Marlyne Barrett

In NBC’s Chicago Med, Marlyne Barrett stars as Maggie Lockwood, the charge nurse who knows the heart of the staff as well as everyone who passes through the emergency department’s doors.

Before starring in the NBC drama, Barrett was known to audiences for her dynamic 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 played Felicia Marquand on the popular F/X series Damages, opposite Glenn Close and Rose Byrne. Additionally, she appeared on John Ridley’s ABC series American Crime.

Her feature credits include Hitch, directed by and the indie Quest, for director Santiago Rizzo. She also appears in the independent feature After Everything, directed by Hannah Marks and Joey Power, (which was in competition at SXSW and recently was released in theatres). Barrett also executive produced and starred in the award-winning, Oscar-nominated short film Night Call, for which she has won several Best Actress Awards as well.

Born in Brooklyn, NY, Barrett grew up in Montreal with her Haitian-American parents, sisters, and brother. She is married to Gavin W. Barrett.
Barrett promised her parents she would get a degree prior to pursuing her acting career. Coming from a family of doctors, she became a registered nurse, and now she gets to play one on television!