Faithe Herman plays the adorable Annie Pearson on This Is Us! She is the youngest daughter of Randall (Sterling K. Brown) and Beth (Susan Kelechi Watson). Here is an exclusive about her, how she got the role of Annie and what other things you might know her from. There is also a Top 5 Things That Makes Annie Pearson Cool!' where you can vote and let me know your thoughts. This Is Us comes back to NBC on Tuesday, Jan. 10th at 9pm EST!
Many Thanks to Faithe's mother Donna, who helped provide me with the info! Faithe also added some info as to what her favorite This Is Us episode is, about Annie having Asthma, her outfits and catchphrases.
Donna writes, "Faithe is the youngest of 5 siblings. Faithe never came to me with the desire to be on television. I saw little things in her personality at home that made me think of introducing her to the entertainment industry. At the beginning, when she was 5 years old, she did some background work with Kids Management. She spent a day on the set of an Untitled Kevin Hart Project and back in March 2016 she played a flower girl in the movie The Perfect Match starring Terrence J. I wanted to see what the industry was like and if it was something Faithe would be interested in. I wanted to see if she would like it and she did. She has a lot of fun acting. In June 2014 I decided to submit her and her sister to LA agencies. I did some research on which agencies I wanted to contact and send them her resume and headshots. A few months later, August 2014, BMG Models and Talent Kim requested a meeting with me and the girls. Shortly after the meeting the girls signed with them. From that moment on I spend a year driving from Temecula to Los Angeles, which is an almost 3 to 6 hour return trip, to permit the girls to go on auditions. We moved back to San Diego which now makes our return trip even longer as it’s between 5 to 8 hours depending on traffic.
Faithe hasn’t taken any acting classes but she does take ballet. Faithe’s agent Annie Marshall called me and told me about the role in This Is Us which at that time was still called the 'Untitled Dan Fogelman project’. As the character’s name was also Annie this could mean good luck. Faithe auditioned for the role and 3 weeks later we received a callback to meet with the writer Dan Fogelman and the casting director. It was at Fox studios and taped for casting. (We got into a car accident prior to arriving) Faithe had to learn lines for the role of Annie and Tess. They matched her up with another girl who read for the role of Tess and she read for Annie. After 2 days we received the call and Faithe was cast in the role of Annie. Turns out, the girl Faithe read with was Eris Baker who now plays Tess.
That same week Faithe booked the role as Morgan on Criminal Minds where she played Shemar Moore's daughter in a dream sequence right before he left the show. She also did a scene with the director Joeseph Kahn (director Taylor Swift Bad Blood video) played the daughter of Jackie Long movie called Bodied. Faithe also Jan. 2016 flew Puerto Vallarta did the summer 2016 kids campaign for H & M. Faithe does still attend traditional school. I have met quite a few children who are home schooled.
Faithe's favorite episode of This Is Us is episode 1x05 'The Game Plan'. It was fun to work with Justin Hartley, Ron Cephas Jones and Eris Baker. She loved the ending with Uncle Kevin. She also thinks it's a cool coincidence that she has asthma because she does take an inhaler for it and I have asthma as well. Her favorite part of playing Annie is that she is the youngest one and gets the cutest headbands and outfits from wardrobe! They really make her a girly girl. Hence her braiding hair in the pilot opposed to actually playing soccer. She also does love the cute catch phrase lines she gets to say."
On December 17th, 2016, the This Is Us kids took part in a charity event hosted by Twitch and Allison Holker to benefit Children's Miracle Network Hospitals at the Dance For Kids Holiday Party. Those in attendance were Faithe Herman (Annie), Lonnie Chavis (Randall), Eris Baker (Tess) and Mackenzie Hancsicsak (Kate).
Faithe just turned 9 years old on December 27th, 2016!
Happy Birthday and many thanks for making us smile as Annie Pearson on This Is Us!!!