Roseanne Barr

Roseanne Barr

Highest Rated: 86% The Eyes of Tammy Faye (2000)

Lowest Rated: 13% Look Who's Talking Too (1990)

Birthday: Nov 03, 1952

Birthplace: Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

Roseanne Barr was an American comedian and TV star who was best known for starring in the widely-popular sitcom about a working class family, "Roseanne" (ABC, 1988-1997, 2018). Barr was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah, and had a difficult childhood. She dropped out of high school when she was 17, and shortly after got into a horrific car crash that left her with a traumatic brain injury. Shortly after the car crash, Barr was admitted to a mental institution. While staying in the institution, Barr gave birth to her first daughter, who she then gave up for adoption (years later she would reunite with her daughter). Less than a year after being admitted into the institution, Barr was released. When she was 18, Barr told her family she was going to visit a friend in Colorado, but hopped on a bus and never returned home. Once in Colorado, Barr began performing comedy at clubs throughout the city. She eventually developed her style, which was loud, foul-mouthed, and biting-and audiences absolutely loved it! Before long, Barr found her way to Los Angeles, where she began appearing at the famed Comedy Store on L.A.'s iconic Sunset Strip. Then in August of 1985 she nabbed the break of her career when she was asked to perform a set on "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" (NBC, 1954- ). Barr's performance was a huge success, and immediately catapulted her into the limelight. Before long she was getting offers to appear on sitcoms and perform her standup act on TV. As Barr's career began to rise, she was approached by Marcy Carsey and Tom Werner, who were notable for executive producing "The Cosby Show" (NBC, 1984-1992), about starring in a new sitcom they were developing about a working class family in Illinois. Barr liked the script and agreed. When "Roseanne" debuted premiered in the fall of 1988, it was watched by over 21 million people, making it one of the biggest hits of the season. Over the next 9 seasons, "Roseanne" became one of the highest rated shows on television, while making Roseanne Barr a bona fide TV star in the process. During "Roseanne's" final two seasons, Barr had earned $40 million, making her the second highest paid woman on TV, after Oprah Winfrey. After "Roseanne" went off the air in 1997, Barr continued appearing in films and on TV. Some of her post-"Roseanne" film roles included "Meet Wally Sparks" (1997), "Cecil B. Demented" (2000), and "Home on the Range" (2004). In 2005, Barr once again began performing standup comedy at clubs all throughout the country. Having always had an interest in politics, in 2012 Barr ran for president under the left-wing Peace and Freedom Party. She would go on to earn 70,000 votes as a third party candidate during the 2012 general election. Roseanne's presidential candidacy would be the basis for her 2015 documentary "Roseanne Runs for President!" (2015). In 2014 Roseanne returned to her comic roots by serving as a judge on the revived "Last Comic Standing" (NBC, 2003-2010, 2014-2015). She would also serve as a judge on the 9th season of the series in 2015. Then in 2018, after 20 years since she last played the part of Roseann Conner, Barr and the original cast returned to TV with a rebooted "Roseanne" on ABC. The revived series premiered on the network in March of that year with high ratings, making it one of the most watch series on network TV. However, ABC cancelled "Roseanne" in May of that year, after Barr sent out a controversial tweet that was widely condemned as racist. Despite the cancellation of "Roseanne," the rest of the cast began appearing in a spin-off series called "The Conners" (ABC, 2018- ) in the fall of 2018. Roseanne, however, had no affiliation with the spin-off series.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
60% 32% Roseanne for President! Herself (Character),
Executive Producer
$3.7K 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Master of a Good Name Grandma Ruth (Voice) - 2014
No Score Yet 100% What If Cannabis Cured Cancer? Connie Cancer (Character) - 2010
53% 29% Home on the Range Maggie (Voice) - 2004
86% 72% The Eyes of Tammy Faye Herself (Character) $1M 2000
41% 76% Blue in the Face Dot, Vinnie's Wife (Character) $586.3K 1995
19% 28% Even Cowgirls Get the Blues Madame Zoe (Character) $1.7M 1993
No Score Yet 33% The Woman Who Loved Elvis Roseanne Barr (Character) - 1993
19% 33% Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare Childless Woman (Character) $34M 1991
No Score Yet 10% Backfield in Motion Nancy Seavers (Character) - 1991
13% 32% Look Who's Talking Too Julie (Voice) $44.2M 1990
40% 48% She-Devil Ruth Patchett (Character) $12.8M 1989

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet DailyMailTV Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Dr. Oz Show Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainment Tonight Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hannity Guest 2018
76% 68% Roseanne Roseanne Conner (Character),
Writer,
Executive Producer,
Director
2018 1988-1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live with Kelly and Ryan Guest 2018
No Score Yet 58% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet etalk Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Talk Guest 2018 2014 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainment Weekly Cast Reunions Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Access Hollywood Live Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wendy Williams Show Guest 2018 2014 2011 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Access Hollywood Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet The View Guest 2018 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning America Guest 2018 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2018 2014-2015 2011 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet 20/20 Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tavis Smiley Guest 2015-2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Conan Guest 2016 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Momsters Host 2014-2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Last Comic Standing Judge 2014-2015
52% 61% Cristela Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Queen Latifah Show Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Guest 2014
47% 46% The Millers Darla (Guest Star) 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Katie Guest 2013
81% 89% The Office Carla Fern (Guest Star) 2013
94% 80% Portlandia Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Doctors Guest 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Comedy Central Roast Guest 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Guest 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rosie Show Guest 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS News Sunday Morning Guest 2011
30% No Score Yet Roseanne's Nuts Unknown (Character),
Executive Producer
2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lopez Tonight Guest 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Joy Behar Show Guest 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Oprah Winfrey Show Guest 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live With Regis and Kelly Guest 2011
82% 91% My Name Is Earl Millie Banks (Guest Star) 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Brothers Garcia Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
95% 95% Futurama Herself (Guest Voice) 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Guest 1999
No Score Yet 80% The Nanny Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet 3rd Rock From the Sun Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
38% No Score Yet Women of the House Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Saturday Night Live Host 1994 1991-1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Joan Rivers Show Guest 1993 1990
91% No Score Yet The Ben Stiller Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Johnny Carson Guest 1990 1985

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