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Marina Squerciati Biography – Childhood, Profession & Relationships

Marina Squerciati Biography

Marina Squerciati is best known for her portrayal of the part of Kim Burgess in the popular police procedural drama Chicago P.D. She has played the same character in a few other Chicago franchises. Besides this, she worked on a few other television and movie projects and also starred in stage productions.

Well, thanks to her long and successful career in acting, Marina has gained a massive fan following. But her fans are also interested in knowing more about her life itself. So, in this biography, we will take a look at Squerciati’s childhood, family life, relationship, professional journey, and more.

Where Is Marina Squerciati From?

The Chicago P.D. star was born Marina Teresa Squerciati in New York City, New York, on April 30, 1984. Marina Squerciati’s mother is Marie Squerciati, an academic and writer. She was raised by her mother alone and previously stated that she did not have any siblings.

As for her father, the actress rarely talked about the topic. But in 2019, court documents alleged that Marina was the daughter of the late John R. Jakobson. John was a financier and reportedly had a fortune of around $100 million.

In the documents, it was reported that Jakobson paid for the actress’ child support, nanny, and also Squerciati’s tuition at her school and university. Marina was reportedly enrolled at Dalton School and later attended Northwestern University. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in theater in 2003.

Marina Squerciati stated that her father had agreed to set aside some of his wealth for her. But in John’s will no such this was mentioned. Moreover, Jakobson’s estate offered Marina $50K and argued that she had many opportunities as an adult to confirm details regarding the will.

Through her alleged dad’s side, Marina has a few half-siblings. One of them is Maggie Wheeler, who is best known for her performance in the sitcom Friends.

When Did Marina Squerciati Start Her Acting Career?

Even before she graduated from college, Marina Squerciati had already starred in a few projects. She appeared in the 1993 movie, The Nutcracker playing the part of Mouse and Polichinelle. Marina then starred in a short film titled Hold in 2006 before playing the part of Betsy Naylor in Law & Order: Criminal Intent. This was followed by her feature film debut in the 2009 movie It’s Complicated.

Marina Squerciati then had brief appearances in the shows, The Good Wife, Damages, The Americans, and Blue Bloods and starred in 8 episodes of Gossip Girl between 2011-2012. She worked on a few movies such as Sparks, Frances Ha, Night Moves, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2, and A Walk Among the Tombstones.

The New York native was then cast as Kim Burgess in the police procedural Chicago P.D. in 2014. She has since starred in 199 episodes of the show and is one of the most popular characters. Moreover, Marina has played the same character in other series in the Chicago franchise such as Chicago Med, Chicago Justice, and Chicago Fire.

Marina Squerciati has found much success in her acting career and we hope she continues to do so in the coming days.

Who Is Marina Squerciati Married To?

Talking about her love life, the talented star is married and a mother of one. Marina Squerciati’s husband, Eli Kay-Oliphant is an attorney and the pair tied the knot in 2016. The couple has also welcomed a daughter together. The little girl was reportedly born in May 2017.

Marina has kept much of her life away from the spotlight and prefers to keep it that way. We hope that in the coming days, we will get to know more in the coming days.