Susan Kelechi Watson Biography

Susan Kelechi Watson

Quick Facts About Susan Kelechi Watson

Celebrated Name Susan Kelechi Watson
Age 39 Years
Nick Name Susan
Birth Name Susan Kelechi Watson
Birth Date 1981-11-11
Gender Female
Profession Actress
Place Of Birth Brooklyn, New York
Birth Nation United States
Nationality American
Ethnicity African-American
Famous For Her role as Janet in the comedy-drama series, Louie. Her role as Beth Pearson in romantic family tragedy series, This Is Us.
Religion Christianity
Horoscope Scorpio
Race Jamaican
Siblings 6
College / University Howard University, Tisch School of the Arts
Education Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts, Master of Fine Arts degree
Career Start 2004
Debut Television Show/Series Hack
Marital Status Unmarried
Boyfriend Jaime Lincoln Smith (Former Fiance)
Residence Los Angeles, California
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight 125.5 lbs (57 kg)
Eye Color Dark Brown
Hair Color Black
Sexual Orientation Straight
Source of Wealth Acting
Net Worth Around $1 million

Susan Kelechi Watson is an American actress. Watson is best known for her role as Janet in the comedy-drama series, Louie and Beth Pearson in the romantic family tragedy series, This Is Us. For her role in This Is Us, she won the Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series in 2018 and 2019 and was nominated for several other awards as well. She started her acting career in 2004 and has appeared in numerous other movies and tv shows. Some of her films and tv series credits are discussed below. 

What is Susan Kelechi Watson Famous For?

  • Her role as Janet in the comedy-drama series, Louie.
  • Her role as Beth Pearson in the romantic family tragedy series, This Is Us. 

Where is Susan Kelechi Watson From?

Susan Kelechi Watson was born on 11 November 1981. Her birth place is in Brooklyn, New York in the United States. She holds an American nationality. She belongs to the African-American ethnicity. Her religion is Christianity and her zodiac sign is Scorpio. Her parents were born in Jamaica who immigrated to the United States. More details about her parents will be updated soon. She has 6 siblings.

Regarding her educational background, she attended Howard University. She graduated from Howard with a Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts. She later obtained her Master of Fine Arts degree from the Tisch School of the Arts Graduate Acting Program. 

Susan Kelechi Watson Career

  • Susan Kelechi Watson made her acting debut with a guest role in the crime drama series, Hack in 2004. 
  • She made a guest appearance in the legal drama series, The Jury in 2004 before landing a recurring role in the crime drama series, Third Watch. 
  • She appeared as Emma St. Claire in the series between 2004 and 2005.
  • She then guest-appeared in Law & Order: Trial by Jury, Medium, Kidnapped, and Private Practice before making her film debut in the 2007 television movie, Alibi. She appeared as Genevieve Egan in the movie.
  • She had a recurring role as NCIS Intel Analyst Nikki Jardine in the police procedural series, NCIS between 2007 and 2008. 
  • She then guest-appeared in Futurestates, Eden, The Good Wife, Golden Boy between 2010 and 2013.
  • She is known for her recurring role as Janet in the comedy-drama series, Louie. She appeared in 12 episodes of the series between 2012 and 2014.
  • She appeared in the role of Diana in the 2014 television film, And, We're Out of Time.
  • She had a recurring role in The Blacklist (2013-16) and The Following (2014). 
  • She then guest-appeared in Royal Pains, Blue Bloods, Veep, Happyis, Billions, and Limitless before landing a lead role in This Is Us.

Susan Kelechi Watson awards

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  • She landed one of the main roles of Beth Pearson in the romantic family tragedy series, This Is Us in 2016. 
  • This Is Us completed its fourth season in March 2020 and its 5th season premiered in October 2020.
  • For her role in This Is Us, she was nominated for the Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series. 
  • She guest-appeared in the comedy-drama series, Divorce in 2016. 
  • She appeared in the Fred Rogers biopic, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood in 2019. She starred alongside Tom Hanks in the film. 

Susan Kelechi Watson Awards

  • Won Screen Actors Guild Awards - Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series in 2018 and 2019.
  • Nominated for OFTA Award - Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for This Is Us in 2019.
  • Nominated for NAACP Awards - Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for This Is Us in 2018, 2019, and 2020.
  • Nominated for Gold Derby Award - Ensemble of the Year for This Is Us in 2018.
  • Won Black Reel Awards - Outstanding Supporting Actress, Drama Series for This Is Us in 2018 and 2019. 

Everything To Know About Jaime Lincoln Smith

Susan Kelechi Watson partner

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Susan Kelechi Husband

Susan Kelechi is not married. She was in a relationship with actor Jaime Lincoln Smith. The couple got engaged in September 2019. It came as a shock to her fans in November 2020 when she announced via social media that she had already ended her engagement with Smith earlier in 2020. More details about her personal life will be updated soon.

She lives in Los Angeles, California. She has over 595k followers on her Instagram @susankelechiwatson.

Susan Kelechi Watson Height

Susan Kelechi Watson stands at a height of 1.73 m i.e. 5 feet and 8 inches tall. Shas a body weight of 125.5 lbs i.e. 57 kg. She has a slim boy build. Her eye color is dark brown and her hair color is black. Her sexual orientation is straight.  

Susan Kelechi Watson Net Worth

Susan Kelechi Watson earns from her career in the entertainment industry. The majority of her income comes from her acting career. She has starred in numerous television series and movies. Her net worth is estimated at around $1 million at present. 

Did You Know?

  • Her middle name, "Kelechi" is of Nigerian Igbo origins meaning "Thank God".
  • She has a voice role in the computer-animated sports comedy film, Rumble.
  • She is a trained dancer.
  • She has been featured in popular magazines including The Oprah Magazine, People, Entertainment Weekly, and Glamour among others.