ByJess O'Kane, writer at
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Jess O'Kane

Jyoti Amge is a name you may never have heard before, but at just 2ft 0.6in, she's certainly in a unique position in the industry.

Amge has been cast in the upcoming fourth season of American Horror Story, entitled Freak Show.

The 20 year-old is a primordial dwarf, a rare form of dwarfism that means the body is extremely small from birth. She is only one of around 100 people in the world to suffer from this particular form, which has a life expectancy of 30.

Amge will appear in the series alongside Jessica Lange, Gabourey Sidibe, Emma Roberts and Sarah Paulson.

Freak Show will be set, surprise, surprise, at a freak show in Jupiter, Florida in the 1950s. It charts the struggles of the 'freaks' to keep the show alive and to battle public perception.

Amge has few other credits to her name, but has attracted media attention in India and abroad ever since the Guinness World Records confirmed her record-breaking stature in 2011 on her 18th birthday.

The series debuts in October this year, but in the mean time, you can find out more about Amge and her amazing life below:

(Source: The Wrap)


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