Ilonzeh’s Emily is an intelligent, easy-going and confident new paramedic. New to the Chicago Fire Department, but a quick and effective worker. She may have a chip on her shoulder from the previous bumps in the road, but she takes everything in stride. Ilonzeh was initially set as a recurring, but was upped to series regular after production began. She’ll first appear in the Season 7 premiere on September 26.
Ilonzeh joins the paramedic unit following the exit of Monica Raymund, who played Paramedic in Charge/Firefighter Candidate Gabriela “Gabby” Dawson in the first six seasons of the series.
From Emmy-winning executive producer Dick Wolf and co-creator Derek Haas, Chicago Fire looks into the lives of everyday heroes committed to one of America’s noblest professions. The firefighters, rescue squad, and paramedics of Chicago Firehouse 51 risk their lives week in and week out to save and protect the citizens of their incredible city.
Todd Arnow, Andrea Newman, Michael Gilvary, Michael Brandt, Arthur Forney and Peter Jankowski also executive produce.
Chicago Fire is produced by Universal Television and Wolf Entertainment.
Ilonzeh is repped by Etcetera and Company and Michael Auerbach at Jackoway Tyerman.