This Is Us Writer-Director Kay Oyegun and Actor Jennifer C. Holmes Introduce the ‘Spirit’ of Randall’s ‘Birth Mother’

This is Randall Pearson’s birth mother. This is Laurel.

We first meet young Laurel DuBois (portrayed by Jennifer C. Holmes) way back in Season 1, Episode 3 titled, “Kyle.” Through a series of strategically teasing flashbacks, we learn just a little bit more about her character, mostly through the perspective of Randall’s (Sterling K. Brown) birth father William (portrayed in various stages by Jermel Nakia and Ron Cephas Jones).

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*From The Root Article*