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Sara Gilbert



Like her older half-sister Melissa (Little House on the Prairie), actress Sara Gilbert grew up on a television series, in this case, the long-running ABC sitcom Roseanne (1988-1997). She and her sister and her older half-brother, Jonathon Gilbert, are the third generation of a showbiz family. Her grandfather, Harry Crane, was a writer for The Honeymooners, her grandmother, Julia Crane, was a former Miss Brooklyn and a dancer, and her mother is a producer and talent manager.

Gilbert made her professional debut in a television commercial at age six, and from there appeared in the television series Tales of the Apple Dumpling Gang (1982). She then played a small role in the made-for-TV movie Calamity Jane, which starred Jane Alexander. Gilbert's career slowed down after that and she did not appear on television until 1988 when she appeared in Runaway Ralph as part of the ABC Weekend Special. As Darlene Connor in Roseanne, Gilbert believably played a cynical, smart-mouthed, but sensitive foil for Roseanne. Gilbert showed versatility as a confused Daddy's girl who is victimized by a calculating Drew Barrymore in Poison Ivy (1989) and as a Southern child with a dark secret who is befriended by a gentle black man in the well-wrought Sudie and Simpson (1990). Gilbert has been twice nominated for an Emmy and has won three Youth in Film Awards. During the last couple seasons of Roseanne, Gilbert began attending Yale University where she studied art and photography. She has also been an avid supporter for various environmental causes through her affiliation with Earth Communications Office (ECO).



She stayed away from acting for the most part until 2007 when she began making occasional appearances on the hit sitcom The Big Bang Theory often playing opposite her former Roseanne co-star Johnny Galecki. In 2010, she created the talk show The Talk, a knockoff of The View, and serves as an executive producer and co-host of the series.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet In the Game
  • Actor
2005
17% Laws of Attraction
  • Gary Gadget's Assistant
2004
64% Die Mommie Die!
  • Janice
2003
49% Riding in Cars With Boys
  • Tina
2001
57% Boys Life 3
  • Emily
2000
91% High Fidelity
  • Anaugh
2000
56% The Big Tease
  • Gretle
2000
No Score Yet Child Stars: Their Story
  • Actor
2000
No Score Yet $30
  • [$30]
1999
38% Light It Up
  • Lynn
1999
37% Desert Blue
  • Sandy
1999
No Score Yet Dead Beat
  • Martha
1994
37% Poison Ivy
  • Cooper
1992
No Score Yet Sudie and Simpson
  • Sudie Harrigan
1990
No Score Yet Runaway Ralph
  • Actor
1988
No Score Yet Calamity Jane
  • Actor
1984

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
97% Supergirl
2015
  • Herself
No Score Yet The Simpsons
1989
  • Voice
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson
2005-2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet CBS This Morning
2012
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
  • Producer
  • Host
  • Appearing
  • Host
  • Guest
  • Executive Producer
  • Creator
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
  • Kaitlyn Murphy
46% The Millers
2013-2015
  • Herself
71% Grey's Anatomy
2005
  • Kim
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
  • Jane
57% Bad Teacher
2014
  • Irene
82% The Big Bang Theory
2007
  • Instructor Leslie Winkle
No Score Yet Private Practice
2007-2013
  • Kelly
No Score Yet Hawthorne
2009-2011
  • Actor
No Score Yet Web Therapy
2011-2014
  • Sylvie
65% The Comeback
2005-2014
  • Herself
No Score Yet Will & Grace
1998-2006
  • Cheryl
87% 24
2014
  • Paula Schaeffer
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
  • Guest

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