Laurie Metcalf is an American actress. Her Hollywood career started in the late 1970s. She made her breakthrough as Jackie Harris in the sitcom Roseanne. For her role, she won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress – Comedy Series from 1992 to 1994. Her next major performance was on the show The Norm Show. She also appeared as Carolyn Bigsby in 4 episodes of Desperate Housewives. In the 2010s, she starred as Dr. Jenna James in the TV show Getting On. This earned her a Primetime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress. She also starred on the short-lived show The McCarthys. She’s also had roles in the movies Internal Affairs, JFK, and Scream 2, among others.