"Mary Cooper" (Laurie Metcalf) is "Sheldon's" (Jim Parsons) devout mother from Texas. She is more or less the only person who can get "Sheldon" to do as she says. Carry on reading to find out in which other series the talented actress appears.
Laurie Metcalf became known internationally for her role as "Jackie Harris" in . She had guest appearances in numerous series, including Malcolm in the Middle, Grey's Anatomy and Desperate Housewives. She has played "Sheldon's" mother in The Big Bang Theory since 2007. Most recently, she has starred in the independent film Lady Bird alongside Saoirse Ronan, and was nominated for a Golden Globe Award. She returned to the small screen this year in the Roseanne reboot.
Christine Baranski plays "Dr. Beverly Hofstadter", "Leonard's" mother. She is at least as intelligent as her son "Leonard" (played by Johnny Galecki), but the two do not have a particularly close relationship. "Beverly" can not really be described as a loving mother when it comes to "Leonard". None of The Big Bang Theory nerds really like "Leonard's" mother apart from "Sheldon". In real life, however...
...Christine Baranski has two daughters whom she loves very much. Christine is well known from films such as The Grinch, Mamma Mia and The Bounty Hunter. She played the lawyer "Diane Lockhart" in the series The Good Wife from 2009 until 2016 and has starred in the spin-off series The Good Fight since 2017.
"Dr. V. M. Koothrappali" (Brian George) is "Raj's" father (Kunal Nayyar). He lives in India and is a wealthy gynecologist. He and his ex-wife regularly Skype with their son "Raj" and are intent upon finding him a good Indian girl to marry. See our next photo to see what other series Brian George stars in.
Brian George has also starred in "The X-Files", "NCIS" and "2 Broke Girls". He is also a highly successful voice actor.
Alice Amter is actually not Indian at all, in fact, she has a German mother. Her most famous role to date has been playing "Raj's" mother in The Big Bang Theory. She also appeared in the films The Good Girl and Extreme Rage.
Alice Amter plays "Mrs. Koothrappali", "Raj's" mother in The Big Bang Theory.
"Debbie Wolowitz" is probably the most mysterious character in The Big Bang Theory. Viewers only ever hear her voice, but never get to see her face. "Howard" often complains about her though and so we know that she is a heavily overweight woman who likes bleaching her own facial hair.
Carol Ann Susi voices "Debbi Wolowitz". Although audiences never got to see her face, TBBT cast and fans mourned her passing in November 2014. Carol Ann was a well known actress having appeared in numerous series such as Married... with Children, Emergency Room and Grey's Anatomy.
Just like "Penny's" (Kaley Cuoco) surname is never mentioned, so, too, is her father "Wyatt's" (Keith Carradine) never mentioned. "Wyatt" appears in four episodes. Keith Carradine is not just a talented actor though...
Keith Carradine is not only an actor, but also a singer. He even won an Oscar in 1976 for "Best Original Song" for the film Nashville. He has starred in the films Peacock and Cowboys & Aliens amongst others. He has also had numerous guest appearances in TV shows, including in Criminal Minds, Numb3rs and Fargo.
"Bernadette's" (Melissa Rauch) father "Mike Rostenkowski" is played by Casey Sander. "Mike" is a retired police officer who takes his old service revolver with him wherever he goes. He is not his son-in-law's greatest fan, but, surprisingly, he gets along very well with "Sheldon" (who he is able to talk football with).
Casey Sander is well-known in show business. He became a household name when he starred in Home Improvement and Grace. Sanders had countless guest appearances in popular series such as Malcolm in the Middle, The Mentalist and Rules of Engagement.