Chrissy Metz from "This Is Us" is a real Hollywood success story. She grew up poor in Florida and went to L.A. to chase her dreams. She lived with friends, lived OFF OF friends, ate Ramen noodles, and considered giving up more than once. She told "Glamour" magazine, "When I booked 'This Is Us', I had 81 cents in my bank account. I could cry right now just thinking about it."
Another thing that gets her emotional is when people tell her that her role as the overweight character Kate inspires them. "That makes all the struggle . . . worth it. Sometimes I cry on the way to the set still."