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

Lady Bird Leaving Las Vegas Internal Affairs
Desperately Seeking Susan
Steel City
Scream 2




99% 79% Lady Bird Marion McPherson (Character) $48.9M 2017
98% 90% Toy Story 3 Andy's Mom (Voice) $415.0M 2010
18% 52% Georgia Rule Paula (Character) $18.9M 2007
67% 74% Meet the Robinsons Lucille Krunklehorn (Voice) - 2007
83% 54% 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% 65% 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
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
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
50% 30% A Dangerous Woman Anita Bell (Character) $1.1M 1993
72% 38% Mistress Rachel Landisman (Character) $53.6K 1992
84% 88% JFK Susie Cox (Character) - 1991
88% 59% Internal Affairs Amy Wallace (Character) $25.8M 1990
50% 46% Pacific Heights Stephanie MacDonald (Character) $27.9M 1990
64% 76% Uncle Buck Marcie Dahlgren-Frost (Character) $63.9M 1989
No Score Yet 39% Stars and Bars Melissa (Character) $14.9K 1988
50% 36% Making Mr. Right Sandy (Character) $444.8K 1987
84% 62% Desperately Seeking Susan Leslie Glass (Character) $24.4M 1985


93% 42% The Conners Jackie Harris (Character) 2018-2021
25% 77% Q-Force V (Voice) 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet etalk Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainment Tonight Guest 2020
No Score Yet 33% The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2019
No Score Yet 0% The Talk Guest 2014 2018-2019
No Score Yet 56% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2017-2019
No Score Yet 43% 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 2016 2018
76% 69% Roseanne Jackie Harris (Character) 1988-1997 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Popcorn Guest 2018
No Score Yet 39% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2018
81% 82% The Big Bang Theory Mary Cooper (Guest Voice),
Mary (Guest Star)
2007 2009-2011 2013-2018
No Score Yet 8% 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
90% 46% 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 2015 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
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tavis Smiley Guest 2017
90% 96% 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% 93% Horace and Pete Unknown (Guest Star) 2016
87% 94% Getting On Dr. Jenna James (Character) 2013-2015
58% 60% 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 Carolyn Bigsby (Guest Star) 2006
84% 75% Grey's Anatomy Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
91% 88% Monk Cora Little (Guest Star) 2006
No Score Yet 66% Without a Trace Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
93% 93% Frasier Nanny G (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet 91% 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 90% 3rd Rock From the Sun Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dharma & Greg Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet 56% King of the Hill Cissy Cobb (Guest Voice) 1997
No Score Yet 100% The Equalizer Unknown (Guest Star) 1986