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. Sara recently reprised her role as Darlene in the series revival, which premiered to record-breaking numbers. Sara was praised for her work in the series with critics calling her “the heart” of the show. In addition to staring in, she also served as an executive producer and was instrumental in bringing the project to fruition.
Sara continues in her role as both Darlene and executive producer in the series spin-off “The Conners,” which premiered in 2018 on ABC. Additionally, 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.” Sara most recently made guest star appearances on “Atypical,” a show following an 18-year old autistic boy who decides it’s time to take hold of the reins of his life and turn it into something amazing; and 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.”
Sara’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; 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.
Sara 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.