Chandra West

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Chandra West
Born (1970-12-31) December 31, 1970 (age 43)
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Occupation Actress
Years active 1991—present
Spouse(s) Mark Tinker (2005-present)

Chandra K. West (born December 31, 1970) is a Canadian actress.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

West grew up mostly in Oakville, Ontario. She attended Monterey Elementary in Oak Bay, British Columbia for three years. When she was 17, West attended a summer acting camp located in Oxford, England.[2][3]

Career[edit]

West's career began in 1991 when she played a small part in the television series True Confections, a 1950s conservative drama about a woman with an ahead-of-her-time awareness. It was not until two years later that West followed her screen debut with a smaller role in the more-recognised series The Secret of Lake Success.

West appeared in three consecutive films; the first as the female-lead in Puppet Master 4 (1993), then a smaller role as Miss Germany in the action film No Contest (1994) also starring Robert Davi and Roddy Piper, and in the same year, reprising her role as Susie in Puppet Master 5: The Final Chapter (1994). The closing months of 1994 and most of 1995 saw West return to television with appearances in Madonna: Innocence Lost (1994), Catwalk (1994), Falling for You (1995) and the role of Mariel Hemingway in Love and Betrayal: The Mia Farrow Story (1995).

Her other film roles of the late 1990s include Veronica Roberts in Universal Soldier II: Brothers in Arms (1998) and Universal Soldier III: Unfinished Business (1998).

Her film breakthrough came when she starred as Val Kilmer's wife in the 2002 D. J. Caruso crime thriller, The Salton Sea. Following the moderate success of The Salton Sea, West was exposed to a wider market. This role helped her obtain the role of Robin in The First $20 Million Is Always the Hardest, which was panned critically and deemed a major disappointment despite an all-star cast, including Rosario Dawson, Adam Garcia - as well a script penned by Jon Favreau.

Her next role was as Laura Chandler in the Emmy-nominated mini-series Mister Sterling (2003). From 2003-2004 she portrayed Dr. Jennifer Devlin (girlfriend of Mark Paul Gosselaar's John Clark character) in a recurring role on NYPD Blue. She played the wife of Michael Keaton in the 2005 horror film White Noise. She also played novice agent Holly Gribbs in the pilot of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation in 2000.[4] West's more recent performances were in the film Canes (The Covenant), which also starred Edward Furlong and Michael Madsen, and as Tina Blake in the HBO series John From Cincinnati. In 2006, West played the lead character Tracy in the film The Last Trimester. In 2007 she played "Dr. Honey" in the movie I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry. In 2009, she starred as the object of a revenge seeking neighbor in the TV movie My Neighbor's Secret.

West had a lead role in the new ABC supernatural drama television series The Gates, which premiered in June 2010.[5]

In 2011, she appeared in the made-for-TV movie Burn Notice: The Fall of Sam Axe, based on the television series Burn Notice.[6]

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Title Role Notes
1993 Puppet Master 4 Susie Video
1994 Puppet Master 5: The Final Chapter Susie Video
1995 Night Terrors Beth
1995 No Contest Maria, Miss Germany
1999 Something More Kelly
2000 Perfect Son, AA Perfect Son Sarah Parker
2002 Salton Sea, TheThe Salton Sea Liz
2002 First $20 Million Is Always the Hardest, TheThe First $20 Million Is Always the Hardest Robin
2003 Water's Edge Molly Graves
2005 White Noise Anna Rivers
2005 Long Weekend, TheThe Long Weekend Kim
2006 Canes Lisa Goodman
2006 Tooth Fairy, TheThe Tooth Fairy Darcy Wagner Video
2007 I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry Dr. Honey
2007 Badland Oli Danilou
2012 Hidden Moon Monica Brighton Completed
Television
Year Title Role Notes
1990 Hitchhiker, TheThe Hitchhiker Girl at Club Episode: "Strate Shooter"
1992 True Confections Carol TV movie
1992 Beyond Reality Amanda Episode: "Master of Darkness"
1992 Forever Knight Episode: "Dying to Know You"
1993 Secrets of Lake Success, TheThe Secrets of Lake Success Jenny Grayson TV miniseries
1994 Lonesome Dove: The Series Dancing Girl Episode: "Last Stand"
1994 Highlander: The Series Donna Episode: "Line of Fire"
1994 Madonna: Innocence Lost Kelsey Lee TV movie
1994 Catwalk Wendy TV series
1995 Road to Avonlea Greta Steig Episode: "Comings and Goings"
1995 Falling for You Julie TV movie
1995 Love and Betrayal: The Mia Farrow Story Mariel Hemingway TV movie
1995 Picket Fences Tina Hunnecker Episode: "Heart of Saturday Night"
1995 Pointman Brigid O'Connor Episode: "Here She Comes, Miss Murder"
1996 Face to Die For, AA Face to Die For Sheila Gilmore TV movie
1996 Kindred: The Embraced Grace Dugan Episode: "Live Hard, Die Young... and Leave a Good Looking Corpse"
1996 Viper Becky Episode: "Standoff"
1997 Moment of Truth: Into the Arms of Danger Carly Astin TV movie
1998 Universal Soldier II: Brothers in Arms Veronica TV movie
1999 Revenge of the Land Ceilidh Carmichael TV movie
1999 Seasons of Love Lucille TV movie
1999 Earth: Final Conflict Erica Vosser Episode: "Crackdown"
Episode: "The Vanished"
1999 Universal Soldier III: Unfinished Business Veronica Roberts TV movie
2000 David Cassidy Story, TheThe David Cassidy Story Sue Shifrin TV movie
2000 '70s, TheThe '70s Elizabeth TV movie
2000 Life in a Day Jasmine TV movie
2000 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Holly Gribbs Episode: "Pilot"
Episode: "Cool Change"
2001 Waiting Game, TheThe Waiting Game Sarah Frazer TV movie
2001 Jack & Jill Sarah Weyman 4 episodes
2003 Then Came Jones Susan TV movie
2003 Mister Sterling Laura Chandler 8 episodes
2003-2004 NYPD Blue Dr. Jennifer Devlin 13 episodes
2004 Dead Lawyers Elaine TV movie
2004 Wild Card Carmen Episode: "Wham Bam, Thank You Dan"
2004 Category 6: Day of Destruction Rebecca Kerns TV miniseries
2005 FBI: Negotiator Elizabeth Moss TV movie
2007 Last Trimester, TheThe Last Trimester Tracy TV movie
2007 John from Cincinnati Tina Blake 7 episodes
2008 Flashpoint Rebecca Kessfield Episode: "Asking for Flowers"
2008 Imaginary Bitches Chandra Episode: "Three Bitches Is an Imaginary Crowd: Part 2"
2008 For the Love of Grace Grace Harlen TV movie
2008 Of Murder and Memory Theresa Nichol
2008 90210 Gail McKinney Episode: "The Bubble"
Episode: "Model Behavior"
2009 90210 Gail McKinney Episode: "By Accident"
2009 Eleventh Hour Angie Parks Episode: "Eternal"
2009 My Neighbor's Secret Casey TV movie
2009 Monk Carolyn Walsh Episode: "Mr. Monk and Sharona"
2010 Cold Case Caroline Hargreave (1974) Episode: "The Runaway Bunny"
2010 Castle Maggie Vega Episode: "Suicide Squeeze"
2010 Gates, TheThe Gates Devon 13 episodes
2011 Burn Notice: The Fall of Sam Axe Donna Maitland TV movie
2011 Private Practice Val Episode: "What We Have Here..."
2013 Played Detective Sergeant Rebecca Ellis 13 episodes
2014 Stalker Cynthia Walker Season 1 Episode 11: "Tell All"

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