Sara Gilbert
Sara Gilbert
as Darlene Conner

Actor Biography

Sara Gilbert endeared herself to millions of television viewers with her portrayal of the sarcastic yet loveable Darlene Conner on the long-running, hit series "Roseanne," a role which garnered her two Emmy® nominations among numerous other accolades. Gilbert reprised her role as Darlene in the series revival in 2018, which premiered to record-breaking numbers. She continues in her role as both Darlene and executive producer on ABC's hit comedy "The Conners."

Gilbert is the creator, executive producer and former co-host of CBS's award-winning talk show "The Talk." The show has won Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Talk Show/Entertainment and Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Hosts. Gilbert most recently made guest star appearances on "Atypical" and the YouTube Premium series "Weird City."

Gilbert's extensive list of television credits includes roles in "The Big Bang Theory," "The Comeback," "Bad Teacher," "Web Therapy," "Grey's Anatomy," "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," "ER," "The Class," "Will & Grace," "Jane the Virgin," "Supergirl," "24," "Welcome to New York" and "Living Biblically."

Gilbert's film credits include "Riding in Cars with Boys" for Columbia/TriStar and director Penny Marshall. The film reunited Gilbert with her "Poison Ivy" co-star Drew Barrymore, for which she received an Independent Spirit Award nomination. She also appeared in "Desert Blue," opposite Kate Hudson; Fox's "Light It Up," opposite Forest Whitaker; a memorable cameo role as a star-struck publicist's assistant in the Warner Bros. comedy "The Big Tease"; and Buena Vista's "High Fidelity," opposite John Cusack.

A magna cum laude graduate of Yale University with a degree in art, Gilbert made her directorial debut with the critically acclaimed short film "Persona Non Grata." The film was executive produced by The Shooting Gallery and selected for the 1998 Sundance Film Festival.

An accomplished stage actress, Gilbert's theater credits include the off-Broadway play "Exonerated," opposite Richard Dreyfuss and Jill Clayburgh; an appearance in the world premiere of Gary Stewart's play "Downwinder Dance"; and a starring role in the Williamstown Theater Festival production of "The Hot L Baltimore."

Gilbert has continued to photograph since studying photography at Yale. Her work has been exhibited in New York City at Paul Morris Gallery, as well as at the Deutsche Guggenheim Museum in Berlin in the summer of 2008.

Gilbert currently resides in Los Angeles.