10 Things You Didn’t Know About ‘This Is Us’ Star Chrissy Metz
8. Other Roles
Before her two major roles in American Horror Story and This Is Us, Metz was struggling to compete for any role that was looking for a plus-size actress. Metz’s first ever role was in 2005 in the Entourage episode “The Sundance Kids” where she was credited simply as Counter Girl. She then appeared in similar small roles in films and series including All of Us, The Onion Movie, My Name is Earl and Solving Charlie, and in 2015 she also appeared in a episode of The Doctors to talk about her weight and how it is perceived in Hollywood.
Metz grew up in suburban Miami with her parents and her four brothers and sisters, and has stated she has struggled with her weight from a very young age despite the fact she was always active playing with her siblings and rollerskating and riding bikes. She revealed her weight has always been an issue: “It was always something I was cognizant of. I’ve had pictures of when I was 3 and 4 years old, and I’ve always been chubby.”