• Chrissy Metz is a famous actress
  • She starred in 'This Is Us'
  • Learn more about her life and career here

Chrissy Metz in the series This Is Us has gained mass popularity among fans and viewers alike. Born on September 29, 1980, in Florida, Metz spent some years growing up in Japan, where her father was stationed, and the rest of her years in Gainesville, Florida.

Chrissy started working at a McDonald's when she was a teen, so she could buy an expensive pair of sneakers that her mother wouldn't purchase for her. Later, she worked as a pre-school teacher, up until her sister wanted to attend an open audition, which inspired her to pursue her own career in the entertainment industry. 

Actress Chrissy Metz This Is Us Today

Chrissy Metz and her fame with This Is Us obviously didn't happen overnight. The ambitious young Metz would continue to audition for 14 years until she landed small roles on shows like My Name Is Earl and Entourage in 2005.

Chrissy Metz This Is Us Actress

It wasn't until 2014 that she finally got her break in the eerie series, American Horror Story: Freak Show. She was able to work alongside acting greats Sarah Paulson and Jessica Lange

The following year, Chrissy Metz landed the part of "Kate Pearson" in This Is Us, where she stars opposite Mandy Moore, Justin Hartley, Chris Sullivan, Sterling K. Brown and Milo Ventimiglia. 

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Both she and the series have received much praise, earning her two Golden Globe nominations for Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television Film, as well as winning two SAG Awards for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series. 

Prior to that, she also appeared in the film format in the movies Breakthrough and Sierra Burgess Is a Loser. Today, Chrissy is focused on a new film, 'A Creature was Stiring' with an expected release date of December 2023. 

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