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Sara Gilbert

Sara Gilbert is an American actress. She decided at a young age that she wanted to be an actress after seeing her half-sister, Melissa Gilbert, in Little House on the Prairie. The roles she has played tend to reflect her laid back and unthreatening personality.

Following appearances in TV movies and an advert for Kool Aid, at the age of thirteen she landed the role of Darlene Connor in the U.S. sitcom Roseanne. Sara was a constant cast member during the shows run from 1988 to 1997, for which she wrote an episode called Don't Make Me Over. In fact, Sara's contribution to Roseanne was so important that the show's producers arranged the filming schedule to allow her to study at Yale University. She graduated with an arts degree in 1997.

She has appeared in two films alongside Drew Barrymore, in Poison Ivy in 1992 and Riding In Cars With Boys in 2001. She starred in several other minor roles following the final episode of Roseanne, including short film $30 (aka 30 Bucks) as part of the Boys Life 3 feature. She directed her own short film Persona Non Grata in 1998.

She has also made guest appearances in many TV shows such as The Simpsons, 24, ER, and Will & Grace and made a cameo appearance in High Fidelity, appearing alongside Jack Black and John Cusack.

In her teens she became a vegetarian and supports numerous organizations such as PETA, Meals on Wheels, Freedom of Speech, Pediatric Aid Foundation, Aids Project Los Angeles and Animal Rights.

In 1993 she was nominated for the Emmy award for Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series for her role in Roseanne as well as the Independent Spirit Award award for Best Supporting Female for her role in Poison Ivy. She was nominated again in 1994 for Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series for Roseanne.

Gilbert is in a long-term relationship with Allison Adler; in October 2004 they welcomed their first child (a boy) into the world.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2005.
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Sara Gilbert Facts

Birth NameSara Rebecca Abeles
OccupationActress
BirthdayJanuary 29, 1975 (42)
SignAquarius
BirthplaceSanta Monica, California, USA
Height5' 3" (1m60)  How tall is Sara Gilbert compared to you?

Selected Filmography

8:00 A.M.
Desert Blue
Army of Darkness
Riding in Cars with Boys
The Big Bang Theory: Season 2
Lady Jane
High Fidelity
D-I-V-O-R-C-E
Inherit the Wind
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