Laurie Metcalf Biography
Birthday: June 16, 1955 (Gemini)
Born In: Carbondale, Illinois
Laurie Metcalf is a well-known American actress recognized for her work in films, television, as well as theatre. She has won three Emmy Awards and two Tony Awards in her career so far and has also been nominated for the Oscar and the Golden Globe. She first gained popularity for her main role in the American sitcom ‘Roseanne’. The show was a huge success and appeared in TV Guide’s list of 50 Greatest Shows of All Time. For her role, Metcalf won three Emmy Awards. Beginning her career as a theatre artist, she earned acclaim for her performance as Darlene in an Off-Broadway Steppenwolf production of ‘Balm in Gilead.’ Eventually, she ventured into television and films as well. Her first important role on the big screen was in the comedy drama film ‘Desperately Seeking Susan’, where she played one of the supporting roles. Her other important films include ‘JFK’, the ‘Toy Story’ film series, ‘Meet the Robinsons’, and ‘Ladybird’. She played one of the main roles in ‘Ladybird’, and it earned her the Oscar nomination for ‘Best Supporting Actress’. She has also appeared in commercials for Plan USA, a humanitarian organization known for helping needy children worldwide.