'American Horror Story' Casts World's Smallest Woman

Jyoti Amge – only 2' tall, and from India – is joining the FX drama for its new season

Photo: Courtesy Ryan Murphy

A world record holder will be joining the strange world of American Horror Story this fall.

Jyoti Amge – a 20-year-old from Nagpur, India, whom Guinness has declared to be the world’s shortest woman – has been cast in the drama’s fourth season, dubbed Freak Show.

The action will center on a Florida carnival in the 1950s.

As a preview, Ryan Murphy, the drama’s executive producer, Tweeted a photo of Amge in the arms of series regular Jessica Lange.

Amge stands 2’06” tall and has a genetic disorder called achondroplasia. After being measured by Guinness, Amge reportedly announced that she wished to pursue a career in acting – and she certainly picked a great place to start!

Besides working alongside returning stars Lange, Kathy Bates and Sarah Paulson, Amge will get to meet Patti LaBelle – who this week was cast to play the mother of Gabourey Sidibe.

The new season of AHS will kick off in October.

In the meantime, here’s an introduction to Amge:

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