Laura Elizabeth Metcalf (born June 16, 1955) is an American actress. Over the course of her four-decade career, she has been the recipient of numerous acting awards and nominations. She has won three Primetime Emmy Awards, two Tony Awards, and has been nominated for an Academy Award.
Metcalf began her career with the Steppenwolf Theater Company and frequently works in Chicago theater. For her stage performances and work on Broadway, Metcalf has received six Tony Award nominations, winning Best Actress in a Play in 2017 for her performance in A Doll’s House, Part 2 and Best Featured Actress in a Play for the 2018 revival of Edward Albee’s Three Tall Women.
She gained national attention for her performance as Jackie Harris in the ABC sitcom Roseanne (1988–1997, 2018) and its spin off The Conners (2018–present) for which she won three Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series (1992–1994). An eleven-time Emmy Award nominee, Metcalf’s television credits include 3rd Rock from the Sun, The Norm Show, Frasier, Desperate Housewives and The Big Bang Theory. She played a leading role in the HBO comedy series Getting On (2013–2015), for which she received critical acclaim and a nomination for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series.
Metcalf has starred in numerous films and is known for her critically acclaimed performance in Greta Gerwig’s comedy-drama film Lady Bird, for which she was nominated for an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, a SAG Award, and a BAFTA Award. Since 1995, she has voiced Mrs. Davis (Andy’s mom) in the Toy Story franchise.