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‘General Hospital’ Alum Julie Berman Joins ‘Chicago Med’

Julie Marie Berman "General Hospital" 2014 Fan Club Weekend Kick off Party Sportsmen's Lodge Studio City, CA 7/31/14 © Jill Johnson/ 310-657-9661

Former General Hospital star Julie Marie Berman has landed a recurring role on NBC’s upcoming medical drama Chicago Med.

TVLine reports the actress will play Doctor Toni Zanetti, a sexy, skilled surgeon described as “brilliant” and “self-assured” doctor who has little patience for stupidity. Berman will appear in the third episode of the season.

Chicago Med, a spinoff of Dick Wolf’s Chicago Fire, is an emotional thrill ride through the day-to-day chaos of the city’s newest state-of-the-art trauma center and into the lives of the courageous doctors, nurses and staff who hold it all together. Inspired by ripped-from-the-headlines cases, Chicago Med will weave cutting-edge medicine with the personal drama that comes with working in such a high-intensity environment. Through it all, familiar faces from Chicago Fire and Chicago P.D. will appear on the series for the franchise’s shared “Chicago universe”.

The series stars Oliver Platt, S. Epatha Merkerson, Nick Gehlfuss, Torrey DeVitto, Rachel DiPillo, Yaya DaCosta, Colin Donnell and Brian Tee. Dick Wolf, Andrew Schneider, Diane Frolov, Matt Olmstead, Michael Brandt, Derek Haas, Danielle Gelber, Arthur Forney and Peter Jankowski are executive producers.

Julie Berman, a three-time Daytime Emmy winner, spent 8 years as Lulu Spencer, the daughter of daytime television’s most popular supercouple Luke and Laura. Since departing the soap in 2013, she’s made guest appearances on The CW’s Jane the Virgin and USA Network’s Satisfaction.

Chicago Med premieres Tuesday, November 17.

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  1. Really looking forward to seeing Julie again – and she does have a few things on the go. In addition to the projects mentioned by Beth, I do believe this lovely, talented actress is also appearing in the next episode of the USA Network’s “Satisfaction.”

  2. Congrats Julie and look forward to seeing you on Chicago Med. I miss you as Lulu on GH but am glad you will be on this show now. I am a huge fan of Chicago Fire and PD, so this is going to be great also.

  3. Many congratulations to this wonderful actress! Having been blessed to meet her one-on-one, she is as lovely and kind hearted in person as she is a beautiful, talented presence on screen. I am so very proud of and happy for her! And also FYI-She’s currently recurring in the role of Leia in Hulu’s Original web series “Casual” and recently wrapped an independent small cast ensemble film, “Valley of the Moon”, now being edited and scored. Can’t wait to see her in “Chicago Med”!

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