Who is Chrissy Metz?
Christine Michelle Metz was born on 29 September 1980, in Homestead, Florida, USA, and is an actress as well as a singer, probably best known for starring in the NBC series “This Is Us” as the character Kate Pearson. Thanks to her performances, she’s earned nominations at the Golden Globe Awards and the Primetime Emmy Awards.
The Riches of Chrissy Metz
How rich is Chrissy Metz? As of early-2019, sources estimate a net worth that is at $300,000, earned through a successful career in acting. She’s also appeared in other series and in films throughout the course of her career. As she continues her endeavors, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.
Early Life, Education, and Career Beginnings
While Chrissy was born in Homestead, she spent her youth growing up in Japan as her father’s duty was with the US Navy. Eventually, they moved back to the US, to Gainesville, Florida where she would take up her education. While her schools have not been specified, it is confirmed that she completed her elementary, middle, and high school education there.
She grew up with two siblings and two half-siblings, as her parents divorced when she was young; she then lived with her mother, stepfather, the siblings and a dog. She began her acting career in 2005, appearing as a guest in several popular television shows including “Entourage”, and “All of Us”. Two years later, she made her film debut in “Loveless in Los Angeles” which stars Dash Mihok, Brittany Daniel and Navi Rawat, an independent romantic comedy film, then made a guest appearance in an episode of “My Name is Earl”.
Metz next film project would be “The Onion Movie” – she had a support role in the comedy film which revolves around a fictitious television news anchorman. She then worked on the television film entitled “Solving Charlie” before having another guest role in the series “Huge”. In 2014, her popularity increased significantly when she was cast in “American Horror Story: Freak Show”, the series set in 1952 Jupiter, Florida, revolving around one of the last remaining freak shows in the US, and which received a lot of positive reviews and strong ratings. It became FX’s most watched program surpassing the “American Horror Story” previous installment Coven. The show was nominated for numerous awards and won several.
A year after her appearance in the series, she was cast in her most significant role to date in the series entitled “This Is Us”. The comedy drama series follows the lives of a family in several different timeframes, and starred an ensemble cast including Milo Ventimiglia, Mandy Moore and Sterling K. Brown. The show has been nominated for numerous awards, and Sterling K. Brown’s performance has won him numerous awards. The show has been running for three seasons and shows no sign of stopping any time soon.
Despite working full seasons with “This Is Us”, Chrissy continued to do other acting projects. In 2018, she was cast in the film “Sierra Burgess Is a Loser”, which is a comedy film re-telling the “Cyrano de Bergerac” play, stars Shannon Purser and aired on Netflix. She also appeared as a guest in “The Last O.G.”. During the same year, it was announced that she would star in the film “Breakthrough”, which produced by DeVon Franklin, is based on a true story of Joyce Smith and how her 14-year old boy fell through an icy Missouri lake, later proclaimed dead, but was miraculously saved and revived, the story later re-told through a book Smith wrote. The film is currently in post-production and is set to be released in 2019.
Aside from acting, she’s also involved in various musical endeavors, and is the singer in her own band called Chrissy and the Vapors. She also continues to hone her acting craft, and is known to work with acting coach John Kirby. She’s been noted for her public weight loss journey and has been very vocal with regards to her progress.
— Chrissy Metz (@ChrissyMetz) October 17, 2017
For her personal life, it is known that Metz married British journalist Martyn Eaden in 2008, in Santa Barbara, California in a court house ceremony, but separated five years later, and in 2014, he filed for divorce citing irreconcilable differences, which was finalized in 2015. She later dated cameraman Josh Stancil whom she worked with for a while; according to her, they broke up after he left for another show, leading their relationship to drift apart. She mentioned in an interview that she was open to dating someone who doesn’t work in Hollywood.
Chrissy is known to be very vocal about her dating life in some aspects, and hasn’t been afraid to try her hand at online dating apps such as Tinder as well as Bumble, but also says that she has a love-hate relationship with dating apps, stating that people should never take it too seriously.
Regardless, she later announced that she was dating someone, though didn’t share too much about it as it was a relatively new romance and has not yet escalated to a more serious level. She mentioned that she enjoys uncomfortable and awkward situations because it helps her meet unusual people.