Sara Gilbert Biography

Sara Gilbert is a well-known American actress. Check out this biography to know about her childhood, family life, achievements and fun facts about her life.

Quick Facts

Birthday: January 29, 1975

Nationality: American

Famous: Actresses American Women

Age: 45 Years, 45 Year Old Females

Sun Sign: Aquarius

Also Known As: Sara Rebecca Abeles

Born in: Santa Monica, California, United States

Famous as: Actress

Height: 5'3" (160 cm), 5'3" Females


Spouse/Ex-: Linda Perry (m. 2014)

father: Harold Abeles

mother: Barbara Cowan

siblings: Claudia Cowan, Jonathan Gilbert, Joseph Abeles, Melissa Gilbert

children: Levi Hank Gilbert-Adler, Rhodes Emilio Gilbert Perry, Sawyer Gilbert-Adler

U.S. State: California

City: Santa Monica, California

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education: Yale University

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Sara Gilbert is a well-known American actress who has done numerous films and TV series in her illustrious career. She is also the co-host as well as creator of the daytime talk show ‘The Talk’. She first made a name for herself in the TV series ‘Roseanne,’ playing the role of Darlene Conner-Healy; this role earned her two ‘Primetime Emmy Award’ nominations. Apart from playing the popular role in the hit series, she has also done some memorable work in the TV series ‘The Big Bang Theory’ as Leslie Winkle. Her acting credits include movies like ‘Poison Ivy’, ‘The Big Tease’ and ‘Light It Up’. In addition to being an actress, she has tried her hands at direction as well as writing scripts. Gilbert, after realizing that she is homosexual, chose not to discuss her personal life in public. In her early days as an actress, she dated her co-star Johnny Galecki but then realized her true sexuality. She later went on to have a relationship with producer Allison Adler. After their breakup—and just before the launch of her talk show—Sara Gilbert came out publicly about her sexuality and accepted that she was homosexual.

Childhood & Early Life
  • Sara Gilbert started her career in a commercial for ‘Kool-Aid’ and after doing some minor roles in television, she appeared in the series ‘Roseanne’ as ‘Darlene Conner’ in 1988. At the age of 13, this was the biggest break she had received in her career so far. She played the role of the down-to-earth middle daughter of Roseanne Connor. Her role was very much appreciated and widely praised by the audience.
  • After a successful stint in ‘Roseanne’, Gilbert did some important roles in movies like ‘Desert Blue’ (1998), ‘The Big Tease’ (1999), ‘Light It Up’ (1999), and ‘Riding in Cars with Boys’ (2001).
  • Her role in ‘Roseanne’ earned her a lot of roles in the television world too. She featured in some popular TV series and established herself as a well-known TV actress.
  • Some of her famous works in TV were ‘Welcome to New York’ (2000-01), ‘24’ (2002), ‘Twins’ (2005-06), ‘The Class’ (2006-07), ‘ER’ (2004-07), ‘Bad Teacher’ (2014), ‘The Big Bang Theory’ (2007-16).
  • Sara Gilbert appeared in the television series ‘The Big Bang Theory’ between 2007 and 2010. She played the love interest of Johnny Galecki’s character in the show. Her character went through a roller coaster ride from being one of the main characters of the show to being pushed aside as a supporting one later on.
  • Apart from her acting career, Gilbert also created and co-hosted the famous talk show, ‘The Talk’ appearing alongside Sheryl Underwood, Aisha Tyler, Julie Chen and Sharon Osbourne. The talk show first premiered on October 18, 2010.
  • In the near future, she will appear in the eight-episode revival series of ‘Roseanne’ and will also be an executive producer of the series.
Major Works
  • In Sara Gilbert’s career so far, there have been many notable works but the one that stands out is her performance in ‘Roseanne’. The ABC Sitcom gave her the opportunity to make a name for herself in the television world. The show aired on television for the first time in 1988. Her role of ‘Darlene Connor’ was so important that the show’s creators gave her ample time to complete her bachelor’s degree from the Yale University along with working on the show by making dates available according to her convenience.
  • She caught the attention of the audience when she appeared in the popular television series ‘The Big Bang Theory’. After being introduced as a supporting character, her screen time was extended as the show progressed. Later on, her character ‘Leslie Winkle’ was once again downgraded to a recurring one by the producers owing to the increasing popularity of the characters played by the actresses Amy Farrah Fowler and Bernadette Rostenkowski.
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  • Another milestone in her career was the talk show titled ‘The Talk’. The show first aired in 2010. She produced and co-hosted the show along with appearing on it.
Awards & Achievements
  • Sara Gilbert started appearing in the ABC Sitcom ‘Roseanne’ at the tender age of 13. The show ran from 1988 to 1997. Playing the role of a loving character named ‘Darlene Connor,’ she received two Primetime Emmy Award nominations for her performance.
Personal Life
  • During her teenage, Sara Gilbert dated her co-star Johnny Galecki. It was around this time that she realized her true sexuality about being homosexual. She and Johnny are still good friends.
  • She later dated television producer Allison Adler and together they have two children, a son, Levi Hank, born to Adler in 2004 and a daughter, Sawyer Jane, born to Gilbert in 2007.
  • After her breakup with Adler she dated Linda Perry and got engaged in April 2013. She married the music producer on March 30, 2014. On February 28, 2015, she gave birth to their son Rhodes Emilio Gilbert Perry.
Net Worth
  • As of July 2017, Sara Gilbert had a net worth of US $6million.
  • Gilbert is the granddaughter of famous comedy writer Harry Crane.
  • She is ranked 38 in VH1's list of the ‘100 Greatest Kid Stars’ for her role in ‘Roseanne’.
  • Despite being Jewish, she has interest in different kinds of philosophies and disciplines including Siddha yoga.
  • She is a vegan, though she admitted to eating seafood occasionally.

1. High Fidelity (2000)

  (Music, Comedy, Romance, Drama)

2. Riding in Cars with Boys (2001)

  (Comedy, Biography, Drama)

3. The Big Tease (1999)


4. Desert Blue (1998)


5. Light It Up (1999)

  (Drama, Thriller)

6. Laws of Attraction (2004)

  (Comedy, Romance)

7. Poison Ivy (1992)

  (Drama, Thriller)

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