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Big Bang Theory's Mary Cooper star lands huge new role away from CBS sitcom


Starring in Hulu’s upcoming limited series called The Dropout is Laurie Metcalf. Best known as Mary Cooper in Big Bang Theory, she will be playing a completely different role.

In the new role, Laurie will play Phyllis Gardner, a successful scientist, doctor, and entrepreneur.

This limited series will follow her life and highlight the challenges she experienced as a successful woman in male-dominated industries.

Having battled sexism her entire career, Phyllis will essentially be revealing truths about a billion-dollar business that failed.

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Alongside Amanda Seyfried, Laurie will also be in The Dropout with William H. Macy, Laurie Metcalf, Elizabeth Marvel, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Kate Burton, Stephen Fry, Michel Gill, Michael Ironside, Bill Irwin and Josh Pais.

As well as solving this mystery, the series will explore themes of romance, deception tragedy, and money.

With Laurie’s accolades as an award-winning actress, there’s no doubt she will excel in her role as Phyllis Gardener.


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