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Why Emma Brooks From Chicago Med Looks So Familiar

"Chicago Med" is the medical wing of the "One Chicago" franchise. Following the exploits of the Gaffney Chicago Medical Center's emergency department and supporting staff, the show stars Oliver Platt, Marlyne Barrett, Nick Gehlfuss, S. Epatha Merkerson, Brian Tee, and many more. "Chicago Med" entered Season 7 in September 2021, and the new season has seen quite a few new faces join the intrepid band of emergency workers, doctors, and patients. This most recent season covers a range of tough subjects, including addiction, corruption, and exchanges with the police and FBI.

In the first episode of Season 7, "You Can't Always Trust What You See," two young woman named Emma and Gemma Brooks show up in the ER and start exhibiting strange behavior, with one wanting all of the same procedures her sick twin goes through. One of the two, Emma, is played by actor Emily Hinkler, who shares the screen with their real-life twin, Elizabeth Hinkler, who plays Gemma. While Emily and their sister definitely make an impression in "Chicago Med," where else might fans recognize the actor from?

Emily and their sister appeared in The Good Doctor

Both Emily and their sister Elizabeth Hinkler appear in two episodes of "The Good Doctor." Inspired by a South Korean medical show, "The Good Doctor" stars Freddie Highmore, Richard Schiff, Antonia Thomas, Christina Chang, and Will Yun Lee. Created by David Shore, the mastermind behind FOX's smash-hit medical show "House," "The Good Doctor" primarily focuses on Dr. Shaun Murphy (Highmore), a highly skilled young prodigy doctor with autism, as he begins work at the fictional San Jose St. Bonaventure Hospital.

Emily and their twin sister play Jenny and Katie Kunkler in "The Good Doctor," in the Season 1 two-part episode "Islands," which tackles a risky surgery to separate Jenny and Katie, who are conjoined. Unfortunately, things take a turn for the worse when medical complications arise from the surgery, and Emily's character Jenny doesn't survive. However, this would not be the last time Emily and their sister face down medical staff in a show.

The Hinkler twins were in two episodes of Dream Corp LLC

"Dream Corp LLC" is a live-action comedy show on Adult Swim. With three seasons, "Dream Corp LLC" highlights a near-future dystopia in which therapy patients visit a derelict strip mall that contains a business that can infiltrate and analyze dreams. An absolutely bonkers show, "Dream Corp LLC" uses rotoscoping, which is a type of animation that involves creating overlaid artwork on top of real actors, much like 2006's "A Scanner Darkly" (via Vice). The show stars Jon Gries, Nick Rutherford, Stephen Merchant, Ahmed Bharoocha, and Mark Proksch.

The Hinkler Twins, who play Patient 69 and Patient 96, lend their unique skills to this black comedy show in Season 3 in the two-part episode "Randay." The twins cause an acute obsession in Dr. Roberts (Gries), who focuses on them to such an extent that it almost ruins the "Randay" celebrations. The show is incredibly surreal with its subject matter and art style, and the series has been well-received, with an 87% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes.

Emily Hinkler appeared by themself in the film Boy Erased

"Boy Erased" is a 2018 film starring Nicole Kidman, Russell Crowe, Lucas Hedges, and Joel Edgerton, and this particular movie features Emily Hinkler without their twin. The movie is based on Garrard Conley's memoir of the same name, and it follows Jared Eamons (Hedges), an Arkansas youth coming to terms with his identity and sexual orientation. This leads Jared to be admitted to a gay conversion camp, where he struggles with his compatriots through the antiquated and brutal "therapy." Jared eventually escapes with the help of his mother (played by Kidman) and moves to New York with a new boyfriend, where he writes an article exposing and condemning conversion therapy.

Hinkler plays a character named Lee in "Boy Erased," who is enrolled in the gay conversion camp alongside Jared. In an interview with Movie Roar at the movie's premiere, Hinkler said of their role, "It is a story that needs to be told, and I am so honored that I get to share this story. And I think film is such an important medium, it is so accessible, and I am so glad that we get to share this with our society." The movie went on to earn 11 awards from 51 nominations (via IMDb), successfully showcasing Hinkler's talent as an actor. Hopefully, we will see more of them soon.