Susan Kelechi Watson (born November 11, 1981) is an American actress. She is known for her work on the television show Louie and for her role as Beth Pearson in This Is Us. She was nominated for the Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for the latter.
Susan Kelechi Watson
|Education||Howard University (BFA)|
New York University (MFA)
Watson was born in Brooklyn on November 11, 1981. Her parents were born in Jamaica. Watson's middle name, "Kelechi" is of Nigerian Igbo origins meaning "Thank God". Watson obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Howard University and a Master of Fine Arts degree from the Tisch School of the Arts Graduate Acting Program.
Watson had a recurring role on the television show Louie from 2012 through 2014. She has had recurring roles on NCIS, The Following, and The Blacklist. She appeared in a play at the American Airlines Theatre in New York City by playwright Richard Greenberg entitled A Naked Girl on the Appian Way in 2005. Since 2016, she has starred in the NBC drama series This Is Us as Beth Pearson.
|2004||Hack||Paula||Episode: "Extreme Commerce"|
|2004||The Jury||Andrea Davis||Episode: "Lamentation on the Reservation"|
|2004–2005||Third Watch||Emma St. Claire||12 episodes|
|2005||Law & Order: Trial by Jury||Jill Tolbert||Episode: "Blue Wall"|
|2007||Medium||Subordinate||Episode: "Joe Day Afternoon"|
|2007||Kidnapped||Elle King||3 episodes|
|2007||Private Practice||Beth O'Brien||Episode: "In Which Sam Receives an Unexpected Visitor..."|
|2007||Alibi||Genevieve Egan||Television movie|
|2007–2008||NCIS||NCIS Intel Analyst Nikki Jardine||3 episodes|
|2008||Numb3rs||Nina Hunter||Episode: "Pay to Play"|
|2004, 2009||Law & Order||Tanya Ware / Thea Curry||Episodes: "Can I Get a Witness?", "The Drowned and the Saved"|
|2010||Futurestates||Tia||Episode: "Tia & Marco"|
|2011||Eden||Det. Monica Lopez||Episode: Pilot|
|2011||The Good Wife||Lauryn Fisher||Episode: "What Went Wrong"|
|2013||Golden Boy||April McGee||Episode: "Vicious Cycle"|
|2014||And, We're Out of Time||Diana||Television film|
|2014||Royal Pains||Naomi||Episode: "I Did Not See That Coming"|
|2013–2016||The Blacklist||Ellie||4 episodes|
|2014||The Following||Cindy||3 episodes|
|2015||Blue Bloods||Detective||Episode: "Sins of the Father"|
|2015||Veep||Sue's friend||Episode: "Election Night"|
|2015||Happyish||Sandy||Episode: "Starring Rene Descartes, Adweek and HRH the Princess of Arendelle"|
|2016||Billions||Wilma 'Billie' Keen||Episode: "YumTime"|
|2016||Limitless||Elo||Episode: "Fundamentals of Naked Portraiture"|
|2016–present||This Is Us||Beth Pearson||Main role|
|2016||Divorce||Victoria Tuckson||Episode: "Counseling"|
|2019||A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood||Andrea Vogel|
|2021||Ada Twist, Scientist||Mom Twist||Main role|
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- "Susan Kelechi Watson: Actress (1981–)". Biography.com. Archived from the original on November 10, 2018. Retrieved November 9, 2018.
- "Here's Why Louis CK's Kids Are White But Their Mother Is Black In 'Louie'". Business Insider=.
- "Thanks be to God : ekele chukwu (English : Igbo)". Google Translate. Retrieved 23 March 2021.
- "The Essential Shakespeare". Florence, Italy: Villa La Pietra. Retrieved May 6, 2018.
- Rooney, David (6 October 2005). "A Naked Girl on the Appian Way". Variety. Retrieved 27 November 2017.
- Fernandez, Maria Elena (3 October 2017). "Susan Kelechi Watson on Designing Her Own Hairstyles on This Is Us and Sparring With Her TV Husband". Vulture.com. Retrieved 27 November 2017.
- N'Duka, Amanda (September 13, 2018). "'This Is Us' Star Susan Kelechi Watson Joins Tom Hanks In Mister Rogers Pic 'You Are My Friend'". Deadline. Retrieved September 15, 2018.