Sara Gilbert

Sara Gilbert was born Sara Rebecca Abeles at St. John's Hospital and Health Center in Santa Monica, California, to Harold and Barbara Abeles. Barbara was previously married to the late Paul Gilbert. At the age of six, when Sara saw her sister Melissa Gilbert get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, she told her mother that she wanted to be an actress, too. A string of commercials and, in 1984, an appearance in the CBS TV movie Calamity Jane (1984), led her to adopt the Gilbert family name. After failing to get the new The Facts of Life (1979) show, she eventually found success with Roseanne (1988). Sara spent a total of nine years on that show and was given time to be able to study at Yale University, graduating with honors in 1997. Aside from Roseanne (1988), she has provided the voice of "Laura Powers" on The Simpsons (1989), and starred in several movies including Sudie and Simpson (1990), Poison Ivy (1992) and Light It Up (1999).

Known For


Cast Credits

Living Biblically (2018)
Guest starring as Cheryl (6 episodes)
Supergirl (2015)
Guest starring as Sara Gilbert
  • Episode 1x16: Falling (Mar 14, 2016) [Co-Star]
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (2015)
Guest starring as Sara Gilbert
Jane the Virgin (2014)
Guest starring as Sara Gilbert
Bad Teacher (2014)
Starring as Irene (13 episodes)
The Millers (2013)
Guest starring as Sara Gilbert
The Talk (2011)
Starring as Sara Gilbert (2 episodes)
Guest starring as Sara Gilbert
The Big Bang Theory (2007)
Starring as Leslie Winkle (4 episodes)
Guest starring as Leslie Winkle (6 episodes)
The Class (2006)
Guest starring as Fern (6 episodes)
Twins (2005)
Starring as Mitchee Arnold
Grey's Anatomy (2005)
Guest starring as Kim Allen
The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003)
Guest starring as Sara Gilbert
Jimmy Kimmel Live (2003)
Guest starring as Sara Gilbert
24 (2001)
Guest starring as Paula Schaeffer (5 episodes)
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999)
Guest starring as Kaitlyn Murphy
  • Episode 10x01: Trials (Sep 23, 2008)
Will & Grace (1998)
Guest starring as Cheryl
  • Episode 6x10: Fanilow (Dec 11, 2003)
The View (1997)
Guest starring as Sara Gilbert
The Simpsons (1989)
Guest starring as Laura Powers (2 episodes)
Roseanne (1988)
Starring as Darlene Conner (231 episodes)
Saturday Night Live (1975)
Guest starring as Sara Gilbert
The Conners ()
Starring as Darlene Conner