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Also Known As: Sara Rebecca Abeles Died:
Born: January 29, 1975 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Santa Monica, California, USA Profession: actress

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A notable actress, writer and director, Sara Gilbert made a name for herself as a unique female voice from the time she first appeared as Roseanne Barr and John Goodman's spunky, opinionated onscreen daughter on the boundary-pushing sitcom, "Roseanne" (ABC, 1988-1997). Her "regular girl" looks and independent spirit lent an authenticity to a string of early roles as teenage misfits and outsiders, winning loyalty among real-life counterparts who rarely found anyone they could relate to on the big and small screens. Although she would never again achieve the level of fame she enjoyed as a child actress on "Roseanne," Gilbert held tight to her individuality as she explored a range of acting and production roles, as well as in her non-traditional personal life as a supporter of progressive political and social causes.

A notable actress, writer and director, Sara Gilbert made a name for herself as a unique female voice from the time she first appeared as Roseanne Barr and John Goodman's spunky, opinionated onscreen daughter on the boundary-pushing sitcom, "Roseanne" (ABC, 1988-1997). Her "regular girl" looks and independent spirit lent an authenticity to a string of early roles as teenage misfits and outsiders, winning loyalty among real-life counterparts who rarely found anyone they could relate to on the big and small screens. Although she would never again achieve the level of fame she enjoyed as a child actress on "Roseanne," Gilbert held tight to her individuality as she explored a range of acting and production roles, as well as in her non-traditional personal life as a supporter of progressive political and social causes.

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DIRECTOR:

1.
  Persona Non Grata (1997) Director

CAST: (feature film)

1.
2.
 Die Mommie Die! (2003)
3.
 Riding in Cars With Boys (2001) Tina
4.
 Jack & the Beanstalk (2000) Voice Of Dilly
5.
 $30 (2000) Emily
6.
 High Fidelity (2000) Anaugh [Moss]
7.
 Big Tease, The (2000) Gretle Dickens Candy'S Receptionist
8.
 Light It Up (1999) Lynn Sabitini
9.
 Desert Blue (1998) Sandy
10.
 Dead Beat (1994) Martha
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Milestones close milestones

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Made acting debut at age six appearing in a TV commercial
1982:
Made TV debut on Disney's "Tales of the Apple Dumpling Gang"
1988:
Had breakout role playing Darlene Conner, daughter of Roseanne, on ABC's "Roseanne"
1990:
Played one of the title characters on the made-for-cable movie, "Sudie & Simpson"
1992:
Made feature film debut in "Poison Ivy," opposite Drew Barrymore
1996:
Directed by sister Melissa in the ABC Afterschool Special, "Me and My Hormones"
1998:
Had featured role in the independent feature, "Desert Blue"
1999:
Executive produced and starred in the CBS pilot, "The Next Best Thing"; series not picked up by network
2000:
Had a small role in Stephen Frears' feature adaptation of "High Fidelity"
2000:
Returned to series TV as co-star of the CBS sitcom, "Welcome to New York"
2001:
Re-teamed with Drew Barrymore to co-star in "Riding in Cars with Boys"
2002:
Played a computer analyst on several episodes of "24" (Fox)
2004:
Had a recurring role on NBC's "ER" as medical student Jane Figler
2005:
Returned to prime time television in the short-lived sitcom, "Twins" (WB)
2006:
Had a recurring role on the CBS sitcom, "The Class"
2007:
Cast in the recurring role of physicist Leslie Winkle on CBS' "The Big Bang Theory"
2010:
Guest-starred on an episode of ABC's "Grey's Anatomy" playing a patient who is seeking doctor-assisted suicide from Kim Raver's Teddy
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Education

Yale University: New Haven , Connecticut - 1997

Family close complete family listing

grandfather:
Harry Crane. Screenwriter, comedy writer, TV series creator. Died of cancer on September 13, 1999 at age 85.
grandmother:
Julia Crane. Dancer. Former Miss Brooklyn.
father:
Harry Abeles.
mother:
Barbara Crane Cowan. Manager, producer.
step-father:
Warren Cowan. Publicist.
half-sister:
Melissa Gilbert. Actor. Born on May 8, 1964; was Laura Ingalls on the TV series "Little House on the Prairie".
half-brother:
Jonathan Gilbert. Actor. Born on April 28, 1967; played Willie Oleson on the TV series "Little House on the Prairie".
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