Quick Facts of Laurie Elizabeth Metcalf

  • Full NameLaurie Elizabeth Metcalf
  • Net Worth$14 million
  • Date of Birth1955 /06 /16
  • NicknameLaura
  • Marital StatusDivorce
  • BirthplaceCarbondale, Illinois, U.S.
  • EthnicityWhite
  • ProfessionActress
  • NationalityAmerican
  • Active Year1974
  • Eye colourBrown
  • Hair colourBrown
  • BuildSlim
  • SpouseJeff Perry (m. 1983; div. 1986) Matt Roth (m. 1993; div. 2014)
  • Height5' 6½" (1.69 m)
  • Online PresenceInstagram, Facebook and Twitter
  • Children3
  • HoroscopeGemini

Television and film actress Laurie Metcalf is famous for her roles as Jackie Harris on Roseanne and as Carolyn Bigsby on Desperate Housewives. Over the course of four decades professions, Laurie has won four Tony Awards nominations and three Primetime Emmy Awards.

The star was married twice but none of her marriages lasted long. Who are Laurie Metcalf’s Spouse and Children? How much net worth does Metcalf have? To know all the details about Laurie Metcalf’s bio, wiki, salary and personal life we suggest you read the whole article.

Who is Laurie Metcalf? Know her Bio & Wiki

Laurie Metcalf was born as Laura Elizabeth Metcalf on June 16, 1955, in Carbondale, Illinois, U.S. Metcalf holds an American nationality and belongs to white ethnicity. Similarly, her father James Metcalf was the budget director at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville at the time of his sudden death in 1984. Her mother, Libby Metcalf was Librarian.

While in college, Metcalf worked as a secretary where she majored in German, to pursue her career as an interpreter and then in anthropology before she realized that her true passion is in the theater. In addition, she attended Illinois State University and gained her Bachelor of Arts in Theater in 1976.

Who is Laurie Metcalf Married to? Know about her Husband

Laurie Metcalf was a married woman. In fact, she married twice in her life. She tied the knot with a co-founding member of Steppenwolf Theater Company, Jeff Perry in 1983. The couple had has a daughter, Zoe Perry in 1983. However, the duo separated in 1986.

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After being apart from her first spouse, Metcalf began dating Matt Roth, the Roseanne co-star who played abusive boyfriend, Fisher. The couple welcomed their son, Wil Roth, in 1993. Subsequently, Laurie and Matt married. Together, the husband and wife duo worked on occasion in the 1994 feature film thriller Blink and the 1998 drama Chicago, Cab. Their second child, a daughter Mae Akins was born in 2005 via surrogate. They had a second son, Donovan, whom they fostered at the age of six in 2006.

Unfortunately, the couple separated on November 26, 2008, and Roth filed for divorce in 2008, citing irreconcilable differences. For now, Laurie has self-disclosed as a workaholic and she is focusing on her profession rather have any affairs.

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Laurie Metcalf’s Age, Height

Talking about Laurie Metcalf’s age, she is 63 years old as of 2019. In the same way, Metcalf stands at a height of 5 feet 6 inch tall(1.69m). The actress has a brown hair color and a pair of light brown eyes.

What is Laurie Metcalf’s Net Worth & Salary?

Laurie Metcalf has a net worth of $14 million as of 2019. She has worked in the industry since 1974, and her long term acting professions have helped her to earn a hefty amount. In fact, Laurie is one of the highest paid actresses in the United States. She must have a yearly income of $1 million as per her successful career.

S.NMoviesBudgetBox office collectionCast Members
1.Desperately Seeking Susan$4.5 million$27.3 millionRobert Joy, Madonna, Aiden Quinn, Rosanna Arquette
2.Uncle Buck$15 million$79.2 millionJohn Candy, Amy Madigan
3.Pacific Heights$18 million$44.9 millionMelanie Griffith, Matthew Modine, Michael Keaton, and Mako
4.Lady Bird$10 million$78.6 millionSaoirse Ronan, Tracy Letts, and Louis Smith


On the other hand, Metcalf was paid $900 thousand as salary per episodes from her Tv shows, The McCarthys and $500 thousands per episodes of the HBO comedy series Getting On. She must be enjoying a rich and lavish lifestyle throughout her successful professions.

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Laurie Metcalf’s Profession

Laurie Metcalf began her professional career at Steppenwolf, where she was a charter member. She went to New York to appear in an Off-Broadway Steppenwolf production of Balm in Gilead at Circle Repertory in 1984. Her theater credits include The Glass Menagerie, Coyote Ugly, You Can’t Take It with You, Bodies, Rest an Motion, Educating Rita, My Thing of Love, Libra, All My Sons, The Quality of Life and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf.

Similarly, Metcalf has appeared in several films including A Weeding, Desperately Seeking Susan, Making Mr. Right, Candy Mountain, Stars and Bars, The Appointments of Dennis Jennings, Miles from Home, Internal Affairs, Pacific Heights, JFK, Mistress, A Dangerous Women, and Lady Bird. In the same way, Laurie’s television credits include Saturday Night Live, The Execution of Raymond Graham, the Equalize, Roseanne,  The Jackie Thomas and King of the Hill.