Date of Birth : Jun 16th 1955
Emmy Award winning American actress. She is widely known for her performance as “Jackie Harris” on Roseanne. She is also a major force in Chicago theater, probably best known for her performance in the 1983 revival of Balm in Gilead. Metcalf has appeared in several television series, but she is best known as “Jackie,” sister to the title character in the hit series Roseanne. Her performance as Roseanne’s complex, intelligent, quirky sister garnered her three consecutive Emmy Awards. Roseanne ran from 1988 to 1997, and Laurie appeared as Jackie over the show’s entire run.
She subsequently appeared with Norm Macdonald on The Norm Show (or Norm), which ran for three seasons, and was also a regular character on the 2003 Nathan Lane series Charlie Lawrence, which was cancelled after only two episodes aired. The actress has made guest appearances on series including Absolutely Fabulous, Malcolm in the Middle, Monk, 3rd Rock from the Sun, Frasier, Without a Trace, Grey’s Anatomy, My Boys, Dharma & Greg and more recently on the CBS comedy The Big Bang Theory (along with former cast member Johnny Galecki, one episode after Sara Gilbert). She recently appeared in a recurring role on Desperate Housewives and alongside her ex-husband Jeff Perry for an episode of Grey’s Anatomy. In fall 2008, Metcalf starred in the 2008 CW dramedy Easy Money as the matriarch of a family of loan sharks. The series was canceled after only three episodes.