There are pros and cons to Tracy Spiridakos’ upcoming exit. It’ll be sad to see the actress go, especially since we’ve gotten to know her and her character, Hailey Upton, so well over the years, but it also means that Chicago PD will be able to shape the next chapter of the character’s life and hopefully give her a happy ending.
Spiridakos has been a part of Chicago PD since season 4, and as with most actors who have long stints with shows, her pay per episode has increased. The actress has an estimated net worth of $5 million, according to The Biography, and most of her income has derived from her role as the determined, increasingly disillusioned Upton.
What is Tracy Spiridakos’ net worth in 2023?
In 2019, The Celebs Closet claimed that Spiridakos made $70,000 per episode. This is a solid sum for a newcomer, though it was less than co-stars like Jason Beghe and Jesse Lee Soffer, who were said to be making $250,000 and $160,000 per episode at the time, respectively. This is somewhat unsurprising, given that the actress joined PD years in, while Beghe and Soffer were present from the show’s pilot.
There have been no updates on Spiridakos’ current salary, and whether or not it has increased since her initial contract with Chicago PD was established. What we do know is that the actress will continue to get paid during her appearances in season 11. Variety confirmed that Upton will appear in several episodes during the upcoming season, but that the character will be written off at some undisclosed point.
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While it’s possible that Upton could stick around for most of 2024, and tie up various loose ends with her character, it’s more likely that she will be written out of the show within the first handful of episodes. That’s the way the PD writers decided to handle the exit of Soffer’s character, which was similarly announced ahead of time.
There were talks of NBC cutting down on the screen time of various One Chicago characters in an effort to reduce episode budgets, but it’s unclear whether the decision to write Upton out of the show was a logistical decision or a personal one on the part of Spiridakos. Hopefully we will get more information when the actors strike resolves, and the latter is able to give interviews.
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