Wednesdays on NBC (9-10 p.m. ET); Returns Fall 2020
Emily Foster, "Chicago Fire"
Annie Ilonzeh stars on NBC’s hit drama series Chicago Fire” as paramedic Emily Foster.
Born and raised in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area, Ilonzeh is the eldest of five sisters. Her father is Nigerian and her mother is of Polish and English descent. She began taking dance lessons at a young age, but quickly learned she was better suited for basketball, soccer and track. In high school, she discovered her passion for basketball, which earned her a college scholarship to the University of Texas.
Ilonzeh visited Los Angeles in 2006 and the idea of an acting career suddenly ...