Chicago Police’s Marina Squerciati explains the health crisis that almost kept her from her life-changing audition

Marina Squerciati has become a staple of one of television’s most successful franchises as it approaches its tenth season on NBC Chicago Police Over the past decade, her character has gone through the wringer more than once, and just in the past few years we’ve seen her recover from a deep loss, take in a young girl, and build an unconventional family unit (with some ups and downs) while still remaining in intelligence. department. As it turns out, though, Squerciati might never have made it to One Chicago if a certain health crisis had kept her from the life-changing audition.

The actress’ time in the Chicago area actually started much earlier than when she won the role of Kim Burgess on Chicago Policeas she attended Northwestern University for theater, but it wasn’t all fun and games, as she shared with Will and GraceSean Hayes and Dr. Priyanka Wali in an episode of them A hypochondriac actor podcast (opens in new tab). When she was a student at Northwestern, she got so incredibly sick with such a high fever that she had to go to the hospital and her mother was even called.

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