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Christine Michelle Metz

(1980-09-29) September 29, 1980 (age 42)
Occupation Actress, singer
Years active 2005–present
Martyn Eaden
(m. 2008; div. 2015)

Christine Michelle Metz (born September 29, 1980) is an American actress and singer. She played Kate Pearson in the television series This Is Us (2016–2022), which earned her nominations for a Primetime Emmy Award and two Golden Globe Awards. She has also appeared in films such as Sierra Burgess Is a Loser (2018) and Breakthrough (2019).

Early life

Metz was born in Homestead, Florida, to Denise and Mark Metz on September 29, 1980. She spent her early years in Japan, where her father was stationed for the US Navy. The family later moved to Gainesville, Florida, where she attended elementary, middle, and high school. She grew up with her mother, stepfather, two siblings, two half-siblings, and a dog named Jack.

Metz has said that her first job was at McDonald's restaurant in Gainesville. She took it in order to buy a $120 pair of sneakers which her mother refused to buy for her. She fondly recalls that her manager treated both her and her fellow employees with respect and dignity. She learned early on the benefits of hard work and the advantages of being nice to other people.


She played Kate Pearson in the NBC drama series This Is Us, which earned her Primetime Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award nominations. She played Ima Wiggles in FX's American Horror Story: Freak Show.

Metz is a singer in her band Chrissy and the Vapors.

In early 2018, it was announced that Metz would star in Breakthrough, working with producer DeVon Franklin. She is cast as Joyce Smith, the mother of John, a 14-year-old boy who fell through an icy Missouri lake and was proclaimed dead. The movie, based on the book written by Smith, explores the mother's belief that her son was brought back to life by God interceding through her and other's prayers. In 2021, Metz voiced a character in Muppets Haunted Mansion.

Metz studies with acting coach John Kirby.

Personal life

On January 5, 2008, Metz married British journalist Martyn Eaden at the courthouse in Santa Barbara, California. They separated in January 2013, and Eaden filed for divorce from Metz in November 2014, citing "irreconcilable differences." On December 11, 2015, their divorce was finalized.

Metz is a Christian.



Year Title Role Notes
2007 Loveless in Los Angeles Bonnie
2008 The Onion Movie Heavy Girl Uncredited
2018 Sierra Burgess Is a Loser Trish
2019 Breakthrough Joyce Smith
2022 Stay Awake Michelle Also executive producer
2023 A Creature was Stirring Faith Post-production


Year Title Role Notes
2005 Entourage Counter Girl Episode: "The Sundance Kids"
All of Us Ruby Episode: "If You Can't Stand the Heat"
2008 My Name Is Earl Chunk Episode: "We've Got Spirit"
2009 Solving Charlie Maggie Harmon Television movie
2010 Huge Shoshanna Episode: "Talent Night"
2014–15 American Horror Story: Freak Show Barbara / Ima Wiggles Recurring role; 5 episodes
2016–22 This Is Us Kate Pearson Main Role; 92 episodes
2017 Drop the Mic Herself Episode: "David Arquette vs. Brian Tyree Henry / Jesse Tyler Ferguson vs. Chrissy Metz"
2018 The Last O.G. Pooh Cat Episode: "Repass"
2018-2019 Kung Fu Panda: The Paws of Destiny Mei Mei Voice role; 13 episodes
2019 Superstore Luanne Episode: "#Cloud9Fail"
2021 Muppets Haunted Mansion Harriet Television special

Awards and nominations

Year Association Category Nominated work Result
2017 Golden Globe Awards Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television Film This Is Us Nominated
MTV Movie & TV Awards Next Generation Award Nominated
Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series Nominated
Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Breakout Star Nominated
2018 Critics' Choice Television Awards Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series Nominated
Golden Globe Awards Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television Film Nominated
Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Won
2019 Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Won
Teen Choice Awards Choice Drama Movie Actress Breakthrough Nominated

See also

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