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Actor Spotlight #58 – Chrissy Metz – This Is Us, Breakthrough

by Conor O'Brien

Actor Spotlight #58 is on This Is Us star Chrissy Metz. Besides playing Kate Pearson on the NBC drama, Metz has also appeared in American Horror Story.

Formerly a junior talent agent, Christine ‘Chrissy’ Metz is now a successful working actress in her own right. From her first professional credit in 2005, she has appeared in both film and television.

Like any actor starting out, Metz’s early television appearances are minor or guest star roles. These include My Name Is Earl and Entourage.

In 2015, Metz landed a five episode recurring role as Barbara/Ima Wiggles on American Horror Story: Freak Show. This effectively opened more doors for the actress.

Metz on American Horror Story: Freak Show (Image: FX)

Metz began playing her breakthrough television role, Kate Pearson, on the NBC drama This Is Us since the premiere in 2016.

The show was created by Dan Fogelman, who scripted Crazy Stupid Love, Tangled and Cars.

Four seasons have aired as of writing. The ensemble cast includes Milo Ventimiglia, Mandy Moore, Sterling K. Brown and Justin Hartley, who play Metz’s on-screen family.

Metz, Justin Hartley and Sterling K. Brown – This Is Us (Image: NBC)

Since starring in This Is Us, Metz has also branched out to film work. She starred as Joyce Smith in Breakthrough, opposite Topher Grace and Mike Colter.

Additionally, she starred as in Sierra Burgess Is A Loser as Trish, a primary character’s mother.

In 2017, Metz faced off against Modern Family star Jesse Tyler Ferguson on Drop The Mic.

Source: TBS/TNT

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