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Laurie Metcalf

Laurie Metcalf is widely recognized for her long-running, Emmy-winning role as Jackie, Roseanne's sister on the award-winning television show Roseanne, and more recently, for starring as nosy neighbor Carolyn Bigsby on the hit show Desperate Housewives. She also garnered a 2006 Emmy nomination for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for her performance in Monk.

Metcalf is equally known as a sought-after feature-film actress with memorable roles in such films as Runaway Bride, Scream II, Bulworth, Leaving Las Vegas, Toy Story and Toy Story 2, A Dangerous Woman, Blink, JFK, Making Mr. Right, Pacific Heights and Internal Affairs. She will next be seen in Garry Marshall's Georgia Rule. She made her feature-film debut in Desperately Seeking Susan. On the stage, Metcalf is a founding member of Chicago's celebrated Steppenwolf Theatre and won an Obie Award for her New York stage debut in Lanford Wilson's Balm in Gilead.

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Laurie Metcalf Facts

BirthdayJune 16, 1955 (67)
BirthplaceCarbondale, Illinois, USA
Height5' 6½" (1m69)  How tall is Laurie Metcalf compared to you?

Selected Filmography

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