Birth Date: January 29, 1975 / Age: 43
Birth Place: Santa Monica, California
Biography: Sara Gilbert (born Sara Rebecca Abeles on January 29, 1975 in Santa Monica, California) is an American actress. She decided at a young age that she wanted to be an actress after seeing her half-sister, Melissa Gilbert, in Little House on the Prairie. The roles she has played tend to reflect her laid back and unthreatening personality.
Following appearances in TV movies and an advert for Kool Aid, at the age of thirteen she landed the role of Darlene Conner in the U.S. sitcom Roseanne. Sara was a constant cast member during the shows run from 1988 to 1997, for which she wrote an episode called Don't Make Me Over. In fact, Sara's contribution to Roseanne was so important that the show's producers arranged the filming schedule to allow her to study at Yale University. She graduated with an arts degree in 1997.
She has appeared in two films alongside Drew Barrymore, in Poison Ivy in 1992 and Riding In Cars With Boys in 2001. She starred in several other minor roles following the final episode of Roseanne, including short film $30 (aka 30 Bucks) as part of the Boys Life 3 feature. She directed her own short film Persona Non Grata in 1998.
She has also made guest appearances in many TV shows such as The Simpsons, 24, ER, and Will & Grace and made a cameo appearance in High Fidelity, appearing alongside Jack Black and John Cusack.
In her teens she became a vegetarian and supports numerous organizations such as PETA, Meals on Wheels, Freedom of Speech, Pediatric Aid Foundation, Aids Project Los Angeles and Animal Rights.
In 1993 she was nominated for the Emmy award for Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series for her role in Roseanne as well as the Independent Spirit Award award for Best Supporting Female for her role in Poison Ivy. She was nominated again in 1994 for Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series for Roseanne.
Gilbert is in a long-term relationship with Allison Adler, who in October 2004 gave birth to a baby boy.