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Chicago PD Star Marina Squerciati, Who Plays Kim Burgess, Shares Behind-The-Scenes Photos

Bettina Dizon
Oct 03, 2019
11:30 A.M.
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Marina Squerciati posted behind-the-scenes photos of "Chicago P.D." in promotion of its season seven premiere: "Chicago PD's season 7 premieres tonight!"


"Chicago P.D." just premiered their seventh season, which Marina Squerciati promoted on Instagram the past week. The star, who plays Officer Kim Burgees, shared three behind-the-scenes photos with her co-stars.

One photo included the whole group in body vests before a bridge, while the two others were of her smiling with Patrick Flueger and Jesse Soffer with Tracy Spiridakos. One post's caption read:

"What will Season 7 bring for #Burzek? It all begins tomorrow. Dun dun #ChicagoPD #seasonpremiere #nbcchicagopd Wednesday’s 10/9c.”



Amid the show's continuous airing, Squerciati faces legal drama from her father's controversial will, which she was excluded from. The actress claims an inheritance was "promised" to her before her father, John R. Jakobson, passed away in 2017.

However, the will included all of the deceased's legitimate children. According to his wife Joan, Jakobson had no clue of who Squerciati was until the controversy emerged.


One of his sons is trying to block the actress from testifying about the promise by using the dead man statute -- a rule that seeks to protect a deceased person's estate from adverse claims.


Squerciati's father was a financier who reportedly gave child support for decades, including a nanny and her tuition fee, in exchange for silence about her role in his life.


Now, she and her mother Marie are demanding for their share in Jakobson's $100 million estate. One of Jakobson's wife said:

"I'm not aware of it at all… She said she was John's daughter? This has all hit me, like, I don't know -- a snowstorm."


With all the drama in Squerciati's life, she still continues to play her character as Kim Gurgees well.


Jakobson was one who attracted the ladies, including Marie. In 1979, after his first divorce, Jakobson planned to marry Joan but instead had a months-long affair with Bess Myerson.

However, their relationship didn't end well and he instead started another with Marie for about a year. The two had a daughter in August of 1981, but she never spoke about him.


In 1983, Jakobson continued his initial plan to marry Joan and never disclosed his prior relationship that resulted in a child. He supported Squerciati and sent her occasional gifts.

In one instance, she asked if he could send a present, to which he replied that she "would receive money under his will."



With all the drama in Squerciati's life, she still continues to play her character as Kim Gurgees well. Last season ended with Jon Seda's exit from the show without bidding his role a proper farewell.

The network revealed that Seda would not be a regular for season 7, but will have an open-ending to his character's fate. The premiere will begin with an investigation about the death of politician Brian Kelton on his night of victory as mayor.

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