Who is Eli Kay Oliphant?

Eli Kay Oliphant is an American lawyer. He has experience with contractual matters, commercial fraud, data privacy, and security.

Eli Kay Oliphant has massive popularity in the world of law and entertainment. Yep, you read it right. He is well known in the entertainment industry because of his relationship with Hollywood actress Marina Squerciati. They both are husband and wife.

Now I know it sounds kind of a fairy tale, a lawyer met an actress, as you will seldom hear people from two different backgrounds marrying each other but well it’s true. So some of you might be curious about who this lucky chap is to marry such a beauty. Well, it’s time to find out more about Eli.

Eli Kay Oliphant bio, relationships, career and net worth

Read on to find out all about Eli Kay Oliphant.

Quick facts

Full nameEli J. Kay Oliphant
Date of birth1980
Marital statusMarried
SpouseMarina Teresa Squerciati
ChildrenDaughter (name undisclosed)
EducationJ.D. with honors from Emory University School of Law (2002 – 2005)

Bachelor of Arts and Political Sciences from Northwestern University (1997– 2001)


Partner at Massey and Gail LLP, Chicago, Illinois

Net worthUSD 1 million
Eye colorBrown
Hair colorBrown
Height5 ft 8 inches (178 cm)

Early life

Eli J Kay-Oliphant is a USA citizen; however, when we researched the last name, we discovered that Kay and Oliphant’s last name originates from Europe.

Kay is an English surname, whereas Oliphant is an English and Scottish last name established by the family of Norman Origin.

It somehow makes us feel most likely his ancestors migrated from Scotland.

He completed his bachelor’s degree in Arts and Political Science from Northwestern University.

Eli also graduated from Emory University School of Law with honors in 2005. At Emory, he was also the editor-in-chief of the Emory Law Journal.

Eli Kay Oliphant has not revealed anything about his birth date, family, or childhood. Despite being such a famous icon, he has kept private about his life.

Eli was a William Agnor Scholar on Dean’s list throughout his university days.

He received Emory Law School Dean’s Awards for Excellence. The award was for excelling at trial techniques, contracts, and corporate practice.

Eli Kay Oliphant
Eli Kay Oliphant


Marina Squerciati (wife)

Marina is a famous American actress who has played in various films and TV series. However, Marina is best known for her role as Kim Burgess in the American TV series Chicago P.D.

Squerciati is also famous for her performance in ‘Gossip Girl.’

Marina Squerciati, Eli Kay-Oliphant, Nick Gehlfuss, and Lilian Matsuda

Eli Kay Oliphant and Marina Squerciati attended the same university (Northwestern University). They met for the first time at their college.

Marina was studying arts, whereas Eli was studying law.

Eli tied the knot with her in an intimate ceremony in 2017.

According to Eli’s Facebook profile, it seems like he started dating Marina in 2012. 

But again, rumor has it that Marina secretly dated her ‘Chicago P.D.’ co-star Patrick John Flueger in 2014. 

So it can mean Marina and Eli parted ways in the middle.

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Bean Oliphant (daughter)

Marina Squerciati with the daughter.
Eli Kay Oliphant’s wife, Marina Squerciati, with their daughter.

Marina Squerciati announced her pregnancy on Twitter in February 2017. The couple gave birth to a daughter, Bean Oliphant.


Eli Kay Oliphant has a high reputation in the law field. He has experience with government enforcement defense and internal investigations. 

He is also a member of Illinois Bars. Before, he was a New York City and Washington D.C. bars member.

Eli also worked as a summer associate for Paul Hastings from June 2003 to August 2003. Before that, he was an associate at O’ Melveny & Meyers LLP from 2005 to 2007. 

O’ Melveny & Meyers LLP is where he focused on government-related counseling. He was also a former law clerk at the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit Court.

He was also an associate for four years (November 2008 – January 2013) at Latham and Watkins LLP.

Before joining Massey and Gail LLP, he was an attorney at Kobre & Kim LLP from January 2013 to September 2014

Eli was a partner at Massey & Gail LLP, Chicago, Illinois. Massey and Gail LLP specializes in commercial and financial services litigation. 

As per his LinkedIn profile, he is currently a Partner in Sparacino PLLC.

Eli kay Oliphant with his wife Marina Squerciati
Eli kay Oliphant with his wife, Marina Squerciati

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Rumors say that Eli was dating Chicago Fire and Chicago P.D. actress Serinda Swan back in 2014.

Eli and Serinda were spotted at Flywheel Sports Center in Chicago, Illinois. Later, they declared that the rumors were fake and were not romantic partners.

net worth

Eli has a net worth of USD 1 million. This amount comes from his more-than-decade-long career as a brilliant lawyer.

Eli Kay Oliphant shows involvement in community works too. Eli is a member of the BOD in the Chicago Debate Commission.

Chicago Debate Commission helps to empower the youths of Chicago. It helps them find their voice and succeed in college and careers. It also enables young people to become leaders of their community.

Eli Kay Oliphant photo
Eli Kay Oliphant photo

Eli Kay is also a member of the Evening Associates Board of Directors in the Art Institute of Chicago.

Meanwhile, Marina has a net worth of USD 3 million, which comes from her acting profession.

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Social media

Eli is not much active on social media, even though he owns an account on everything. You can find him on Facebook as Eli Kay-Oliphant, but it seems like he stopped using it in 2014.

He also has a private Instagram account: @elikayoliphant. You can also find him on Twitter as @elikayoliphant. You can view his LinkedIn profile here too.

Eli’s wife, Marina’s Instagram account is @marinasqu. But she has zero posts of Eli. But hey! You can at least see their daughter’s photos here.


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