Inspired to get into acting at age 6, when she saw Melissa Gilbert getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
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.
Date Of Birth
January 29, 1975
Screenwriter, Television producer, Film director, Actor
Sawyer Gilbert-Adler, Levi Hank Gilbert-Adler, Rhodes Emilio Gilbert Perry
Harold Abeles, Barbara Cowan
Melissa Gilbert, Jonathan Gilbert, Claudia Cowan
TV Land Innovator Award
Daytime 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...
Poison 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
Bad Teacher, ER, Twins, Welcome to New York, Roseanne, The Talk, The Big Bang Theory
I 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.
Gave 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.
(March 30, 2014) Married her girlfriend of 2 years Linda Perry following an 11-month-long engagement.
Gave 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.
Became 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.
Was in a relationship with Ali Adler from 2001 to 2011. They have 2 children together.
Starring in "The Hot L Baltimore" at the Williamstown (MA) Theatre Festival in July 2000.