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US Weekly: Annie Ilonzeh Who Played Paramedic on 'Chicago Fire' Leaves Series after 2 Seasons

Busayo Ogunjimi
Apr 18, 2020
10:30 P.M.

Annie Ilonzeh exits NBC series, "Chicago Fire," after two seasons of playing Emily Foster as she heads off to Medical school.


Fans of "Chicago Fire" are in for a real shock as Annie will not be returning to play Emily Foster, a paramedic, in the 9th season of the show.

To make matters worse, a second actor, Yuriy Sardarov, was killed off unexpectedly during the first episode of the 8th season.

Eamonn Walker, Annie Ilonzeh and Kara Killmer on set of Chicago Fire | Photo: Getty Images

Eamonn Walker, Annie Ilonzeh and Kara Killmer on set of Chicago Fire | Photo: Getty Images

The season did not get a proper ending due to measures that have been put in place to slow down the escalating COVID-19 pandemic, but Annie hinted that she was leaving when she told Brett about her plans during the final episode.

Acting on "Chicago Fire" was never part of her plan, but a mishap led her there.


Annie got the opportunity to play Emily after another actress, Monica Raymond, who played Gabby Dawson exited during season 7.

Gabby left in 2018 after she had been on the show for seven seasons., although she had guest appearances in the two seasons that followed


Ilonzeh kept the news from her set best friend Sally Brett, and this got Sally Angry. She has now had a change of heart and given Annie her blessings.

Before becoming a regular on the show, Annie was a medical student. She built up the determination to apply again, and now she has been accepted.


Acting on "Chicago Fire" was never part of her plan, but a mishap led her there. She does not regret it in the least as the experience has transformed her into a better version of herself.

The NBC series gives a view of the world of firefighting. The firefighters, rescue squad, and Paramedics work together as a team to salvage lives and protect the inhabitants of a city. The executive producer of the show, Dick Wolf, is an Emmy winner.

Annie Ngozi Ilonzeh was born on the 23rd of August 1983 in Texas, USA. She has acted in a different series called "Person Of Interest." Annie also appeared in movies such as "He's Just Not That Into You," which was released in 2009.

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