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Sara Gilbert

as Darlene Conner
Actor Biography

Sara Gilbert endeared herself to millions of television viewers with her portrayal of the sarcastic yet lovable Darlene Conner, a role which garnered her two Emmy® nominations among numerous other accolades, on ABC's long-running, hit series Roseanne. In 2018, Gilbert will reprise her role as Darlene in the highly anticipated series revival, for which she also serves as an executive producer and has been instrumental in bringing the project to fruition. In addition to this new venture, 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'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, 24 and Welcome to New York. She will soon be seen in the new CBS comedy, By the Book. Executive produced by Johnny Galecki, the show follows a man at a crossroads in his life who decides to live strictly according to the Bible.

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 has also appeared in Desert Blue, opposite Kate Hudson; Fox's Light It Up, opposite Forest Whitaker; in a memorable cameo role as a starstruck publicist's assistant in the Warner Bros. comedy The Big Tease; and Buena Vista's High Fidelity, opposite John Cusack.

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.

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.

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.

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