The Mentalist’s Amanda Righetti Headed to Chicago Fire and Chicago P.D.
By MARC MALKIN
March 19, 2014
The Mentalist star Amanda Righetti is taking a trip to Chicago.
I can exclusively reveal that the actress will be guest starring as a pediatrician on upcoming crossover episodes of Chicago Fire and Chicago P.D.
A source tells me there’s even been some chatter about a Righetti heading up an ensemble cast for another series, Chicago M.D., about a Windy City hospital. While another source says there are no plans for a doctors-based show, we can’t help but think it’s a great idea. Chicago Fire and Chicago P.D. have been mega-successes for NBC and series creator Dick Wolf, so why not expand the franchise?
Chicago Fire is currently in its second season. The all-hottie cast includes Lady Gaga’s boyfriend Taylor Kinney. The show’s spinoff Chicago P.D. premiered in January with an equally as good-looking cast including Jason Beghe, Sophia Bush, Patrick John Flueger, Archie Kao, Jon Seda, Jesse Lee Soffer and Marina Squerciati.
Righetti is best known for her role as Grace Van Pelt on The Mentalist. She also appeared on The O.C. as Hailey Nichol.
(E! and NBC are both part of the NBCUniversal family.)