Jun. 16th, 1955
Carbondale, Illinois, USA
5' 6 1/2
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Lauren Elizabeth "Laurie" Metcalf (born June 16, 1955) is an Emmy award-winning, Tony award-nominated American actress. She is widely known for her performance as "Jackie Harris" on Roseanne and the voice of Mrs. Davis in Toy Story, Toy Story 2, and Toy Story 3. She is present in Chicago theater, where she is well-known for her performance in the 1983 revival of Balm in Gilead. She is also a part of Planusa.org helping children in need around the world.
She is a three-time Emmy award winner, as well as being nominated for two Golden Globe awards, a Tony award, and a Screen Actors Guild Award.
- Metcalf is a founding ensemble member of the famous Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago. Her ex-husband, 'Jeff Perry (I)' (qv), was one of the three founders of the troupe.
- Son, Will Theron Metcalf (with 'Matt Roth (I)' (qv)), was born on November 20, 1993.
- She was nominated for a 1980 Joseph Jefferson Award for Actress in a Principal Role for her performance in "Getting Out" at the Wisdom Bridge Theatre in Chicago, Illinois.
- Best known for her role as Jackie Harris on _"Roseanne" (1988)_ (qv).
- Teaches Scene Study at Steppenwolf Theater School West in Los Angeles, California.
- (July 2005) Daughter, Mae, born by a surrogate.
- She was awarded the 1979 Joseph Jefferson Award for Actress in a Supporting Role in a Play for her performance in "The Glass Menagerie" at the Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago, Illinois.
- Nominated for the 2008 Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play for her performance in David Mamet's "November".