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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

Friday
November 28
3:16am
We Gather Together
It's Thanksgiving Day, and Jackie finally tells Bev about her new job.Guest Stars: Ned Beatty, Stephen Dorff, Estelle Parsons
TV-G
3:54am
Thanksgiving 1991
Thanksgiving brings four generations together to cope with a surprise announcement from Bev. Guest Stars: Estelle Parsons, Shelley Winters
TV-PG
4:27am
Thanksgiving '93
The Connors' dysfunctional-family Thanksgiving finds Becky preparing the bird, Dan and Mark duking it out, and an absent-minded Nana Mary revealing Bev's secret about her marriage. Guest Star: Shelley Winters
TV-G
5:00am
Thanksgiving 1994
Thanksgiving is a real turkey at the Conner household when Roseanne gets alarming medical news.
TV-PG
5:30am
The Last Thursday in November
When D.J.'s teacher gives his students free rein, the class Thanksgiving pageant takes on a decidedly modern, Pulp Fiction twist.
TV-G
Sunday
November 30
12:00pm
We Gather Together
It's Thanksgiving Day, and Jackie finally tells Bev about her new job.Guest Stars: Ned Beatty, Stephen Dorff, Estelle Parsons
TV-G
12:36pm
Inherit the Wind
Roseanne tries her hand at telephone solicitation while trying to console Becky who has had an unfortunately loud gastric accident in front of the school council. Guest Star: Stephen Dorff
TV-G
1:12pm
Brain-Dead Poets' Society
Darlene refuses to read her prize-winning poem on Culture Night at her school.
TV-G
1:48pm
Chicken Hearts
Roseanne tries to treat her 17-year-old boss with respect.
TV-G
2:24pm
An Officer and a Gentleman
When Roseanne is called away, Jackie impresses Dan and the kids with her homemaking skills.
TV-G
3:00pm
Bird is the Word
Becky is suspended for making an obscene gesture in her class photo.
TV-G
3:36pm
Do You Know Where Your Parents Are?
Dan and Roseanne celebrate an anniversary by trying to teach the kids a lesson.
TV-G
4:12pm
Darlene Fades to Black
Darlene slips into a depressive state. Guest Star: Martin Mull
TV-G
4:48pm
Terms of Estrangement Part 1
When Dan's motorcycle shop goes under, and Roseanne is out of work, Becky considers moving to Minneapolis with Mark. Guest Star: Sandra Bernhard
TV-G
5:24pm
Terms of Estrangement Part 2
Becky and Mark say goodbye before moving away. Guest Star: Sandra Bernhard
TV-G
Tuesday
December 2
3:12am
Busted
Roseanne finds out that David is living with Darlene and heads for Chicago to confront them. Guest Star: Ahmet Zappa
TV-G
3:49am
David vs. Goliath
Guilt and Roseanne's slavedriving push David to confess to Dan that he was living with Darlene in Chicago, and Dan throws him out.
TV-PG