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Zoe Perry

Zoe Perry

Highest Rated: 71% No Pay, Nudity (2016)

Lowest Rated: 70% Turkey Bowl (2011)

Birthday: Sep 26, 1984

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA

An in-demand character actor on television dramas and sitcoms alike, Zoe Perry enjoyed a prolific association with producer Shonda Rhimes, with guest roles on "Grey's Anatomy" (ABC, 2005- ) and "Scandal" (ABC, 2012- ) before moving up to series regular on the Chuck Lorre-produced "Young Sheldon" (CBS, 2017- ). Born September 26, 1984, she was the daughter of stage and television actors Laurie Metcalf and Jeff Perry, who divorced in 1992. She began acting as a young girl, playing a youthful version of her mother's character, the deeply neurotic Jackie, on "Roseanne" (ABC, 1988-1997). She would make her final appearance on the series before remaining off-screen for more than a decade, during which she earned a degree at Northwestern University and honing her acting career on stage. In 2005, she returned to screen acting, logging time in guest roles on "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" (NBC, 2001-2011) and "My Boys" (TBS, 2006-2010) while also working extensively on Broadway and with Chicago's Steppenwolf Theater, which her parents had helped to found. In 2008, she began a long working relationship with producer Shonda Rhimes with a guest role on "Private Practice" (ABC, 2007-2013), which led to a showcased guest role as a woman with a severe congenital heart defect on "Grey's Anatomy." In 2017, she joined her father on Rhimes' "Scandal," playing Samantha, a malevolent behind-the-scenes player who had a hand in brokering former First Lady Mellie Grant's bid for the Presidency. That same year, she was also cast as a series regular on the highly anticipated "Young Sheldon," a sitcom produced by Chuck Lorre that concerned the childhood of Sheldon Cooper (Jim Parsons), the breakout character from "The Big Bang Theory" (CBS, 2006- ). Perry played Sheldon's mother, Mary, a role played in "Big Bang" by her own mother, Laurie Metcalf.

Highest rated movies

71% No Pay, Nudity
70% Turkey Bowl

Photos

Zoe Perry at arrivals for THE HUMANS Opening Night, Center Theatre Group - Ahmanson Theatre, Los Angeles, CA June 20, 2018. Photo By: Priscilla Grant/Everett Collection Zoe Perry at arrivals for CBS's The Big Bang Theory and Young Sheldon at the 35th Anniversary PaleyFest LA 2018, The Dolby Theatre at Hollywood and Highland Center, Los Angeles, CA March 21, 2018. Photo By: Priscilla Grant/Everett Collection Zoe Perry at arrivals for 29th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala, Palm Springs Convention Center, Palm Springs, CA January 2, 2018. Photo By: Priscilla Grant/Everett Collection Zoe Perry at arrivals for SCANDAL 100th Episode Celebration, Fig & Olive in West Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA April 8, 2017. Photo By: Priscilla Grant/Everett Collection Zoe Perry, Laurie Metcalf at arrivals for The 67th Annual Tony Awards, Radio City Music Hall, New York, NY June 9, 2013. Photo By: Gregorio T. Binuya/Everett Collection The Family, Zoe Perry (L), Michael Esper (R), 'Nowhere Man', Season 1, Ep. #6, 04/03/2016, ©ABC The Family, Zoe Perry (L), Michael Esper (R), 'Nowhere Man', Season 1, Ep. #6, 04/03/2016, ©ABC The Family, Zoe Perry (L), Michael Esper (R), 'Nowhere Man', Season 1, Ep. #6, 04/03/2016, ©ABC TURKEY BOWL, Zoe Perry, 2011. ph: Patrick Wells/©Tribeca Film

Filmography

Movies

Credit
71% 30% No Pay, Nudity Renie (Character) $9.0K 2016
No Score Yet 96% Everyday Miracles Maxine (Character) - 2015
70% 42% Turkey Bowl Zoe (Character) - 2011

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 82% Young Sheldon Mary (Character) 2017-2024
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Talk Guest 2017 2024
No Score Yet 23% The Jennifer Hudson Show Guest 2024
61% 88% The Family Jane (Guest Star) 2016
No Score Yet 83% NCIS Police Officer Kristen (Guest Star) 2016
84% 73% Grey's Anatomy Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
No Score Yet 81% Private Practice Lisa (Guest Star) 2008
No Score Yet 95% Cold Case Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
No Score Yet 71% Law & Order: Criminal Intent Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
76% 78% Roseanne Little Jackie (Guest Star) 1992 1995