It’s a good time to be Mandy Moore .
As the This Is Us actress rings in her 34th birthday on April 10, it’s becoming more and more clear that this is her year. And really, it’s not hard to see why. After all, when you’re the star of one of the biggest shows on TV and you’re about to tie the knot, there’s no denying that you’re on top of the world. And to really drive the point home, she even went and climbed freaking Mount Kilimanjaro just days before saying goodbye to 33!
So why are we so certain this is the Year of Mandy? Let us count the ways.
TV’s Biggest Show
With a second season the proved to be even more popular than the first, and the plum post-Super Bowl time slot, This Is Us feels like an unstoppable force. We just can’t get enough of those Pearsons! And week in and week out, Moore impressively holds court as Rebecca Pearson, playing the matriarch of our favorite family at every age. She can break out heart with one of creator Dan Fogelman‘s emotional speeches and now that the mystery of Jack’s (Milo Ventimiglia) death is out of the way, we’ll hopefully get a deeper look into Rebecca’s life after Jack when the NBC series returns for its third season this fall!
In season one, This Is Us earned itself a lot of deserved Emmy nominations. But the one person missing? Moore. However, after season two really let her shine, digging into Rebecca’s grief in the immediate aftermath of Jack’s death, there is no way that the Academy will be able to ignore the actress once again. All they need to do is go back and watch Rebecca learn that her husband went from living to dead in the time it took her to make a phone call and get some candy to see that the hardware already has her name on it.