|Real Name:||Mae Akins Roth|
|Birthday:||July 5, 2005|
|Occupation:||Daughter of Laurie Metcalf|
Laurie Metcalf is a celebrity figure in Hollywood, an actress that has won a Tony Award and a Primetime Emmy Award. We sure know a thing or two about her. Many fans recognize her as the mother of Sheldon Cooper in the television series Big Bang Theory. But how much do you know about her daughter, Mae Akins Roth?
Mae was born in July 2005 via surrogacy and is the second daughter of the famous actress. Her parents tied the knot in 2005, yet, nine years later, they got divorced. Let’s talk more about this celebrity child.
Who Is Her Celebrity Mother?
Born Laura Elizabeth Metcalf in June 1955, she is an American actress. Over the years, the famous actress has received two Tony Awards and four Primetime Emmy Awards. She has also been nominated for a Golden Globe Award and Academy Award. Laurie’s career spans more than four decades.
Born in Carbondale, Illinois, she is the eldest of three children. Laura has a brother James and a sister Linda. They were raised in Edwardsville, Illinois, with her father working as the budget director at Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville. Fun fact: her great-aunt was the Pulitzer-Prize-winning playwright Zoe Akins.
During her time at college, she worked as a secretary and enjoyed seeing a pile of paper on the to-do box. Originally, Laurie majored in the German language, with the idea to work as an interpreter. Then, she studied anthropology, before accepting majoring in theatre as her true passion.
The young actress at the time started her career with the Steppenwolf Theatre Company, frequently appearing at Chicago theatre.
Metcalf gained major attention after portraying Jackie Harris in the television series Roseanne from 1988 to 1997 and the spinoff, The Conners from 2018 to the present day. That role helped her win three Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series.
Younger fans remember her for the portrayal of Sheldon’s mother in The Big Bang Theory.
In the 1990s, Laurie appeared in several darker films, including Pacific Heights, Internal Affairs, Mistress, A Dangerous Woman, Blink, and Leaving Las Vegas.
Besides acting, she has also done some voice work. And again, a famous mother. Some people might not know it, but she voiced Andy’s mother in the Disney-Pixar animated film Toy Story. She then reprised the role in Toy Story 2, Toy Story 3, and Toy Story 4.
In 2017, she again received universal critical acclaim for her performance in the coming-of-age movie Lady Bird. In that movie, she starred alongside Saoirse Ronan and Tracy Letts. It was the performance in Greta Gerwig’s movie Lady Bird that earned an Academy Award, Golden Globe Award, and BAFTA nomination.
She is set to costar in Ray Romano’s directorial debut.
Her Parents’ Relationship
We talked about the celebrity mother of Mae. But her father is also a somewhat famous actor. Born in September 1964, Mae’s father Matthew Roth is an American actor. He had a recurring role in Roseanne as Jackie’s abusive boyfriend, Fisher. He portrayed the character from 1992 to 1993. Then, he also was part of the Desperate Housewives series in 2006.
Mae’s parents met on the set of the sitcom Rosanne. Their roles put them in close contact with each other and that stirred up the attraction between them.
Laurie had one marriage behind her, with Jeff Perry, the co-founding member of Steppenwolf Theatre Company. She and Jeff were married from 1983 to 1986, and have one daughter together, Zoe Perry.
When Metcalf and Matt began a relationship, things moved quickly. One year later, they got married and worked together on a couple more projects.
For example, Laurie and Matt worked on the feature film Blink in 1994 and then Chicago Cab drama movie in 1998.
They welcomed their first son Will Theron Roth in 1993. In 2005, they welcomed their daughter Mae Akins via surrogate mother.
In 2006, they fostered their second son, Donovan Roth. He was six years of age when they fostered him, and then later adopted him.
Metcalf and Roth separated in November 2008, and three years later, Roth filed for divorce. He cited irreconcilable differences. Their divorce was finalized in May 2014.
Mae Akins Roth was born on July 5, 2005. She is a famous celebrity kid in the United States of America due to her mother’s popularity.
Her mother is American actress Laurie Metcalf, while her father is American actor Matt Roth. Mae was born to a surrogate mother.
Her parents tied the knot in 2005, the year she came into this world via surrogacy. Yet, nine years later, they officially divorced.
Being born as a celebrity child is a fortune for many people. Mae was able to spend her childhood with her family living a lavish lifestyle. Her parents’ wealth allowed her to have everything she wanted.
According to several reports, Mae Roth studied in a private school, but it was not disclosed exactly which school that is.
Because she was born to a surrogate mother, the details were also not disclosed. We do not know her exact birthplace.
With that in mind, Mae’s parents want to protect her from the media craziness. They haven’t disclosed any details about Mae’s early life, childhood, and educational background.
We do know she grew up with her two brothers and sister. Her sister Zoe Perry is from her mother’s first marriage. And then she has her older brothers Will Roth and Donovan Roth.
There is no information on her professional life and career. But given that she was born in 2005, Mae is still a teenager. She has yet to start a career of her own.
Is She On Social Media?
One thing we have to note about Mae Akins Roth is that, unlike most celebrity children, she does not shy away from social media. Yes, she does have an account on Instagram, with 1,200 followers. Yet, her profile is private, and we can assume she only accepts requests from people she does know.
And while she might be on social media, strangely, her mother is not. You can find fan pages about American actress Laurie Metcalf, but they are not her personal profiles.
We mentioned before that Mae Roth is still a teenage girl, and she has yet to start a professional career. As such, she does not earn money. That job is left to her mother in the household. Luckily, her mother Laurie is a renowned actress who managed to earn solid wealth over the years.
As of May 2023, Laurie has a net worth of $14 million. But with popular roles over the years, that is to be expected. After all, the famous actress has won a Primetime Emmy Award.