"This Is Us" star was BROKE before the show

Chrissy Metz stars on one of the most popular shows on TV, but her climb to stardom has been anything but easy. In fact, the "This Is Us" star says she had 81-cents in her bank account before landing the role of Kate. Metz grew up in Florida and eventually moved to Los Angeles to pursue her dreams.

After landing a gig on "American Horror Story" that didn't lead to anything else, Metz considered going home but her mom told her, quote - "You can either be miserable here and not pursue your dreams, or you can be miserable in L.A. and at least pursue what you want.” So she stuck it out.

And she did it thanks to what she calls an incredible support system, and ended up on "This Is Us." Now, she wants to give back to those people who helped her. "When you’ve been down on your luck, you can really see that [need] in other people," Metz explains. "Now that I’m living more comfortably, how do I share with others? That’s what I’m trying to figure out." 

photo: Chrissy Metz on Facebook 

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