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Date Of BirthJanuary 29, 1975
SpouseLinda Perry
FactEx-sister-in-law of Bo Brinkman.

Sara Gilbert is an American actress, best known for her role as Darlene Conner on the ABC sitcom Roseanne from 1988 to 1997, for which she received two Primetime Emmy Award nominations. She is also a co-host and executive producer of The Talk, a daytime talk show that premiered in October 2010. Gilbert also had a recurring role as Leslie Winkle on the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory from 2007 to 2010.

Born Sara Rebecca Abeles in Santa Monica, California, Gilbert is the daughter of Barbara Cowan and Harold Abeles. Her mother is the daughter of The Honeymooners creator Harry Crane and his wife, actress Joyce Bulifant. Her two older siblings on her mother’s side, Melissa Gilbert and Jonathan Gilbert, were stars of Little House on the Prairie. Sara took her mother’s maiden name as her stage name when she began acting professionally.

Gilbert began her acting career at the age of thirteen when she landed the role of Darlene Conner, the sarcastic middle child, on Roseanne. The show was an instant hit, and Gilbert’s performance earned her critical acclaim as well as two Primetime Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. She remained with the show until its cancellation in 1997.

In the years following Roseanne, Gilbert appeared in a number of films and television shows, including Poison Ivy (1992), High Fidelity (2000), Riding in Cars with Boys (2001), ER (2002), The Class (2006), and Grey’s Anatomy (2007). She also had a recurring role as Leslie Winkle on the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory from 2007 to 2010.

In 2010, Gilbert began co-hosting and executive producing The Talk, a daytime talk show that features a panel of female hosts discussing various topics. The show has been a ratings success, and Gilbert has received praise for her performance as a host.

Gilbert came out as a lesbian in 2010 and began dating television producer Allison Adler. The couple had two children together before breaking up in 2011. Gilbert is currently in a relationship with songwriter Linda Perry.

Gilbert has a net worth of $35 million. She earns a salary of $5 million per year from her work on The Talk. In addition to her acting and hosting work, Gilbert also earns income from her work as a producer and director.

General Info

Full NameSara Gilbert
Date Of BirthJanuary 29, 1975
Height1.6 m
ProfessionScreenwriter, Television producer, Film director, Actor
EducationYale University


SpouseLinda Perry
ChildrenSawyer Gilbert-Adler, Levi Hank Gilbert-Adler, Rhodes Emilio Gilbert Perry
ParentsHarold Abeles, Barbara Cowan
SiblingsMelissa Gilbert, Jonathan Gilbert, Claudia Cowan
PartnerAllison Adler


AwardsTV Land Innovator Award
NominationsDaytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Talk Show Entertainment, Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host, Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Talk Show Host, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Fem...
MoviesPoison Ivy, Riding in Cars with Boys, High Fidelity, Sudie and Simpson, The Big Tease, Desert Blue, Light It Up, Laws of Attraction, Boys Life 3, Runaway Ralph, Dead Beat, Jack and the Beanstalk
TV ShowsBad Teacher, ER, Twins, Welcome to New York, Roseanne, The Talk, The Big Bang Theory

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1I had a crush on him [Johnny Galecki] when we first met. But it became just a really close friendship. He has a stoic quality. Whenever I'm upset about something, he's the first person I talk to.


1Gave birth to her 3rd child at age 40, a son named Rhodes Emilio Gilbert Perry on February 28, 2015. It is her 1st child with her wife Linda Perry. She got pregnant with the help of sperm donor.
2(March 30, 2014) Married her girlfriend of 2 years Linda Perry following an 11-month-long engagement.
3Gave birth to her 2nd child at age 32, a daughter named Sawyer Jane Gilbert-Adler on August 2, 2007, with her now ex-girlfriend Ali Adler. She got pregnant with the help of sperm donor.
4Became a mother for the 1st time at age 29, when her now ex-girlfriend, Ali Adler, gave birth to their son named Levi Hank Gilbert-Adler at the end of October 2004. Adler got pregnant with the help of sperm donor.
5Was in a relationship with Ali Adler from 2001 to 2011. They have 2 children together.
6Starring in "The Hot L Baltimore" at the Williamstown (MA) Theatre Festival in July 2000. [2000]
7Close friends with Johnny Galecki.
8She is a vegan.
9Stepdaughter of Warren Cowan.
10Grew up with and is very close friends to Tobey Maguire, Seth Green, Danny Masterson, and Leonardo DiCaprio.
11Though she was born Jewish, she explores all kinds of philosophies and disciplines including siddha yoga.
12Began acting in commercials.
13Inspired to get into acting at age 6, when she saw Melissa Gilbert getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
14Ex-sister-in-law of Bo Brinkman.
15Sister-in-law of Bruce Boxleitner.
16Ranked #38 in VH1's list of the "100 Greatest Kid Stars"
17Daughter of Barbara Cowan and Harold Abeles.
18Grandparents: Julia and Harry Crane
19She had a part in Outside Providence (1999). The part was later cut.
20Younger half-sister of Melissa Gilbert and Jonathan Gilbert, and stepsister of Claudia Cowan.
21Majored in art with an emphasis on photography while at Yale. She graduated with honors in 1997.
22Granddaughter of comedy writer Harry Crane.




The Talk2011-2016TV Series executive producer - 1,106 episodes


Supergirl2016TV SeriesSara Gilbert
The Big Bang Theory2007-2016TV SeriesLeslie Winkle
The Comeback2014TV SeriesSara Gilbert
Madam Secretary2014TV SeriesSara Gilbert
Bad Teacher2014TV SeriesIrene Dudek
The Millers2013TV SeriesSara Gilbert
Web Therapy2013TV SeriesSylvie Frank
Web Therapy2013TV SeriesSylvie Frank
Hawthorne2010TV SeriesMalia Price
Grey's Anatomy2010TV SeriesKim Allen
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2008TV SeriesCaitlyn Ryan
Private Practice2007TV SeriesKelly
ER2004-2007TV SeriesJane Figler
The Class2006-2007TV SeriesFern Fern Velch
Girls on the Bus2006TV SeriesHelen
Twins2005-2006TV SeriesMitchee Arnold
The Clinic2005TV SeriesMrs. Jennings
Strong Medicine2004TV SeriesCharlayne
Laws of Attraction2004Gary Gadget's Assistant
In the Game2004TV Movie
Will & Grace2003TV SeriesCheryl
242002TV SeriesPaula Schaeffer
Rugrats2002TV SeriesCindy
Riding in Cars with Boys2001Tina Barr
Welcome to New York2000-2001TV SeriesAmy Manning
Boys Life 32000Emily (segment "$30")
High Fidelity2000Anaugh Moss
$301999ShortEmily / Michelle
Light It Up1999Lynn Sabatini
Jack and the Beanstalk1999VideoDilly
The Big Tease1999Gretle Dickens
Desert Blue1998Sandy
Walkin' on Sunshine: The Movie1997NeuralNurse 256
Roseanne1988-1997TV SeriesDarlene Conner Darlene Conner-Healy Mary Ann
Sports Theater with Shaquille O'Neal1997TV Series
ABC Afterschool Specials1996TV SeriesJessie
Dead Beat1994Martha
The Simpsons1992TV SeriesLaura Powers
Poison Ivy1992Sylvie Cooper
Sudie and Simpson1990TV MovieSudie Harrigan
ABC Weekend Specials1988TV SeriesStephie
Calamity Jane1984TV MovieJean (Age 7) (as Sara Abeles)


Dogs with Jobs2002-2004TV Series documentary publicist - 33 episodes
Two Thousand and None2000unit publicist
Where the Money Is2000unit publicist: Canada
Going to Kansas City1998unit publicist
Escape from Wildcat Canyon1998unit publicist
Peter Cushing: A One-Way Ticket to Hollywood1989TV Movie documentary assistant: Gillian Garrow


Dogs with Jobs2001-2004TV Series documentary writer - 23 episodes
Even the Losers1998TV Movie
Roseanne1992TV Series story by - 1 episode


Even the Losers1998TV Movie
Persona Non Grata1996Short


The Talk2010-2016TV SeriesHerself - Co-Hostess / Herself - Co-Host / Herself - Host / ...
Entertainment Tonight2010-2016TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Co-Hostess, The Talk / Herself - The Talk
The 43rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards2016TV MovieHerself - Co-Presenter: Outstanding Morning Program / Winner: Outstanding Talk Show / Entertainment and Co-Nominated: Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host
The Insider2014-2016TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Co-Hostess, The Talk
The 42nd Annual People's Choice Awards2016TV MovieHerself
Rachael Ray2011-2015TV SeriesHerself
CBS This Morning2013-2015TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Herself - Co-Hostess, The Talk
The 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards2015TV MovieHerself - Presenter: Outstanding Game Show Host and Nominated: Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host
On Your Marc!2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Extra2014TV SeriesHerself - The Talk / Herself
Live from the Red Carpet: The 2014 Daytime Emmy Awards2014TV SpecialHerself
Inside Edition2013-2014TV Series documentaryHerself
Watch What Happens: Live2014TV SeriesHerself
The Queen Latifah Show2014TV SeriesHerself
The Arsenio Hall Show2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Good Day L.A.2013TV SeriesHerself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2005-2013TV SeriesHerself
The 40th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards2013TV SpecialHerself
The 39th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards2012TV SpecialHerself - Co-Presenter: Outstanding Game Show Host
The Oprah Winfrey Show2011TV SeriesHerself
CBS Cares2011TV SeriesHerself
Howard Stern on Demand2011TV SeriesHerself
The 6th Annual TV Land Awards2008TV SpecialHerself
My First Time2006TV SeriesHerself
Larry King Live2005TV SeriesHerself
Class of...2005TV SeriesHerself
Celebrity Poker Showdown2004TV SeriesHerself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2003TV SeriesHerself
Biography2001TV Series documentaryHerself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show2001TV SeriesHerself
Child Stars: Their Story2000TV Movie documentaryHerself
Celebrity Profile1998TV Series documentaryHerself
The Roseanne Show1998TV SeriesHerself
Intimate Portrait1998TV Series documentaryHerself
The 46th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1994TV SpecialHerself - Nominated: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Saturday Night Live1994TV SeriesHerself - Host / Six Dorothy Lemeure
In a New Light: A Call to Action in the War Against AIDS1992TV Movie documentaryHerself
CBS Schoolbreak Special1992TV SeriesHerself - Host
The 43rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1991TV SpecialHerself
The 12th Annual CableACE Awards1991TV SpecialHerself
Tom Arnold: The Naked Truth1991TV Special documentaryHerself
Classroom Cut-Ups: A Look at Dissection1990Video documentary shortNarrator
The 42nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1990TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Outstanding Directing in a Variety or Music Program
CBS This Morning1990TV SeriesHerself
The Marsha Warfield Show1990TV SeriesHerself
The 4th Annual American Comedy Awards1990TV SpecialHerself
The 47th Annual Golden Globe Awards1990TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
The 41st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1989TV SpecialHerself
The 15th Annual People's Choice Awards1989TV SpecialHerself - Accepting Award for Favourite New Comedy Series
The Arsenio Hall Show1989TV SeriesHerself
Fox's Fun House1989TV SeriesHerself - Celebrity Contestant

Archive Footage

Entertainment Tonight2014-2016TV SeriesHerself - Co-Hostess, The Talk / Herself / Herself - The Talk
Extra2016TV SeriesHerself
Inside Edition2014-2015TV Series documentaryHerself / Herself - Co-Hostess, The Talk / Herself - The Talk
The Insider2014TV SeriesHerself - Co-Hostess, The Talk
Pioneers of Television2014TV Mini-Series documentaryDarlene Conner - Roseanne
Chelsea Lately2012TV SeriesHerself - Host of 'The Talk'
50 Cutest Child Stars: All Grown Up2005TV Movie documentaryHerself
Saturday Night Live: The Best of David Spade2005TV SpecialMissy (uncredited)
Inside the Actors Studio2001TV SeriesHerself
The Bad Boys of Saturday Night Live1998TV Special documentaryMissy (uncredited)
Roseanne1995TV SeriesDarlene Conner
The Simpsons1994TV SeriesLaura Powers


Won Awards

2009LA Femme Filmmaker AwardLA Femme International Film FestivalHumanitarian Award
2008Innovator AwardTV Land AwardsRoseanne (1988)
1993Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsOutstanding Young Comedienne in a Television SeriesRoseanne (1988)
1992Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsOutstanding Young Comedienne in a Television SeriesRoseanne (1988)
1991Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Young Actress in a Cable SpecialSudie and Simpson (1990)
1991Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsOutstanding Young Comedienne in a Television SeriesRoseanne (1988)

Nominated Awards

2016Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Entertainment Talk Show HostThe Talk (2010)
2015Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Entertainment Talk Show HostThe Talk (2010)
2014Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Talk Show HostThe Talk (2010)
2012Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Talk Show/EntertainmentThe Talk (2010)
2010Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsDrama Guest ActressGrey's Anatomy (2005)
2006TV Land AwardTV Land AwardsCharacter Most Desperately in Need of a TimeoutRoseanne (1988)
1994Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy SeriesRoseanne (1988)
1993Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy SeriesRoseanne (1988)
1993American Television AwardAmerican Television AwardsBest Supporting Actress in a Situation ComedyRoseanne (1988)
1993Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest Supporting FemalePoison Ivy (1992)
1990Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Young Actress Supporting Role in a Television SeriesRoseanne (1988)

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