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This Big, Amazing, Beautiful Life is the seventeenth episode of the second season and the 35th overall episode of This Is Us.

Short Summary

Deja's life with her mom, Shauna, and grandmother Joyce unfolds from the very beginning; Randall and Beth welcome visitors to their home.

Full Summary


Main Cast

Guest Stars

  • Lyric Ross as Deja
    • Makenzie Lee-Foster as Young Deja
  • Pam Grier as Joyce
  • Joy Brunson as Shauna
  • Jermel Nakia as Young William
  • Rey Gallegos as Alonso
  • Debra Jo Rupp as Linda
  • Jennifer C. Holmes as Laurel Dubois
  • Mandi Moss as Nancy
  • Eve Sigall as Terry
  • Ciera Hart as Raven
  • Joaquin Obradors as Young Jack
  • Donnie Masihi as Young Nicky
  • Jeris Lee Poindexter as Mr. Baldwin
  • Marty Ryan as Mr. Miller
  • Clay Von Thomas as Nurse
  • Nicco Annan as Mr. Davis
  • Sonya Leslie as Doctor


Song Performer Scene

Notes and Trivia

  • This episode scored 8.90 million viewers.


Episode Stills


See Also

A complete overview of this episode's crew can be found here.