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Sara Gilbert

Sara GilbertAKA Sara Rebecca Abeles

Born: 29-Jan-1975
Birthplace: Santa Monica, CA

Gender: Female
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Lesbian
Occupation: Actor

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Darlene on Roseanne

Sara Gilbert's elder sister was a big TV star, Melissa Gilbert of Little House on the Prairie, so Sara was naturally drawn to acting, just to compete. At nine, she made her professional debut in a TV movie of Calamity Jane, and at 13 she won the role of Darlene, the troublesome younger daughter on Roseanne. She played the role for ten years, matching the span of Melissa's run with Little House. Gilbert also wrote one of Roseanne's better episodes, "Don't Make Me Over", in which Roseanne receives a special birthday makeover from her daughters, but learns that they had an ulterior motive.

Since Roseanne, Gilbert's subsequent TV sitcoms have included Welcome to New York with Christine Baranski, and Twins with Melanie Griffith. On the big screen, she kissed Drew Barrymore in Poison Ivy, seized control of her high school in Light It Up, and in the film Thirty Bucks she played a prostitute available for that price. In John Cusack's High Fidelity, she had a brief bit as a hippie girl.

Gilbert is an ex-smoker and an out lesbian, and very active politically, volunteering with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, the Pediatric AIDS Foundation, Meals on Wheels, and AIDS Project Los Angeles.

Father: Harold A. Abeles (attorney)
Mother: Barbara Crane Cowan (talent manager, m. Abeles 1972, sep. 1982)
Father: Warren Cowan (Hollywood publicist, stepfather)
Sister: Melissa Gilbert (actress, half-sister)
Brother: Jonathan Gilbert (actor, half-brother, b. 10-Jul-1968)
Boyfriend: Johnny Galecki (actor, dated in high school)
Girlfriend: Allison Adler (TV scriptwriter, b. 30-May-1967, together 2000-11)
Son: Levi (b. Oct-2004 to Adler, with Gilbert via un-named sperm donor)
Daughter: Sawyer (b. 2-Aug-2007 to Gilbert, with Adler via un-named sperm donor)
Wife: Linda Perry (rock star, together since 2011, m. 30-Mar-2014)

    University: BA Art, Yale University (1997)

    People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals
    Risk Factors: Vegetarian, Yoga

    TELEVISION
    Hawthorne Malia Price (2010)
    The Big Bang Theory Leslie Winkle (2007-)
    The Class Fern (2006-07)
    Twins Mitchee Arnold (2005-06)
    ER Jane Figler (2004-07)
    24 Paula Schaeffer (2002)
    Welcome to New York Amy Manning (2000-01)
    Roseanne Darlene Conner (1988-97)
    Celebrity Poker Showdown Contestant

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    Laws of Attraction (4-Apr-2004) · Gary Gadget's Assistant
    Riding in Cars with Boys (19-Oct-2001) · Tina
    High Fidelity (28-Mar-2000)
    The Big Tease (26-Nov-1999)
    Light It Up (4-Nov-1999)
    Desert Blue (12-Sep-1998) · Sandy
    Dead Beat (1-Aug-1994) · Martha
    Poison Ivy (8-May-1992) · Sylvie Cooper
    Calamity Jane (6-Mar-1984)


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