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Who is Caitlin Thompson from This Is Us? What to expect from season 5

Olivia Olphin October 28, 2020
Who is Caitlin Thompson from This Is Us? What to expect from season 5
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Who is Caitlin Thompson from This Is Us? And what’s going to happen to Madison, her character? The new series of This Is Us premiered last night and fans are eager to find out just what season 5 has in store for the Big Three.

Who is Caitlin Thompson?

Caitlin Thompson was born on 1 July 1987 in Avon Lake, Ohio.

She is married to This Is Us show creator Dan Fogelman and the couple have recently had a baby together, Benjamin. Caitlin took to Instagram to share the good news with fans.

Thompson has also been outspoken in her support for Democratic candidate Joe Biden in this year’s upcoming US presidential election.

Who does Caitlin Thompson play in This Is Us?

Thompson plays Madison in This Is Us. She was originally introduced as the best friend of Kate (Chrissy Metz) and was only intended to be a side character on the show.

However, at the end of season 4, fans were shocked to find out that Madison was expecting twins with Kevin (Justin Hartley), after the two slept together on a whim!

In season five it seems that Kevin and Madison are telling the family about their exciting news:

Fans of the show have mixed feelings about the couple, as many wanted Kevin’s previous relationship with childhood sweetheart Sophie to go the distance.

What can we expect from season 5 of This Is Us?

The series has decided to tackle the coronavirus pandemic head-on, with masks and social distancing becoming a part of the show. Given that the overarching theme of the show is tackling real life and real issues, This Is Us is staying true to its mission.

It seems from the season 5 trailer that we can expect the rivalry between Kevin and Randall to continue, perhaps affected by the news of Kevin’s twins. Fans are also looking forward to a storyline about Randall’s birth mother, Laurel and a potential deep-dive into the relationship between Rebecca and Miguel.

This is not going to be the last season of This Is Us, as show runners have envisioned a six-season length for the series.

Caitlin Thompson’s previous roles

You may have seen Caitlin Thompson in other small TV roles, such as LA to Vegas, Small Shots and Yoga Pants Gone Wrong. However, the role of Madison in This Is Us is a great career step for Thompson.

She has a few other projects on the horizon now, including a short film called Terrordactyl: Extinction USA and a TV movie called Under the Bridge.

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Olivia Olphin is an English Literature graduate and a film and literature fanatic. She has many years of reviewing experience, recently working as accredited press for the London Film Festival. She has also written widely about culture and sex education, as well as LGBTQ+ and women's issues.