Marina Squerciati - Biography

Last Modified: Jul 31, 2023

Marina Squerciati
Profession: Actress
Best Known For: Chicago P.D. (TV series)
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: $500K

Personal Details

Born on : April 30, 1984 (age 39)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Marina Teresa Squerciati
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA
Horoscope: Taurus
Father's Name: John R. Jakobson
Mother's Name: Marie Squerciati
Siblings: 4

Maggie Wheeler (half-sister)
Jenna (half-sister)
John (half-brother)
Nicholas (half-brother)

High School: Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy
University: Northwestern University
Ethnicity: Italian
Nationality: American


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Husband's Name: Eli Kay-Oliphant
Children: 1


Body Measurements

Height: 1.60 meter (5 feet 3 inch)
Weight: 59 kg (130.07 lb)
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Eye Color: Brown
Shoe Size: N/A
Dress Size: 6 US
Breast Size: 34 inch
Waist Size: 27 inch
Hip Size: 35 inch
Bra Size: 34
Cup Size: B

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Who is Marina Squerciati?

Marina Squerciati is an American actress of Italian descent. She is best known for starring in the TV series Chicago P.D., Chicago Fire, Chicago Med as Officer Kim Burgess.

Marina Squerciati – Age, Parents, Siblings

Marina Squerciati’s birth took place on April 30, 1984, in New York City, New York, USA as Marina Teresa Squerciati. Her father is late John R. Jakobson who worked as a financier at the Wall Street Stock Exchange and her mother is Marie Squerciati, an academic and writer known for her work in TV from the 1970s to 1980s. 

young Marina Squerciati with her mother (Image: Instagram)

Her parents were never married and although she was born out of wedlock, her father paid for her nanny, child support, and tuition at Dalton and Northwestern University. The information of her father was only available to the public in 2019 after John, who died of pneumonia in 2017, tried to unsuccessfully include Marina Squerciati in his will.

From her paternal side, she has four half-siblings- sisters Maggie Wheeler (born 1961) who is also an actress, Jenna who works as a songwriter and country music artist, brothers John (born 1964, died 2004), and Nicholas.

Education, Ethnicity

After graduating from Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy, Squerciati went ton to attend Northwestern University. She graduated from the same in 2003 with a Bachelor of Science degree in theater. 

She is of Italian ethnicity.

Marina Squerciati – Boyfriend, Husband, Children, Divorce

Marina Squerciati married her longtime boyfriend Eli Kay-Oliphant in 2016. They began dating while still college students. Her husband is an attorney. They have a child together – a daughter who was born in early May 2017. There are no rumors of divorce surrounding in pair.

Marina Squerciati, Eli Kay-Oliphant (Image: Legit)

Marina Squerciati – Career

Early Days

Marina Squerciati’s interest in acting and theatre grew from a young age. Following college education, she performed in Lucille Lortel Theatre’s off-Broadway play Just in Time: The Judy Holliday Story and other plays such as Manipulation, Beauty of the Father. Her Broadway debut was in a theatre production of Ernst Lubitsch's To Be or Not to Be, which was directed by Casey Nicholaw- a Tony Award winner.

Films, Series

Her debut screen role was in the 1993 film The Nutcracker. She resumed her career in her adult years after being cast as Betsy Naylor in the TV series Law & Order: Criminal Intent and a minor appearance in the film It's Complicated, both in the year 2009. Since then she has starred in the films Alter Egos (2012), Sparks (2013), Night Moves (2013), Marshall (2017), Central Park (2017), among others.

Her work is prominent in TV rather than films. She has portrayed characters in the episode(s) of TV series The Good Wife (2010), Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (2011, 2015), Gossip Girl (2011-2012), The Americans (2013), Chicago Justice (2017), Special Skills (2017), etc. Among all her work, Marina Squerciati is best known for starring as officer Kim Burgess in the TV series Chicago P.D. (2014-present), Chicago Fire (2014-present), and Chicago Med (2015-present).

Marina Squerciati in Chicago P.D. (Image: IMDb)


On the set of Chicago P.D., Marina Squerciati has worked alongside Jesse Lee Soffer, Tracy Spiridakos, Jon Seda, LaRoyce Hawkins, Elias Koteas.

Marina Squerciati – Net Worth, Salary

The net worth of Marina Squerciati is estimated to be around $500k while there is no estimate on her salary.

Marina Squerciati – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

Squerciati is active on social media handles including Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, with thousands of followers and counting.

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