Played By Susan Kelechi Watson
Susan Kelechi Watson stars as Beth Pearson on the award-winning and critically acclaimed NBC drama "This Is Us," currently in its sixth and final season.
Watson was nominated for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for the 2020 and 2022 Critics' Choice Awards, as well as nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for the 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021 NAACP Image Awards. The cast earned two SAG Awards for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series.
In addition to starring in the series, Watson penned an episode for the upcoming final season. Other TV credits include Netflix's animated series "Ada Twist, Scientist," a major recurring role on the comedy "Louie" and appearances on numerous other TV shows, including "The Blacklist," "Divorce," "Private Practice" and "Law & Order." In film, she starred in "A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood," as well as "Peter and John" and "Small Moving Parts." On stage, she most recently starred in the Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park production of "Merry Wives."
Watson executive produced and starred in the acclaimed HBO special of Ta-Nehisi Coates' "Between the World and Me." She was instrumental in bringing this award-winning piece of material to the screen, helping to cast an ensemble that includes Mahershala Ali and Oprah Winfrey. Watson's first foray into producing was the film "Premature," which debuted at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival and was acquired by IFC Films.
Watson is also a proud Epic NEXT youth development mentor with the Epic Theatre Ensemble, a professional theater company with a mission to promote vital civic discourse and social change through drama.