Hanako Greensmith returns as Chicago Fire series regular

Hanako Greensmith, who plays recurring character Violet Mikami

After we reported the news that Chicago Fire Series Regular, Adriyan Rae exited Chicago Fire on “great terms” at the end of March, fans have been anxiously anticipating to hear if Violet would officially become a permanent fixture on the NBC hit show. It was announced by TVLine on Friday that Hanako Greensmith, who plays recurring character Violet Mikami, has been promoted to series regular.

Greensmith made her debut in Season 8 Episode 10, Hold Our Own, as someone whom Blake Gallo (Alberto Rosende) had trained with at the academy. She then returned for 3 more episodes in Season 8 as a paramedic from another firehouse who became a competitive love interest for firefighter Gallo. Violet made her return in Season 9, replacing Mackey (former cast member Adriyan Rae) as Sylvie Brett’s (Kara Killmer) partner on Ambulance 61 where she then appeared in an additional 7 episodes of Season 9.

Hanako was thrilled to confirm the news via instagram on Friday alongside a picture of herself with Kara Killmer and Miranda Rae Mayo.

“Things that make me very happy. And very excited. Thank you so much for all of the love and support – I’m endlessly grateful ❤️ See. You. Next. SZN MY FRANDZ!”

Hanako Greensmith, who plays recurring character Violet Mikami


In the Season 9 finale, Gallo asks Violet out, but she turns him down and considers him a player. Ritter (Daniel Kyri) has a little chat with her to tell her that Gallo isn’t really a player leaving the door open for a potential Violet/Gallo romance in the upcoming season.

Hanako Greensmith’s recent credits include NBC’s Chicago Med (crossover episode), CBS’s Bull and FBI. The Pace University graduate made her New York theater debut in the off-Broadway production of Lolita, My Love. Her reps are Nicolosi & Co.

Chicago Fire explores the lives, both professional and personal, of the firefighters, rescue personnel and paramedics of the Chicago Fire Department at the fictional Firehouse 51, as they risk their lives week in and week out to save and protect the citizens of their city.

Executive produced by Dick Wolf and created by Michael Brandt and Derek Haas, Chicago Fire is produced by Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group, in association with Wolf Entertainment.  

Chicago Fire is slated to return for Season 10 this fall, once again airing at 9/8c, between Chicago Med at 8/7c and Chicago P.D. which airs at at 10/9c

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