Susan Kelechi Watson - Biography

Last Modified: Oct 15, 2020

Susan Kelechi Watson
Profession: Actor, Singer, Writer, Dancer
Best Known For: Louie, This Is Us (TV series)
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: $4 million

Personal Details

Born on : November 11, 1981 (age 40)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Susan Kelechi Watson
Birth Place: Brooklyn,  New York, USA
Horoscope: Scorpio
Father's Name: N/A
Mother's Name: N/A
Siblings: 6
High School: Uniondale High School
University: Howard University, New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts
Ethnicity: Jamaican
Nationality: American


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: In Relationship
Boyfriend Name: Jaime Lincoln Smith (engaged)

Body Measurements

Height: 1.73 meter (5 feet 8 inch)
Weight: 57 kg (125.66 lb)
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Shoe Size: 8.5 US
Dress Size: 6 US
Breast Size: 35 inch
Waist Size: 26 inch
Hip Size: 36 inch
Bra Size: 35
Cup Size: A

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Who is Susan Kelechi Watson?

Susan Kelechi Watson is an actress, writer, singer, dancer by profession and American by nationality. She is well known or starring in TV series Louie and This Is Us.

Susan Kelechi, Louis C.K. in Louie (Business Insider)

Susan Kelechi Watson – Bio, Age, Parents, Siblings

Susan Kelechi Watson’s birth took place on November 11, 1981, in Brooklyn, New York, USA. She was born to parents of Jamaican heritage and has 6 siblings. Not many details are available about her mother, father, siblings, early life, and childhood.

Education, Ethnicity

For education Watson attended Uniondale High School in Uniondale, graduating in 1994. She went on to study at Howard University and earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. Susan Kelechi Watson continued her studies under scholarship at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts where she graduated the acting program with a Master of Fine Arts degree.

Her ethnicity is Jamaican.

Susan Kelechi Watson – Boyfriend, Husband, Children

Susan Kelechi Watson got engaged to her longtime boyfriend Jaime Lincoln Smith in September 2019, which was announced via her social media. The proposal had taken place at the Wayfarers Chapel in Rancho Palos Verdes. 

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Susan Kelechi, Jaime Lincoln Smith in 2019 (Zimbio)

The couple is known to be extremely private when it comes to their relationship and dating history. She and her soon to be husband are yet to share the details of their upcoming wedding and their plans to have children.

Susan Kelechi Watson – Career

Minor Roles

Susan Kelechi Watson began landing recognizable roles in 2004. The same year she was cast in TV series Hack (2004), The Jury (2004) and Third Watch (2004-2005). She had minor appearances in Law & Order (2004, 2005, 2009), Kidnapped (2007), Private Practice (2007), NCIS (2007-2008), Golden Boy (2013).

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Guest appearances

Other TV series in which Susan Kelechi Watson has had guest appearances are Louie (2012-2014), The Blacklist (2013-2016), The Following (2014), Happyish (2015), A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019). Overall she is best known for starring in comedy-drama TV series This Is Us (2016-present) as Beth Pearson.

Susan Kelechi, Sterling K. Brown (Instagram)


Susan Kelechi Watson’s starred in This is Us alongside Chrissy Metz, Sterling K. Brown, Chris Sullivan, Hannah Zeile, Niles Fitch.

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Susan Kelechi Watson – Awards, Nominations

Watson has won 2017’s and 2018’s Screen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series.

Susan Kelechi Watson – Net Worth, Salary

Her net worth is estimated to be around $4 million while salary is known to be between $40k to $60k per episode.

Susan Kelechi Watson – Facebook, Twitter, Facebook

On social media, Susan Kelechi Watson is active on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter with thousands of followers. She mostly uploads posts of her professional life rather than her personal life.

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