Laurie Metcalf

Laurie Metcalf

Highest Rated: 100% Toy Story (1995)

Lowest Rated: 12% Dear God (1996)

Birthday: Jun 16, 1955

Birthplace: Carbondale, Illinois, USA

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 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; 2018- ). 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- ), as well as smaller projects like Louis CK's quirky "Horace and Pete" (2016). She also co-starred in the dark sitcom "Getting On" (HBO 2013-15) and the family sitcom "The McCarthys" (CBS 2014-15), burnishing her leading-lady qualities even though neither series lasted very long. Metcalf capped her late-career renaissance with an Oscar-nominated role as the title character's mother in Greta Gerwig's "Lady Bird" (2017) and a return to the role that made her famous in a reboot of "Roseanne" that was retooled as "The Conners" (ABC 2018- ) following Roseanne Barr's firing from the series. An actress committed to illuminating the inner-life of her multilayered characters, Metcalf was one of the more esteemed supporting actresses in all mediums.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
99% 79% Lady Bird Marion McPherson (Character) $48.9M 2017
98% 89% Toy Story 3 Andy's Mom (Voice) $415M 2010
67% 74% Meet the Robinsons Lucille Krunklehorn (Voice) - 2007
18% 52% Georgia Rule Paula (Character) $18.9M 2007
27% 58% Beer League Artie's Mom (Character) $475K 2006
83% 54% Steel City Marianne Karns (Character) $10.2K 2006
69% 72% Treasure Planet Sarah Hawkins (Voice) - 2002
No Score Yet 37% Balloon Farm Casey Johnson (Character) - 1999
100% 86% Toy Story 2 Mrs. Davis (Andy's Mom) (Voice) $245.9M 1999
No Score Yet 81% Always Outnumbered Halley Grimes (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Long Island Incident Carolyn McCarthy (Character) - 1998
76% 68% Bulworth Mimi (Character) $26.4M 1998
56% 65% Chicago Cab Female Ad Exec (Character) - 1998
81% 57% Scream 2 Debbie Salt (Character) $101.3M 1997
61% 62% U-Turn Bus Station Clerk (Character) $6.6M 1997
12% 28% Dear God Rebecca Frazen (Character) $7.1M 1996
91% 85% Leaving Las Vegas Landlady (Character) $29.9M 1995
100% 92% Toy Story Andy's Mom (Voice) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Secret Life of Houses Ann (Character) - 1994
63% 45% Blink Candice (Character) $16.7M 1994
50% 31% A Dangerous Woman Anita Bell (Character) $1.1M 1993
72% 39% Mistress Rachel Landisman (Character) $53.6K 1992
84% 88% JFK Susie Cox (Character) - 1991
50% 46% Pacific Heights Stephanie MacDonald (Character) $27.9M 1990
88% 59% Internal Affairs Amy Wallace (Character) $25.8M 1990
61% 76% Uncle Buck Marcie Dahlgren-Frost (Character) $63.9M 1989
No Score Yet 39% Stars and Bars Melissa (Character) $14.9K 1988
50% 35% Making Mr. Right Sandy (Character) $444.8K 1987
83% 62% Desperately Seeking Susan Leslie Glass (Character) $24.4M 1985

TV

Credit
89% 39% The Conners Jackie Harris (Character) 2018-2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet etalk Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainment Tonight Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Talk Guest 2018-2019 2014
No Score Yet 58% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2017-2019
No Score Yet 40% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2017-2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Theater Talk Guest 2017-2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen Guest 2018 2016
76% 68% Roseanne Jackie Harris (Character) 2018 1988-1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Popcorn Guest 2018
No Score Yet 26% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2018
82% 82% The Big Bang Theory Mary Cooper (Guest Voice),
Mary (Guest Star)
2013-2018 2009-2011 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet The View Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sunday Today With Willie Geist Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live with Kelly and Ryan Guest 2018
88% 50% Supergirl Mary (Guest Star) 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainment Weekly Cast Reunions Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning America Guest 2018 2015
No Score Yet 28% Full Frontal With Samantha Bee Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet 20/20 Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Variety Studio: Actors on Actors Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tavis Smiley Guest 2017
86% 98% Playing House Dr. Leslie Rollins (Guest Star) 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today With Kathie Lee & Hoda Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Access Hollywood Live Guest 2017
94% 80% Portlandia Unknown (Guest Star) 2017
96% 92% Horace and Pete Unknown (Guest Star) 2016
No Score Yet 93% Getting On Dr. Jenna James (Character) 2013-2015
58% 59% The McCarthys Marjorie McCarthy (Character) 2014-2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Queen Latifah Show Guest 2014
38% 40% The Goodwin Games Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
69% No Score Yet Easy Money Bobbette Buffkin (Character) 2008-2009
65% No Score Yet Raines Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
72% 88% Desperate Housewives Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
83% 80% Grey's Anatomy Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
91% 90% Monk Cora Little (Guest Star) 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Without a Trace Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
93% 94% Frasier Nanny G (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet 89% Malcolm in the Middle Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Charlie Lawrence Sarah Dolecek Grimes (Character) 2003
55% No Score Yet God, the Devil and Bob Donna Alman (Voice) 2000-2001
67% No Score Yet Norm Unknown (Character) 1999-2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet 3rd Rock From the Sun Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dharma & Greg Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet 68% King of the Hill Unknown (Guest Voice) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Equalizer Unknown (Guest Star) 1986

QUOTES FROM Laurie Metcalf CHARACTERS

Andy's Mom says: (to Molly) Andy's going to college.

Andy's Mom says: Andy's going to college.

Andy says: I'm not leaving 'til Friday.

Mrs. Davis says: (walking in Andy's room as he holds Woody) Come on, Andy, we're leavin'.

Mrs. Davis says: Come on, Andy, we're leavin'.

Debbie Salt says: Oh! Mickey was a good boy, but my God! That whole "Blame-the-movies" motive? Did you buy that for one second? The poor boy was completely out of his mind.

Debbie Salt says: Oh! Mickey was a good boy, but my God! That whole 'Blame-the-movies' motive? Did you buy that for one second? The poor boy was completely out of his mind.

Dewey Riley says: And you're not?

Sidney Prescott says: And you're not?

Debbie Salt says: No. I'm very sane. My motive isn't as 90's as Mickey's. Mine is just good, old-fashioned revenge. You killed my son! And now I kill you, and I can't think of anything more rational!

Debbie Salt says: (As Ghostface) What's your favorite scary movie?

Debbie Salt says: [as Ghostface] What's your favorite scary movie?

Randy Meeks says: Showgirls, absolutely terrifying!

Cici Cooper says: Hello Ted.

Debbie Salt says: You wish it was Ted. (Cici getting scared) Don't forget to set the alarm...

Debbie Salt says: You wish it was Ted. [Cici getting scared] Don't forget to set the alarm...

Sidney Prescott says: and you're not?

Sidney Prescott says: You're not?

Debbie Salt says: no, I'm very sane. my motive isn't as 90's as Mickey's. Mine is just good old-fashioned revenge. you killed my son. and now i kill you when i can't think of anything more rationale.

Debbie Salt says: No, I'm very sane. My motive isn't as 90's as Mickey's. Mine is just good, old-fashioned revenge. You killed my son and now I kill you, and I can't think of anything more rational.

Debbie Salt says: [threatening Sidney with a gun] Okay. So, have I covered everything? Are there any questions? Any comments? You know what, though? Who really gives a flyin' fuck, anyway? Let 'em try and track down the second possible killer! Debbie Salt doesn't exist!

Sidney Prescott says: You're as crazy as your son was!

Debbie Salt says: [looks at Sidney angrily] What did you just say? Was that a negative, disparaging remark about my son? About my Billy?

Sidney Prescott says: No, Billy was a good boy. Billy was perfect, you did a bang-up job, Mrs. Loomis.

Debbie Salt says: It's not wise to patronize me with a gun, Sidney! Randy spoke poorly of Billy and I got a little knife happy.

Gale Weathers says: what?

Gale Weathers says: What?

Mickey says: Billy's mother... nice twist ha? didn't come and see it did you?

Mickey says: Billy's mother... nice twist ha? Didn't come and see it did you?

Gale Weathers says: Jesus. it can't be I've, I've seen a lot of pictures of you..

Gale Weathers says: Jesus. It can't be I've, I've seen a lot of pictures of you.

Sidney Prescott says: this is sixty pounds and a a lot of work later..

Sidney Prescott says: This is sixty pounds, and a a lot of work later.

Debbie Salt says: you should try it, look a little tired of yourself there Gale.

Debbie Salt says: You should try it, look a little tired of yourself there Gale.

Debbie Salt says: (to Cotton) - You don't need her. Let me kill her! As long as she's alive, you're never gonna be the lead story. That's what you really want, isn't it, Cotton? If you really wanna be in the spotlight, just let me kill her...right now. Then you're the only survivor. You're the star!...(Yells) - She sent you to prison for a year! Personally, I think it's rather poetic.

Debbie Salt says: (to Cotton) You don't need her. Let me kill her! As long as she's alive, you're never gonna be the lead story. That's what you really want, isn't it, Cotton? If you really wanna be in the spotlight, just let me kill her, right now. Then you're the only survivor. You're the star! (Yells) She sent you to prison for a year! Personally, I think it's rather poetic.

Sidney Prescott says: Hello?

Mickey says: (OR DEBBIE SALT?) Hello Sidney. Remember me?

Debbie Salt says: Hello Sidney. Remember me?

Sidney Prescott says: What do you want?

Mickey says: (OR DEBBIE SALT?) I want you. It's Showtime!

Debbie Salt says: I want you. It's Showtime!

Sidney Prescott says: Then why don't you show your face, you fu**ing coward!

Mickey says: (OR DEBBIE SALT?) My pleasure! (The killer pops out)

Debbie Salt says: My pleasure! (The killer pops out)

Sidney Prescott says: You're as crazy as your son was!

Debbie Salt says: What did you just say? Was that a negative, disparaging remark about my son...About my Billy?

Debbie Salt says: What did you just say? Was that a negative, disparaging remark about my son. About my Billy?

Sidney Prescott says: No, Billy was a good boy. Billy was perfect...you did a bang-up job Mrs. Loomis.

Sidney Prescott says: No, Billy was a good boy. Billy was perfect. You did a bang-up job Mrs. Loomis.

Debbie Salt says: It's not wise to patronize me with a gun Sidney! Randy spoke poorly of Billy and I got a little knife happy.

Sidney Prescott says: Mrs. Loomis?

Gale Weathers says: Jesus. It can't be...I've seen pictures of you.

Gale Weathers says: What?

Sidney Prescott says: Yeah this is 60 pounds and a lot of work later.

Mickey says: BILLY'S MOTHER! Nice twist huh? Didn't see it coming, did you?

Debbie Salt says: It's called a makeover. You should try it. Look a little tired yourself there, Gale!

Mickey says: Just wait until the trial. It is gonna rock!

Debbie Salt says: Oh, Mickey, there's not going to be a trial. (Shoots Mickey)

Debbie Salt says: Please Miss Weathers; it would just be such an honor if I could get a quote from you for my story.

Gale Weathers says: All right. Begin quote.

Debbie Salt says: Great.

Gale Weathers says: Your flattering remarks are both desperate and obvious. End quote!

Debbie Salt says: Oh! Mickey was a good boy, but my God! That whole "Blame-the-movies" motive...Did you buy that for one second? The poor boy was completely out of his mind.

Debbie Salt says: Oh! Mickey was a good boy, but my God! That whole 'Blame-the-movies' motive. Did you buy that for one second? The poor boy was completely out of his mind.

Sidney Prescott says: And you're not?

Debbie Salt says: No. I'm very sane. My motive isn't as 90's as Mickey's. Mine is just good, old-fashioned revenge. You killed my son! And now I kill you, and I can't think of anything more rational!

Sidney Prescott says: You're never gonna get away with this.

Debbie Salt says: Oh, of course I will! Everything's traceable back to Mickey. Including the cop gun he used to kill everybody. But let's just suppose that you had gotten hold of the other cop's gun. And you chased Mickey, and there was a big shoot-out, and a big scuffle. And you shot Mickey! Killed Mickey dead! But not before he got off one shot at you! Okay. So, have I covered everything? Are there any questions...Any comments? You know what, though? Who gives a flying f**k, anyway? Let them try and track down the second possible killer! Debbie Salt doesn't exist!

Debbie Salt says: Oh, of course I will! Everything's traceable back to Mickey. Including the cop gun he used to kill everybody. But let's just suppose that you had gotten hold of the other cop's gun. And you chased Mickey, and there was a big shoot-out, and a big scuffle. And you shot Mickey! Killed Mickey dead! But not before he got off one shot at you! Okay. So, have I covered everything? Are there any questions. Any comments? You know what, though? Who gives a flying f**k, anyway? Let them try and track down the second possible killer! Debbie Salt doesn't exist!

Debbie Salt says: (after shooting Mickey) - Two birds, one stone.

Debbie Salt says: (after shooting Mickey) Two birds, one stone.