Plus size actresses are taking over the silver screen, with varying roles that reach far beyond just focusing on their body type. They lend authenticity to plus size inclusion and provide acceptance of plus-size women in entertainment. When you’re watching a hit movie this summer. Don’t be surprised to see one of Hollywood’s leading plus size ladies in the credits of your favorite new movie.
We’ve rounded up some of the best up and coming plus size actresses who you should definitely keep your eye out for. Not only for their parts in plus size representation but for their mad acting skills too!
Gabourey Sidibe made her silver screen appearance in 2009 with Precious, a role for which she received a nomination for an Academy Award for Best Actress. Sidibe has made multiple television and movie appearances. Including parts in The Big C and American Horror Story.
Sidibe has been nominated for a slew of awards throughout her career and has won multiple awards. This including one in the New Talent category at the Satellite Awards. Indicating that her big screen appearances are just getting started!
Donna Lynne Champlin
Donna Lynne Champlin began her acting career on Broadway, in the role Very Warm for May. Which was the title role in James Joyce’s The Dead. She went on to appear in many Broadway shows before turning to television.
Champlin’s first television role was as Honoria Glossop in the TV movie By Jeeves and she now stars as Paula Proctor in My Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. Champlin is no stranger to the big screen. She has movie credits including Birdman and the upcoming film Downsizing. Look out for Champlin to appear in more movies and television roles over the next few years and be sure to check out her movies when they hit the theaters.
Best known for her current role in This is Us. Chrissy Metz is an up and coming plus size actress who’s already making waves. From early career performances in My Name is Earl and American Horror Story. To her current recurring role in This is Us, Metz is turning heads left and right.
In addition to being a talented actress. Metz is also a musician and leads her own band: Chrissy and the Vapors. She was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television Film for her work in This is Us.
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