Chrissy Metz, who plays Kate on This Is Us has made her rounds on the talk show circuit telling stories of being virtually destitue before landing her latest role. While this is certainly her big break, it’s not the first time Metz has made it to the big screen.
American Horror Story
In the FX anthology series American Horror Story, Metz protrayed the supporting role of Ima “Barbar” Wiggles, the scorned daughter of a wealthy socialite who joins a sideshow after being banished from the family mansion. Metz had to suit up with padding to play the morbidly obese character.