Let’s Talk Excellence with Skye Marshall, Star of CBS’ ‘Good Sam’

Chicago actress, Skye P. Marshall currently stars as cardiothoracic resident Dr. Lex Trulie alongside Sophia Bush and Jason Isaacs in “Good Sam” on CBS. Good Sam is a drama about Dr. Sam Griffith (Sophia Bush), a gifted heart surgeon who excels in her new leadership role as chief of surgery after her renowned boss falls into a coma. When her former boss wakes up months later demanding to resume his duties, Sam is tasked with supervising this egotistical expert with a scalpel who never acknowledged her stellar talent. Complicating matters, the caustic and arrogant Dr. Rob “Griff” Griffith (Jason Isaacs) also happens to be her father.

As Griff defies Sam’s authority and challenges her medical expertise, the big question becomes whether this father and daughter will ever be able to mend their own relationship as expertly as they heal the hearts of their patients.

Dr. Lex Trulie is a gifted surgeon caught in between the complicated relationship between her best friend, Sam, and her father in the CBS drama.

Born and raised in Chicago, Skye grew up in the city’s Uptown Neighborhood but spent time on the city’s south and west sides throughout her childhood. From dancing in local theatrical dance troupes to now starring in TV and film, Skye’s TV and film credits include “The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina,” The CW’s “Black Lightning,” NBC’s “This Is Us, FOX’s “9-1-1, Lionsgate’s “Misconduct” and “A Nice Girl Like You.” She is also a veteran of the United Air Force where she served pre and post 9/11.

Marshall is a graduate of Northeastern Illinois University. After graduation, she moved to New York City, where she trained at Stella Adler Studio of Acting and the Broadway Dance Center.

Skye P. Marshall spoke with the Chicago Defender about her first leading role in a hit drama series and how her upbringing in Chicago shaped her as an actress and performer.

Good Sam currently airs Wednesdays on CBS at 9 PM CT and is also available to stream on the Paramount+ streaming service.

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