Laurie Metcalf — American Actress born on June 16, 1955,

Laura Elizabeth "Laurie" Metcalf is an American actress. She is known for her performance as Jackie Harris on the ABC sitcom Roseanne and has also had series television roles as Carolyn Bigsby on Desperate Housewives and Mary Cooper on The Big Bang Theory. Her motion picture roles include the voice of Mrs. Davis in the Toy Story film series and the character Debbie Loomis/Debbie Salt in Scream 2, as well as roles in such critically acclaimed films as Making Mr. Right, JFK, and Mistress. Metcalf frequently works in Chicago theater, where she is known for her performance in the 1983 revival of Lanford Wilson's play Balm in Gilead. She has also appeared in commercials for Plan USA, a humanitarian organization which helps children in need around the world... (wikipedia)

I like to play a wide range of characters. The more they're unlike me, the better I like it.
I'm hideously shy as myself, but on stage I can run around naked and bite the heads off fish.
I was an office secretary for a long time. A good secretary.
I've loved every minute of every hour I've spent doing theatre.
My profession is about as far away from growing up in southern Illinois as you can get.