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Chrissy Metz is known as an American actress. She is most famous for being a role model for women with overweight body image issues and her portrayal of Kate Pearson on the NBC drama 'This Is Us.'


Background and Education

Christine Michelle Metz was born on Sept. 29, 1980, in Homestead, Florida. When she was a half year old, her family moved to Japan after her father, a naval officer, was sent to a naval base there. Metz would live in Japan for the initial eight years of her life.

Her folks separated from each other when she was eight, and her mom moved Metz and her siblings back to Florida. She says she never truly knew her father. Her mom later remarried. Metz has two relatives from her mom's second marriage.


In 2014, Metz started to assume the role that she considers to be her first enormous break, the character of Ima Wiggles, a sideshow "fat woman” in the fourth season of American Horror Story on FX, subtitled Freak Show. The role allowed her a chance to work close by top stars, for example, Jessica Lange, Kathy Bates and Sarah Paulson.

When she got a telephone call from the This Is Us creator and official producer Dan Fogelman only hours after she tried out to reveal to her that she won the part, Metz thought the telephone call was a bill collector. It ended up being the call that would change her life.

Personal Life


In 2008, Metz married Martyn Eaden, an independent writer from Great Britain, however the two split from each other in 2013. They were officially divorced in 2015. Metz's present sweetheart is Josh Stencil, a member of the backstage crew on her sitcom, This Is Us. The two met on the set and quickly sparked a romance.

Role Model

As a self-depicted "plus size" lady, Metz recognizes that her weight has been an issue for many women like her. She started to feel different starting with her adolescence in Florida, where bathing suits and other summer apparel are worn practically all year.

She is additionally very much aware that motion picture and TV roles are rare for ladies with bodies like hers. In interviews, she says she never tried to turn into a role model for other ladies who resemble her, however she is more than OK with being a person that they can look up to.

Date modified: Aug 9, 2020
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