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Marina Squerciati's Career History, From Gossip Girl to Chicago P.D.

The star behind One Chicago's Officer Kim Burgess has had a fascinating career in Hollywood.

By Megan Lasher

Marina Squerciati plays Officer Kim Burgess in the hit drama Chicago P.D., and, since becoming a notable One Chicago heroine, she's also made plenty of appearances on sister shows Chicago Med and Chicago Fire. 

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Before she was solving crime in the Windy City, Squerciati began her career with appearances on Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Gossip Girl, and more. Revisit her full career history with us. 

Marina Squerciati's Early TV Appearances 

Squerciati's first television credit was in Season 8 of Law & Order: Criminal IntentShe appeared in Episode 16 ("Revolution"), the season finale, as Betsy Naylor, an employee at a bank involved in a financial revolution. 

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She later appeared in The Good Wife, Season 1, Episode 11 ("Infamy"), which revolved around a First Amendment case about a talk show host who was possibly at fault for a suicide. In 2011, she foreshadowed her P.D. work by appearing on Blue Bloods, another show about the police force, in Season 1 Episode 19 ("Model Behavior"). 

Marina Squerciati at an event.

Has Marina Squerciati appeared in any movies?

In 2009, the actress appeared in the film It's Complicated, which starred Meryl Streep, Alec Baldwin, and John Krasinski. The film centered around a divorced couple (Streep and Baldwin) who reignited their relationship after attending their son's graduation, and all of the comedic and dramatic fallout from getting back with an ex. 

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In 2012, Squerciati appeared in Greta Gerwig's critically acclaimed film Frances Ha as an unnamed club waitress. She did unnamed voice acting work for the hit 2013 film, Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2. Also in 2013, she starred as the character Dawn in the film Sparks, an independent superhero movie.

Marina Squerciati's Role on Gossip Girl 

Squerciati's longest-running television role before Chicago P.D. was on The CW's show Gossip Girl, which told the stories of wealthy Manhattan young people. She appeared in eight episodes throughout the show's Seasons 5 and 6 as the character Alessandra Steele. Alessandra was the literary agent for Noah Shapiro (David Patrick Kelly), the writing mentor to Dan Humphrey (Penn Badgley), who pushed the young man to take credit for his first novel. 

Alessandra later became Dan's literary agent and helped him rise to success — and even had a fling with Chuck Bass (Ed Westwick). 

Officer Kim Burgess dressed in uniform with a concerned look on her face.

Has Marina Squerciati been on Chicago Fire or Chicago Med?

Naturally, as one of Chicago P.D.'s finest heroes, Kim Burgess had plenty of overlap with other Chicago departments. She appeared on Chicago Justice Season 1, Episode 2 ("Uncertainty Principle") and has been credited in 23 episodes of Fire and eight episodes of Med. 

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In her most recent Fire appearance (Season 9, Episode 1 "Rattle Second City"), Burgess was called in to help paramedic Sylvie Brett (Kara Killmer) track down the brother of a patient. The brother had held Brett at gunpoint, threatening to kill her if she didn't save the patient, and was on the loose after the boy's ultimate death. 

Burgess has also helped many of the doctors at Med get to the bottom of important cases, like the epidemic that threatened the city in the One Chicago crossover event, "Infection" (beginning with Chicago Fire Season 8, Episode 4). Burgess and her team traced the root of the spreading disease to a man who had been attempting to warn public health board members and ultimately ensured that the city was safe from the infection. 

Watch Marina Squerciati in Chicago P.D. by streaming all seasons on Peacock