Laurie Metcalf Biography (1955-)

Born June 16, 1955, in Carbondale, IL; father, a university comptroller; mother, a librarian; married Jeff Perry (divorced); married Matt Roth; children:(first marriage) Zoe; (second marriage) Will. Addresses: Agent: International Creative Management, 8942 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211.; Contact: 11845 Kling St., North Hollywood, CA 91607.

Birth Details
June 16, 1955
Carbondale, Illinois, United States

Famous Works

  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Regular, Saturday Night Live (also known as NBC's Saturday Night, Saturday Night, and SNL), NBC, 1981
  • Jackie Harris, Roseanne, ABC, 1988-1997
  • Voice of Donna Allman, God, the Devil and Bob (animated), NBC, 2000
  • Laurie Freeman, The Norm Show (also known as Norm), ABC, 2001
  • Television Appearances
  • Movies
  • Carol Graham, The Execution of Raymond Graham, ABC, 1985
  • Casey Johnson, Balloon Farm, ABC, 1997
  • Halley Grimes, Always Outnumbered, HBO, 1998
  • Carolyn McCarthy, The Long Island Incident, NBC, 1998
  • Television Appearances
  • Specials
  • Emma, The Appointments of Dennis Jennings (also known as StevenWright in the Appointments of Dennis Jennings), HBO, 1989
  • Tom Arnold: The Naked Truth, HBO, 1991
  • Tom Arnold: The Naked Truth II, HBO, 1992
  • The 9th Annual American Comedy Awards, ABC, 1995
  • Chicago on Stage, PBS, 1995
  • Narrator, Intimate Portrait: Carolyn McCarthy, Lifetime, 1999
  • Episodic
  • Theresa, "No Conscience," The Equalizer, CBS, 1986
  • Voice, "Research and Destroy," Duckman (animated), USA Network, 1995
  • Voice, "Forbidden Fruit," Duckman (animated), USA Network, 1995
  • Voice of Cissy Cobb, "Peggy the Boggle Champ," King of the Hill (animated), Fox, 1997
  • Spyder, "Instant Dharma," Dharma & Greg, ABC, 1997
  • Jennifer Ravely, "What's Love Got to Do, Got to Do with Dick?," 3rd Rock from the Sun, NBC, 1998
  • Jennifer Ravely, "I Am Dick Pentameter," 3rd Rock from the Sun, NBC, 1998
  • Jennifer Ravely, "D3: Judgement Day," 3rd Rock from the Sun, NBC,1998
  • Herself, "Conner Family Reunion," The Roseanne Show, syndicated, 1998
  • Film Appearances
  • Leslie Glass, Desperately Seeking Susan, Orion, 1984
  • Sandy, Making Mr. Right, Orion, 1987
  • Melissa, Stars and Bars (also known as Englishman in New York), Columbia, 1988
  • Alice, Candy Mountain, Xanadu, 1988
  • Exotic dancer, Miles from Home (also known as Farm of the Year), Cinecom International, 1988
  • Marcie Dahlgren-Frost, Uncle Buck, Universal, 1989
  • Stephanie MacDonald, Pacific Heights, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1990
  • Sergeant Amy Wallace, Internal Affairs, Paramount, 1990
  • Susie Cox, JFK, Warner Bros., 1991
  • Rachel Landisman, Mistress, Rainbow Releasing/Tribeca Productions,1992
  • Anita, A Dangerous Woman, Gramercy Pictures, 1993
  • Ann, The Secret Life of Houses, 1993
  • Candice, Blink, New Line Cinema, 1994
  • Landlady, Leaving Las Vegas, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1995
  • Voice of Mrs. Davis, Andy's mom, Toy Story, Buena Vista, 1995
  • Rebecca Frazen, Dear God, Paramount, 1996
  • Bus station clerk, U Turn, TriStar, 1997
  • Debbie Salt/Mrs. Debbie Loomis, Scream 2, Miramax, 1997
  • Female advertising executive, Chicago Cab (also known as Hellcab), Castle Hill, 1998
  • Mimi, Bulworth, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1998
  • Betty Trout (uncredited), Runaway Bride, Paramount, 1999
  • Voice of Andy's mom and yard sale woman, Toy Story 2 (animated), Buena Vista, 1999
  • Dava Adair, Emma's therapist, Timecode, Columbia TriStar, 2000
  • Stage Appearances
  • Honey, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, North Light Repertory Theatre, Evanston, IL, 1982
  • Darlene, Balm in Gilead, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Chicago, IL,then Circle Repertory Theatre, New York City, later Minetta Lane Theatre, New York City, 1984
  • Scarlet, Coyote Ugly, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Terrace Theatre, then Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, DC, 1985
  • Beth, Bodies, Rest, and Motion, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, MitziE. Newhouse Theatre, New York City, 1986
  • Rita, Educating Rita, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Westside Arts Theatre, New York City, 1987
  • Faye, Little Egypt, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Steppenwolf Theatre, Chicago, 1987
  • Faye, Killers, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Steppenwolf Theatre, 1988
  • Wrong Turn at Lungfish, Apollo Theatre Center, Chicago, 1990
  • My Thing of Love, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Broadway production, 1992
  • Libra, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, 1994
  • Irma, Looking for Normal, Geffen Playhouse, Los Angeles, 2001
  • All My Sons, London production, 2001
  • Appeared as the mother, True West, and in The Fifth of July, both Steppenwolf Theatre Company; also appeared in productions of The Glass Menagerie and You Can't Take It with You.

Further Reference


    • Premiere, February, 1988

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