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8 Facts You Never Knew About Chrissy Metz

Thanks to her role on 'This Is Us', the world is officially in love with Chrissy Metz. Not only does she play the funny, relatable sister Kate on the hit show This Is Us, she's also pretty down-to-earth and likable in real life. Between her humble beginnings and her gratitude at her good fortune in getting cast in the show in the first place, it's clear that Metz has more in common with her viewers at home than many other actresses in Hollywood of her time.

For Chrissy Metz, weight loss has been part of the chatter around her surprising shot to fame in recent months. Because overweight women are rare in Hollywood, her very existence as the star of a hit series is making a statement. And her weight may continue to stay a hot topic, especially since the actress just revealed that her character will be shedding pounds as part of her storyline--and that she's happy about the change.

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"Like most actors, we are chameleons. We play different roles," Metz recently told Ellen DeGeneres. "So I was like, 'Oh, I hope I get to lose weight. Because that's a win-win for me." While we're glad that the weight loss will make Chrissy Metz happy, we know we'd continue to love this actress--and her character--at any size!

But there's so much more to Chrissy Metz than just her outside appearance. We did a little digging and found plenty of fascinating facts about the actress we never knew. Here are a few of our favorites--and we can't wait to learn and see more of this star.

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