Jan. 29th, 1975
Santa Monica, California, USA
Sara Gilbert's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2004 - Laws of Attraction
2001 - Riding in Cars with Boys
2000 - High Fidelity
1999 - Light It Up
1999 - The Big Tease
1992 - Poison Ivy
Guest TV Roles
Herself - Host
Sara Gilbert was born on January 29, 1975, as Sara Rebecca Abeles at St. John's Hospital and Health Center in Santa Monica, California, to Harold and Barbara Abeles. Barbara was previously married to the late Paul Gilbert (II). At the age of six, when Sara saw her sister Melissa Gilbert (I) get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, she told her mother that she wanted to be an actress, too. A string of commercials and, in 1984, an appearance in the CBS TV movie Calamity Jane (1984) (TV), led her to adopt the Gilbert family name. After failing to get the new "The Facts of Life" (1979) show, she eventually found success with "Roseanne" (1988). Sara spent a total of nine years on that show and was given time to be able to study at Yale University, graduating with honors in 1997. Aside from "Roseanne" (1988), she has provided the voice of "Laura Powers" on "The Simpsons" (1989), and starred in several movies including Sudie and Simpson (1990) (TV), Poison Ivy (1992) and Light It Up (1999).
- Sister-in-law of 'Bruce Boxleitner' (qv).
- Half-sister of 'Melissa Gilbert (I)' (qv) and 'Jonathan Gilbert (I)' (qv)
- Very close friends with Tobey Maguire and Leonardo DiCaprio.
- Inspired to get into acting at age 6, when she saw 'Melissa Gilbert (I)' (qv) getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
- Is a vegetarian.
- Ex-sister-in-law of 'Bo Brinkman' (qv).
- Grandparents: Julia and Harry Crane
- Daughter of 'Barbara Cowan' (qv) and Harold Abeles.