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Daughter of Julianne McNamara Wins SAG Award
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Hannah Zeile, daughter of American gymnastics legend Julianne McNamara and baseball player Todd Zeile, won a Screen Actors Guild Award on Sunday evening for her role in the television series This Is Us. Pictured: Zeile, wearing the blue dress at right, watches as co-star Milo Ventimiglia delivers the acceptance speech for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series.

Hannah Zeile, daughter of American gymnastics legend Julianne McNamara and retired baseball player Todd Zeile, won a Screen Actors Guild Award on Sunday evening for her role in the television series This Is Us.


Two-time Olympian Julianne McNamara and daughter Hannah Zeile on Sunday night at the SAG Awards in Los Angeles, where Zeile and her costars won Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series for This Is Us

Zeile, who turned 20 on November 7, stars in the NBC series as the teenaged Kate Pearson, who is portrayed as an adult by Chrissy Metz. The cast of This Is Us won Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series at the SAG Awards, held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

In addition to Zeile and Metz, the ensemble cast stars Milo Ventimiglia, Mandy Moore and Sterling K. Brown, among others. The series, which is woven around the connected lives of people who share the same birthday, has been a hit with both critics and audiences since it premiered in 2016. Brown also won Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series on Sunday night.

This Is Us managed to win in a tough field, beating fellow nominees The Crown (Netflix), HBO's Game of Thrones (HBO), The Handmaid's Tale (Hulu) and 2017 winner Stranger Things (Netflix). The SAG Awards, which honor achievements in television and film, are especially coveted by actors as the winners are decided by their peers in the Screen Actors Guild.

This Is Us is only Zeile's second professional role as an actress. She began acting at age 13, McNamara told IG, but she took time off in high school. She previously starred in two episodes of the Charlie Sheen comedy Anger Management in 2012.

McNamara earned a spot on the 1980 U.S. Olympic team, whose dreams were crushed by the U.S. boycott of the Moscow Games. The next year, she traveled to Moscow for the 1981 World Championships, where she won the bronze medal on uneven bars. She won three medals at the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles: a gold medal on uneven bars (tied with China's Ma Yanhong), a silver medal with the team and a silver medal on floor exercise. She also finished fourth in the all-around.

McNamara enjoyed a brief acting career herself in the mid-1980s, starring on five episodes of the sitcom Charles in Charge, and on the dramas Knight Rider and True Confessions. She attended UCLA and also has three sons, Garrett, Ian and Aaron.

On Sunday, McNamara accompanied her daughter on the red carpet as her +1.

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