FX’s American Horror Story: Freak Show has cast the world’s smallest living woman: 20-year-old Jyoti Amge.
Co-creator Ryan Murphy announced Amge was joining the sprawling ensemble of AHS’s fourth season on Wednesday. The Guinness Book of World Records declared Amge the smallest woman on her 18th birthday when she had a height of 2 feet, 0.6 inches. Her Wikipedia entry says her height is due to a growth condition called achondroplasia. She previously starred in the 2009 documentary Body Shock: Two Foot High Teen.
Freak Show will feature returning cast members Jessica Lange, Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, Frances Conroy, Sarah Paulson, Gabourey Sidibe and Evan Peters in the fourth edition of the FX anthology drama, set to premiere in October. Michael Chiklis, Wes Bentley, Patti LaBelle, John Carroll Lynch, and Finn Wittrock have also been cast. Freak Show is set in Florida and focuses on the last American freak show in the 1950s.