A graduate of The Juilliard School, actress, director and producer Monica Raymund is perhaps best known for her 8-season role as Gabriela Dawson on NBC’s hit series “Chicago Fire,” for which she received an Imagen Award for “Best Actress, Television” (2013) and three subsequent nominations. Other television credits include “The Good Wife,” “Blue Bloods,” “Special Skills,” three seasons on Fox’s “Lie to Me” and the upcoming Starz crime-drama series “Hightown” from executive producer Jerry Bruckheimer. In film, she has starred in Nicholas Jarecki’s thriller Arbitrage, Stephen Elliott’s drama Happy Baby, and Mahesh Pailoor’s Brahmin Bulls.
Raymund was in the inaugural class of Female Forward, NBC’s initiative to increase female representation in the director’s chair. She has directed episodes of “Law & Order: SVU” and “FBI” as well as the short film Tanya for the Hidden Tears Project, a nonprofit media company bringing awareness to sex trafficking.