ERIS BAKER IS MAKING A NAME FOR HERSELF ON THE NBC HIT “THIS IS US”

She may only be just 12-years-old, but Eris Baker is definitely making a name for herself on the NBC hit television show, This is Us as Tess Pearson.

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Baker is no stranger to the small screen as she has been among the faces of #younghollywood since she was seven-years-old. “I knew I wanted to be an actor because I loved to reenact characters from Disney shows and Marvel,” Baker told ESSENCE Magazine in an exclusive interview. “My parents always supported me through my journey, so when I told them I wanted to be an actor they were like, ‘Yeah, you’re ready.’”

Baker’s first job was a target commercial and now she is an integral member of the Pearson family. Even though Tess is a fan favorite, Baker at one-point thought that the role was not going to be hers. “For my callback there were like a million people there and when I was in there I messed up on one of my lines and I thought I ruined my whole audition. I was tearing up because they made me do it again and again,” she recalls. “At the end of the day I got the part and I was so surprised.”

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