Sterling Kelby Brown is an American actor. He starred in the FX drama The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story, for which he won a Primetime Emmy Award. He currently stars as Randall Pearson on the NBCdramaThis Is Us. The role garnered Brown his second Emmy award, in 2017, for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series and his first Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Drama, as well as his first Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series and Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series.
I went by Kelby. My mom tells me this story – she was reiterating it the other day – in kindergarten I came home one day and said, 'Mom, Sterling is eight letters and Kelby is five. I'll just do Kelby and then when I turn 16, I will go by Sterling. ' And I don't remember that. The impetus for me is that he had been gone for some time, and I was like, 'Kelby was a little boy's name.' I felt like I was ready to become Sterling.