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Laurie Metcalf

Laurie Metcalf was born June 16, 1955 in Carbondale, Illinois, the oldest of three children of Libby (Mars), a librarian, and James Metcalf, a budget director. She was raised in Edwardsville, Illinois. Laurie attended Illinois State University, where she obtained her bachelor of arts in theater in 1977. In her class were the immeasurable talents of... See full bio »
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 2018 Toy Story 4 (pre-production)
Mrs. Davis (voice)
 2016 Horace and Pete (TV Mini-Series)
- Episode #1.3 (2016) ... Sarah
 2014 Tim and Eric's Bedtime Stories (TV Series)
- Baby (2014) ... Gabrielle
 2013 The Goodwin Games (TV Series)
Dr. Richland
- The Box (2013) ... Dr. Richland
- Small Town (2013) ... Dr. Richland
 2010 Strange Brew (TV Movie)
 2010 Toy Story 3
Andy's Mom (voice)
 2009 The Farm (TV Movie)
Warden Margaret Elder
 2008-2009 Easy Money (TV Series)
Bobette Buffkin
- Bags, Bangles and Booty (2009) ... Bobette Buffkin
- Bella Roma (2009) ... Bobette Buffkin
- BassMaster (2009) ... Bobette Buffkin
- Extra Mayo (2009) ... Bobette Buffkin
- Chock Full O'Nuts (2008) ... Bobette Buffkin
 2007 Raines (TV Series)
Alice Brody
- Reconstructing Alice (2007) ... Alice Brody
 2007 The Virgin of Akron, Ohio (TV Series)
- Pilot (2007) ... Lydia
 2006 My Boys (TV Series)
Aunt Phyllis
- When Heroes Fall from Grace (2006) ... Aunt Phyllis
 2006 Grey's Anatomy (TV Series)
Beatrice Carver
- The Name of the Game (2006) ... Beatrice Carver
 2006 Monk (TV Series)
Cora Little
- Mr. Monk Bumps His Head (2006) ... Cora Little
 2006 Steel City
Marianne Karn
 2005 Fun with Dick and Jane
Jane's Boss Phyllis (uncredited)
 2005 Without a Trace (TV Series)
Susan Hopkins
- A Day in the Life (2005) ... Susan Hopkins
 2004 Frasier (TV Series)
Nanny G
- Caught in the Act (2004) ... Nanny G
 2004 Malcolm in the Middle (TV Series)
- Lois' Sister (2004) ... Susan
 2004 Absolutely Fabulous (TV Series)
- White Box (2004) ... Crystalline
 2003 Charlie Lawrence (TV Series)
Sarah Dolecek
- I'll Take the Low Road (2003) ... Sarah Dolecek
- Dinner and a Breakdown (2003) ... Sarah Dolecek
- New Kid in School (2003) ... Sarah Dolecek
- A Vote of Confidence (2003) ... Sarah Dolecek
- Episode #1.3 ... Sarah Dolecek
 2003 Phil at the Gate (TV Movie)
Teddy Duffy
 2002 Two Families (TV Movie)
 2000-2001 God, the Devil and Bob (TV Series)
Donna Allman
- Bob Gets Involved (2001) ... Donna Allman (voice)
- God's Girlfriend (2001) ... Donna Allman (voice)
- Bob's Father (2001) ... Donna Allman (voice)
- There's Too Much Sex on TV (2001) ... Donna Allman (voice)
- Neighbor's Keeper (2001) ... Donna Allman (voice)
 2000 Timecode
Dava Adair - Take 1 (scenes deleted)
 1999 Toy Story 2
Andy's Mom (voice)
 1999 Runaway Bride
Betty Trout (uncredited)
 1999 Balloon Farm (TV Movie)
Casey Johnson
 1998 3rd Rock from the Sun (TV Series)
Jennifer Ravelli
- D3: Judgment Day (1998) ... Jennifer Ravelli
- I Am Dick Pentameter! (1998) ... Jennifer Ravelli
- What's Love Got to Do, Got to Do with Dick? (1998) ... Jennifer Ravelli
 1998 Bulworth
 1998 The Long Island Incident (TV Movie)
Carolyn McCarthy
 1998 Always Outnumbered (TV Movie)
Halley Grimes
 1997 Dharma & Greg (TV Series)
- Instant Dharma (1997) ... Spyder
 1997 Life with Louie (TV Series)
Miss Kinney
- The Kiss Is the Thing (1997) ... Miss Kinney (voice)
 1997 The Eddie Files (TV Series)
Special Agent Hicks
- Decimals: The Fake Money Caper (1997) ... Special Agent Hicks
 1997 U Turn
Bus Station Clerk
 1997 King of the Hill (TV Series)
Cissy Cobb
- Peggy the Boggle Champ (1997) ... Cissy Cobb (voice)
 1995-1996 Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man (TV Series)
- Forbidden Fruit (1996) ... (voice)
- Research and Destroy (1995) ... (voice)
 1995 Toy Story
Mrs. Davis (voice)
 1994 Blink
 1993 A Dangerous Woman
 1992 Mistress
Rachel Landisman
 1991 JFK
Susie Cox
 1990 Pacific Heights
Stephanie MacDonald
 1988 Miles from Home
Exotic Dancer
 1988 Stars and Bars
 1987 Making Mr. Right
 1987 Candy Mountain
 1986 The Equalizer (TV Series)
- No Conscience (1986) ... Theresa
 1985 The Execution of Raymond Graham (TV Movie)
Carol Graham
 1981 Saturday Night Live (TV Series)
Weekend Update Reporter
- Jr. Walker & the All-Stars (1981) ... Weekend Update Reporter
 1978 A Wedding
Maid (uncredited)
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She acted in the stage productions of "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead," "Mack, Anything Goes Over the Rainbow," "Our Late Night" and "The Seahorse" at the Steppenwolf Theater Company in Chicago, Illinois. See more »

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I'm hideously shy as myself, but on stage I can run around naked and bite the heads off fish. See more »


Great-great-niece of screenwriter, poet, and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Zoe Akins (Zoe was the sister of Laurie's maternal great-grandfather, James Duff Akins). See more »

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