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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

Wednesday
April 1
3:12am
Crime and Punishment Part 1
Dan disciplines D.J. for taking offensive reading material to school - Darlene's comic book.
TV-PG
3:49am
War and Peace Part 2
Dan returns home to rampart rumors about his behavior.
TV-PG
Thursday
April 2
3:16am
Lanford Daze
Loretta Lynn moseys by during Lanford Days. Guest Star: Loretta Lynn
TV-G
3:54am
Wait Til Your Father Gets Home
The death of their father finds Jackie blubbering, but Roseanne angry. Guest Star: Estelle Parsons
TV-G
Sunday
April 5
2:00pm
It's a Boy
Roseanne wants Darlene's boyfriend David to move in with them.
TV-PG
2:30pm
It Was Twenty Years Ago Today
For their anniversary, Roseanne poses in a sexy photo for Dan.
TV-G
3:00pm
Playing with Matches
Darlene wants nothing to do with David after Molly kisses him. Guest Stars: Estelle Parsons, Red Buttons
TV-PG
3:30pm
Promises, Promises
Darlene springs a prom-night surprise on David: she has rented a motel room. Guest Stars: Sandra Bernhard, Tim Curry
TV-PG
4:00pm
Glengarry, Glen Rosey
Roseanne and Dan fear a financial crisis when they cannot sell the house they refurbished. Guest Stars: Estelle Parsons, Sandra Bernhard, Tim Curry
TV-G
4:30pm
Tooth or Consequences
Dan realizes he needs a steady job to take care of his family when he accidentally knocks out one of Roseanne's teeth on the day she's to meet with a health inspector. Guest Stars: Sandra Bernhard, Martin Mull, Bob Odenkirk
TV-PG
5:00pm
Daughters and Other Strangers
Roseanne worries that Darlene may be planning to run away from home. Guest Star: Joseph Gordon-Levitt
TV-PG
5:30pm
Two Down, One to Go
Roseanne is suffering from empty-nest syndrome as Darlene heads for school.
TV-PG