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      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

      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.

      Highest rated movies

      Somewhere in Queens poster
      Somewhere in Queens
      Lady Bird poster Lady Bird Leaving Las Vegas poster Leaving Las Vegas JFK poster
      JFK
      Desperately Seeking Susan poster Desperately Seeking Susan Steel City poster
      Steel City
      Scream 2 poster Scream 2 Internal Affairs poster Internal Affairs

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      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      100% No Score Yet Somewhere in Queens Angela (Character) - 2022
      99% 79% Lady Bird Marion McPherson (Character) $48.9M 2017
      98% 90% Toy Story 3 Andy's Mom (Voice) $415.0M 2010
      19% 52% Georgia Rule Paula (Character) $18.9M 2007
      67% 74% Meet the Robinsons Lucille Krunklehorn (Voice) - 2007
      83% 53% Steel City Marianne Karns (Character) $10.2K 2006
      27% 58% Beer League Artie's Mom (Character) $475.0K 2006
      69% 72% Treasure Planet Sarah Hawkins (Voice) - 2002
      No Score Yet 37% Balloon Farm Casey Johnson (Character) - 1999
      100% 87% Toy Story 2 Mrs. Davis (Andy's Mom) (Voice) $245.9M 1999
      56% 66% Chicago Cab Female Ad Exec (Character) - 1998
      No Score Yet 81% Always Outnumbered Halley Grimes (Character) - 1998
      76% 68% Bulworth Mimi (Character) $26.4M 1998
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Long Island Incident Carolyn McCarthy (Character) - 1998
      82% 57% Scream 2 Debbie Salt (Character) $101.3M 1997
      59% 62% U-Turn Bus Station Clerk (Character) $6.6M 1997
      12% 28% Dear God Rebecca Frazen (Character) $7.1M 1996
      100% 92% Toy Story Andy's Mom (Voice) $31.3M 1995
      91% 85% Leaving Las Vegas Landlady (Character) $29.9M 1995
      64% 45% Blink Candice (Character) $16.7M 1994
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Secret Life of Houses Ann (Character) - 1994
      54% 30% 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
      81% 58% Internal Affairs Amy Wallace (Character) $25.8M 1990
      52% 46% Pacific Heights Stephanie MacDonald (Character) $27.9M 1990
      62% 77% Uncle Buck Marcie Dahlgren-Frost (Character) $63.9M 1989
      No Score Yet 39% Stars and Bars Melissa (Character) $14.9K 1988
      53% 36% Making Mr. Right Sandy (Character) $444.8K 1987
      No Score Yet 67% The Execution of Raymond Graham Carol Graham (Character) - 1985
      84% 62% Desperately Seeking Susan Leslie Glass (Character) $24.4M 1985

      TV

      Credit
      93% 46% The Conners Jackie Harris (Character) 2018-2023
      89% 81% The Dropout Phyllis Gardner (Character) 2022
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Accidental Wolf Unknown (Character) 2021
      33% 76% Q-Force V (Voice) 2021
      No Score Yet 24% The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2019
      No Score Yet 0% The Talk Guest 2014 2018-2019
      No Score Yet 45% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2017-2019
      No Score Yet 49% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2017-2019
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen Guest 2016 2018
      76% 73% Roseanne Jackie Harris (Character) 1988-1997 2018
      No Score Yet 59% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2018
      81% 83% The Big Bang Theory Mary Cooper (Guest Voice),
      Mary (Guest Star)
      2007 2009-2011 2013-2018
      No Score Yet 7% The View Guest 2018
      88% 46% Supergirl Mary (Guest Star) 2018
      No Score Yet 25% Full Frontal With Samantha Bee Guest 2018
      No Score Yet 50% 20/20 Guest 2018
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Variety Studio: Actors on Actors Guest 2018
      90% 98% Playing House Dr. Leslie Rollins (Guest Star) 2017
      94% 79% Portlandia Unknown (Guest Star) 2017
      96% 92% Horace and Pete Unknown (Guest Star) 2016
      88% 93% Getting On Dr. Jenna James (Character) 2013-2015
      58% 60% The McCarthys Marjorie McCarthy (Character) 2014-2015
      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 Carolyn Bigsby (Guest Star) 2006
      84% 76% Grey's Anatomy Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
      91% 90% Monk Cora Little (Guest Star) 2006
      No Score Yet 66% Without a Trace Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
      95% 93% Frasier Nanny G (Guest Star) 2004
      No Score Yet 90% 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 76% 3rd Rock From the Sun Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Dharma & Greg Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
      No Score Yet 66% King of the Hill Cissy Cobb (Guest Voice) 1997
      No Score Yet 100% The Equalizer Unknown (Guest Star) 1986