Laurie Metcalf

Actor, Secretary
Incredibly versatile and capable of plumbing the depths of even the most complex roles, actress Laurie Metcalf was a critical darling on the stages of Chicago and New York prior to being cast on one of the most ... Read more »
Born: 06/15/1955 in Carbondale, Illinois, USA

Filmography

Actor (61)

Getting On 2013 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

The McCarthys 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

The Big Bang Theory 2007, 2009 - 2011, 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Tim & Eric's Bedtime Stories 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Goodwin Games 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Toy Story 3 2010 (Movie)

Andy's Mom (Voice)

Easy Money 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Stop-Loss 2008 (Movie)

Mrs. Colson (Actor)

Georgia Rule 2007 (Movie)

Paula (Actor)

Meet the Robinsons 2007 (Movie)

Voice of Lucille Krunklehorn (Actor)

Raines 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Steel City 2007 (Movie)

Marianne Karn (Actor)

Artie Lange's Beer League 2006 (Movie)

Artie's Mom (Actor)

Desperate Housewives 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Grey's Anatomy 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Monk 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

My Boys 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Absolutely Fabulous: White Box 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Without A Trace 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Frasier 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Malcolm in the Middle 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Charlie Lawrence 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Treasure Planet 2002 (Movie)

Voice of Sarah (Actor)

3rd Rock From the Sun 1997 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Dharma & Greg 1997 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Norm 1999 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

God, the Devil and Bob 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Voice

Balloon Farm 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The Norm Show 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Toy Story 2 1999 (Movie)

Voice of Andy's Mom (Actor)

Bulworth 1998 (Movie)

Mimi (Actor)

Chicago Cab 1998 (Movie)

(cameo appearance) (Actor)

King of the Hill 1997 (Tv Show)

Voice

Scream 2 1997 (Movie)

Debbie Salt (Actor)

U-Turn 1997 (Movie)

Bus Station Clerk (Actor)

Chicago on Stage 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Dear God 1996 (Movie)

Rebecca Frazen (Actor)

Leaving Las Vegas 1995 (Movie)

Landlady (Actor)

Roseanne 1995 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 9th Annual American Comedy Awards 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Toy Story 1995 (Movie)

Voice of Mrs Davis (Actor)

Blink 1994 (Movie)

Candice (Actor)

A Dangerous Woman 1993 (Movie)

Anita (Actor)

Tom Arnold: The Naked Truth 2 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Mistress 1992 (Movie)

Rachel Landisman (Actor)

The Secret Life of Houses 1992 (Movie)

Ann (Actor)

J.F.K. 1991 (Movie)

Susie Cox (Actor)

Tom Arnold: The Naked Truth 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Internal Affairs 1990 (Movie)

Amy Wallace (Actor)

Pacific Heights 1990 (Movie)

Stephanie MacDonald (Actor)

Uncle Buck 1989 (Movie)

Marcie Dahlgren-Frost (Actor)

Candy Mountain 1988 (Movie)

Alice (Actor)

Miles From Home 1988 (Movie)

Exotic Dancer (Actor)

Stars & Bars 1988 (Movie)

Melissa (Actor)

Making Mr. Right 1987 (Movie)

Sandy (Actor)

Desperately Seeking Susan 1985 (Movie)

Leslie Glass (Actor)

Always Outnumbered (TV Show)

Actor

The Long Island Incident (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Incredibly versatile and capable of plumbing the depths of even the most complex roles, actress Laurie Metcalf was a critical darling on the stages of Chicago and New York prior to being cast on one of the most television's most beloved sitcoms of all time. An early member of Chicago's revered Steppenwolf Theater Company, Metcalf garnered widespread critical acclaim for her performance in the troupe's off-Broadway mounting of "Balm of Gilead" in 1984. Four years later, the actress became known to mainstream American audiences as Jackie Harris, the melancholy but well-meaning sister of Roseanne Barr's titular matriarch on the hit sitcom "Roseanne" (ABC, 1988-1997). The increased visibility led the accomplished actress to appear in several high-profile feature films of the time, including the crime-thriller "Internal Affairs" (1990) and director Oliver Stone's explosive docudrama "JFK" (1991). Another memorable role for Metcalf came with the voice of Andy's Mom in the Disney/Pixar animated hit film "Toy Story" (1995) and its equally popular sequels. Post-"Roseanne," she remained a frequent presence on television with memorable recurring roles on popular series like "3rd Rock from the Sun" (NBC, 1996-2001), "Desperate Housewives" (ABC, 2004-2012) and "The Big Bang Theory" (CBS, 2007- ). An actress committed to illuminating the inner-life of her multi-layered characters, Metcalf was one of the more esteemed supporting actresses in all mediums.

Relationships

Zoe Akins

Great-Aunt
Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright

Terry Kinney

Companion
Met in college no longer together

Jeff Perry

Husband
Co-founder of Steppenwolf Theater divorced

Zoe Perry

Daughter
Born c. 1984 father, Jeff Perry named after Metcalf's great-aunt, Zoe Atkins

Matt Roth Actor

Husband
Appeared as Metcalf's boyfriend on the series "Roseanne" (ABC) Married in 1993 Roth filed for divorce in September 2011, citing irreconcilable differences

Mae Roth

Daughter
Born July 3, 2005 father, Matt Roth

Will Roth

Son
Born Nobermber 20, 1993 father, Matt Roth

EDUCATION

Illinois State University

Normal , Illinois 1977
Met classmates, John Malkovich, Joan Allen and Gary Sinise

Milestones

2010

Voiced the character of Mrs. Davis in the animated feature "Toy Story 3"

2010

Cast as the downtrodden mother Meg in the off-Broadway revival of Sam Shepard's "A Lie of the Mind"; directed by Ethan Hawke

2009

Appeared in the short-lived Broadway revival of Neil Simon's "Brighton Beach Memoirs"

2008

Cast opposite Nathan Lane in the Broadway production of David Mamet's "November"; received a Tony award nomination for Featured Actress in a Play

2007

Cast in the Garry Marshall-directed dark comedy "Georgia Rule"

2006

Earned an Emmy nomination for Best Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for "Monk"

2006

Co-starred in the comedy, "Artie Lange's Beer League"

2006

Guest starred on ABC's "Desperate Housewives" as meddling neighbor Carolyn Bigsby; earned an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series

2001

Replaced Julie Walters in the London stage production of "All My Sons"

2000

Cast as a psychiatrist in Mike Figgis' experimental "Time Code"; not seen in theatrically released version; replaced by Glenne Headley; will be included on the DVD release

2000

Starred in the L.A. premiere of "Looking for Normal"

1999

Starred opposite Norm Macdonald in ABC's "Norm/The Norm Show"

1997

Had pivotal role in "Scream 2"

1995

Broadway debut, "My Thing of Love"

1988

Played the title character's younger sister, Jackie on the ABC sitcom "Roseanne"; earned Emmy (1995) and Golden Globe (1993, 1995) nominations for Best Supporting Actress

1985

TV movie debut, "The Execution of Raymond Graham"

1985

Feature film debut, "Desperately Seeking Susan"

1984

Went to New York with Steppenwolf production of "Balm in Gilead"

1981

Cast member of TV series, "Saturday Night Live"

1976

Original member of Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago

Raised in Edwardsville, Illinois

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