Monica Raymund exits “Chicago Fire” after renewal

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Raymund leaves Chicago Fire after 6 seasons

Upfront news continues to roll in

“Chicago Fire” veteran
cast member
Monica Raymund
will not return
for next season.

Just after having her NBC hit series renewed, Monica Raymund, who has played Paramedic-in-Charge / Firefighter Gabby Dawson on Chicago Fire since 2012, has officially confirmed that she is leaving the Dick Wolf-produced drama ahead of Season 7.

Raymund broke the news on Twitter just days after the Peacock network renewed all of Wolf’s dramas on the network, including Law & Order: SVU, Chicago Fire and its spinoffs Chicago P.D. and Chicago Med for its 2018-19 slate.

“It has been an honor to play Dawson on ‘Chicago Fire’ and one of the most meaningful experiences of my life,” Raymund tweeted on Tuesday. “I am so thankful for the journey and especially to all of you for watching, but I have made the decision that it’s time for me to move on to the next chapter in life.”

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Raymund was the most prominent female cast member on the Wolf Entertainment/Universal TV drama. Last Thursday’s Season 6 cliffhanger had set up a storyline that would allow for Raymund’s exit, when Gabby Dawson was asked to join a team of volunteer paramedics headed to help with the damage in Puerto Rico following the devastation inflicted by hurricane season.

You can see her tweet to fans below:

In addition to her work on Chicago Fire, Raymund also appeared in the 2012 drama Arbitrage starring Richard Gere and Susan Sarandon, as well as being cast in small roles in The Good Wife and Blue Bloods after leading the cast of Fox’s Lie to Me.

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