Barrett, who is an original cast member, is about to begin her eighth season on the series. She plays Nurse Maggie Lockwood.
Last year, original cast members S. Epatha Merkerson, Oliver Platt, Nick Gehlfuss and Brian Tee reupped their deals on the Chicago Fire spinoff from Wolf Entertainment and Universal Television. Barrett wasn’t part of those negotiations since her contract wasn’t set to expire until this year.
Before starring in the NBC drama, Barrett was known to audiences for her portrayal as Council President Nerese Campbell on The Wire. She was also Ian McShane’s attaché, Tomasina, on NBC’s Kings and played Felicia Marquand on FX’s Damages. She also appeared on John Ridley’s ABC series American Crime.
Her feature credits include Hitch and Quest. In addition, Barrett executive produced