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Laurie Metcalf is an award-winning American actress who has made a big name for herself in the theater world. Her breakthrough role was in Roseanne in which she was cast as a lesbian Jackie Harris. For this great role, she had won Primetime Emmy Awards thrice.
Laurie Metcalf-birth, age, childhood
Laurie Metcalf was born on 16 June 1955 and is of 63 years now. Her place of birth is Carbondale in Illinois. She has an American nationality and her ethnicity is mixed with English, German, Scottish, Irish, and some remote Welsh roots. Her birth name is Laura Elizabeth Metcalf. She is the elder of three siblings. Her father was named James Francis Metcalf and Libby (Mars).
Laurie was a shy child and somehow mustered the courage to give her audition for acting and this she later took up as a career. In 1976, Laurie completed her B.A. in Theater from Illinois State University and the same year took up a membership of the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago.
Laurie Metcalf-theater career
Laurie joined the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago in 1976 and began her professional career even when she was completing her course. She was praised for her debut performance in a Broadway which earned her the 1984 Obie Award for Best Actress. She was also awarded the Theater World Award for this performance in 1984-85.
Along with the theater, Laurie also got offers to work in movies which she willingly accepted. She has worked in films such as Desperately Seeking Susan, Scream 2, Uncle Buck, Runaway Bride, Fun with Dick and Jane, Meet the Robinsons, Toy Story, Miles from Home, and A Dangerous Woman. Laurie was also cast in popular TV series such as Malcolm in the Middle, Dharma and Greg, The Big Bang Theory, 3rd Rock from the Sun, and Without a Trace.
She also appeared in the series Monk. Her major hit show was Roseanne in which she played a lesbian and for this role, she won several awards. She has a net worth of $ 8 million.
Talking about the various characters she portrays, Laurie had once said:
“I like to play a wide range of characters. The more they’re unlike me, the better I like it.”
Laurie Metcalf-husband, children, weddings
Laurie has been married two times. Her first husband was Jeff Perry who was an actor and also a co-founding member of Steppenwolf Theatre Company. They exchanged marriage vows in 1983 and in 1992 they decided to end this relationship. She has a daughter named Zoe Perry with Jeff who is also an actress like her mother. Zoe was born in 1984.
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Laurie began dating Matt Roth and they married in 2005 and he was her co-star on Roseanne. The couple has two children-son Will (born November 1993) and daughter Mae (born in 2005 by surrogacy). Their third child Donovan was adopted by the couple. The couple divorced in September 2012.
Laurie has a height of 5 feet and 6.5 inches. Her weight and other body measurements are not known. She has brown hair and eyes.
She also has some social media presence with a Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram account. There are nearly 1.1k followers on her Instagram.
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