In the Season 6 episode of Chicago Fire, “The Unrivaled Standard,” while Casey (Jesse Spencer) comes up with a play to help Chief Boden (Eammon Walker), Severide (Taylor Kinney) gets an unexpected visit at the firehouse from his ex, lawyer Renee Royce. Last time we saw Renee was in 2013 and she was pregnant! (It wasn’t Severide’s.) When she wanted to leave Chicago for Spain, Severide told “the love of his life” that he couldn’t go with her. Now, five years later, she’s back, looking as gorgeous as ever and Kidd (Miranda Rae Mayo) looks worried — for good reason.
Renee on Chicago Fire is portrayed by Sarah Shahi. The former lingerie model is also known for her roles on Pitch (Natalie Luongo), Person of Interest (Sameen Shaw), Ray Donovan (Hasmig), USA’s Fairly Legal (Kate Reed), Life (Dani Reese), The L Word (Carmen de la Pica Morales), Dawson’s Creek (Sadia Shaw), and Alias (Jenny), among others. Shahi is also recognized for her roles in the films Bullet to the Head with Sylvester Stallone and Old School with Will Ferrell (Erica). Fun fact: Erica was a Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader back in the day (check her out on the cover of the 2000 swimsuit calendar below). Chicago Fire airs Thursdays at 10pm on NBC, right after Champions.