Susan Kelechi Watson
|Susan Kelechi Watson|
Watson at the 2017 paleyfest
|Born||November 17, 1981|
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
|Alma mater||Howard University|
Tisch School of the Arts
Watson was born in Brooklyn on November 11, 1981. She is of Jamaican and Nigerian heritage, with both her parents being born on the island nation. Watson's middle name, 'Kelechi' is of 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 also 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||Futerstates||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||Blue Bloods||Detective||Episode: "Sins of the Father"|
|2014||The Following||Cindy||3 episodes|
|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||You Are My Friend||Andrea Vogel||Post-production|
- Sangweni, Yolanda (23 October 2012). "New and Next: Meet Actress and 'Louie' Star Susan Kelechi Watson". Essence. Retrieved 17 March 2016.
- "Susan Kelechi Watson". Biography. Retrieved November 9, 2018.
- "Here's Why Louis CK's Kids Are White But Their Mother Is Black In 'Louie'".
- "The Essential Shakespeare". Florence, Italy: Villa La Pietra. Retrieved 6 May 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.
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