'Little People Big World': This is Amy Roloff Today
Amy Roloff is also known for appearing in the TLC's show Little People, Big World. But it seems that the mother of four has been working on different projects apart from her television career!
Amy Roloff came to prominence after appearing in the 2006 TLC's reality television show Little People, Big World, which revolves around the lives of the Roloff family near Portland, Oregon; some of the episodes focus on the parents Matt and Amy, and one of their children, Zach, who have dwarfism.
The family lives in a suburb of Portland located north of Hillsboro, and since 2006 we have seen Amy and her family experiencing a series of events in their daily life such as shopping, sports, and household finances, activities that are particularly challenging due to the height of some of the family members. When the show started Amy said that it could be a great opportunity to educate people about dwarfism: "Wow, nothing like this has even been on the air", said the mother of four back then.
What is Amy Roloff doing today?
In the past years the 54-year-old ex-wife and mother, originally from Michigan, has worked as an actress, coach, and teacher; she is also a philanthropist and owns Amy Roloff Charity Foundation where she helps children and disability groups. Apart from that, Amy Roloff published a book called A Little Me, where she explains how it was for her to grow up with achondroplasia, an autosomal dominant genetic disorder that results in dwarfism; in those with the condition, the arms and legs are shorter.
Amy Roloff has a personal website where she has shared some of her personal struggles regarding her genetic condition: "I have never felt different or less than because I was a dwarf. I was just me, like anyone else. I didn’t see myself as a little person, even when I looked at myself in the mirror. However, life reminded me all the time that I was different when I stepped outside of my house each day."
The Little People, Big World star is also very active on Instagram and fans love to see her updates. Most of her posts are about her daily life as a mother - and grandmother-, and her cooking journey! She even has a food blog now called Amy Roloff's Little Kitchen.
Additionally, Amy continues to do be a motivational speaker and is also a published author as of 2019 (Amy Roloff: A Little Me).
Ever since she and her now ex-husband Matt divorced back in 2016, she's been dating Chris Marek! Chris and Amy have been engaged since 2019, and plan to marry in 2021.
In 2014, Little People, Big World's finale broke series records with 2.3 million viewers. The final episode was the highest-rated episode in six years among women between the ages between 24 and 54. As of today, the show has 21 seasons, with the most recent season released in September 2020.