Sara Gilbert

A proud lesbian, Sara Gilbert (29 January 1975), is a well-known American actress who came into limelight with her role of, Darlene Conner- Healy, in the famous show, Roseanne. She has also appeared on other TV shows as well such as The Big bang theory, The Simpsons and Will and grace. She also starred in a few movies including, Riding in cars with boys and Poison Ivy. She was nominated twice for her famous portrayal of Darlene Conner, in Primetime Emmy Award nominations.

Early Life

Sara was born as Sara Rebecca Abeles on 29 January 1975 at St. John Hospital & Health center, Santa Monica, California. She was born to Harold Abeles and Barbara Cowan. Sara is an American national and her ethnicity is Ashkenazi Jewish.

Her maternal grandfather is the maker of the famous sitcom “The Honeymooners” and grandmother was a popular dancer who was titled as Miss Brooklyn back in her time. Sara uses the last name of Paul Gilbert, her mother’s first husband. She has four siblings and two of her siblings, Jonathan Gilbert and Melissa Gilbert, are also actors and are quite famous for their characters in Little House on the Prairie. Obviously, Sara always wanted to become an actor and follow the footsteps of her previous generations and older siblings.

In terms of education, Sara did her major in Arts and graduated from the Yale University, in the year 1997.


Before appearing in the sitcom “Roseanne”, Sara did few commercials and played small roles in TV shows. She was just 13 when she got the opportunity to star in Roseanne. Her simple character of Darlene Conner became countrywide popular in no time. Sara also appeared in quite a few popular movies such as Desert blue, The big tease, Riding in the cars with boys and Light it up. She also did prominent roles in few TV shows like Welcome to New York, Twins, 24, The class, The big bang theory, Bad teacher, and ER.

She made guest appearances in The Simpsons and Will & Grace. Sara also created, produced and co-hosted a talk show “The Talk” which was launched in 2010. She was also nominated twice for her famous portrayal of Darlene Conner, in Primetime Emmy Award nominations.

Net worth

According to sources, Sara Gilbert has an estimated net worth of a whopping $ 6 million.

Personal Life

Before realizing her sexuality, Sara dated Johnny Galecki who was her co-star. Later, she got involved with Allison Alder, a renowned TV producer. Sara and Allison are parents to two beautiful children, Levi Hank and Sawyer Jane, who were born in the year 2004 and 2007 respectively by the way of artificial insemination. The couple got separated in the year 2011 and later, Sara dated Linda Perry.

They tied knot on March 30, 2014. Sara and Linda are blessed with a daughter, Rhodes Emilio Gilbert Perry, who was born on February 28, 2015. Sara has always been open about her sexual orientation, however, she came out publicly about it in the year 2010 before the launch of her talk show “The talk”.

Last Modified: Mar 6, 2020

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