Faithe C. Herman, who plays the role of Annie Pearson on the hit NBC drama This Is Us, is the little sister that we wish we all had. Whether she is giving advice or talking about sleepovers and regret, the sage 11-year-old is unquestionably an audience favorite both on and off the screen.

This young rising star sat down with Buzzfeed and gave a one-on-one sneak peek into her world. Check out a snippet of her interview below. If you can’t get enough of this tiny powerhouse on NBC, make sure to check out her upcoming DC film, Shazam this spring.


Her first acting gig was on one of CBS’ most-watched shows.

My first professional acting job was an episode I did with Shemar Moore on Criminal Minds. I played his daughter in a flash-forward scene.

She knows first-hand what it’s like to be the youngest sibling like Annie…

I love being the youngest [on the show] because in real life I’m the youngest in my family.

…But she thinks she’s got more in common with her Shazam character Darla Dudley than with Annie.

I’m more like Darla. We both talk a lot, we love our family, and we are the youngest, so I really got to bring Darla to life in this movie.

Her favorite superhero character is also from the DC universe, like Darla.

My favorite superhero is Wonder Woman. I love how sweet and caring she is. And the movie was so amazing, like her weapons and how she fights.

Photo Credit: Eric Blackmon

Her role model also had a breakout role playing a young daughter on a hit family TV series.

One of my role models is Yara Shahidi. I like how she goes to college and is still able to work. I wanna do that when I’m older because I love what I’m doing and I really love school and seeing my friends and hanging out with them. Plus, I really like Yara’s outfits and personal style, too.

To read the remainder of Herman’s the interview, click here. Make sure to check out This Is Us on NBC every Tuesday night at 9 p.m. EST.

Photos: Buzzfeed/Birds Eye PHoto

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