This Is Us

Beth Pearson

Played by Susan Kelechi Watson

Actor Bio

Susan Kelechi Watson stars as Beth Pearson on the critically acclaimed hit NBC drama "This Is Us."

Watson was nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for the 2018 NAACP Image Awards and also earned a SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series.

She has appeared on numerous television series, including three seasons of HBO's "Louie" as the title character's ex-wife, Janet. She also had recurring roles on the NBC drama "The Blacklist" as well as the HBO series "Divorce." Additional television credits include "Billions," "Veep," "Limitless," "Blue Bloods," "Happyish," "Third Watch," "NCIS" and "The Following."

Watson's film credits include the period drama "Peter and John," starring Jacqueline Bisset, and the indie "Small, Beautifully Moving Parts."

She currently serves on the board of Drama Club, an organization that uses theater to mentor incarcerated youths in New York City. Started in 2013, Drama Club's mission is to provide theater and positive mentor relationships to youth throughout each step of their journey through the criminal justice system. 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.

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