Sara Gilbert endeared herself to millions of television viewers with her portrayal of the sarcastic yet lovable Darlene Conner on the long-running, hit series Roseanne, a role which garnered her two Emmy® nominations among numerous other accolades. Gilbert recently reprised her role as Darlene in the series revival, which premiered to record-breaking numbers. Gilbert was praised for her work in the series with critics calling her "the heart" of the show. In addition to starring, she also served as an executive producer and was instrumental in bringing the project to fruition.
Gilbert will continue in her role as both Darlene and executive producer in the series spinoff, The Conners, on ABC. Additionally, Gilbert is the creator, executive producer and 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 is also set to make a guest-star appearance on the YouTube Premium series, Weird City. The series, co-created by Academy® and Emmy Award-winning writer Jordan Peele and Emmy Award-winning writer Charlie Sanders, centers around life in the not-too-distant future city of Weird.
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.