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Laurie Metcalf is a Actor American born on 16 june 1955 at Carbondale (USA)

Laurie Metcalf

Laurie Metcalf
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Birth name Laura Elizabeth Metcalf
Nationality USA
Birth 16 june 1955 (63 years) at Carbondale (USA)

Laura Elizabeth "Laurie" Metcalf (born June 16, 1955) is an American actress. She is known for her performance as Jackie Harris on the ABC sitcom Roseanne and has also had series television roles as Carolyn Bigsby on Desperate Housewives and Mary Cooper on The Big Bang Theory. Her motion picture roles include the voice of Mrs. Davis in the Toy Story film series and the character Debbie Loomis/Debbie Salt in Scream 2, as well as roles in such critically acclaimed films as Making Mr. Right, JFK, and Mistress. Metcalf frequently works in Chicago theater, where she is known for her performance in the 1983 revival of Lanford Wilson's play Balm in Gilead. She has also appeared in commercials for Plan USA, a humanitarian organization which helps children in need around the world.
She is a three-time Emmy Award winner, and has won both a Theatre World Award and two Obie Awards for her work on the stage. Metcalf starred as Mary Tyrone in Eugene O'Neill's Long Day's Journey into Night, with David Suchet, Kyle Soller and Trevor White. This production was performed at London's Apollo Theatre until August 18, 2012. In early 2013, she was critically acclaimed for her performance as Juliana Smithton in Sharr White's The Other Place on Broadway, a role she originated off-Broadway in 2011 and for which she won an Obie. In later 2013, she starred in the Broadway play Domesticated with Jeff Goldblum and stars in the HBO series Getting On. In December 2013, she was cast as the mother character Marjorie McCarthy in the CBS comedy The McCarthys.

Biography

In 1983, Metcalf married Jeff Perry, co-founding member of Steppenwolf Theatre Company. They had a daughter, Zoe, in 1984, and later divorced, in 1992.

Metcalf later began a relationship with Matt Roth, the Roseanne co-star who played her abusive boyfriend, Fisher. By November 1993 they had a son, Will, and eventually married. They also worked together on occasion, as in the 1994 feature film thriller Blink and the 1998 drama Chicago Cab; they also appeared together in an episode of Desperate Housewives. Their daughter Mae Akins was born in 2005 via surrogate.They had a second son Donovan whom they fostered at 6 years old in 2006 and permanently adopted.

On November 26, 2008, Metcalf and Roth separated. In September 2011, Roth filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences. In May 2014 they officially divorced.

She enjoys doing yoga before a performance and practices all of her lines out loud before a show. She also enjoys playing Bananagrams and not wearing makeup. She has self-disclosed as a workaholic and that she is hard on herself during rehearsals. She has often said that she prefers theatre to any acting medium as it is where she feels most comfortable.

Best films

JFK (1991)
(Actress)
Scream 2 (1997)
(Actress)
Meet the Robinsons (2007)
(Actress)
Lady Bird (2017)
(Actress)
Desperately Seeking Susan (1985)
(Actress)

Usually with

Mike Figgis
Mike Figgis
(3 films)
John Lasseter
John Lasseter
(5 films)
Lee Unkrich
Lee Unkrich
(4 films)
Jeff Pidgeon
Jeff Pidgeon
(4 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Laurie Metcalf (35 films)

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Actress

Toy Story 4
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Jeu, Films about toys, Children's films
Actors Tom Hanks, Patricia Arquette, Tim Allen, Tony Hale, John Ratzenberger, Laurie Metcalf
Roles Mrs. Davis (voice)

Woody et Buzz l'Éclair entreprennent un voyage épique pour trouver l'amour de Woody, la Bergère.
Lady Bird
Lady Bird (2017)
, 1h33
Directed by Greta Gerwig
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes L'adolescence, Films about children
Actors Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf, Tracy Letts, Lucas Hedges, Timothée Chalamet, Beanie Feldstein
Roles Marion McPherson
Rating74% 3.748023.748023.748023.748023.74802
Christine « Lady Bird » McPherson vit avec sa famille à Sacramento en Californie et fréquente un lycée catholique. À l'approche de ses 18 ans, elle cherche à s'émanciper d'une existence qui lui semble trop étroite et d'une ville qui lui déplait.
Toy Story 3, 1h43
Directed by Lee Unkrich
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Comedy-drama, Animation
Themes Jeu, Prison films, Films about toys, Buddy films, Children's films
Actors Tom Hanks, John Morris, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Ned Beatty, Don Rickles
Roles Andy's Mom (voice)
Rating82% 4.146684.146684.146684.146684.14668
Andy, now 17 years old, is about to leave for college, and his toys have not been played with for years. He intends to take only Woody with him, and puts Buzz Lightyear, Jessie and the other toys in a bag to be stored in the attic. Andy's mother mistakenly takes the bag to the curb for garbage pickup. The toys escape and, believing Andy intended to throw them away, decide to climb in a donation box with Barbie bound for Sunnyside Daycare. Woody follows them and tries to explain the mistake, but they refuse to believe him.
Stop-Loss
Stop-Loss (2008)
, 1h52
Directed by Kimberly Peirce
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Historical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Political films
Actors Ryan Phillippe, Channing Tatum, Abbie Cornish, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Timothy Olyphant, Rob Brown
Roles Mrs. Colson
Rating64% 3.248673.248673.248673.248673.24867
U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Brandon King (Ryan Phillippe) leads a squad stationed in Tikrit during the Iraq War. The film begins with footage from the tour of the squad, explaining they have 28 days before returning to the United States.
Meet the Robinsons, 1h30
Directed by Stephen J. Anderson
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Musical, Animation
Themes Films about children, Films about families, Time travel films, Films set in the future, Musical films, Political films, Children's films
Actors Jordan Fry, Harland Williams, Julia Winter, Tom Kenny, Wesley Singerman, Stephen J. Anderson
Roles Lucille Krunklehorn (voice)
Rating68% 3.4491153.4491153.4491153.4491153.449115
Lewis is an aspiring young inventor at an orphanage whose inventions have been scaring off potential parents. He decides that his mother, who abandoned him at the orphanage as an infant, is the only one who ever truly loved him and works on a machine to scan his memory to locate her. Taking his memory scanner to his school's science fair, Lewis meets Wilbur Robinson, a mysterious boy claiming to be a time cop from the future. Wilbur needs to recover a time machine that a man wearing a bowler hat has stolen. Lewis tries to demonstrate the scanner, but it falls apart, throwing the science fair into chaos. Upset, Lewis leaves while the Bowler Hat Guy, with the help of a robotic bowler hat named Doris, repairs and steals the scanner.
Georgia Rule, 1h53
Directed by Garry Marshall
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, Rape in fiction
Actors Jane Fonda, Lindsay Lohan, Felicity Huffman, Dermot Mulroney, Cary Elwes, Garrett Hedlund
Roles Paula Richards
Rating58% 2.9492752.9492752.9492752.9492752.949275
Rebellious teenager Rachel screams, swears and drinks; she is, in a word, uncontrollable. With her latest car crash, Rachel has broken the final rule in her mother Lily's San Francisco home. With nowhere else to take the impulsive and rambunctious girl, Lily hauls her daughter to the one place she swore she'd never return—her own mother's house in Idaho. Matriarch Georgia lives her life by a number of unbreakable rules—God comes first, and hard work comes a very close second—and wants that anyone who shares her home do the same. Now saddled with raising the young woman, it requires each patient breath she takes to understand Rachel's fury.
Artie Lange's Beer League, 1h26
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Sports films, Baseball films
Actors Artie Lange, Ralph Macchio, Cara Buono, Laurie Metcalf, Anthony DeSando, Joe Lo Truglio
Roles Artie's Mom
Rating59% 2.999012.999012.999012.999012.99901
Beer League is a comedy about Artie DeVanzo (Artie Lange), an unemployed town drunk who plays softball with his buddies Maz (Ralph Macchio) and Johnny (Jimmy Palumbo) for Ed's Bar and Swill. Their arch-rival is Manganelli Fitness, led by Dennis Manganelli (Anthony DeSando). After the teams brawl during the first game of the year, the town's police chief decides whichever team finishes best in the league that season can still play in the league, and whichever team loses is out for good.
Treasure Planet, 1h35
Directed by Ron Clements, John Musker
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Adventure, Musical, Animation
Themes Space adventure films, Seafaring films, Monde imaginaire, Transport films, Time travel films, Sur une planète fictive, Sur la Lune, Pirate films, Musical films, Films about disabilities, Children's films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Robot films
Actors Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Brian Murray, David Hyde Pierce, Martin Short, Emma Thompson, Patrick McGoohan
Roles Sarah Hawkins (voice)
Rating71% 3.55263.55263.55263.55263.5526
Set in the future, the film's prologue depicts Jim Hawkins as a five-year-old (voiced by Austin Majors) reading a storybook in bed. Jim is enchanted by stories of the legendary pirate Captain Flint and his ability to appear from nowhere, raid passing ships, and disappear in order to hide the loot on the mysterious "Treasure Planet". Twelve years later, Jim (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) has grown into an aloof and alienated teenager. He is shown begrudgingly helping his mother Sarah (Laurie Metcalf) run an inn and deriving amusement from "solar surfing" (a hybrid of skysurfing and windsurfing atop a board attached to a solar sail-powered rocket), a pastime that frequently gets him in trouble.
Timecode
Timecode (2000)
, 1h37
Directed by Mike Figgis
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Salma Hayek, Stellan Skarsgård, Golden Brooks, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Suzy Nakamura, Kyle MacLachlan
Rating61% 3.0998453.0998453.0998453.0998453.099845
The film takes place in and around a film production company office, and involves several interweaving plot threads which include: a young actress named Rose (Salma Hayek) who tries to score a screen test from her secret boyfriend Alex Green (Stellan Skarsgård), a noted but disillusioned director. Meanwhile, Rose's tryst with him is discovered by her girlfriend Lauren (Jeanne Tripplehorn), an insanely jealous businesswoman who plants a microphone in Rose's purse and spends most of the time in the back of her limousine parked outside the office building listening in on Rose's conversations. Elsewhere, Alex's wife Emma (Saffron Burrows) is seen with a therapist (Glenne Headly) debating about asking him for a divorce. In the meantime, numerous film industry types (played by Xander Berkeley, Golden Brooks, Holly Hunter and Kyle MacLachlan), pitch ideas for the next big hit film.
Balloon Farm, 1h32
Directed by William Dear
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Children's films
Actors Rip Torn, Mara Wilson, Roberts Blossom, Laurie Metcalf, Fredric Lehne, Adam Wylie
Rating54% 2.7198452.7198452.7198452.7198452.719845
The farming community of Watertown is struggling to survive a severe drought. Harvey Potter (Rip Torn) arrives in the community by renting a farm, which neighbors think is foolish. However, one day young Willow (Mara Wilson) passes by Potter's field to find his crop is full of magical, colorful balloons. Townspeople, with the exception of Weasel Mayfield (Roberts Blossom), believe that this a good sign that the drought may end soon. When the rough times continue to plague the community, the community turns against Harvey until Willow reminds everyone about the power of faith and the magic that Harvey has brought through the balloons.
Toy Story 2, 1h33
Directed by Lee Unkrich, John Lasseter, Ash Brannon
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Animation
Themes Jeu, Musical films, Films about toys, Buddy films, Children's films
Actors Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Kelsey Grammer, Don Rickles, Jim Varney
Roles Andy's Mom (voice)
Rating78% 3.9471153.9471153.9471153.9471153.947115
Woody prepares to go to cowboy camp with Andy, but his right arm is accidentally torn. Andy decides to leave him behind, and his mother puts him on a shelf. The next day, Woody discovers that Wheezy, a penguin squeaky toy, has been shelved for months due to a broken squeaker. When Andy's mother puts Wheezy in a yard sale, Woody rescues him, only to be stolen by a greedy toy collector, who takes him to his residential 23-story apartment. Buzz Lightyear and all of Andy's other toys identify the thief from a commercial as Al McWhiggin, the owner of a toy store called Al's Toy Barn. Buzz, Hamm, Mr. Potato Head, Slinky Dog, and Rex all set out to rescue Woody.
Runaway Bride, 1h56
Directed by Garry Marshall
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about marriage
Actors Julia Roberts, Richard Gere, Joan Cusack, Héctor Elizondo, Rita Wilson, Paul Dooley
Roles Betty Trout
Rating55% 2.7519552.7519552.7519552.7519552.751955
Maggie Carpenter (Julia Roberts) is a spirited and attractive young woman who has had a number of unsuccessful relationships. Maggie, nervous of being married, has left a trail of fiancés. She's left three men waiting for her at the altar on their wedding day (all of which are caught on tape), receiving tabloid fame and the dubious nickname "The Runaway Bride".
Bulworth
Bulworth (1998)
, 1h48
Directed by Warren Beatty
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Films about suicide, Political films
Actors Halle Berry, Warren Beatty, Oliver Platt, Don Cheadle, Sean Astin, Paul Sorvino
Roles Mimi
Rating67% 3.398783.398783.398783.398783.39878
A down-on-his-luck Democratic Senator, Jay Bulworth is losing his bid for re-election to a fiery young populist. Bulworth's socialist views, formed in the 1960s and 1970s, have lost favor with voters, so he has conceded to more conservative politics and to accepting donations from big corporations. In addition, though he and his wife have been having affairs with each other's knowledge for years, they must still present a happy façade in the interest of maintaining a good public image.
Always Outnumbered, 1h44
Directed by Michael Apted
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action
Actors Laurence Fishburne, Bill Cobbs, Natalie Cole, Laurie Metcalf, Don Cheadle, Cicely Tyson
Roles Halley Grimes
Rating72% 3.644853.644853.644853.644853.64485
The film stars Laurence Fishburne as aging ex-con Socrates Fortlow, who after a long incarceration, is trying hard to make a new life and to accept the regrets of his past. Meanwhile, he meets a young boy named Darryl, who witnessed a boy murdered by a friend of his. He also has to deal with his best friend's deteriorating health and finding work.