Top headlines :

home Wealth Laurie Metcalf's Net Worth: How Much Has the Actress Earned?

Laurie Metcalf's Net Worth: How Much Has the Actress Earned?

Published Tue Feb 20 2024 By Nancy
Laurie Metcalf's Net Worth: How Much Has the Actress Earned?

Laura Metcalf is an actress from America. She is famous for playing many roles in theaters and movies. 

Over her career, which has lasted more than forty years, Metcalf has won lots of awards like the Obie Award, two Tony Awards, and four Primetime Emmy Awards. She has also been nominated for an Academy Award, a BAFTA Award, and three Golden Globe Awards. 

How Wealthy is Laura Metcalf?

Laurie Metcalf, an American actress, has a net worth of $14 million. She has earned multiple Primetime Emmy, Tony, Academy Awards, and nominations. Metcalf gained fame from her role on the sitcom "Roseanne" and continued to shine in movies like "Lady Bird" and "Uncle Buck." 

Laura Metcalf is an actress from America.
Laura Metcalf is an actress from America. 
Photo Source: Britannica

For the third season of "The Conners," Metcalf's salary per episode was increased to $400,000. Across a 20-episode season, that adds up to $8 million.

Laura Metcalf Career Highlights

During her time at Illinois State, Laura Metcalf became friends with several future actors, including Terry Kinney and Jeff Perry, through the theater department. Kinney and Perry later became founding members of the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago, where Metcalf started her professional career after college.

Laura Metcalf is posing g for a picture.
Laura Metcalf is posing g for a picture.
Photo Source: Chicago Magazine

In 1984, Metcalf traveled with the company to New York to star in the Off-Broadway production of "Balm in Gilead," winning the 1984 Obie Award for Best Actress. In 1988, she landed a breakthrough role as the sister in the ABC sitcom "Roseanne," starring Roseanne Barr and John Goodman. 

Laura remained on the show for its entire nine-season run, earning four Primetime Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series and winning in 1992, 1993, and 1994. Metcalf also appeared in other television series like "Life with Louie," "Dharma and Greg," and "3rd Rock From the Sun" during her time on "Roseanne."

After "Roseanne," Metcalf had a co-starring role on "The Norm Show" from 1999 to 2001. She then appeared in "Charlie Lawrence," which was short-lived. Her television career had its ups and downs until she began appearing as the mother in "The Big Bang Theory" in 2007, a role that earned her a Primetime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series over the twelve seasons of the show. 

Also See: Inside Jillian Michaels' Financial Portfolio: Examining Her Net Worth 

In 2013, Laura starred in the HBO comedy series "Getting On," which led to another Primetime Emmy Award nomination. She received yet another nomination in 2016 for her role in "Horace and Pete."

In 2017, it was announced that a revival of "Roseanne" was in the works, with Metcalf set to reprise her role. However, after Roseanne Barr made racist comments, the show was canceled after one season. Laura then starred in "The Conners," which premiered in 2018, and her work earned her another Primetime Emmy Award nomination. 

While busy with television, Laura also had various film roles throughout her career. She appeared in films like "A Wedding," "Desperately Seeking Susan," and "Making Mr. Right" in the 1980s. In the 1990s, she appeared in darker films like "A Dangerous Woman," "Pacific Heights," and "Blink." Her most significant film role came in 1991 in "JFK." 

In 1995, Metcalf voiced a character in Pixar's animated hit "Toy Story" and reprised the role in its sequels. She also appeared in comedies like "Beer League" and "Fun with Dick and Jane," as well as dramas like "Georgia Rule" and "Stop Loss."

Laura returned to the theater in 2008, earning a Tony Award nomination for her work in the Broadway production of "November." She continued with roles in productions like "Voice Lessons," "Brighton Beach Memoirs," and "Broadway Bound," winning an Obie Award in 2011 for her performance in "The Other Place." 

In 2012, Metcalf earned an Evening Standard Theatre Award nomination for Best Actress for her role in the West End production of "Long Day's Journey into Night." One of Laura's most notable film roles came in 2017 when she starred as the mother in Greta Gerwig's "Lady Bird," alongside Saoirse Ronan and Tracy Letts.

The film received numerous awards and nominations, with Laura's performance earning her nominations for Academy Awards, Golden Globes, SAG Awards, and Critics Choice Awards, among others.

Laura Metcalf's Early Life

On June 16, 1955, Laura Metcalf was born in Illinois. Her dad, James, worked as the budget director at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville until he passed away suddenly in 1984. Her mom, Libby, was a librarian.

Laura Metcalf was born in Illinois.
Laura Metcalf was born in Illinois.
Photo Source: Biography

Metcalf went to Illinois State University and graduated in 1976. While in college, she worked as a secretary. Laura liked the feeling of finishing tasks during the day, even though she often skipped lunch because she was so focused. 

You May Also Like: James Packer Net Worth: A Look at the Australian Billionaire's Wealth 

At first, Laura studied German and anthropology, thinking she might become an interpreter. But later, she realized that she loved theater the most. She believed that working in theater was like understanding and studying how people behave. 

Even though Metcalf was very shy, she tried out for a few plays in high school and loved it. At first, she didn't consider acting as a career because she thought it might not offer steady work.

Get the latest celebrity articles exclusively with Glamour Path.