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Chrissy Metz

Actress, This is Us

NBCUniversal

A two-time Golden Globe and Emmy Award nominated actress Chrissy Metz stars on the critically acclaimed hit NBC series This Is Us, which has been renewed for two additional seasons. Chrissy plays Kate, a woman struggling with her weight, eating habits, and body image. ET named her as one of six "breakout stars you will fall in love with this fall." People magazine named her to the "One's to Watch." This is Us, also stars Mandy Moore, Milo Ventimiglia, Justin Hartley, and Emmy winner Sterling K. Brown. This Is Us, received nominations from The Critics Choice Awards, AFI, NAACP, and won the People's Choice Award for "Favorite New TV Drama" and won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series.

Chrissy is best known for her roles in American Horror Story: Freak Show, Loveless in Los Angeles, Solving Charlie, My Name is Earl, and Entourage, to name a few.

Chrissy Metz is from Homestead, Florida. The middle child of five siblings, Chrissy took the spotlight as the ‘entertaining diplomat' of the family. She moved to Japan as an infant and lived there for 9 years before moving back to the States.

After being discovered in Gainesville, Florida at a local talent event that she originally attended as a chaperone for her sister, she packed up and moved to Los Angeles to find her way into entertainment.

At the Banff Media Festival, we met with Netflix and took a ride up Sulphur Mountain on the gondola. That’s where we made the pitch.
- Naveen Prasad, EVP and GM, Elevation Pictures?

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