Sara Gilbert

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Sara Gilbert is an American actress, writer as well as director, and TV producer. Sara Gilbert gains fame for her role as Darlene Conner in Roseanne. She is the co-host of the show The Talk.

Early Life and Childhood

Sara Gilbert was born on January 29, 1975, in the United States of America. Currently, she is 47 years old. There is no information available about her nickname. Sara Rebecca Abeles is her real name.

Sara Gilbert is the daughter of Barbara Cowan, Actor, and Dancer, and Harold Abeles, Professor of Music and Music Education. And, both of her parents are Jewish. She has four older half-siblings.

She has two siblings on her mother’s side named Melissa Gilbert and Jonathan Gilbert were stars of Little House on the Prairie. Sara Gilbert has two siblings on her father’s side named Patrice (sister) and Joseph (brother).

When she was six years old, she made her television debut in a Kool-Aid ad in 1981. After several years of appearing in commercials, she was cast in the television film ” Calamity Jane ” in 1984. There is no other information about her childhood is available.

She has never given details about it in the media so it is quite difficult to collect her childhood information. Though she was very interested in acting since childhood and dreamt to become an actress and she became successful. Sara is American and follows Jewish as well as Aquarius is her zodiac sign.


In 1997, Gilbert graduated from Yale University with fine art with a focus on photography. There is no information available about her school days. Maybe she completed her schooling in her hometown.

She has kept her education details private. According to her interest, we can assume that she used to participate in acting-related programs in her school and college life. Maybe in the future, she will give details about her educational background.

Career and Professional Life

Sara’s career began as an actress. In the 1984 tv movie “Calamity Jane,” she made her acting debut. She appeared in an episode of the “ABC Weekend Special” TV show in 1988, as well as in “Roseanne.”

Roseanne” has 231 episodes in 10 seasons between its original run and its remake, and after the latter was canceled due to Roseanne Barr’s racist tweet, ABC created the spin-off “The Connors.

While playing Roseanne on the first season of the show, Sara co-starred in 1992’s “Poison Ivy” with Drew Barrymore, made an appearance in 1994’s “Dead Beat,” hosted “Saturday Night Live” in 1994, and provided the voice for a 1992 “. She featured in the 1999 movies “Desert Blue” and “Light It Up“, “The Big Tease”, “High Fidelity “.

Sara Gilbert worked with Drew Barrymore on the 2001 film “Riding in Cars with Boys,” and she made an appearance in the Fox television series “24” in 2002. In 2003, 2004, and 2005, she appeared as a guest star on “Will & Grace,” “Strong Medicine,” and “The Clinic.” From 2004 until 2007, she featured  on 15 episodes of the drama “ER.

In 2005 – 2006, she starred in the web series “Twins” and had six appearances in the movie “The Class” in 2006–2007. In 2007, Sara started her role as physicist Leslie Winkle on the show “The Big Bang Theory” and continued to do so for nine episodes.

She appeared in episodes of “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” in 2008, “HawthoRNe” in 2010, and “Grey’s Anatomy” as a guest star in the same year. Also, in 2010, she founded the television show “The Talk“.

From 2013 – 2018, Sara was featured in “Bad Teacher“, “The Millers”, “Web Therapy”, “Supergirl“, and “Jane the Virgin“, appeared in six episodes of the CBS series “Living Biblically“, and starred on “Roseanne” and “The Conners.” Gilbert left “The Talk” in August 2019 and took a break to look after her children.

Sara Gilbert during the co-host in The Talk Source Variety

Caption: Sara Gilbert during the co-host in The Talk (Source: Variety)

Brand Endorsements

Regarding the brands, she has endorsed, nothing is known. We are unable to even identify the names of the brands and the products she has promoted because she hasn’t posted anything about the brands and their products on her Instagram account.

She has posted most of her posts about her own show “The Talk” and about her children.

Awards and Nomination

In 1993 and 1994, both years Sara Gilbert received Primetime Emmy nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series named “Roseanne“.

She has also won four Young Artist Awards: In 1991, 1992, and 1993, outstanding Young Comedienne in a TV Series named “Roseanne” and Best Young Actress in a Cable Special for “Sudie and Simpson” in 1991.

The series “Roseanne” cast won an Innovator Award at the 2008 TV Land Awards.  In 1993, she was additionally nominated for a Best Supporting Actress in a Situation Comedy American Television Award for “Roseanne”.

Gilbert has won 11 Daytime Emmy nominations for “The Talk,” winning Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host in 2017 and Outstanding Talk Show/Entertainment in 2016 and 2018.

She received a Humanitarian Award at the 2009 LA Femme International Film Festival, and in 1993 and 2010, she was nominated for a Gold Derby Award in which she was featured in “Poison Ivy” and “Grey’s Anatomy“.

Net Worth

She is a successful director, actress, producer, and co-host of the show ” The Talk “. Sara is one of the richest and most well-paid actresses in the USA. Her net worth is about $30 million. She is enjoying her life with expensive cars and outstanding outfits. Her annual pay is over $2 million and her monthly salary is about $200,000.

Relationship Status

Sara dated Johnny Galecki, her co-star in the “Roseanne” series, when she was a teenager. Later she realized the fact that she was a lesbian and only interested in girls. After that, she told him about it and he was extremely kind and kept her identity private and also supported her decision and then they broke their relationship. She publicly announced she is lesbian in her show “The Talk“.

In 2001, Sara dated and married Ali Adler, a co-creator of “Supergirl, The New Normal“. They together have one son named Levi in October 2004 and a daughter Sawyer in August 2007. Ali Adler gave birth to Levi and Sara Gilbert gave birth to Sawyer. Unfortunately, they divorced in 2011.

In April 2013, Sara engaged with Linda Perry, a songwriter, music producer, and formerly the lead vocalist of the band 4 Non-Blondes. They married on March 30, 2014. They have a son, named Rhodes in February 2015. Again she divorced Linda in December 2019. And currently, she is single.

Sara Gilbert with her kids Source Pinterest

Caption: Sara Gilbert with her kids (Source: Pinterest)


Roseanne Barr blamed her Roseanne co-star Sara Gilbert for the cancellation of her sitcom by tweeting one tweet in which she said “destroyed the show and my life“. which became one scandal.

After that, she got into some trouble that it was seen by the public and Sara told the post ” While I’m extremely disappointed and heartbroken over the dissolution of the original show, she will always be family, and I will always love Roseanne “.

Sara Gilbert – Body Measurements

Sara Gilbert’s height is 5′ 3″ and her weight is 55 kg. She has beautiful silky black hair and green color mesmerizing eyes.

Her body measurement is 34-26-35 inches as well as her bra size is 34B, her waist size is 26 inches and also her hips size is 35 inches. Plus, her shoe size is 7 US, and her dress size is 6 US.

Sara Gilbert posing for a photo Source CelebMafia

Caption: Sara Gilbert posing for a photo (Source: CelebMafia)

Sara Gilbert – Social Media

Sara is highly active on social media; however, she uses Instagram more frequently than other well-known platforms. She currently has 172 followers and 70 posts on Instagram and is incredibly gorgeous and beautiful.

Also, she attracted a large following due to her inherent beauty. She has 390k followers on Facebook and a black-and-white photo of herself there. She also has 504k followers on Twitter and is active there.

All her accounts are marked with a blue checkmark which defines the celebrity’s official account. She does not have her own official account.