Laurie Metcalf

Laurie Metcalf

Highest Rated: 100% Toy Story 2 (1999)

Lowest Rated: 12% Dear God (1996)

Birthday: Jun 16, 1955

Birthplace: Carbondale, Illinois, USA

Matriculating from Illinois State University, actress Laurie Metcalf was one of the charter members of Chicago's groundbreaking Steppenwolf Theatre troupe. She moved on to New York in the early '80s, winning a 1984 Theatre World Award and an Obie for her performance in Balm in Gilead. In films since 1985, the flexible Metcalf has been seen in director Susan Seidelman's Desperately Seeking Susan (1985) and Making Mr. Right (1987), and also in several other highly regarded productions, notably Uncle Buck (1989), JFK (1991), and Mistress (1992). Metcalf is best known to the TV-watching public for her Emmy-winning portrayal of Roseanne Conner's police-officer sister, Jackie Harris, on the long-running sitcom Roseanne. In 1997, following the demise of her television series, Metcalf turned in a deliciously over-the-top performance as the tightly wound aspiring reporter Debbie Salt in Scream 2. In the decades to come, Metcalfe would find success on shows like Norm and The Big Bang Theory, as well as movies like Stop-Loss Georgia Rule. Despite her hectic schedule, Laurie Metcalf still finds time for an occasional return-to-the-womb appearance at the Steppenwolf Theatre, usually in the company of fellow Steppenwolfians John Malkovich, Gary Sinise, and/or Glenne Headly.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
99% Lady Bird Marion McPherson $48.3M 2017
98% Toy Story 3 Andy's Mom $415M 2010
65% Stop-Loss Mrs. Colson $10.8M 2008
83% Steel City Marianne Karns 2007
18% Georgia Rule Paula $18.9M 2007
67% Meet the Robinsons Lucille Krunklehorn $97.7M 2007
27% Beer League Artie's Mom $0.5M 2006
69% Treasure Planet Sarah $38.2M 2002
68% Timecode Dava Adair 2000
100% Toy Story 2 Mrs. Davis 1999
No Score Yet Balloon Farm Casey Johnson 1999
56% Chicago Cab Female Ad Exec 1998
76% Bulworth Mimi 1998
No Score Yet Always Outnumbered Halley Grimes 1998
No Score Yet Hellcab Actor 1998
82% Scream 2 Debbie Salt 1997
60% U-Turn Bus Station Clerk 1997
12% Dear God Rebecca Frazen 1996
100% Toy Story Mrs. Davis 1995
90% Leaving Las Vegas Landlady 1995
63% Blink Candice 1994
55% A Dangerous Woman Anita 1993
84% JFK Susie Cox 1991
66% Frankie & Johnny Actor 1991
72% Mistress Rachel Landisman 1991
46% Pacific Heights Stephanie 1990
88% Internal Affairs Amy Wallace 1990
61% Uncle Buck Marcie Dahlgren-Frost 1989
60% Miles from Home Ellen 1988
100% Candy Mountain Alice 1988
No Score Yet Stars and Bars Melissa 1988
50% Making Mr. Right Sandy 1987
83% Desperately Seeking Susan Leslie $27.5M 1985
No Score Yet The Execution of Raymond Graham Actor 1985

TV

Credit
89% The Conners
2018
Jackie 2020
2019
2018
76% Roseanne
1988-2018
Jackie Harris Jackie 2020
2019
2018
1997
1996
1995
1994
1993
1992
1991
1990
1989
1988
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015-2019
Guest 2019
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
Guest 2019
2018
2017
2016
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
Guest 2019
2018
2017
2015
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest 2019
2018
2014
2013
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
Guest 2019
1981
91% Full Frontal With Samantha Bee
2016
Guest 2018
86% Supergirl
2015
Mary 2018
No Score Yet The View
1997
Guest 2018
No Score Yet Variety Studio: Actors on Actors
2015
Guest 2018
No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen
2009-2019
Guest 2018
2016
81% The Big Bang Theory
2007-2019
Mary Cooper Mary 2018
2017
2016
2015
2014
2013
2011
2010
2009
2007
No Score Yet Charlie Rose
2013-2017
Guest 2017
86% Playing House
2014-2017
2017
94% Portlandia
2011-2018
2017
No Score Yet Sunday Morning
2011-2018
Guest 2017
No Score Yet Tavis Smiley
2013-2018
Guest 2017
57% The McCarthys
2014-2015
Marjorie McCarthy Marjorie 2015
2014
92% Getting On
2013-2015
Dr. Jenna James 2015
2014
2013
38% The Goodwin Games
2013
Dr. Richland 2013
55% God, the Devil and Bob
2000-2011
Voice 2011
2000
69% Easy Money
2008-2009
Bobette Buffkin Bobette 2009
2008
81% Grey's Anatomy
2005
Beatrice Carver Beatrice 2009
2006
65% Raines
2007
Alice 2007
90% Monk
2002-2009
Cora 2006
No Score Yet My Boys
2006-2010
Aunt Phyllis 2006
72% Desperate Housewives
2004-2012
Carolyn Bigsby 2006
2005
2004
96% Absolutely Fabulous
1992-2012
Crystalline 2005
No Score Yet Without a Trace
2002-2009
Susan Hopkins 2005
94% Frasier
1993-2004
Nanny G 2004
No Score Yet Malcolm in the Middle
2000-2006
Susan 2004
67% Norm
1999-2001
Laurie Laurie/Jamie Freeman 2001
2000
1999
No Score Yet 3rd Rock from the Sun
1996-2001
Jennifer 1998
No Score Yet Dharma & Greg
1997-2002
1997
No Score Yet King of the Hill
1997-2010
Voice 1997
No Score Yet The Equalizer
1985-1989
Theresa 1986
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
Guest

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.