Marlyne Barrett stars as Maggie Lockwood, the charge nurse and the eyes, ears and brain of the emergency department, in the NBC drama “Chicago Med.” Maggie is skilled and confident but finds herself dealing with profound health issues.
Barrett is well known to audiences for her portrayal of Council President Nerese Campbell on the critically acclaimed HBO series “The Wire.” She was also Ian McShane’s trustworthy attaché Tomasina on NBC’s “Kings” and appeared on the popular FX series “Damages,” opposite Glenn Close and Rose Byrne. Additionally, she was seen on John Ridley’s ABC series “American Crime.”
Barrett starred in the short film “Night Call,” which earned more than 40 awards on the film festival circuit, including eight best short film awards (including Cannes Film Festival), four best of fest/audience awards and three best lead actress awards. Feature credits include the 2005 Will Smith comedy “Hitch,” the indie film “Quest” and, most recently, “After Everything,” opposite Marisa Tomei.
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and raised in Montreal, she will make her directorial film debut in her first directed, produced and written short film entitled “Haiamerican.” Barrett’s rigorous study of storytelling has also brought her to direct more than 20 regional theater productions in New York as well as various concerts and events around the world.