Member Profiles

Laurie Metcalf


Laurie Metcalf is an original ensemble member of Steppenwolf Theatre Company. She has performed in dozens of Steppenwolf productions, and made her first appearance in New York in Steppenwolf’s acclaimed 1984 production of Lanford Wilson's Balm in Gilead at the Circle Rep Theater. She has had the pleasure of working on productions by amazing playwrights including 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 was Steppenwolf Theatre Company’s 2015 “Women in the Arts” honoree for her extraordinary contribution to the field.

Metcalf received Tony Awards for her performances in Three Tall Women and A Doll's House, Part 2. Tony nominations include NovemberThe Other PlaceMisery and Hillary and Clinton. Metcalf received three Emmy Awards for her work on the television series Roseanne and also for her role on Hacks. Other Emmy nominations were for Third Rock from the SunMonkDesperate HousewivesThe Big Bang TheoryHorace and Pete and Getting On. Films include Lady Bird (National Board of Review Award for Best Supporting Actress, Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations for Best Supporting Actress), Somewhere in QueensDesperately Seeking SusanLeaving Las Vegas, Uncle BuckJFKInternal Affairs and the Toy Story series. She is an original member of Steppenwolf Theater Company in Chicago.

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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

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