Who is Tracy Spiridakos?
Tracy Spiridakos is a Canadian actress, who is probably most popular for portraying the recurring character of Detective Hailey Upton in the TV action crime drama series “Chicago P.D.”. Additionally, she is widely recognized for starring as Blue in the TV fantasy crime action series “Mortal Kombat: Legacy”, as well as in the TV series “Being Human” and “Revolution”.
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Early Life, Childhood and Education
She was born under the zodiac sign of Aquarius on the 14th February 1988,a in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, one of three children of Anastasia and George Spiridakos. Apart from being of Canadian nationality and white ethnicity, she is also of Greek ancestry through her father’s side. Alongside her two brothers, Tracy spent her early years growing up in Skala, Greece, before settling in Canada in 1992. She matriculated from Oak Park High School before enrolling at the Actors Training Centre of Manitoba.
Due to her origin, she is a fluent speaker of Greek, and is taking great care of her cultural heritage.
Interested in acting from her junior years, upon completing her studies in 2007, Spiridakos relocated to Vancouver to pursue a career in the moviemaking industry full time. She didn’t need to wait long as her debut acting engagement occurred not long after, when she appeared in a support role in an episode of the “Supernatural” TV series.
This was followed by several small screen appearances in TV series such as “Bionic Woman” and “Aliens in America”, as well as in TV movies including “Every Second Counts” and “The Secret Lives of Second Wives”. On the path to stardom Tracy stepped in 2009, when she was cast for the recurring role of Becky Richards in the television comedy series “Majority Rules!”. Her debut big screen appearance occurred in 2010, when she appeared in the critically booed thriller movie “The Boy She Met Online”.
Establishing herself as a promising young actress, Tracy Spiridakos came to greater prominence in 2011, when she appeared in the TV series “Mortal Kombat: Legacy”, after which she appeared in the Oscar nominated Sci-Fi drama film “Rise of the Planet of the Apes”. This was followed by her recurring role in the television supernatural horror drama series “Being Human” in 2012, starring as Brynn McLean.
However, the real breakthrough in Tracy’s acting career came later that year, when she began her collaboration with the two-time Primetime Emmy Award-winning producer J.J., and started appearing in the NBC TV’s post-apocalyptic Sci-Fi series “Revolution”, following the world after the global electrical blackout, set in the near future. She was cast for the leading role of Charlotte ‘Charlie’ Matheson and continued through the show’s two-season-long run, before it was eventually cancelled in 2014.
For her great performance, in 2013 Tracy was honored with a nomination for the Saturn Award for Best Actress on Television, awarded by the American Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films.
In 2015, Spiridakos appeared in a couple of episodes of “Bates Motel” TV horror mystery drama series, as well as in the TV comedy movie “The History of Us”.
Between 2016 and 2017, she appeared opposite Lucas Till who stars in the title role of the ABC’s television action adventure series “MacGyver“, while in 2017 Tracy joined the main cast of the fifth season of the NBC TV’s police drama series “Chicago P.D.” which tells the story of the officers and agents of the Chicago Police Department’s. Since then, she has been starring in the leading role of Detective Hailey Upton from the Unit of the 21st District, and has so far appeared in 70 episodes.
Additionally, since 2018, she’s portrayed the same character in two of the show’s spin-off TV series productions, entitled “Chicago Med” and “Chicago Fire”. In 2020, Tracy again appeared as Hailey Upton, this time in an episode of the TV mystery crime drama series “FBI”.
She is of slim build with a toned figure, standing 5ft 6ins (1.68 m) tall, sporting long blue hair and blue-colored eyes. When it comes to her private life, it has been publicly disclosed that Tracy was engaged to a fellow colleague, a Canadian actor Jon Cor.
Prior to deciding to bring their relationship to a higher level in December 2012, the couple shared several mutual on-screen appearances such as in the movie “The Boy She Met Online”, and in the TV series “Being Human”. However, they broke their engagement. After ‘almost getting married‘, Spiridakos romantically connected with musician and songwriter Justin Ruane.
Speaking of Tracy Spiridakos‘ net worth, as of mid-2020, sources have estimated it at an enviable sum of $5 million, entirely acquired through her professional on-screen acting career, that is currently spanning over 13 years since 2007.