Began working as a window dresser and part-time cocktail waitress; encouraged by her bar customers to perform stand-up
Performed stand-up in punk bars, biker bars and Unitarian Church coffeehouses in Denver
Produced showcase for women performers at the University of Boulder, CO
Hired to perform at the Denver Comedy Club
Won Denver Laff-Off competition in stand-up comedy
Hired by Comedy Store owner Mitzi Shore in Los Angeles
Made first appearance on "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" (NBC)
Moved to Los Angeles with family and toured for 18 weeks as Julio Iglesias' opening act
First TV special, "On Location: The Roseanne Barr Show" (HBO)
Made series acting debut on sitcom "Roseanne" (ABC); series based on her life and comedy act; received credit as producer from 1990 until the series ended in 1997
Made her feature film acting debut in "She Devil" opposite Meryl Streep
Supplied the voice of baby Julie in the feature film sequel "Look Who's Talking Too"
Created and executive produced the ABC animated series "Little Rosey"
Changed professional name to Roseanne Arnold after she and Tom Arnold agreed that she would take his name if he converted to Judaism
Formed Barnold Productions with Tom Arnold; changed company's name to Wapello County Productions (after the Iowa county in which they owned a farm) when Barr changed her name
Starred in first made-for-TV movie, "Backfield in Motion" (ABC)
Had a small role in "Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare" (credited as Mrs. Tom Arnold)
Made her TV directorial debut with the HBO comedy special "Roseanne Barr Live from Trump Castle"; also executive produced, wrote and starred in
Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
Hosted "Free to Laugh: A Comedy and Music Special for Amnesty International"
Executive produced first TV series in which she did not star, "The Jackie Thomas Show" (ABC) starring husband Tom Arnold
Signed a long-term TV production deal with Warner Bros. under the Wappello County Productions banner
Executive produced first TV-movie, "The Woman Who Loved Elvis" (ABC); also starred
Announced that her professional name was to be Roseanne after her separation from husband Tom Arnold
Stage acting debut as the Wicked Witch of the West/Elvira Gulch in NYC production of "The Wizard of Oz"
Hosted the syndicated daytime talk program "The Roseanne Show"
Re-adopted her last name "Barr"
Starred on her own reality series "The Real Roseanne Show" (ABC); show canceled after just two weeks on the air
Voice of Maggie (The Outsider) in the animated feature "Home on the Range"
Guest starred on CBS's "Two and a Half Men" as the sister of Charlie Sheen's maid
Returned to mark her first standup special in a decade with HBO's "Roseanne Barr: Blonde and Bitchin'"
Hosted season three of "The Search for the Funniest Mom in America" on Nick at Nite
Headlined an act at the Sahara Hotel and Casino on the Las Vegas Strip
Hosted a politically-themed radio show on KPFK
Released her third book titled <i>Roseannearchy: Dispatches from the Nut Farm<i>
Returned to television with "Roseanne's Nuts," a Lifetime series following Barr as she ran a 40-acre nut farm on Hawaii¿s Big Island; also executive produced
Unsuccessfully ran for President of the United States under the Green Party
Announced to star and produce sitcom for NBC; also filmed guest starring role on "The Office" (NBC)