by appearing in such movies as American Pie, Rosemary Laessing, and Edward Scissorhands. Later on in her career she became one of the main female characters in the television series House of Flowers, playing Lauren Bacall, the oft-neglected but strong-willed matron of the house.
In the seventh season of American Idol the thirty-one-year-old Chyler Leigh returned as the fierce competitor Chaiken Lee. This time around she was joined by new competitors Layla and Taelyn. The addition of Chyler and Taelyn gave a much more polished look than before, which made their competition all the more impressive. Chyler had made many improvements since her first appearance on American Idol, improving on her singing and dancing skills, as well as learning how to be a better friend and sibling to her younger sister, Taelyn. Unfortunately, the show did not renew its second season, so Chyler was left without a television show. She then decided to focus on her acting, writing, and background in her mother’s memoirs.
It was after the cancellation of American Idol that Chyler decided to get back into the spotlight. She landed herself roles in movies such as the award-winning “Elysium” and “Saving Mr. Stone.” A bit later, Chyler returned to her roots in television by appearing in yet another movie, this time in a role as an actress on a popular cable television program, titled NCIS. This film earned her some additional credits on her resume, including a role on the hit television series House.
Chyler has also started acting in children’s films. Her first two roles were in movies with a moral message, one of them being the award-winning “Chosen” for Lifetime Achievement at the Sundance Film Festival in 2021. She then landed a role as a young girl in Disney’s remake of The Jungle Book, playing Lin Feng, the evil monkey. Both of these films earned her a number of awards and finished up getting her a green card and a certificate to enter the United States as a permanent resident. She currently has one more film in development, which will star Dabney Coleman and is expected to begin production next year.
Chyler Leigh has also appeared in a number of television shows, most notably the short-lived drama series King of the Hill, which she starred in for three seasons. She also appeared on an episode of Community, as well as on an episode of The Mentalist. In addition, she guest stars on an episode of Gossip Girl and had a role in the animated movie American Pie. All of these appearances have helped her secure additional acting jobs in both mainstream and online media.
Chyler Leigh has not been shy about sharing her opinions on the social issues of our times, and she has strongly advocated for marriage equality and the ending of racial discrimination. She has made her opinions clear on numerous public platforms, and she has consistently expressed her desire to be a TV series regular. If you would like to know what you can expect from Chyler Leigh in an upcoming episode of her new series, you can be sure that you will find out once the doors open for a casting call on American Idol in August. If you want to get your hands on a copy of the episodes, you will be happy to know that the official IMDB site has the episodes available for download right now. Chyler is certainly set to become one of the most popular new faces of entertainment on television this season, so it is important that anyone who is interested gets to see what she can do before they decide whether they want to watch her or someone else.