You probably know her as Officer Kim Burgess from some American police procedures and most recently in the series, Chicago P.D. Marina Squerciati has been around since the early 1990s and has been involved in stage shows, movies, television series, and voiceover roles. Her works include It’s Complicated, Blue Bloods, and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs.
Marina Squerciati’s Bio, Ethnicity
Marina Teresa Squerciati was born on April 30, 1984, in New York City. As an adolescent, she always had a preference for the theater and the big screen. No wonder she studied at Northwestern University and received her bachelor’s degree in theater in 2003.
Marina’s earliest works include several theater performances. Perhaps one of her best in this category is her off-Broadway portrayal of Judy Holiday in the play Just in Time: The Judy Holliday Story. She received the Agnes Moorehead Award for her performance. Other off-Broadway titles she has starred in include Beauty of the Father and Manipulation.
Marina Squerciati’s earliest known film is the family fantasy movie The Nutcracker (1993). Only 16 years later, when she made her feature film debut in It’s Complicated (2009), in which she played the role of the character known as Melanie, did she not do any significant work after this film. In this film, she worked with industry heavyweights such as Steve Martin, Alec Baldwin, and Meryl Streep.
Since then she has played various characters in a number of films, including Alter Egos (2012), Sparks (2013), and Marshall (2017).
In 2009 Marina Squerciati appeared in her first television role, which was a guest appearance in an episode of Law & Order: Criminal Intentions. In the following two years she expanded her television portfolio with guest appearances in series such as The Good Wife, Damages, Blue Bloods, and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.
In 2011, she became a little more famous when she had an 8 episode long involvement in the successful teen drama series Gossip Girl. Here she played the character, Alessandra Steele. Since her appearance in the two series that are part of the Law & Order franchise, she has also been relatively more involved in other police dramas such as Chicago Fire, Chicago Justice, Chicago Med, and Chicago P.D. Her work on the latter is her longest-serving role, as the series has been renewed for a sixth season, which premiered in September 2018. She has appeared in over 100 episodes of the series.
Marina Squerciati holds an interesting record as one of the very few actresses to appear as a single character in five different series that are not sequels of each other.
Who is Her Husband – Eli Kay-Oliphant?
While information about the exact date of her marriage is blurred, Marina Squerciati is married to a man known as Eli Kay-Oliphant. Apparently the two lovebirds are college sweethearts. They met as students at the University of Northwestern, where Eli graduated in 2001, two years before Marina.
Eli Kay is a lawyer by profession. After his time at Northwestern University, he continued his education at the Law School of Emory University and graduated in 2005. The attorney has slowly climbed the ladder of the American legal system, first working as an employee of Honorable W. Eugene Davis at the Court of Appeal of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.
He then worked as an associate with firms such as O’Leveny & Myers LLP, Latham & Watkins LLP, and Latham & Watkins LLP. Throughout his working life, Kay-Oliphant has maintained his interests in residential mortgage security, privacy and security, and fraud in commercial litigation.
Quick Facts About Marina Squerciati
- In February 2017 she announced on Twitter that she was pregnant and in May she gave birth to her daughter.
- Although Marina and Eli Kay were already married at that time, rumor had it that she had had the baby with fellow actor Patrick John Flueger of Chicago P.D. It was not disclosed by Marina or anyone else who was really the father of her daughter.
- Marina’s mother, Paula, earned her living as a fashion critic and beautician. Her father, Rodgers, was a judge and also taught law at the University of California.
- Squerciati spent the first six years of her life with her grandparents in Mississippi. She then returned to Los Angeles to stay with her parents and enrolled in the Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy.
- The actress has beautiful brown hair, green eyes, and stands at a dainty height of 165 cm (5 feet 5 inches).
What is Marina Squerciati’s Net Worth?
According to various sources, which give different figures, the New York-born actress has net assets between 500,000 and 2.6 million dollars.