Zyra Gorecki gained fame with her role in Chicago Fire in 2016 which aired on NBC screens. Before becoming an actor, Zyra actually wanted to be a mortician, as she told on The Kelly Clarkson Show. But we are glad she didn’t go that way because that made her the first amputee to star on a prime-time network show.

In this post, we have collected all the information you are wondering about Zyra Gorecki. If you are ready to learn more about her background, biography, and career, let’s start with the basics.

Zyra Gorecki Birthplace, Age, and Weight

Zyra was born in Michigan in 2002. She is celebrating her birthday on the 4th of July. She is 20 years old. She weighs 125 pounds and is 5 feet and 7 inches tall according to official sources.


Zyra Gorecki as Izzy Harris in La Brea

In the La Brea series, Gorecki plays Izzy Harris, the youngest member of a family that gets separated when a swath of downtown Los Angeles plunges into a monstrous sinkhole. Izzy sprints away from the yawning chasm on her prosthetic leg and manages to stay topside, but her mother and brother tumble into the abyss. She and her dad spend the rest of the series trying to liberate their loved ones from the bizarre netherworld lurking under LA.


What Happened to Zyra Gorecki’s Leg

When Gorecki was 13 years old, a lumber accident changed his life completely. Losing her lower left knee because of this accident, Zyra lost her confidence to continue her acting and modeling career. However, she soon decided to adapt to her new life. With this decision, she signed up with a modeling agency Bravo Talent Management to further her modeling career.


“La Brea” star Zyra Gorecki is one of the first limb-different actors to land a leading role on television. Zyra dishes on how she got into acting, her anxiety around auditions, and her childhood dreams of being a mortician.


In an interview, she stated that it was great to understand her character and feel what she went through. That’s what made her so successful in this role.

Zyra later modeled for various brands and campaigns, which put her at the forefront of her confidence despite her flaws. Despite experiencing a severe tragedy, she kept her positivity and studied to become an actress.

After Chicago Fire, she played the role of Izzy Harris in David Appelbaum’s science fiction series “La Brea”. With this role, her popularity increased even more. The series was broadcast in many countries under “Land of the Lost.”

After the first season’s success, new episodes of “La Brea” were released. Besides Zyra, Natalie Zea, Eoin Macken, and Chiké Okonkwo are also starring in the series.

Bonus Details

Zyra is using her real name as an actor and she doesn’t like to talk about herself. However, she is one of the most popular, exceptionally able American actors. Despite she doesn’t want to become an inspiration, her liveliness and positivity inspire those who have had the same loss.


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