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Roseanne

Sara Gilbert

Darlene Conner

Sara Gilbert was born Sara Rebecca Abeles in Santa Monica, Calif. on Jan. 29, 1975. Her mother Barbara was previously married to the late Paul Gilbert. When her sister, Little House on the Prairie star Melissa Gilbert, was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Sara told her mother that she wanted to be an actress, too. She landed string of commercials, and she appeared in the 1984 TV movie Calamity Jane. That same year she adopted the Gilbert family name.

Gilbert, best-known for her nine-year run as the malcontent youngest daughter Darlene on Roseanne, was actually given time to study Yale University during her tenure on the show. She graduated with honors in 1997. Gilbert has since appeared on ER, 24, Law & Order and Twins, and had a recurring role on the CBS hit The Big Bang Theory with Johnny Galecki -- who played her boyfriend David on Roseanne. She starred in several movies including High Fidelity, Riding in Cars with Boys and Poison Ivy.

Character Bio

Darlene Conner is a series of dichotomies all wrapped up into one complicated, sarcastic, extremely intelligent (if underachieving) package. She's a tomboy and yet she's all girl, a sports enthusiast and budding artist, tight-lipped and a poet shouting from the rooftops. Darlene may indeed be the most well-rounded Conner of them all, and as such, her mother hangs upon her the mantel of "most likely to be the first Conner to graduate college and get out of Lanford." Darlene's significant other David Healy is the younger brother of Mark Healy, her sister Becky's main squeeze.

Roseanne TV Schedule

Tuesday
August 26
2:38am
Two Down, One to Go
Roseanne is suffering from empty-nest syndrome as Darlene heads for school.
TV-PG
3:16am
The Mommy's Curse
Brutally honest Roseanne suffers the consequences after telling Bev that she's had her fill of her at the Lunch Box.
TV-PG
3:54am
Party Politics
Roseanne attempts to enlist Darlene's aid in taming a rebellious D.J.
TV-G
4:27am
A Stash From the Past
Roseanne lectures David for getting high after she finds a stash of pot in the house -- then realizes it is hers from decades ago.
TV-PG
Wednesday
August 27
2:38am
Be My Baby
Roseanne wants another baby. But to everyone's surprise, Jackie breaks the news about being in the "family way" - sending Roseanne into a swirl of activity preparing for Jackie's maternity.
TV-PG
3:16am
Halloween V
Hallowe'en at the diner becomes complicated when Nancy complains that Dan doesn't like her.
TV-PG
3:54am
Homeward Bound
Darlene visits, making David realize how much he misses her.
TV-PG
4:27am
Guilt By Imagination
Dan has a hard time concealing the fact that he had lunch with an old flame.
TV-PG
Thursday
August 28
2:38am
Homecoming
Becky and Mark return home for Dan's high school football team's 20th anniversary party.
TV-G
3:16am
The Drivers Seat
Roseanne's car is stolen - by DJ, and her violent reaction frightens her that she may repeat the pattern of her own abuse as a child.
TV-G
3:54am
Suck Up Or Shut Up
Roseanne joins a women's club in hopes of establishing useful contacts, leaving DJ high and dry with a weird classmate whose mother also belongs.
TV-G
4:27am
Busted
Roseanne finds out that David is living with Darlene and heads for Chicago to confront them.
TV-G