Chicago Med cast

Nick Gehlfuss

Nick Gehlfuss

as Dr. Will Halstead

Nick Gehlfuss stars as chief ER resident Dr. Will Halstead, brother of Det. Jay Halstead (Jesse Lee Soffer of Chicago P.D.). Halstead practiced medicine in New York before returning to his Windy City roots. He is the epitome of reliability and can always be counted on, in and out of the hospital, on NBC's drama Chicago Med.

Gehlfuss has had recurring roles on Shameless, The Newsroom, Power as well as guest spots on It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The Good Wife, Person of Interest and Royal Pains.

Gehlfuss made his stage debut in New York in the Classic Stage Company's production of "Midsummer Night's Dream" (Lysander), starring opposite Bebe Neuwirth and Christina Ricci, and received the prestigious Rosemarie Tichler award for outstanding performance in a play. In Los Angeles, he starred in Neil LaBute's "Reasons to Be Pretty" at the Geffen Playhouse.

Born in Cleveland, he holds a B.F.A. in theater and an M.F.A. in acting. When not shooting in Chicago, he resides in Los Angeles. 

Torrey DeVitto

Torrey DeVitto

as Dr. Natalie Manning

Torrey DeVitto stars as Dr. Natalie Manning, an emergency pediatric medicine specialist on Chicago Med.

Despite being in her third trimester of pregnancy, Dr. Manning is still entirely focused on her patients, working sometimes to the point of exhaustion. Fortunately, Natalie has her hospital "family" to look after her.

On the film front, DeVitto was recently cast in Amy Makes Three as Carla Forrest, a happily married wife who loses her child after giving birth prematurely. The film takes a twisted turn after Carla and her husband, played by Mike Doyle, discover the ghost of their child.

DeVitto was born and raised in Huntington, New York, to Mary and Liberty DeVitto, the longtime drummer for Billy Joel. She spent most of her early years traveling on the road with her parents, and by the time she could walk, DeVitto fell in love with music and acting.

With music in her genes, DeVitto began playing violin at six years old. Soon, she began to study acting and dance and, by the time she was 15, started working in commercials and modeling professionally. Her first break in acting came in 1999 when she participated in the Aaron Spelling production Safe Harbor. One year later, she booked the Nickelodeon pilot Noah Knows Best.

After graduating high school, she moved to Los Angeles, where her career began to take off. She landed roles in the CW series The Vampire Diaries as Meredith Fell, as well as Melissa on ABC Family's hit show Pretty Little Liars. However, she is most notable for her performance as Carrie on the CW drama series One Tree Hill.

DeVitto's additional television credits include guest roles on Scrubs, Dawson's Creek, The King of Queens, Drake & Josh, CSI: Miami and Castle.

DeVitto is very active with a number of philanthropic organizations and is also Hospice Ambassador. She strongly supports PETA and the Humane Society of the United States.

DeVitto also makes time to dote on her dogs, Beau and Homie, which were adopted from Much Love, a pet adoption agency in Los Angeles. Find Torrey on Twitter at @TorreyDeVitto.

Rachel DiPillo

Rachel DiPillo

as Dr. Sarah Reese

Rachel DiPillo stars as Dr. Sarah Reese, a fourth-year medical student, on Chicago Med. Reese is a classic overachiever who has never struggled at anything academically but who may soon find that, for the first time, she's in over her head.

Born in Michigan and raised throughout Ohio and Tennessee, DiPillo was introduced to the arts at an early age. She spent her summers watching her mom and older sister rehearse for musicals, followed their footsteps into dance, and when she was 12, she auditioned for her first play, "Once on This Island, Jr." To her surprise, she landed the lead role, and she has been acting ever since.

At 18, DiPillo moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in acting with the promise to also attend college. Six months after the move, she booked a job in Shreveport, Louisiana, to work on ABC's summer series The Gates, and college was put on hold. Since then, DiPillo has worked nonstop, booking recurring roles on notable programs such as Mad Men, Revenge and Jane the Virgin. Her additional television credits include guest roles on Bones, Law & Order: LA and Emily Owens M.D.

On the film front, DiPillo has been cast in many independent films, including Summer of 8, Recovery and the quirky, independent dramedy Hello, My Name Is Frank.

While DiPillo's focus is on acting, she also enjoys singing, organizing, traveling and spending time with her family and friends.

DiPillo currently lives with her sister in the Los Angeles area. 

S. Epatha Merkerson

S. Epatha Merkerson

as Sharon Goodwin

S. Epatha Merkerson stars as Sharon Goodwin, the Chief Administrator of Clinical Operations of Chicago Med who expects the very best from her people as she balances the tremendous pressures of running the city's largest hospital, and always with a sense of humanity that allows her doctors to provide the very best care possible, on the drama Chicago Med.

Merkerson is an accomplished actress who has won critical acclaim for her work in theater, television and film. She is best known for her 17-season run as Lieutenant Anita Van Buren on NBC's Law & Order, a role that garnered her three NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama.

Her role in the HBO film Lackawanna Blues, earned her an Emmy, Golden Globe, SAG Award, Gracie Allen Award, NAACP Image Award as well as an IFP Spirit Award nomination. Other credits include Radio, which garnered her a Cammie Award, Black Snake Moan, Terminator II: Judgement Day, Random Hearts, Navy SEALs, Mother and Child, The Six Wives of Henry Lefay, Peeples and Lincoln.

Merkerson has completed filming on three upcoming independent films: The Challenger with the late Michael Clarke Duncan; Sexual Healing, a biopic about Marvin Gaye with Jesse L. Martin; and Year by the Sea opposite Karen Allen.

Her theater credits include the 2008 Broadway revival of "Come Back, Little Sheba," which garnered her a Tony Award nomination; August Wilson's "The Piano Lesson," which earned her nominations for a Tony Award, Drama Desk Award and a Helen Hayes Award; "Birdie Blue" and "I'm Not Stupid," for which she won Obie Awards; "The Old Settler," for which she secured a Helen Hayes Award; and "F*cking A" and "While I Yet Live," which led to her Lucille Lortel Award nominations.

On television she was a series regular on Pee-wee's Playhouse, Here and Now and Dick Wolf's Mann & Machine; she also served as host of Find Our Missing for TV One. Merkerson has made guest appearances on Deception, Frasier, The Closer and Being Mary Jane. Her television movies include A Mother's Prayer, A Place for Annie, Breaking Free, Lifetime's The Gabby Douglas Story and NBC's Exiled, which also featured Law & Order alum Chris Noth.

In early 2012, Merkerson completed The Contradictions of Fair Hope, marking her first feature documentary as executive producer/co-director. This project received numerous awards, including the 2012 Best Documentary Award from the Philadelphia Independent Film Festival, top honors at the San Diego Black Film Festival, the Dikalo Award from the Festival International du Film PanAfricain (Cannes), the Teaneck International Film Festival's Jury Award, the Roxbury International Film Festival's Henry Hampton Award and the Paul Robeson Award for Best Documentary from the Newark Black Film Festival.

A native of Detroit, Michigan, Merkerson holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Wayne State University and three honorary doctorates, from her alma mater in 2009, University of Maryland Eastern Shore in 2012 and Montclair State University in 2013.

She lives in New York City. Find her on Twitter at @s_epatha.

Yaya DaCosta

Yaya DaCosta

as Nurse April Sexton

Yaya DaCosta stars as April Sexton, a smart, bold intuitive ER nurse who is the lifeblood of the ER, loves the action inside the hospital and is as loyal as they come, on Chicago Med.

New York born and bred, DaCosta has showcased her versatility as an actress with powerful performances across film, television and stage.

Most recently, DaCosta completed production on Lifetime's I Will Always Love You: The Whitney Houston Story in the title role, directed by Angela Bassett. She also recently joined the jazz biopic Bolden, opposite Nelsan Ellis and Ian McShane.

Big-screen credits include Lee Daniels' The Butler, co-starring Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey and David Oyelowo; Oren Moverman's The Messenger with Woody Harrelson and Ben Foster; Lisa Cholodenko's Oscar-nominated film The Kids Are All Right opposite Mark Ruffalo; and Joseph Kosinski's TRON: Legacy.

DaCosta has also appeared in Andrew Niccol's sci-fi thriller In Time, opposite Amanda Seyfried and Justin Timberlake; Neil Drumming's Big Words; and Andrew Dosunmu's Mother of George. DaCosta played the female lead in John Sayles' Honeydripper, co-starring Danny Glover and Charles S. Dutton. She then reunited with Dutton in the telefilm Racing for Time, which Dutton also directed. DaCosta began her professional acting career starring in Liz Friedlander's Take the Lead, opposite Antonio Banderas, for which she received a Teen Choice Award nomination.

She has had guest-starring roles on a variety of TV series, most notably the final season of Ugly Betty, portraying the duplicitous daughter of Vanessa Williams' character. She also had a role on the daytime drama All My Children, as well as appearances on House, Body of Proof, Army Wives, Mercy, Law and Order: SVU and Eve.

DaCosta's theater work includes a portrayal of Olivia in the Sonnet Repertory Theater's production of "Twelfth Night" and a co-starring role with Leslie Uggams in the Signature Theater Co.'s revival production of Leslie Lee's "The First Breeze of Summer," directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson, for which DaCosta was honored with a Vivian Robinson/AUDELCO Recognition Award for Excellence in Black Theatre.

DaCosta holds a B.A. in International Relations and Africana Studies from Brown University.

When she is not shooting in Chicago, DaCosta currently resides in New York. Follow her on Twitter at @theyayadacosta.

Brian Tee

Brian Tee

as Dr. Ethan Choi

Brian Tee stars as Dr. Ethan Choi, a tireless yet impulsive doctor who found his calling in medicine while serving as a Navel combat doctor, on the Chicago Med.

Tee recently starred as Hamada, the head of park security in the box-office record-breaker Jurassic World. Continuing his tentpole career, Tee recently wrapped his lead role in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 as the iconic villain Shredder. Other studio feature film leads include The Wolverine, starring Hugh Jackman, as well as The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift as the Drift King, aka D.K., directed by Justin Lin.

Internationally, Tee starred in No Tears for the Dead, which was directed by acclaimed Korean director Jeong-beom Lee.

On the small screen, Tee starred as Liu Kang in the series Mortal Kombat: Legacy 2, and was a regular in the series Crash, based on the Academy Award-winning film. He also recurred on Grimm and Hawaii Five-0. Other TV appearances include Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Burn Notice, Bones, Lie to Me, Grey's Anatomy, Entourage and The Unit.

He was the romantic lead opposite Anne Heche in the Hallmark movie One Christmas Eve, and co-starred in Lifetime's The Gabby Douglas Story as inspirational coach Liang Chow.

A Los Angeles native of a mixture of multiple Asian descents, Tee is proficient in both Japanese and Korean and holds a bachelor's degree in dramatic arts from the University of California, Berkeley. Follow Brian on Twitter at @brian_tee.

Colin Donnell

Colin Donnell

as Dr. Connor Rhodes

Colin Donnell stars as Dr. Connor Rhodes, a trauma fellow who is brilliant, buttoned-down and trained to handle anything that might come through the hospital doors, on Chicago Med.

Donnell can most recently be seen in the role of Scotty Lockhart on Showtime's hit series The Affair and is also familiar to TV audiences as Tommy Merlyn on Arrow. Other appearances include Pan Am, Person of Interest and The Mysteries of Laura. He made his big-screen debut in 2014 with Every Secret Thing, which also starred Diane Lane and Elizabeth Banks.

He is well known for his work on stage, with Broadway roles that include "Violet," "Anything Goes," which garnered him Drama Desk, Outer Critics and Astaire nominations, and "Jersey Boys." Among his other notable stage appearances are "Follies," "Merrily We Roll Along," "Lady Be Good" at the New York City Center, the Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park production of "Love's Labour's Lost" and "Meet Me in St. Louis." Additionally, he toured with productions of "Wicked" and "Mamma Mia."

Born in St. Louis, Donnell is a current resident of New York City when not shooting the show in Chicago. Find Colin on Twitter at @colindonnell.

Oliver Platt

Oliver Platt

as Dr. Daniel Charles

Oliver Platt stars as Dr. Daniel Charles, the Chief of Psychiatry who possesses remarkable insight into his patients and is off-the-charts intelligent in all subjects but his personal life, on Chicago Med.

Platt has enjoyed success in film, television and stage. A graduate from Tufts University, Platt immediately began working in regional theater, as well as off-Broadway, in such productions as "The Tempest" and John Guare's "Moon Over Miami." He also starred in the Lincoln Center production of "Ubu," Jules Feiffer's "Elliot Loves," directed by Mike Nichols, and received rave reviews for his turn as Sir Toby Belch in "Twelfth Night."

He recently wrapped production on Farren Blackburn's Shut In, opposite Naomi Watts. Recent projects include G.J. Echternkamp's Frank and Cindy, opposite Rene Russo; Robert Edwards' When I Live My Life Over Again, alongside Amber Heard and Christopher Walken; Alexandra Aja's The Ninth Life of Louis Drax, opposite Jamie Dornan and Aaron Paul; Lee Tamahori's Emperor, opposite Adrien Brody; Chef, opposite Jon Favreau and Dustin Hoffman; Michael Cuesta's Kill the Messenger, opposite Jeremy Renner; and Cut Bank, with Teresa Palmer and Billy Bob Thornton.

He was previously in Sally Potter's Ginger & Rosa, with Elle Fanning; the fifth installment of the blockbuster X-Men series, X-Men: First Class, alongside James McAvoy; Ed Zwick's Love and Other Drugs, with Jake Gyllenhaal; Ron Howard's Frost/Nixon, opposite Frank Langella; and the Harold Ramis comedy Year One, opposite Jack Black. He also starred in Nicole Holofcener's Please Give, which won critical acclaim at the Sundance and Tribeca film festivals. Other credits include 2012, The Oranges, Casanova, The Ice Harvest, Bulworth, Married to the Mob, Working Girl, Flatliners, Postcards from the Edge, Indecent Proposal, The Three Musketeers, A Time to Kill, Doctor Dolittle, Simon Birch, Lake Placid and Pieces of April.

Platt was featured in the HBO documentary Love, Marilyn and the telepic Bessie, where he plays legendary American writer and artistic photographer Carl Van Vechten. He also starred on Showtime's The Big C, starring Laura Linney. Previously, Platt played George Steinbrenner on the ESPN miniseries The Bronx Is Burning, opposite John Turturro. His performance earned him a SAG nomination. Platt made his producing debut on the indie film Big Night, which was co-directed by Stanley Tucci and Campbell Scott. He would later reteam with Tucci in The Impostors.

Born in Windsor, Ontario, Platt is married and has three children. When not shooting in Chicago, he resides in New York. Follow him on Twitter at @OliverPlatt.

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