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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

Saturday
December 20
1:12pm
Another Mouth to Shut Up
Just weeks after their hot night in Disney World, Darlene drops a proposal - and a surprise announcement: she's pregnant - on David.
TV-G
1:48pm
Morning Becomes Obnoxious
Roseanne prepares to "Wake Up Chicago" on a morning TV talk show as a news commentator.
TV-G
2:24pm
Ballroom Blitz
Bev has a crush on her ballroom-dance instructor - until a drama unfolds on the dance floor. Guest Star: Tony Curtis
TV-G
3:00pm
The Wedding
Darlene's wedding day brings unexpected tears, joy and tenderness as Dan is finally able to express his love to Darlene. Guest Stars: Shelley Winters, Sandra Bernhard, Fred Willard
TV-G
3:30pm
Santa Claus
Roseanne talks Leon into letting her play Santa Claus at the mall - and hears something from one of the kids' mothers. Guest Star: Martin Mull,
TV-G
4:00pm
It's No Place Like Home For the Holidays
A Christmas Eve snowstorm scatters the Connors. Guest Stars: Estelle Parsons, Sandra Bernhard, Morgan Fairchild, Shelley Winters, Sally Kirkland
TV-PG
4:30pm
White Trash Christmas
Roseanne and Dan snub the neighborhood association by putting up gaudy Xmas decorations.
TV-G
Sunday
December 21
1:12pm
Santa Claus
Roseanne talks Leon into letting her play Santa Claus at the mall - and hears something from one of the kids' mothers. Guest Star: Martin Mull,
TV-G
1:48pm
It's No Place Like Home For the Holidays
A Christmas Eve snowstorm scatters the Connors. Guest Stars: Estelle Parsons, Sandra Bernhard, Morgan Fairchild, Shelley Winters, Sally Kirkland
TV-PG
2:24pm
White Trash Christmas
Roseanne and Dan snub the neighborhood association by putting up gaudy Xmas decorations.
TV-G
3:00pm
A Second Chance
Roseanne and Dan begin to take the first tentative steps toward putting their marriage back together.
TV-G
3:30pm
The Miracle
Roseanne sets out to prove that love, affection and human contact are better than any medicine.
TV-G
4:00pm
Into That Good Night Part 1
Darlene and David bring home their new baby. Guest Stars: Martin Mull, Fred Willard, Sandra Bernhard
TV-G
4:30pm
Into That Good Night Part 2
Darlene and David bring home their new baby. Guest Stars: Martin Mull, Fred Willard, Sandra Bernhard
TV-G
Tuesday
December 23
2:00am
Life and Stuff
Roseanne deals with life, as well as complaints that Darlene barks in school. Guest Star: George Clooney
TV-PG
2:36am
We're in the Money
Although Dan and Roseanne agree not to spend any of Dan's $500 advance on themselves, neither can resist the temptation.
TV-G
3:12am
Home for the Holidays
After a long stay in California with his mother, Dan returns home for Christmas.
TV-G