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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 BOX OFFICE YEAR
99% Lady Bird
  • Marion McPherson
$48.3M 2017
99% 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
50% Chicago Cab
  • Female Ad Exec
1998
76% Bulworth
  • Mimi
1998
No Score Yet Always Outnumbered
  • Halley Grimes
1998
No Score Yet Hellcab
  • Actor
1998
81% 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
65% Blink
  • Candice
1994
60% A Dangerous Woman
  • Anita
1993
83% JFK
  • Susie Cox
1991
78% Frankie & Johnny
  • Actor
1991
71% 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
46% Making Mr. Right
  • Sandy
1987
85% Desperately Seeking Susan
  • Leslie
$27.4M 1985
No Score Yet The Execution of Raymond Graham
  • Actor
1985

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Full Frontal With Samantha Bee
2016
  • Guest
  • 2018
88% Supergirl
2015
  • Mary
  • 2018
95% The Conners
2018
  • Jackie
  • 2018
No Score Yet The View
1997
  • Guest
  • 2018
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
  • Guest
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen
2009
  • Guest
  • 2018
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
  • Guest
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2015
81% The Big Bang Theory
2007
  • Mary Cooper Mary
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2007
No Score Yet Roseanne
1988
  • Jackie Harris Jackie
  • 2018
  • 1997
  • 1996
  • 1995
  • 1994
  • 1993
  • 1992
  • 1991
  • 1990
  • 1989
  • 1988
No Score Yet Charlie Rose
2013
  • Guest
  • 2017
86% Playing House
2014-2017
  • Actor
  • 2017
93% Portlandia
2011
  • Actor
  • 2017
No Score Yet Sunday Morning
2011
  • Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet Tavis Smiley
2013
  • Guest
  • 2017
57% The McCarthys
2014-2015
  • Marjorie McCarthy Marjorie
  • 2015
  • 2014
92% Getting On
2013-2015
  • Dr. Jenna James
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
  • Guest
  • 2014
  • 2013
40% The Goodwin Games
2013
  • Dr. Richland
  • 2013
73% Grey's Anatomy
2005
  • Beatrice Carver Beatrice
  • 2009
  • 2006
No Score Yet Raines
2007
  • Alice
  • 2007
90% Monk
2002-2009
  • Cora
  • 2006
66% Desperate Housewives
2004-2012
  • Carolyn Bigsby
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
95% 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
No Score Yet 3rd Rock from the Sun
1996-2001
  • Jennifer
  • 1998
No Score Yet King of the Hill
1997-2010
  • Voice
  • 1997
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
  • Guest
  • 1981
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
  • Guest

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