Zoe Perry

Zoe Perry

Date Of BirthSeptember 26, 1983
Age40 years 8 months 25 days
Day of BirthMonday
Place Of BirthChicago, Illinois, United States
Zodiac SignLibra
Profession Actress

Personal Information
Residence Los Angeles, California, United States
Religion Christianity
Language English
Nationality American
Ethnicity Caucasian
Complexion White
Trademark Dimple
Body Features & Measurements
Height165 CM
5 Feet 5 Inches
Eye color Blue
Hair colorlight brown
Weight60 KG
132 lbs
Shoe Size8
Dress Size2
Figure Measurements 36-25-35
Figure Type Hourglass
Body Type Slim
Family Information
Half Brothers Will Roth
Donovan Roth
Stepmother Linda Lowy
Half Sisters Leah Perry
Mae Roth
Stepfather Matt Roth
Education Qualifications
Alma MaterNorthwestern University
Boston University
Love, Romance, Marriage
Husband None (Not married)
Career Information
Years Active 1992-
Debut (TV) Roseanne (as child actress) , Law & Order: Criminal Intent (as an adult actress)
Debut(Short movie) Allegretto '75(2005)
Favorites, Hobbies, Likes/ Dislikes
HobbyRoller Skating
Favorite Actor Jeff Probst
Favorite TV show Survivor
Social Networks, Web links
Twitter ProfileZoe Perry Twitter Profile
Instagram ProfileZoe Perry Instagram Profile
Talent Agent Aka Talent Agency
More Information
Friends Anne Barge
Mary Inacio
Christian Siriano
Net worth$300,000


Zoe Perry is an American actress known for her roles as Jane in The Family (2016), Lisa in Private Practice(2008), Renie in No Pay, Nudity(2016), Mary Cooper in Young Sheldon, Samantha Ruland in "Scandal", Waitress in "My Boys" among other roles.

Childhood- Family

Zoe Perry was born on 26th September 1983 to actress Laurie Metcalf(Mother) and actor Jeff Perry(Father). Her parents divorced when she was 2 years old, Zoe grew up in Los Angeles, where her mother found work.

Zoe Perry with her mother Laurie Metcalf

[Zoe Perry with her mother Laurie Metcalf]

Zoe's mother Laurie Metcalf is a 3 time Emmy Award winner. She is known for her appearances in "Roseanne", "The Big Bang Theory", "The Conners", "Norm" and others. Zoe has a half brothers in Will Roth (1993) and Donovan Roth(adopted), and a half sister in Mae Roth(2005) through her mother's second marriage to American actor Matt Roth. 

Zoe Perry with father Jeff Perry

[Zoe Perry with father Jeff Perry]

Her father Jeff Perry, is the co-founder of Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Chicago. He founded it alogn with his school mates Gary Sinise and Terry Kinney. He is known for his appearances in "Nash Bridges", "Scandal", Wild Things(1998) and others.

Zoe has a half sister in Leah Perry through her father's marriage to casting director Linda Lowy


Acting with parents: Zoe is very close to her parents and it has led to her frequent appearances alongside them. She has appeared on screen with her mother Laurie in "Roseanne", "The Other place", "The Big Bang Theory"; and with her father in "Scandal".


  • Boston University: She started her graduation at the Boston University, but transferred to Northwestern University afterwards.
  • Northwestern University: she graduated at the Northwestern University, it is here that she started in acting.



Gab Taraboulsy

Zoe Perry's husband Gab Taraboulsy

Zoe married Hollywood producer and director Gab Taraboulsy in 2021 [2]. He is known for directing Funke(2018). He has directed many TV series episodes. He is the co-founder of "Delicious Cinema"



Entry into acting: Zoe's parents did not want her to get into acting as they felt it was a stressful profession, Zoe was a shy kid in school, she only began interest in acting when she started her university at the Northwestern University.

Zoe moved to New York after graduation to seek career in Television. Soon returned to New York homesick after a while.

Debut: Zoe's debut role was playing the child actress in the TV series Roseanne, she played the younger character (Jackie Harris) of the lead character played by her mother Laurie Metcalf.

Zoe's mother on Zoe's acting career:

"I never knew if she had that thick of a skin (to survive in the industry), But I've enjoyed watching her ride so far"

After her stint as a child actor in Roseanne, she stayed away from acting until she was in her 20s. She worked as a production assistant in the short movie Ugly(2004), later she appeared in another short movie Allegretto '75(2005) as Meredith Burke.

She appeared as Wendy in the episode "Vacancy" (S5E17) of the Crime series "Law and Order: Criminal Intent" in 2006. In the same year, she appeared as Audrey Knowles in the series "Conviction" (S1E12-13)

In 2007, in the series Cold Case, she appeared as Melinda Levy in the episode "Justice"(S5E10)

Her first full movie appearance wasin Hugh Jackman starring Mystery movie Deception(2008), she played the role of a secretary in the movie.

In the romance drama The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond (2008), she played Mathilde. Bryce Dallas Howard and Chris Evans played the lead roles. In the TV series Private Practice, she played Lisa in the episode "Equal and Opposite" (S2E2).

In the series Ave 43, she appeared as Janet in the episodes 1& 7 of season. In the comedy romance series starring Jordana Spiro, Kyle Howard, Reid Scott and others, she appears as the waitress in 4 episodes across 3 seasons (1, 2 &4).

In Turkey Bowl(2011), a comedy movie written and directed by Kyle Smith, involving friends, turkey and the annual game of touch football, she played herself, in fact everyone played themselves.

She made an appearance in the medical drama series Grey's Anatomy as Katy Noonan in the episode Beautiful Doom (S9E5)

In the series Second Shot, She appeared in the episode- "If it ain't fixed, don't break it"(S1E2) as Krystal Munson.

The Other Place(2013): After her return to California, Zoe took to broadway, she performed in "The Other Place" which also featured her mother Laurie

Everyday Miracles(2015)

In the 2015 faith and healing movie Everyday Miracles, she played Maxine, the love interest of lead character Cotton Welles (Erik Smith). Cotton Welles is a gifted but reluctant faith healer who runs away from his evangelist mother who wants to use his powers on the revival circuit. He finds love in Maxine, a local girl in the place where he works as a ranch hand.

In the mystery drama series of 2016- The Family, she played Jane, Doug Anderson's pregnant girlfriend. She appears in 9 of the 12 episodes. Joan Allen, Alison Pill, Margot Bingham and others appear in lead roles.

In the detective series NCIS, she appears as Harper's Ferry police officer  Kristin Fields in two episodes (S13E22, S14E4)

In the TV Movie Brooke of 2016, she played the role of Amy. The story was about a pregnant woman and her husband who find out they are going to have the baby earlier than they expected.

No Pay, Nudity(2016)

In the comedy drama No Pay, Nudity, the story of an aging actor Lester Rosenthal (played by Gabriel Byrne) who has lost his way with his career, with friends and family, finds out that the way out is through.

Zoe plays Renie, the daughter.

In the family drama series Liv and Maddie, Zoe appeared as Marlowe in the episode "Tiny House-A-Rooney".


Zoe Perry in Scandal

[Zoe Perry in Scandal]

In the political thriller "Scandal" she appears in 9 episodes in a recurring role as Samanth Ruland. Her father Jeff Perry appears in the series in the main role as Cyrus Beene, the former White House Chief of Staff and later Vice President of U.S.A.

Young Sheldon

Zoe Perry in Young Sheldon

[Zoe Perry in Young Sheldon]

Zoe has played the character Mary Cooper, the mother of Sheldon Cooper in "Young Sheldon" the prequel to "The Big Bang Theory", her mother Laurie Metcalf played the mother of adult Sheldon Cooper in "The Big Bang Theory". Zoe however had to go through the auditions to get the role despite her being the biological daughter of Laurie Metcalf, the mother of adult Sheldon.


Facts & Trivia

  • International Rescue Committee: She supports refugees into the United States
  • findingthemhomes.com: She promotes the online movement that helps the puppies find homes
  • Zoe has some resemblances with her mother in voice and mannerism, this makes her a good suit for the young character her mother plays.
  • Controversy: Zoe was grilled by the presenter Ranvir Singh about co-star Roseanne Barr's racist tweets. Good morning Britain fans slammed the presenter for picking on Zoe needlessly. Her mom was on the show Roseanne while Zoe had only played it when she was a kid.




Year Movie Character Notes
2016 No Pay, Nudity  Renie  
2016 Brooke Amy TV Movie
2015 Everyday Miracles  Maxine  
2011 Turkey Bowl Zoe  
2008 The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond Mathilde   
2008 Deception Secretary   
2005 Allegretto '75 Meredith Burke Short movie
2004 Ugly   Short movie; production assistant



Year Series Character Notes
2017–2024 Young Sheldon Mary Cooper 131 episodes
2017  Scandal Samantha Ruland 9 episodes
2017  Liv and Maddie Marlowe 1 episode
2016  NCIS Officer Kristin Fields 2 episodes
2016 The Family Jane 9 episodes
2013  Second Shot Krystal Munson 1 episode
2012  Grey's Anatomy Katy Noonan 1 episode
2006–2010 My Boys Waitress  4 episodes
2009  Ave 43 Janet  2 episodes
2008  Private Practice Lisa  1 episode
2007  Cold Case Melinda Levy '82 1 episode
2006  Conviction Audrey Knowles 2 episodes
2006  Law & Order: Criminal Intent  Wendy  1 episode
1992–1995 Roseanne Young Jackie 2 episodes



Year Play Character Notes
2015 I'll Get You Back Again   Steppenwolf Theatre Company
2015 Anna Christie Anna Odyssey Theatre Ensemble
2014 The Way West Manda Steppenwolf Theatre Company
2013 Good Television Brittany Atlantic Theater Company
2012–2013 The Other Place   Samuel J. Friedman Theatre
2011 Peace in Our Time Lilly Blake The Antaeus Company
2011 End Days Rachel Stein Odyssey Theatre Ensemble
2010 The Autumn Garden Sophie Tuckerman The Antaeus Company
2010 The Lieutenant of Inishmore Mairead Mark Taper Forum
2006 The Late Christopher Bean Susan Haggett The Actors Company Theatre Studio
1998 Pot Mom Lorraine Steppenwolf Theatre Company
1992 My Thing of Love.   Steppenwolf Theatre Company



  • [About her contrasting roles in 2017, Scandal and Young Sheldon] This has been such a whirlwind year for me where I've gotten the chance to go from one end of the spectrum to the other.
  • We [parents] all try our best and don't always think we're doing our best, but my God we try.
  • [On acting as a child] The biggest pleasure of that was I got to skip school. And on a Halloween episode, I got to eat a bunch of candy.
  • We are experiencing the greatest humanitarian crisis of our lifetime - more people than ever before are fleeing their homes as a result of conflict and crisis. 
  • Being an actor, I never think I'm going to get the part. It's always a thrill when things go the way you hope they will.
  •  I found it incredibly intimidating to audition for anything. As I've gotten older and had more experience and gained more confidence in myself, I'm able to quiet some of those demons a little more successfully.
  • I can only do what I do and if people respond to it, great and if they don't that's what that is.



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