Chrissy Metz

Chrissy Metz

Date Of BirthSeptember 29, 1980
Age43 years 6 months 26 days
Day of BirthMonday
Place Of BirthHomestead, Florida, United States
Zodiac SignLibra
Professions Singer , Comedian , Actress
Full Name Christine Michelle Metz

Personal Information
Residence Los Angeles, California, United States
Language English
Star SignLibra
Nationality American
Ethnicity Caucasian
Complexion White
Body Features & Measurements
Height163 CM
5 Feet 4 Inches
Eye color Blue
Hair color Black
Figure TypeOval
Body Type Large
Family Information
Father Mark Metz
Mother Denise Hodge
Brother Philip Metz (Elder)
Sister Monica Metz (Elder)
Half Sister Morgana
Stepfather Crayton
Education Qualifications
Alma MaterFlorida State University
Love, Romance, Marriage
Husband Martyn Eaden (married 2008 - divorced 2015)
Boyfriend Josh Stancil (cameraman who worked on the sets of 'This is Us')
Career Information
Years Active 2005-
Debut (TV) Entourage(2005)
Social Networks, Web links
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Chrissy Metz is an American TV/ movie actress, singer. A Primetime Emmy Award winner known for playing Kate Pearson in This Is Us(2016-2020), 

Some of her most popular on-screen appearances are- Joyce Smith in "Breakthrough" (2019), Trish in "Sierra Burgess Is a Loser"(2018), Ima Barbara Wiggles in "American Horror Story" (2014-2015).

Recently, she has voiced the character Mei Mei, in the short TV series "Kung Fu Panda: The Paws of Destiny"


Childhood - Family

Christine Michelle Metz was born on 29th September 1980 in Homestead, Florida, the United States to Denise Hodge (mother) and Mark Metz (Father).

Chrissy Metz childhood photo

Image: Chrissy Metz childhood photo

Her family moved to Japan when she was just two months old, she was brought up in Japan till the age of Eight, her father who was working in the US Navy was stationed there at the time. She remembers her time in Japan as being "a little spoiled with really great toys."

She has two older siblings, a brother named Philip & a sister named Monica. Her parents divorced when Chrissy was 9 years old. She grew up with her brother, sister, mother, stepfather Crayton, and two half-sisters. Half-sister Morgana in seven years younger to Chrissy.

Her father who had been trying to re-establish the relationship with his estranged daughter alleges that mother Denise is responsible for the falling out of the family.


  • High school: She used to participate in school dramas when in High school.
  • Graduation: she graduated from Florida State University


Marriage/ Dating- Husband/ Boyfriend

Chrissy Metz & Josh Stancil

Chrissy met Josh on the sets of 'This is Us' where he worked as the Cameraman. The two happened to sit on the same table and eat food, she made a funny comment on his eating to break the ice, they saw each other during the shooting, He asked her out for a drink together after a month of knowing, they have been together since then.

Chrissy Metz with boyfriend Josh Stancil

Image: Chrissy Metz with boyfriend Josh Stancil


Chrissy Metz & Martyn Eaden

Chrissy married British journalist Martyn Eaden on January 5th, 2008 in a courthouse ceremony at Santa Barbara, California. 

The two separated in January 2013, Martyn applied for divorce in November 2014. Their divorce was finalized on December 11, 2015. They cited "irreconcilable differences" for the divorce.

The two have remained friends.


Interesting Facts & Trivia

  • Chrissy is a singer in the band named "Chrissy and The Vapors".
  • Ancestry: She is of German, Irish and Italian descent.
  • She was named the Class Clown in her high school. She is a fun human being, and her friends loved her company.
  • American Idol: she had auditioned for American Idol in 2007. She didn't qualify further than the initial round, but she was very grateful for the opportunity.
  • First job: Chrissy's first job was at a McDonald's in Gainesville
  • Teacher: She worked as a pre-school teacher at the Community College.
  • Jimmy Kimmel Live: She appeared on the show of Jimmy Kimmel as a guest on August 15, 2017. She was in the audience of the program 10 years ago, she was almost shown the door by the security team.
  • She was born on the same exact date as actor Zachary Levi
  • She has learned acting with acting coach John Kirby.


Chrissy Metz Weight Loss

As a teenager, she felt heartbroken that she couldn't wear a Bikini, given that the boys were quite interested in what the girls were wearing. When she was 11, her mom took her to "Weight Watchers" to keep her weight under control.

Surgery Rumor: There were rumors about her undergoing surgery to reduce weight, she denies any such news and insists she is happy with whatever she naturally is.

At the age of 30 she had a severe panic attack, her life changed as she went through a spiritual journey, she started attending therapy and self-help groups and reading books by Deepak Chopra and others, consume around 2000 calories a day, walks 20 minutes a day. In the next 6 months, she lost about 100 lbs of her weight.



She was discovered at a Florida talent show where she was just a chaperone for her half-sister Morgana, it was an open cast audition. Someone who introduced herself as the drama teacher at Chrissy's High school insisted that she give the audition, Christina sang Aguilera's "Beautiful", her sister got a modeling contract, while she got the chance to go to Los Angeles to meet the managers and agents.

Chrissy, being the oldest of the talent group helped the manager with managing things, she eventually became an assistant to the manager and worked as a talent agent for a while. She felt it wasn't fair that she worked as an agent for others instead of getting chances 

She started her career with the TV appearance in Entourage(2005) in Season 2, Episode 7 named "The Sundance Kids". She made her film debut with Loveless in Los Angeles(2007) where she played Bonnie.

She made her live singing debut at the American Country Music Awards in April 2019 [2]


This Is Us

When Chrissy booked the role in 'This is Us' she was at her lowest point of the professional career. She had no job, no savings but credit card debt raising. She would eat Ramen noodles from the dollar store. She had about 81 cents in her bank account at the time she landed the role of Kate on 'This Is Us'(2016).

She was about to leave acting career once and for all, but the Karma worked out well for her, her perseverance paid out.

She plays Kate Pearson, one of the three Pearson siblings Kevin Pearson (Justin Hartley), Kate Pearson, and Randall Pearson (Sterling K. Brown), children of Jack Pearson (Milo Ventimiglia) and Rebecca Pearson(Mandy Moore). She is Toby Damon's (Chris Sullivan) wife and Jack Damon's mother.

She had a lovemaking scene in an episode on the Series in front of the cameraman and her real-life partner Josh Stancil. It must have been a little awkward when the scene was shot 12 times.


Chrissy and The Vapors

The band has released a single "Trouble With The Winners"

Music Videos

Year Song   Notes
2016 Trouble With The Winners  

Writers: Eric Powell, Steven Frazier, & Chrissy Metz

Producers: Steven Frazier, Eric Powell

  Ladies Love Cool J  




Year Song project Notes
2020 I'm Standing with You The Oscars Oscar awards
2019 "Chrissy Metz: I'm Standing With You" Short video
2017 Landslide This Is Us TV Series
Nothing Compares 2 U
2016 Time After Time
2017 I Keep Forgettin' (Every Time You're Near) The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon TV show




Year Movie Character Notes
2019 Breakthrough
Joyce Smith
2018 Sierra Burgess Is a Loser Trish  
2009 Solving Charlie
Maggie Harmon
TV Movie
2008 The Onion Movie Heavy Girl  
2007 Loveless in Los Angeles Bonnie  


TV series

Year TV series Character Notes
2016-2020 This Is Us Kate Pearson 73 episodes
2018-2019 Kung Fu Panda: The Paws of Destiny Mei Mei 12 episodes
2019 Superstore Luanne Episode: "#Cloud9Fail"
2018 The Last O.G. Pooh Cat Episode: "Repass"
2014-2015 American Horror Story Ima Wiggles 5 episodes
2010 Huge Shoshanna Episode: "Talent Night"
2008 My Name Is Earl Chunk Episode: "We've Got Spirit"
2005 All of Us Ruby Episode: "If You Can't Stand the Heat"
2005 Entourage Counter Girl Episode: "The Sundance Kids"



Year Won? Award Project Category Notes
2020 Win Grace Award Breakthrough (2019) Most Inspiring Performance in Movies MovieGuide Awards
2019 Nomination Hollywood Music In Media Awards Breakthrough (2019) Best Original Song - Feature Film Shared with Diane Warren
Winner Screen Actors Guild Awards This Is Us (2016) Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series  
Nomination Teen Choice Awards Breakthrough (2019) Choice Drama Movie Actress   
2018 Nomination Golden Globes This Is Us (2016) Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series  
Nomination Critics Choice Award This Is Us (2016) Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series   
Nomination Gold Derby TV Award This Is Us (2016) The ensemble of the Year   
Winner Screen Actors Guild Awards This Is Us (2016) Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series   
Nomination Teen Choice Awards  This Is Us (2016) Choice TV Actress: Drama  
2017 Nomination Golden Globe Awards  This Is Us (2016) Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series  
Nomination Primetime Emmy Awards This Is Us (2016) Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series   
Nomination Gold Derby TV Award This Is Us (2016) Drama Supporting Actress   
Nomination MTV Movie + TV Awards This Is Us (2016) Next Generation   
Nomination Teen Choice Awards This Is Us (2016) Choice Breakout TV Star   



  • I have never been more grounded and happy to be who I am.
  • I was the youngest (among siblings) and a little spoiled with really great toys.
  • I've had pictures of when I was 3 and 4 years old, and I've always been chubby.
  • I just feel really grateful that I can pursue my dreams and also reach people in ways that I never expected.
  • Physically, I really am interested in just feeling better and not having to be put in a box. I don’t want to be limited by anything. [About her weight loss]
  • I'm So Much More Than the Weight I Carry on My Body.
  • I don’t care what I look like. I wanted to be the female Jim Carrey
  • I’m proud of who I am as a person, but I do want to be at a healthy weight. Just not for anybody but myself.
  • If you can't love who you are now, you can't get to the place you want to be.
  • Not everybody is your forever person. Everybody is a student or a teacher and sometimes we're both
  • It is all written in the stars — I believe. It happened exactly the way that it was supposed to [3]
  • [putting her dream on hold] was like watching your boyfriend take another woman out every day [3]
  • I can't tell you how many times I've tried to lose weight, But if I had (succeeded), I would never have gotten this role (on 'This is Us'). [4]


News and Updates

  • November 2019: She was interviewed for the US Weekly by Emily Longeretta for their November 2019 edition.
  • March 2018: Erin Jensen of USA Today wrote an article on Chrissy Metz, it was titled "Chrissy Metz introduces 'Me' in the memoir"



  1. Chrissy Metz wiki
  2. American country music award- Chrissy Metz
  3. "The list" coverage of Chrissy Metz
  4. Chrissy Metz on Marie Claire

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