Taking a page from Tod Browning’s cult classic Freaks, “American Horror Story: Freak Show” has hired the shortest woman in the world, Jyoti Amge, to appear as a character in the upcoming series.
Per Wikipedia, Amge (born 16 December 1997), a resident of Nagpur, India, is the world’s smallest living woman according to the Limca Book of Records and Guinness Book of Records. On her 18th birthday she was officially declared the world’s smallest woman by Guinness Book of Records with a height of 62.8 cm (2’6″).
Her restricted height is due to a growth anomaly called achondroplasia.
Showrunner/exec producer Ryan Murphy shared the news via Twitter, including a photo of Amge with “AHS” star Jessica Lange.
Jessica and our newest cast member Jyoti Amge…the worldOs smallest woman. pic.twitter.com/SIPhd4V0pQ
— Ryan Murphy (@MrRPMurphy) August 17, 2014
“American Horror Story: Freak Show” begins in October. Jessica Lange, Denis O’Hare, Emma Roberts, Gabourey Sidibe, Jamie Brewer, Evan Peters, Kathy Bates, Sarah Paulson, Angela Bassett, Frances Conroy, Finn Wittrock, John Carroll Lynch, and Michael Chiklis star in “American Horror Story: Freak Show.” Along with Amge, this year’s guest stars include Patti LaBelle, and Wes Bentley, who’ll appear in the Halloween episode.
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