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15 Amazing Bodies of This is Us Stars

This is how they stay so cool.

Explore the inspiring health and fitness journeys of the 'This Is Us' cast. This series unveils the personal wellness strategies and philosophies of the beloved actors from one of television's most heartfelt shows. From Mandy Moore's nutritious food preferences to Sterling K. Brown's consistent fitness routine, and Milo Ventimiglia's dedicated training sessions, each star brings a unique approach to maintaining their health and well-being in the demanding world of entertainment. Discover their secrets to success, self-acceptance, and resilience, as they balance the challenges of their roles with personal health goals.


Mandy Moore


Mandy Moore played the lead role of Rebecca Pearson. She talked about some of her favorite foods in an interview with Bustle. "I'm always going to go with a scoop of almond butter in a smoothie. Everything's better with it. I'm not super picky with salads, but I do love arugula. And maybe throwing in garbanzo beans — if it can be crunchy, all the better."


Sterling K. Brown


Sterling K. Brown played Randall Pearson on the show. When it comes to fitness, he's all about consistency. "It's easier to maintain a level of fitness than it is to lose it and try to get it back," Brown told Men's Health. "You want to do enough that you feel like you've done something, but not so much that you don't wanna do it again tomorrow. So it's not about trying to kill yourself. It's about trying to give yourself the inspiration to continue."


Milo Ventimiglia


Milo Ventimiglia played the lead role of Jack Pearson on the show. He works with trainer, Jason Walsh, to help him stay in shape. "Milo has always been dedicated to his workouts," Walsh told People. "Consistency is key. It's the best method because as an actor, you don't have to stress about taking your clothes off if that time comes. You just know you're good to go."


Chrissy Metz


Chrissy Metz played Kate Pearson on the show. Like her character, Metz has struggled with her weight. She tells TVLine that she has found acceptance in herself. "Whether or not I lose weight or stay the same, it's purely a choice of mine for health. Not because I think that plus size, curvy, voluptuous, big bodies aren't attractive—because I think they're awesome and sexy."


Justin Hartley


Justin Hartley plays Kevin Pearson on the show. He shared his diet secrets with People. "I'm not as strict and stringent as some people may think that I am, but I try to be reasonable. I try to avoid certain things or an abundance of certain things. And, if I'm aware of how bad certain things are, I won't eat them as much. Basically I rely on guilt."


Susan Kelechi Watson


Susan Kelechi Watson played Beth Pearson on the show. She shared some of her skincare tips and products with Glamour. Watson makes sure to exfoliate her skin. "I'm not super picky about the exfoliant I use as long as it takes off that layer of dead skin. So I don't necessarily have anything fancy. My go-to has been Trader Joe's Nourish Microdermabrasion Scrub, and I use it about once a week, sometimes more if I need to."


John Huertas

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John Huertas played the role of Miguel Rivas. In addition to acting, Huertas is also a restaurateur and cook. "They weren't big into cooking at my house," he tells Variety. "I learned to cook for myself as a kid. My experience with having great food came when I moved to California."


Alexandra Breckinridge


Alexandra Breckinridge played Sophie Inman on the show. In an interview with New Beauty, she talked about turning 40. "I am definitely doing a lot more now though to try to keep up with my skin, my fine lines and everything else—nothing crazy, but I want to keep my skin looking healthy and whatnot. I use the NuFace at home and I use it a lot while I'm working. I also have one of those LED lamps. I try to use that more frequently now. I'm basically just trying to take better care of my skin. I'm also very interested in lasers. I guess I'm looking forward to the point where I am not as concerned about aging, and I just kind of embrace it. I'm getting there; I don't I have any other choice!"


Chris Geere

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Chris Geere played Phillip on the show's final two seasons. He talked about how he views his acting to Us Weekly. "There are things that I notice that I believe I could do better sometimes, but I think that's what everyone does in any job anywhere. I've been very lucky enough to work with great writers and directors, so I learned quite a long time ago that I need to trust them implicitly. And by trusting them, you're giving everything over to them. It's out of my hands. So if what I do not see the day looks different after the edit in the screening, then I least I know I've done my best in that situation."


Melanie Liburd


Melanie Liburd played Zoe Baker for three seasons of the show. She shared some of her favorite workouts with The Glass Magazine. "Moving to Los Angeles was great because it is quite outdoorsy and you find different things. I got a bike and I go on bike rides, which is so much fun and beautiful. And there are the hikes too. I need to get back to snowboarding because I haven't been in couple of years now, and this is my favourite thing. There is just something about mountains that I love. There is a place outside of Los Angeles called Mammoth Mountain. You get in your car, it is literally five hours drive from the city and you get to a snow-covered mountain and it's amazing."


Janet Montgomery


Janet Montgomery played Olivia Maine on the first season. She told The Bare Magazine that she has picked up boxing to stay in shape. "I started boxing a few months after I gave birth back in 2019. My husband and I started together and it was purely so I could get back in shape: after a few months my body was back to its usual size and I stopped. I started training again in April of this year but this time it had nothing to do with aesthetics and more to do with wanting to feel strong. I felt trampled on in certain areas of my life and weak. Honestly I was probably a little depressed and was struggling to see a way out of it. I hated that my daughter saw Daddy as the strong one so I started working with my trainer to build up my overall stamina and strength. Looking back now I think I was feeling powerless in so many areas of my life. I knew that if I started training again I could regain some of that power back." 


Chris Sullivan


Chris Sullivan played Toby Damon on the show, which got him multiple Emmy nominations. He talked about the importance of addressing issues on the show to "When you have a 14-year-old African American girl struggling with her sexual identity, and you have a 40-year-old set of twins, and the other is adopted, and then to have one of them be African American and two are white, so you're looking at what kind of conflict that creates. Those are such specific scenarios. For whatever reason, the more specific the show gets the more roads people have into connecting to it. It becomes broader the more specific it gets and that's been really great to watch."


Griffin Dunne


Griffin Dunne played Nicky Pearson on the show. His character is a veteran struggling with PTSD, and talked about the impact he's made with TODAY. "I've heard from Vietnam vets," he said. "And I've heard from soldiers and their families who have fought in our more recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. And that they are, you know, thankful to see their trauma, post-war trauma portrayed, you know, is very meaningful to me. I feel very proud of that."


Jennifer Morrison


Jennifer Morrison played Cassidy Sharp on the show's final three seasons. She talked about her eating habits to Delish, and she says that she tries to avoid snacking. "Bringing my own meals—and knowing in advance what I'm going to be having for dinner, so I have something to look forward to—really helps me avoid snacking."


Milana Vayntrub


Milana Vayntrub played Sloane Sandburg on the show's first season. She also does ads for AT&T. Vayntrub revealed on Twitter that she wants to reduce comments on her body. "I direct the ads. I place myself like that. And it's because of the thousands of unwelcome comments I receive about my body. You've lost the privilege of looking at it until I feel safe again."


Anna Bechtel
Anna Bechtel is a freelance writer currently based in Hamden, CT. Read more
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