This is so inspirational! Wow!
This Is Us' Chrissy Metz is proof positive that you should never, ever, ever give up on your dreams!
The actress struggled to make it in the entertainment industry for years, and even considered giving it all up when making ends meet was near impossible.
In a short essay posted to Glamour.com, the 36-year-old chronicles how difficult the journey was, and that she only had 81 cents in her bank account when she landed the role of a lifetime on the hit NBC show!
"I kept auditioning, with no savings and no money, credit card debt gaining interest. I went on unemployment. I bought ramen noodles at dollar stores. I never had to—God forbid—live on the streets; I moved in with a roommate who told me, "Stay with me until you can afford rent. Don't give up." People who supported me were like, "If you don't have money for food, I'll cook you dinner. You don't have money for acting class? Let's get together and read lines." I am so grateful that I had such an amazing support system, but when I booked This Is Us, I had 81 cents in my bank account. I could cry right now just thinking about it."
Chrissy also described how much her life has changed since her reversal of fortune: