Marlyne Barrett, Brooklyn-born, and Canadian-raised actress stars as
"Maggie Lockwood" on the hit NBC series "Chicago Med," which returns to prime time on November 21st (Tuesdays 10/9c). She is best known for her work in some critically acclaimed television series and well 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 Thomasina on NBC's "Kings" and played Felicia Marquand on the popular FX series "Damages," opposite Glenn Close and Rose
Byrne. Additionally, she recently appeared on John Ridley's ABC series "American Crime."
On “Chicago Med,” her character, Maggie Lockwood, is the head charge nurse in the emergency department of Gaffney Chicago Medical Center, who is the eyes, ears, and brains of the emergency department. Barrett had the opportunity to draw from her own life, not only is her mother an ICU nurse and her sister a doctor but Barrett herself, as a promise to her parents, went to school and received a degree in nursing before going on to pursue
her lifelong dream of becoming an actress.
Throughout the years Barrett has also been a part of the Dick Wolf universe with numerous guest appearances on "Law & Order," "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," and "Law & Order: Trial by Jury." It was no surprise when in 2015 Barrett returned to the Dick Wolf fold, but this time, as a series regular in the prolific producer's NBC medical drama "Chicago Med."
In addition to television, Barrett uses her voice and platform to shine a light on the injustices that continue to happen in Canada. As a victim of sexual assault herself, Barrett has aligned herself with the
Montreal-based *The Way Out / La Sortie A nonprofit organization that offers help and support to victims of sex trafficking. In addition to helping The Way Out, Barrett is hosting a Gala this upcoming weekend to help raise funds aimed to build and staff a safe house for victims of sex trafficking to live as they rebuild their lives and enter back into society.