Chrissy Metz is a popular name you hear today in Hollywood. Her rise to fame came as a result of her role in the popular movie “This Is Us”. Today, she is very famous in Hollywood as an advocate for plus-size women. Her recent weight loss has got a lot of fans excited and eager to know how she did it which in turn has opened her up to the curiosity of Hollywood fans. Her personal and professional life timeline is currently in hot demand and that is why we bring you details. Read this article to find out all you need to know.
Chrissy Metz Bio
From the information available to us, Christine Michelle Metz was born on the 29th of September 1980 in Homestead, Florida to parents Denise and Mark Metz. Her father worked with the United States Navy. Chrissy’s parents separated when she was just 8 years old. She has two siblings from her both parents and two half-siblings from her mother’s marriage to her stepfather. Chrissy Metz attended high school and also community college after which she did her university education at the Florida State University.
Chrissy by profession is an actress and is also into singing. She had her big break in Hollywood with her role in the NBC drama This Is Us. A role for which she also earned a nomination at the Primetime Emmy Awards which was hosted in 2017. Before going into acting, Chrissy worked as a talent agent and also as a daycare teacher at the Community college. Her first audition was not planned; she had accompanied her half-sister (Morgan) to an open casting call and that was how she was convinced by a lady there to audition and she performed very well.
She started her career with a role in the series Entourage which was produced in 2005 where she played the role of a counter girl. Her movie debut was in the film Loveless in Los Angeles where she played the character Bonnie and the movie was produced in 2007. She won 2018 Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance.
Chrissy Metz has always had the passion for singing right from childhood. She had once auditioned for the popular American Idol back in 2007 and she also performs as a vocalist in her band which goes by the name Chrissy and the Vapors.
She wrote an autobiography titled This Is Me: Loving The Person You Are Today. The book talks about her journey from her childhood days till when she got into Hollywood and other challenges which she has experienced in her life so far.
Who is Her Husband or Boyfriend?
On January 5, 2008, Chrissy Metz got married to Martyn Eaden who is a journalist by profession. Their marriage lasted for a short period of time (just 5 years) with Eaden filing for a divorce. Their divorce was finalized on December 11, 2005. After her failed marriage to Marty, Chrissy started a relationship in 2016 with Josh Stancil who was the cameraman on the set of the movie This Is Us. In 2018, Chrissy on the Wendy Williams show revealed that she and Josh Stancil had split up but the actress cited that even though they had broken up, they still remain good friends.
Weight Loss Journey
The story of her weight loss journey has been a thing of interest to many fans and millions of people. Just like so many other people out there, Metz has struggled with obesity right from an early age. She was mocked as a teenager because of her weight, especially by her classmates. This made her reclusive and depressed all of which drove her to find solace in more food.
She suffered a severe panic attack on her 30th birthday which almost took her life and this made her start reading health books and seeking help. Metz began consuming around 2000 calories a day and would walk for about 20 minutes a day. In six months time, she had lost up to 100 lbs of her weight. Many fans think her weight loss was part of her contract for the movie This is Us but the actress said that is not the case because she had already decided within herself to start living a healthy life which is the right thing for anyone to do in her circumstance.