Sara Gilbert Biography
Sara Gilbert (Sara Rebecca Abeles) is an American actress. She is best known for her role as Darlene Conner on the ABC sitcom Roseanne (1988–1997; 2018). She received two Primetime Emmy Award nominations for her role in the sitcom.
In 1997, Sara graduated from Yale University with honors, majoring in art with an emphasis on photography.
How Old Is Sara Gilbert?
Sara Rebecca Abeles was born on January 29, 1975, in Santa Monica, California, U.S. She is 48 years old as of 2023. She shares her birthday with other famous people such as Oprah Winfrey, Madison Bailey, David Spencer, Joel Conder, and Adam Lambert among others.
Sara Gilbert Siblings | Family
She was born to Barbara Cowan and Harold Abeles. Her both parents are Jewish. She has two older siblings from her maternal side, Melissa Gilbert and Jonathan Gilbert. She also has two siblings on her father’s side, brother Joseph and sister Patrice. Barbara’s maternal grandfather is The Honeymooners creator Harry Crane. Sara took the last name Gilbert for Paul Gilbert in 1984.
Sara Gilbert Sister
Melissa Gilbert is the sister to Sara, she is also an actress and television director.
Sara Gilbert Partner
Gilbert began a relationship with songwriter, music producer, and former 4 Non-Blondes frontwoman Linda Perry in 2011. The couple announced their engagement in April 2013 and later got married on March 30, 2014.
As a teenager, Sara dated her Roseanne (and later The Big Bang Theory) co-star Johnny Galecki, their characters also dated. During the relationship, Sara realized she was a lesbian. She however remains close friends with Johnny.
Sara Gilbert Allison Adler
Sara began a relationship with television producer Allison Adler in 2011. She announced that she and Adler had separated amicably in August 2011.
Is Sara Gilbert Gay?
For many years, Sara kept it private about her sexuality. She chose not to publicly discuss her personal life. As she prepared to launch her talk show, The Talk, she confirmed that she was a lesbian.
Sara Gilbert Kids
She has three children, two sons, and a daughter. Sara had two children with Allison, a son, Levi Hank, born to Allison in October 2004, and a daughter Sawyer Jane born to Sara in August 2007. She also has a son with Perry, Rhodes Emilio Gilbert Perry born on February 28, 2015.
Sara Gilbert Roseanne
Following her appearances in television movies and a commercial for Kool-Aid, at 13 Sara landed the role of Darlene Conner, the sarcastic middle child, in Roseanne. She was a cast member in the show’s nine-year run from 1988 to 1997.
She wrote a fourth-season episode story for the show (the teleplay was written by the Guild Writers for the show) called “Don’t Make Me Over”. Her contribution was also considered so important to Roseanne that the show’s producers juggled storylines and also taped schedules to allow her to study at Yale University while she remained in the cast, shooting remote segments of Darlene at a soundstage in New York.
Sara has appeared on The Simpsons, 24, Will & Grace, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, and Private Practice. She had a recurring role as smart and sarcastic medical student Jane Figler on the long-running hospital drama ER starting in 2004; her appearances spanned seasons 11-13.
Gilbert returned to prime time television in the fall of 2005 in the sitcom Twins on The WB network. The sitcom was canceled after one season when the WB and UPN networks merged as The CW and dropped a number of shows. She also had a recurring role on the short-lived CBS sitcom The Class as Fern Velch.
An eight-episode revival series of Roseanne was developed, with Sara as an executive producer. On May 16, 2017, it was confirmed, and also the eight episodes, picked up by ABC, began airing on March 27, 2018. Due to the revival’s strong ratings and also a positive critical reception, a second season was announced.
However, on May 29, 2018, in the wake of controversial remarks made by Barr on Twitter also regarding Valerie Jarrett (VJ, an advisor of former president Barack Obama), ABC later canceled the revival after a single season. Sara distanced herself and the show from Barr’s tweets saying that her comments are “abhorrent and do not reflect the beliefs of our cast and crew or anyone associated with our show”.
ABC announced that the network had ordered a 10-episode spin-off of Roseanne with all of the regular cast members except Barr planning to return on June 21, 2018. The series is titled “The Conners” and premiered in October 2018, with Sara starring and serving as an executive producer.
Sara Gilbert Big Bang Theory
Sara appeared in episodes of the CBS TV series The Big Bang Theory as Leslie Winkle from 2007 to 2010. Leslie is a scientist friend of Leonard Hofstadter played by Johnny Galecki, who had previously played Gilbert’s love interest David Healy on Roseanne. In the second episode of the second season of The Big Bang Theory, Sara was elevated to the show’s main cast, portraying again a potential love interest of Galecki’s character, and also at one point a love interest to Howard Wolowitz (Simon Helberg).
It was announced that the writers did not know how to write for her character full-time, and her status was reduced from regular to recurring by January 2009. Winkle was then discontinued after Amy Farrah Fowler and Bernadette Rostenkowski became prominent characters.
Sara Gilbert Little House On The Prairie
Sara’s siblings Melissa and Jonathan starred in Little House On The Prairie.
Sara Gilbert Talk Show
Sara is a co-host and executive producer of The Talk. It is a talk show that premiered on October 18, 2010. She won a Daytime Emmy in 2016 for Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show as producer and creator of the show.
Sara appeared in two films alongside Drew Barrymore, in Poison Ivy in 1992 and also Riding In Cars With Boys in 2001. She also had a feature role in Light It Up in 1999. She has had several minor roles following Roseanne, including the short film $30 (aka 30 Bucks) as part of the Boys Life 3 feature, and High Fidelity. In 1998, Gilbert directed her short film Persona Non-Grata. She appeared in a production of “The Hot L Baltimore” as part of the Williamstown (Mass.) theater festival in 2000.
Sara Gilbert Net Worth
She has an estimated net worth of $35 million.
Sara Gilbert Salary
The actress’ salary is not yet revealed.
How Tall Is Sara Gilbert?
She stands at a height of 1.6 m.