Jyoti Amge, the World's Smallest Woman, Joins Cast of 'American Horror Story'

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Jyoti Amge, the world's smallest woman, has signed on to star in the upcoming season of American Horror Story: Freak Show.

The 2' 0.6" tall native of Nagpur, India has been acknowledged as the world's smallest living woman in both the Guinness Book of Records and the Limca Book of Records. Series creator Ryan Murphy announced the news Wednesday on Twitter, alongside a photo of series' star Jessica Lange.

Amge, 20, has a genetic disorder called achondroplasia, a form of short-limbed dwarfism. The word achondroplasia literally means "without cartilage formation," according to the Genetics Home Reference website.

After Amge was named the world's smallest woman, she stated that she would like to become an actor. Looks like her wish came true in a big way.

The new season is set in 1950's Florida and stars Lange as freak show manager Elsa Mars. Joining Lange is Sarah Paulson as conjoined twins Bette and Dot Tattler. Michael Chiklis will play strongman performer Wendell del Toredo and Angela Bassett stars as Wendell's wife Desiree Dupree.

Things will likely get interesting with Kathy Bates playing Wendell's ex-wife Ethel Darling. Rounding out the cast are Evan Peters as their son Jimmy Darling, Emma Roberts as Maggie and John Carroll Lynch as a villain.

American Horror Story: Freak Show will premiere on FX in October. Murphy has said it has "a little more humor and a little bit more camp" than Asylum, but a darker tone than Coven.

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