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‘This Is Us’ star Susan Kelechi Watson dishes on her new roles

Even at age 8, Susan Kelechi Watson was already a staunch Brooklynite. She remembers helping her mother sweep the family apartment in East New York before they moved to Long Island, and feeling only dismay. Decades later, donning cozy sweatpants in a Sunset Park photo studio following our Alexa cover shoot, she laughs at the memory of her determined childhood self. “I looked around our apartment as we left. And I said, ‘I’ll be back.’” Watson was true to her word. When she’s not filming the hit NBC drama “This Is Us” in LA, the actress lives in Brooklyn for roughly five months of the year. “I still cherish it, all the time I get to be here,” she says. No. 21 feather stole dress: $1,633, and tank top, $150, both at ...