Laurie Metcalf is an American actress and singer who has starred in many Broadway roles, notably as Sally Partridge in “A Streetcar Named Desire” and Rosemary Howard in “The Art of Being a Wife.” She won the 2016 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play.
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Laurie Metcalf is an actress from the United States with a net worth of $14 million. Laurie has received several Primetime Emmy, Tony, and Academy Award nominations for her work. She rocketed to stardom as Roseanne Barr on the sitcom “Roseanne,” but she went on to feature in and promote films such as “Lady Bird” and “Uncle Buck.”
Metcalf was born in Carbondale, Illinois on June 16, 1955 to James and Libby Metcalf. Her father was a university finance director, and her mother was a librarian. Metcalf is the oldest of three siblings, with a younger brother named James and a younger sister named Linda.
She was born and raised in Edwardsville, Illinois, and graduated from Illinois State University in 1976. She studied German and anthropology while there, but her job in the theater drew her the most, and she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Theater.
Through the theatee department at Illinois State, Metcalf made connections with a number of future performers, including Terry Kinney and Jeff Perry. After graduation, these two were founding members of Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre Company, where Metcalf started her professional career. She moved to New York with the company in 1984 to perform in the Off-Broadway production of “Balm in Gilead,” for which she won the Obie Award for Best Actress in 1984.
Metcalf got her big break in 1988 when she was hired as Roseanne Barr’s sister in the ABC comedy “Roseanne,” which starred John Goodman and Roseanne Barr. She was on the program for all nine seasons and received four Primetime Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, which she won in 1992, 1993, and 1994. Metcalf appeared in other television shows such as “Life with Louie,” “Dharma and Greg,” and “3rd Rock From the Sun” during her tenure on the program.
Metcalf co-starred in “The Norm Show” with Norm Macdonald in 1999, and the show aired until 2001. After that, she landed a part in “Charlie Lawrence,” which was immediately canceled. She didn’t have much luck with television parts in the years after that, until she landed the role of mother on “The Big Bang Theory” in 2007. She was a recurrent role on the program for twelve seasons and received a Primetime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series.
She was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for her role in the HBO comedy series “Getting On” in 2013. In 2016, she was nominated for another Oscar for her performance in “Horace and Pete.” In 2017, it was revealed that “Roseanne” will be revived, with Metcalf agreeing to resume her character. However, once Roseanne Barr’s racist statements became public, the program was canceled after just one season. Metcalf subsequently featured in “The Conners,” which aired in 2018 and won her another Primetime Emmy nomination for her performance.
Metcalf continued to work in television while also landing a number of film parts throughout the course of her career. Throughout the 1980s, she had small and supporting parts in films such as “A Wedding,” “Desperately Seeking Susan,” and “Making Mr. Right.” She was cast in darker films such as “A Dangerous Woman,” “Pacific Heights,” and “Blink” in the 1990s. Her most famous film performance was in the 1991 film “JFK.”
She had a vocal part in Pixar’s animated success “Toy Story” in 1995. She has subsequently appeared in “Toy Story 2,” “Toy Story 3,” and “Toy Story 4,” reprising her role. She has had roles in comedies such as “Beer League” and “Fun with Dick and Jane,” as well as tragedies such as “Georgia Rule” and “Stop Loss.” In 2008, Metcalf returned to the stage with a role in the Broadway production of “November.” For her efforts, she was nominated for a Tony Award. She continued to work on stage into the 2010s, with parts in “Voice Lessons,” “Brighton Beach Memoirs,” and “Broadway Bound,” among others. Her work in “The Other Place” garnered her an Obie Award in 2011. She joined the West End production of “Long Day’s Journey into Night” in 2012, for which she was nominated for an Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Actress.
Her most well-known and highly lauded film performance was as the mother in Greta Gerwig’s “Lady Bird,” in which she co-starred with Saoirse Ronan and Tracy Letts. The film itself received multiple honors and nominations, with Metcalf receiving nods for Academy Awards, Golden Globes, SAG awards, and Critics Choice awards, among others.
Salary of the Conners
Laurie Metcalf’s pay per episode of “The Conners” was increased to $400,000 ahead of the third season. That calculates up to $8 million for a 20-episode season.
Metcalf married Jeff Perry, one of the Steppenwolf Theatre Company’s co-founders, in 1983. Metcalf gave birth to their daughter Zoe the same year. After thereafter, in 1986, the couple divorced.
Metcalf then started dating Matt Roth, one of her “Roseanne” co-stars who portrayed her violent boyfriend. They had a boy called Will in November of 1993 and married shortly after. Akins, the couple’s daughter, was born in 2005 through surrogate. The next year, in 2006, they fostered a kid called Donovan, who they adopted the following year. The couple divorced in 2008. In 2011, Roth filed for divorce, which was finally completed in 2014.
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A: Roseanne Barr has an estimated net worth of $45 million.