Member Profiles

Laurie Metcalf

Biography

Laurie Metcalf is an original member of Steppenwolf Theater. She first appeared in New York in Lanford Wilson's Balm in Gilead at the Circle Rep Theater in 1984. Since then, she has had the pleasure of working on productions by amazing playwrights which include: Martin McDonagh, Terrence McNally, Don Dilillo, Caryl Churchill, Willy Russell, Alexandra Gerston, Beth Henley, Michael Weller, George Bernard Shaw, Tom Stoppard, Garry Marshall, Kaufman & Hart, Lynn Siefert, Bruce Norris, Sam Shepard, Alan Ayckbourn, Tennessee Williams, Harold Pinter, Jane Anderson, Arthur Miller, David Mamet and Neil Simon. She received a Tony nomination for November by David Mamet and three Emmy awards for her work in the TV series, Roseanne. Films include: Desperately Seeking Susan, Leaving Las Vegas, Toy Story, JFK, Internal Affairs, and Uncle Buck.

Watch & Listen

  1. The Glass Menagerie

    The Glass Menagerie

  2. Balm In Gilead

    Balm In Gilead

  3. Waiting For The Parade

    Waiting For The Parade

  4. True West

    True West

  5. And A Nightingale Sang

    And A Nightingale Sang

  6. Coyote Ugly

    Coyote Ugly

  7. Educating Rita

    Educating Rita

  8. The Beauty Queen Of Leenane

    The Beauty Queen Of Leenane

  9. Purple Heart

    Purple Heart

  10. Frankie And Johnny In The Clair De Lune

    Frankie And Johnny In The Clair De Lune

  11. Getting to Know Ensemble Member Laurie Metcalf

    Getting to Know Ensemble Member Laurie Metcalf

  12. Kate Arrington on Detroit

    Kate Arrington on Detroit

  13. The Ensemble on Detroit

    The Ensemble on Detroit

Credits & Awards


Film

Beer League; Steel City; Timecode; Runaway Bride; Toy Story; Scream II; Bulworth; Blink; Leaving Las Vegas; Chicago Cab; U-Turn; Dear God; A Dangerous Woman; JFK; Mistress; Pacific Heights; Internal Affairs; Uncle Buck; Miles From Home; Stars and Bars; Making Mr. Right; Desperately Seeking Susan.

Theatre

Balm in Gilead, November (Broadway); Bodies, Rest and Motion, School for Scandal (Williamstown Theatre Festival); Getting Out (Wisdom Bridge Theatre); Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Northlight Theatre); The Man Who Came to Dinner, Member of the Wedding (Columbia College); All My Sons (National Theatre, London)

Television

Easy Money; Charlie Lawrence; Norm; Roseanne; Grey's Anatomy; Without a Trace; Fraiser; Monk

Awards

Obie Award (Balm in Gilead); Joseph Jefferson Awards (Libra, My Thing of Love, Educating Rita, You Can't Take it With You, Coyote Ugly, Balm in Gilead and The Glass Menagerie); Three Emmy Awards (Roseanne); Tony Award nomination for November.

Frequent Collaborators

Hover on an ensemble member to view their collaborations with Laurie Metcalf.

  1. Jeff Perrytest
  2. Terry Kinneytest
  3. Alan Wildertest
  4. Joan Allentest
  5. John Malkovichtest
  6. Rondi Reedtest
  7. Gary Sinisetest
  8. Tom Irwintest