How old is Kim Burgess on Chicago PD?

CHICAGO P.D. -- "Lies" Episode 911 -- Pictured: Marina Squerciati as Kim Burgess -- (Photo by: Lori Allen/NBC)
CHICAGO P.D. -- "Lies" Episode 911 -- Pictured: Marina Squerciati as Kim Burgess -- (Photo by: Lori Allen/NBC) /

Kim Burgess (Marina Squerciati) is a crucial piece of the Chicago PD puzzle. She’s the glue in a lot of ways, an anchor to the stronger personalities on the team. It’s been the case since the pilot in 2014.

Given how long Burgess has been a part of the team, and the fact that she’s created a family with fellow officer Ruzek (Patrick John Flueger), some fans may be curious as to how old she is and how long she’s been a police officer. While the show has avoided giving specific ages for the bulk of the characters, Burgess is one of the rare cases of there being ironclad evidence of how old she is.

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According to Chicago PD, Burgess was born in 1988. There have been several references to her childhood and her experiences growing up, which include living in St. Charles, Illinois and working as a flight attendant. She grew tired of her flight attendant duties after three years, and decided that she wanted to join the CPD academy.

Burgess being born in 1988 means she’s currently 35 years old. This tracks with tenure as a police officer, as she’s coming up on a decade of service. What makes Burgess’s age interesting is that it’s noticeably different than the age of the actor who plays her, Marina Squerciati.

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In reality, Squerciati was born in 1984, which makes her 39 years old. It’s unclear why the writers felt the need to trip four years off, but it has been officially stated in the show and has not been contradicted by later episodes.

The age of a character like Jay Halstead (Jesse Lee Soffer) has been tricky to nail down because there have been changes and revisions regarding which brother is older between him and Med‘s Will (Nick Gehlfuss).

Burgess’s age makes her one of the senior members of the IU, though she is in the age range of peers like Ruzek (Patrick John Flueger) and Atwater (LaRoyce Hawkins). She’s older than the other female officer on the team, Upton (Tracy Spiridakos), however.

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