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.
- She was awarded the 1981 Joseph Jefferson Award for Actress in a Principal Role in a Play for "Balm in Gilead" at the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago, Illinois.
- She was awarded the 1985 Joseph Jefferson Award for Actress in a Principal Role in a Play for "Coyote Ugly" at the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago, Illinois.
- Received her BA in Theatre from Illinois State University in Normal, Illinois in 1976.
- At one time typed 90 words per minute.
- She grew up in the town of Edwardsville, Illinois.
- Graduate of Edwardsville High School.
- She was awarded the 1986 Joseph Jefferson Award for Cameo Performance for "You Can't Take It With You" at the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago, Illinois.
- Best known for her role as Jackie Harris on _"Roseanne" (1988)_ (qv).