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Chrissy Metz

Chrissy Metz

Chrissy Metz is an American actor. She currently stars as Kate Pearson in This Is Us.

Early life

Christine Metz was born on September 29, 1980 in Homestead, Florida. She spent part of her childhood in Japan, while her father was in the navy, and later moved to Gainesville, Florida. She struggled with weight issues since she was three or four years old, and was on Weight Watchers off and on throughout her early life.


An actress for a relatively short time, Chrissy Metz is perhaps best known for her five-episode arc on FX's "American Horror Story: Freak Show." Other credits include "Entourage," "My Name Is Earl" and "All of Us," as well as the feature film "Loveless in Los Angeles."Metz, who was born in Homestead, Florida, was discovered in Gainesville at a local talent event that she originally attended as a chaperone for her sister. Metz currently resides in Los Angeles.

Personal life

She is currently in a relationship with Josh Stancil, who is a camera grip on This Is US. They have been dating for over a year, and met during the show.


  • Chrissy Metz only had eighty-one cents in her bank account when she was told she got the role of Kate Pearson.
  • Mandy Moore plays Chrissy Metz's mother on the show. In reality, Mandy Moore is four years younger than Chrissy Metz.