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Laurie Metcalf

Highest Rated:   100% Toy Story 2 (1999)
Lowest Rated:   12% Dear God (1996)
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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

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
99% Toy Story 3
  • Andy's Mom
2010
64% Stop-Loss
  • Mrs. Colson
2008
83% Ciudad de Acero
  • Marianne Karns
2007
17% Georgia Rule
  • Paula
2007
66% Meet the Robinsons
  • Lucille Krunklehorn
2007
27% Beer League
  • Artie's Mom
2006
69% Treasure Planet
  • Sarah
2002
No Score Yet Treasure Planet - Read-Along
  • Actor
2002
68% Timecode
  • Dava Adair
2000
100% Toy Story 2
  • Mrs. Davis
1999
No Score Yet Balloon Farm
  • Casey Johnson
1999
50% Chicago Cab
  • Female Ad Exec
1998
75% Bulworth
  • Mimi
1998
No Score Yet Always Outnumbered
  • Halley Grimes
1998
No Score Yet Hellcab
  • Actor
1998
81% Scream 2
  • Debbie Salt
1997
59% U-Turn
  • Bus Station Clerk
1997
12% Dear God
  • Rebecca Frazen
1996
100% Toy Story
  • Mrs. Davis
1995
90% Leaving Las Vegas
  • Landlady
1995
62% Blink
  • Candice
1994
67% A Dangerous Woman
  • Anita
1993
84% JFK
  • Susie Cox
1991
78% Frankie & Johnny
  • Actor
1991
69% Mistress
  • Rachel Landisman
1991
43% Pacific Heights
  • Stephanie
1990
88% Internal Affairs
  • Amy Wallace
1990
64% Uncle Buck
  • Marcie Dahlgren-Frost
1989
No Score Yet Miles from Home
  • Ellen
1988
100% Candy Mountain
  • Alice
1988
No Score Yet Stars and Bars
  • Melissa
1988
46% Making Mr. Right
  • Sandy
1987
87% Desperately Seeking Susan
  • Leslie
1985
No Score Yet The Execution of Raymond Graham
  • Actor
1985

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
Monk
2002-2009
  • Cora
57% The McCarthys
2014-2015
  • Marjorie McCarthy Marjorie
No Score Yet Frasier
1993-2004
  • Nanny G
No Score Yet Without a Trace
2002-2009
  • Susan Hopkins
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
  • Guest
No Score Yet Malcolm in the Middle
2000-2006
  • Susan
71% Grey's Anatomy
2005
  • Beatrice Carver Beatrice
No Score Yet Desperate Housewives
2004-2012
  • Carolyn Bigsby
No Score Yet Absolutely Fabulous
1992-2012
  • Crystalline
82% The Big Bang Theory
2007
  • Mary Cooper Mary
97% Portlandia
2011
  • Actor
40% The Goodwin Games
2013
  • Dr. Richland
86% Getting On
2013-2014
  • Dr. Jenna James
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
  • Guest

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