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The biggest impact of being a Filipina was definitely when I auditioned for the role on Chicago Med. Once I read the character, I knew she was Filipino right away.  I understood who she was, why she was there, the importance of Filipina nurses in hospitals. I think all of those things helped me in landing the role.

Marie Tredway

marie tredway

Actress, Director, Dancer and Choreographer

Chicago, Illinois

Marie Tredway is an actress, choreographer, dancer, and director born in Quezon City, Philippines. She was raised in Dodedo, Guam, and Vallejo, California. She is currently residing in Chicago, Illinois as she is working on Chicago Med as Nurse Trinidad "Trini" Campos. 

She shared about how she was cast for Chicago Med and recalls the thousands of Filipinos working in the healthcare industry in the United States as she portrays them onscreen; “The biggest impact of being a Filipina was definitely when I auditioned for the role on Chicago Med. Once I read the character, I knew she was Filipino right away.  I understood who she was, why she was there, the importance of Filipina nurses in hospitals. I think all of those things helped me in landing the role.”

Marie has always been consistently aware of her connectedness to her Filipino roots with her passion for performing, she said, “I always knew performing was a passion of mine. I grew up dancing all through childhood. However, it wasn't until I moved to Illinois later in life that I discovered that my passion could turn into a profession. I went back to college to pursue my theater degree after receiving a full ride and have been working ever since graduation.” She also mentioned her involvement in providing voices through her craft; “I am an advocate for marginalized voices through my work and storytelling so I usually gravitate towards work that lifts up underrepresented communities, which includes Filipinos”.

Marie is versatile and has worked on different mediums throughout her career. She gave us a rundown of her favorite works so far: “In theater: Not One Batu, my first lead role in Chicago and the first time I got to play an AAPI character.  I also got to direct a dream show of mine, Spring Awakening. In television: I am so grateful to be a recurring costar on Chicago Med on NBC.” 

To connect with Marie, you may follow her Instagram: @MarieGTred.