|Laurie Metcalf Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 6.5 in|
|Date of Birth||June 16, 1955|
Laurie Metcalf is an American actress who is known to play Jackie Harris on Roseanne, and Dr. Jenna James in Getting On (2013-2015). She has appeared in a cameo role on the several TV series including Absolutely Fabulous, Malcolm in the Middle, My Boys, Dharma & Greg, Frasier, The Big Bang Theory, 3rd Rock from the Sun, and Monk. Metcalf is a regular performer at the Off-Broadway theatre productions. She has marked her performance in various films like Desperately Seeking Susan (1985), Uncle Buck (1989), Internal Affairs (1990), Leaving Las Vegas (1995), Dear God (1996), and Scream 2 (1997).
Laura Elizabeth Metcalf
Carbondale, Illinois, United States
Laurie Metcalf attended Edwardsville High School before completing her studies from Illinois State University and graduated in 1976 with a bachelor of arts (BA) degree in film.
- Father – James Francis Metcalf (A budget director at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville)
- Mother – Libby (née Mars) Metcalf (Librarian)
- Siblings – James Metcalf (Younger Brother), Linda Metcalf (Younger Sister)
- Others – Zoë Akins (Great Aunt), James Lloyd Metcalf (Paternal Grandfather), Pearle/Pearl Marie Stadel (Paternal Grandmother), John Theron Mars (Maternal Grandfather), Mary Elizabeth Akins (Maternal Grandmother)
Laurie is represented by William Morris Endeavor Entertainment.
5 ft 6½ in or 169 cm
57 kg or 125.5 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
Laurie Metcalf has dated –
- Terry Kinney – Laurie Metcalf had a short term relationship with actor Terry Kinney in the past.
- Jeff Perry (1983-1992) – Metcalf married American actor and co-founding member of Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Jeff Perry in 1983. The couple got separated in 1992. Jeff and Laurie have a daughter named Zoe Perry (b. September 26, 1983).
- Matt Roth (1993-2014) – After getting divorced from Jeff Perry, Laurie began to date Matt Roth in 1993. In 1993, Laurie gave birth to their son, Will. In 2005, the couple welcomed their daughter, Mae Akins by surrogacy. The duo fostered a 2nd son Donovan in 2006 and on November 26, 2008, Matt and Laurie adopted Donovan. Later in September 2011, Matt filed a divorce petition due to some irreconcilable differences, and they both parted their ways. In 2014, the appeal got legalized.
Race / Ethnicity
Laurie Metcalf has English, German, Scottish, Irish, distant Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, and remote Welsh ancestry.
- Dimpled Smile
- Arched Eyebrows
Laurie Metcalf has appeared in commercials for the international charity and humanitarian organization, Plan USA in the past.
Best Known For
Playing roles like Sandy in the 1987 rom-com film Making Mr. Right and Melissa in the 1988 comedy film Stars and Bars
Metcalf made her theatrical film debut in the 1978 comedy-drama film A Wedding as Maid. However, her role was uncredited.
She made her credited theatrical film debut as Leslie Glass in the comedy-drama film, Desperately Seeking Susan in 1985.
First TV Show
Laurie made her first TV show appearance as the weekend update reporter in 1981 on Saturday Night Live.
Laurie Metcalf prefers to do yoga to stay in shape. She stated that yoga helps her feeling limber and energetic. She wakes up early in the morning and likes to work out which helps to maintain the overall health of her body.
Laurie Metcalf Favorite Things
- Food – Pizza
- Yoga Positions – Planks and downward dog
Source – Athleta.net
Laurie Metcalf Facts
- She was raised in Edwardsville, Illinois, United States.
- Metcalf is good at typing and can type 90 words in a minute.
- She considers Pizza as her guilty pleasure.
- Laurie was shy and a complete geek during her school days.
- She served as the secretary during her college.
- She has majored in German.
- Her classmates include John Malkovich, Glenne Headly, Joan Allen, Terry Kinney, and Jeff Perry while studying at the Illinois State University.
- She served as a teacher of scene study at Steppenwolf Theater School West in Los Angeles, California, United States.
- She has been nominated several times for the Joseph Jefferson Award.
- Metcalf has performed in numerous Broadway theatres.
- She is a regular member of UNICEF.
- Metcalf is more comfortable with theatre.
- She shifted to New York City in 1984 to participate in Off-Broadway Steppenwolf production of Balm in Gilead at Circle Repertory.
- Laurie Metcalf is known to portray the role of a real-life American nurse and politician Carolyn McCarthy in the television movie The Long Island Incident (1998).
- Laurie Metcalf doesn’t have any verified social media account.
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