Member Profiles

Laurie Metcalf


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.

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Credits & Awards


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.


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)


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


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.

Member Profiles

Laurie Metcalf

Laurie  Metcalf