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Laurie Metcalf


Laurie Metcalf was born June 16, 1955 in Carbondale, Illinois, the oldest of three children of Libby (Mars), a librarian, and James Metcalf, a budget director. She was raised in Edwardsville, Illinois. Laurie attended Illinois State University, where she obtained her bachelor of arts in theater in 1977. In her class were the immeasurable talents of... See full bio »
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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 5 wins & 25 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Roseanne
Roseanne Jackie Harris / Gilligan / Marsha Clark
(1988-1997)
Toy Story
Toy Story Mrs. Davis
(1995)
Toy Story 3
Toy Story 3 Andy's Mom
(2010)
Toy Story 2
Toy Story 2 Andy's Mom
(1999)

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Actress (79 credits)
 2019 Toy Story 4 (filming)
Mrs. Davis (voice)
 2018 Roseanne (TV Series) (pre-production)
Jackie Harris
- Twenty Years to Life (2018) ... Jackie Harris
  Memphis Sun (pre-production)
Mrs. Clarke (rumored)
 2018 Supergirl (TV Series)
Winn's Mom
- Episode #3.15 (2018) ... Winn's Mom
 2007-2017 The Big Bang Theory (TV Series)
Mary Cooper
- The Proposal Proposal (2017) ... Mary Cooper
- The Holiday Summation (2017) ... Mary Cooper
- The Conjugal Conjecture (2016) ... Mary Cooper
- The Convergence Convergence (2016) ... Mary Cooper
- The Matrimonial Momentum (2015) ... Mary Cooper
 2017 Lady Bird
Marion McPherson
 2017 Playing House (TV Series)
Dr. Leslie Rollins
- You Wanna Roll with This (2017) ... Dr. Leslie Rollins
 2017 The Accidental Wolf (TV Series)
Ram
- Bradley (2017) ... Ram
 2016 Horace and Pete (TV Series)
Sarah
- Episode #1.3 (2016) ... Sarah
 2013-2015 Getting On (TV Series)
Dr. Jenna James
- Please Partake of a Memorial Orange (2015) ... Dr. Jenna James
- Am I Still Me? (2015) ... Dr. Jenna James
- No, I Don't Want a Fucking Smiley Face (2015) ... Dr. Jenna James
- Don't Let It Get in You or On You (2015) ... Dr. Jenna James
 2014-2015 The McCarthys (TV Series)
Marjorie McCarthy
- End Games (2015) ... Marjorie McCarthy
- Family Therapy (2015) ... Marjorie McCarthy
- Cutting the Cord (2015) ... Marjorie McCarthy
- Gerard's Engagement Party (2015) ... Marjorie McCarthy
- The Ref (2015) ... Marjorie McCarthy
 2014 Tim and Eric's Bedtime Stories (TV Series)
Gabrielle
- Baby (2014) ... Gabrielle
 2013 The Goodwin Games (TV Series)
Dr. Richland
- The Box (2013) ... Dr. Richland
- Small Town (2013) ... Dr. Richland
 2011 Roseanne: Tricks & Treats (Video)
Jackie Harris
 2010 Strange Brew (TV Movie)
 2010 Toy Story 3
Andy's Mom (voice)
 2009 The Farm (TV Movie)
Warden Margaret Elder
 2008-2009 Easy Money (TV Series)
Bobette Buffkin
- Bags, Bangles and Booty (2009) ... Bobette Buffkin
- Bella Roma (2009) ... Bobette Buffkin
- BassMaster (2009) ... Bobette Buffkin
- Extra Mayo (2009) ... Bobette Buffkin
- Chock Full O'Nuts (2008) ... Bobette Buffkin
 2008 Stop-Loss
Mrs. Colson
 2007 Georgia Rule
Paula
 2007 Raines (TV Series)
Alice Brody
- Reconstructing Alice (2007) ... Alice Brody
 2007 Meet the Robinsons
Lucille Krunklehorn (voice)
 2007 The Virgin of Akron, Ohio (TV Series)
Lydia
- Pilot (2007) ... Lydia
 2006 My Boys (TV Series)
Aunt Phyllis
- When Heroes Fall from Grace (2006) ... Aunt Phyllis
 2006 Desperate Housewives (TV Series)
Carolyn Bigsby
- Bang (2006) ... Carolyn Bigsby
- Sweetheart, I Have to Confess (2006) ... Carolyn Bigsby
- It Takes Two (2006) ... Carolyn Bigsby
- Listen to the Rain on the Roof (2006) ... Carolyn Bigsby
 2006 Beer League
Artie's Mom
 2006 Grey's Anatomy (TV Series)
Beatrice Carver
- The Name of the Game (2006) ... Beatrice Carver
 2006 Monk (TV Series)
Cora Little
- Mr. Monk Bumps His Head (2006) ... Cora Little
 2006 Steel City
Marianne Karn
 2005 Fun with Dick and Jane
Jane's Boss Phyllis (uncredited)
 2005 Without a Trace (TV Series)
Susan Hopkins
- A Day in the Life (2005) ... Susan Hopkins
 2004 Absolutely Fabulous (TV Series)
Crystalline
- White Box (2004) ... Crystalline
 2004 Frasier (TV Series)
Nanny G
- Caught in the Act (2004) ... Nanny G
 2004 Malcolm in the Middle (TV Series)
Susan
- Lois' Sister (2004) ... Susan
 2003 Charlie Lawrence (TV Series)
Sarah Dolecek
- I'll Take the Low Road (2003) ... Sarah Dolecek
- Dinner and a Breakdown (2003) ... Sarah Dolecek
- New Kid in School (2003) ... Sarah Dolecek
- A Vote of Confidence (2003) ... Sarah Dolecek
- Episode #1.3 ... Sarah Dolecek
 2003 Phil at the Gate (TV Movie)
Teddy Duffy
 2002 Treasure Planet
Sarah Hawkins (voice)
 2002 Two Families (TV Movie)
 1999-2001 Norm (TV Series)
Laurie Freeman
- Norm vs. Shelley's Old Flame (2001) ... Laurie Freeman
- Norm Comes Back (2001) ... Laurie Freeman
- Norm's Free (2001) ... Laurie Freeman
- Norm vs. Cuba (2001) ... Laurie Freeman
- Norm vs. Deception (2001) ... Laurie Freeman
 2000 God, the Devil and Bob (TV Series)
Donna Allman
- Bob Gets Involved (2000) ... Donna Allman (voice)
- God's Girlfriend (2000) ... Donna Allman (voice)
- Bob's Father (2000) ... Donna Allman (voice)
- There's Too Much Sex on TV (2000) ... Donna Allman (voice)
- Lonely at the Top (2000) ... Donna Allman (voice)
 2000 Timecode
Dava Adair - Take 1 (scenes deleted)
 1999 Toy Story 2
Andy's Mom (voice)
 1999 Runaway Bride
Betty Trout (uncredited)
 1999 Balloon Farm (TV Movie)
Casey Johnson
 1998 3rd Rock from the Sun (TV Series)
Jennifer / Jennifer Ravelli
- D3: Judgment Day (1998) ... Jennifer
- I Am Dick Pentameter! (1998) ... Jennifer Ravelli
 1998 Bulworth
Mimi
 1998 The Long Island Incident (TV Movie)
Carolyn McCarthy
 1998 Always Outnumbered (TV Movie)
Halley Grimes
 1997 Dharma & Greg (TV Series)
Spyder
- Instant Dharma (1997) ... Spyder
 1997 Scream 2
Debbie Salt
 1997 Life with Louie (TV Series)
Miss Kinney
- The Kiss Is the Thing (1997) ... Miss Kinney (voice)
 1997 Chicago Cab
Female Ad Exec
 1997 The Eddie Files (TV Series)
Special Agent Hicks
- Decimals: The Fake Money Caper (1997) ... Special Agent Hicks
 1997 U Turn
Bus Station Clerk
 1988-1997 Roseanne (TV Series)
Jackie Harris / Gilligan / Marsha Clark
- Into That Good Night: Part 2 (1997) ... Jackie Harris
- Into That Good Night: Part 1 (1997) ... Jackie Harris
- Arsenic and Old Mom (1997) ... Jackie Harris (credit only)
- The Truth Be Told (1997) ... Jackie Harris
- Roseanne-Feld (1997) ... Jackie Harris
 1997 King of the Hill (TV Series)
Cissy Cobb
- Peggy the Boggle Champ (1997) ... Cissy Cobb (voice)
 1996 Dear God
Rebecca Frazen
 1995-1996 Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man (TV Series)
- Forbidden Fruit (1996) ... (voice)
- Research and Destroy (1995) ... (voice)
 1995 Toy Story
Mrs. Davis (voice)
 1995 Leaving Las Vegas
Landlady
 1993 Blink
Candice
 1993 A Dangerous Woman
Anita
 1992 The Jackie Thomas Show (TV Series)
Jackie Harris
- The Joke (1992) ... Jackie Harris
 1992 Mistress
Rachel Landisman
 1991 JFK
Susie Cox
 1990 Pacific Heights
Stephanie MacDonald
 1990 Internal Affairs
Amy Wallace
 1989 Uncle Buck
Marcie Dahlgren-Frost
 1988 Miles from Home
Exotic Dancer
 1988 Stars and Bars
Melissa
 1987 Making Mr. Right
Sandy
 1987 Candy Mountain
Alice
 1986 The Equalizer (TV Series)
Theresa
- No Conscience (1986) ... Theresa
 1985 The Execution of Raymond Graham (TV Movie)
Carol Graham
 1985 Desperately Seeking Susan
Leslie Glass
 1981 Saturday Night Live (TV Series)
Weekend Update Reporter
- Jr. Walker & the All-Stars (1981) ... Weekend Update Reporter
 1978 A Wedding
Maid (uncredited)
Show Show Soundtrack (1 credit)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (1 credit)
Show Show Self (46 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (8 credits)

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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Balm in Gilead (1982) (Obie award) with Steppenwolf Theater Company & Circle Rep. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | See more »

Height:

5' 6½" (1.69 m)
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Personal Quote:

I'm hideously shy as myself, but on stage I can run around naked and bite the heads off fish. See more »

Trivia:

Metcalf is a founding ensemble member of the famous Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago. Her ex-husband, Jeff Perry, was one of the three founders of the troupe. See more »

Star Sign:

Gemini

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