Nicole Ari Parker will play Avery’s wife, Samantha Cooper, who is smart but has become “content to stay at home and reap the benefits of the Cooper wealth and name.”
Besides her work on Chicago P.D., Parker can be seen in Fox’s Empire and Star, TVLand’s Younger and Showtime’s I’m Dying Up Here.
She’s best known for her breakout role in the Oscar-nominated Boogie Nights.
Despite Parker’s new role, it’s possible she’ll still show up on Chicago P.D. Since her role on the police procedural is only recurring and both series are NBC, it should be easy for her to pop in every once in a while.