Molly Glynn, an accomplished Chicago theater actress who also played a recurring role on the television series “Chicago Fire,” died on Saturday in Evanston, Ill., after being struck by a tree that was toppled in a powerful storm. She was 46.
Ms. Glynn was injured as she and her husband, Joe Foust, were riding bicycles in a forest park on Friday afternoon. She was taken to NorthShore Evanston Hospital, where a spokeswoman said she died the next day.
The actress had an audition earlier on Friday, said David Rice, a family friend and the executive director of First Folio Theater in Oak Brook, Ill. The inclement weather took them by surprise, and the tree slammed into Ms. Glynn as the couple sought to ride to safety.
Ms. Glynn performed frequently at several Chicago theaters, including Steppenwolf, the Chicago Shakespeare Theater and Northlight Theater. In addition to the NBC series “Chicago Fire,” on which she played an emergency-room doctor, her television credits include “Boss” and “Early Edition.”
She was born on June 14, 1968, and grew up in Hartford, Conn. In addition to her husband, who is also an actor, her survivors include two sons, Chance and Declan.