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Roseanne

Sarah Chalke

Becky Conner

Sarah Chalke was born August 27, 1976 in Canada. She made her acting debut in the made-for-TV movie City Boy in 1992. A year later, just after completing her first film, she auditioned to replace Lecy Goranson in the role of Becky on Roseanne. While cast to play the older sister of Sara Gilbert (Darlene), she's actually younger than her co-star. During her four-year run on the show -- while Goranson was studying at Vassar -- Chalke was studying on-set and graduated from high school in 1995. Chalke, best-known as the put-upon eldest daughter Becky, may have gotten her big break on Roseanne, but she truly broke out on her own in the NBC hit series Scrubs, which was the recipient of a TV Land Future Classic Award. In 2008-09, she appeared in several episodes of How I Met Your Mother as well as starring in the Lifetime miniseries Maneater.

Character Bio

Becky Conner is the apple of her father's eye, though her mother would often prefer to give her a black one. Becky is fiercely independent, smart, attractive and intuitive -- all traits that together make her one of the biggest handfuls in the Conner household.

She isn't afraid to go head to head with her mother, nor does she hesitate to wrap her father around her finger. She views little brother D.J. with mild disinterest and annoyance, only tolerating "the little perv"; the sibling rivalry between her and younger sister Darlene is far more pronounced.

Becky truly loves Mark, the outcast she met while in high school. Unfortunately, Mark's seeming dunderheadedness and appearance don't fit in with Dan and Roseanne's view of a potential son-in-law -- this pushes the young couple together faster than they might have moved on their own. Even their decision to elope is based on perceived influence, but through it all Beck loves her mom and dad very much, even taking time out of her elopement to phone home. Mark, meanwhile, loves Becky enough to try to go back to finish school.

Roseanne TV Schedule

Friday
January 30
3:00am
Playing with Matches
Darlene wants nothing to do with David after Molly kisses him. Guest Stars: Estelle Parsons, Red Buttons
TV-PG
3:30am
Promises, Promises
Darlene springs a prom-night surprise on David: she has rented a motel room. Guest Stars: Sandra Bernhard, Tim Curry
TV-PG
Saturday
January 31
1:00pm
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
1:30pm
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
2:00pm
Daughters and Other Strangers
Roseanne worries that Darlene may be planning to run away from home. Guest Star: Joseph Gordon-Levitt
TV-PG
2:30pm
Two Down, One to Go
Roseanne is suffering from empty-nest syndrome as Darlene heads for school.
TV-PG
3:00pm
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. Guest Stars: Estelle Parsons, Martin Mull
TV-PG
3:30pm
Party Politics
Roseanne attempts to enlist Darlene's aid in taming a rebellious D.J.
TV-G
4:00pm
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
4:30pm
Be My Baby
Roseanne learns that Jackie is expecting.
TV-PG
5:00pm
Homeward Bound
Darlene visits, making David realize how much he misses her.
TV-PG
5:30pm
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
Sunday
February 1
2:00pm
Be My Baby
Roseanne learns that Jackie is expecting.
TV-PG
2:30pm
Homeward Bound
Darlene visits, making David realize how much he misses her.
TV-PG
3:00pm
Guilt by Imagination
Dan has a hard time concealing the fact that he had lunch with an old flame. Guest Stars: Vicki Lawrence, Fabio
TV-PG
3:30pm
Homecoming
Becky and Mark return home for Dan's high school football team's 20th anniversary party.
TV-G
4:00pm
The Driver's 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
4:30pm
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.Guest Star: Florence Henderson
TV-G
5:00pm
Busted
Roseanne finds out that David is living with Darlene and heads for Chicago to confront them. Guest Star: Ahmet Zappa
TV-G
5:30pm
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