Laurie Metcalf is one of those actresses that absolutely shines in everything she does, but when the cameras stop rolling, she has mastered the art of keeping a low profile and staying out of the spotlight. Despite her roles in some of TV’s biggest sitcoms, not much is known about Laurie Metcalf. Get to know the talented actress better with these things you didn’t know about her:
12. Original Career Path
According to Metcalf, where she grew up in Illinois was about as far away from a theatre as someone could get, and because of this she never seriously considered the fact that acting could be a career. Instead, Metcalf worked as a secretary while in college and originally majored in German because she planned to work as an interpreter when she finished school. After losing interest, she switched to Anthropology before she finally realized her passion was for acting, but still wasn’t convinced it would go anywhere. “I thought my acting career would consist of going over to St. Louis for one audition. I’d get turned down, and I’d never go to an audition again. Acting seemed like such an impractical thing to do,” she told the Los Angeles Times.