TV star Sara Gilbert is one busy woman, appearing on three shows at once while raising three children. But this Roseanne star seems satisfied with her workload, especially now that she's taking on more producing roles, too. Read on to learn all about the 43-year-old actress, her career, and her family!
Does Sara Gilbert have kids?
Yes, Sara has three children. She's a mom to a 13-year-old son named Levi Hank Gilbert-Adler and 10-year-old daughter named Sawyer Jane Gilbert-Adler with her ex Allison Adler. And, she has a three-year-old son named Rhodes Emilio Gilbert Perry, whom she welcomed with her wife of four years, famed songwriter Linda Perry. When Sara was once feeling overwhelmed by parenthood, she joined a mothers group, and that's when she came up with the idea for The Talk. "It was sort of like a light bulb," she later told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. "I thought, 'What if there were a show where a bunch of women sat together and talked about the world through that perspective?'"
Sara with Linda and their son, Rhodes. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
Is Sara Gilbert on the Roseanne reboot?
Yes, she is! Sara first landed the role of Darlene Conner on Roseanne at age 13, having only appeared in one TV movie at the time. All these years later, she's back as Darlene on the series' reboot and Variety has reported that she is the "architect" of the ABC sitcom's revival. If the updated show feels like an authentic depiction of a working-class family, you can thank Sara. "It was very important to me that [the Conners] were still struggling," she told the magazine. "We did a lot of research, and it showed that people who were in their income bracket then were actually often making less now, not even factoring in inflation."
What else is Sara Gilbert famous for?
In addition to her work co-hosting The Talk and starring in Roseanne, Sara is also starring as recurring character Cheryl on the CBS sitcom Living Biblically, on which her Roseanne co-star Johnny Galecki is an executive producer. "I knew how much she wanted to inhabit a character again," Johnny explained to Variety. "So I knew that she would come at it, despite all of her years of experience, with a whole lot of commitment and a whole lot of excitement. And she did tenfold." In fact, Sara was pulling double duty on a day when she recently brought her son to work, taking him along as she went from the Roseanne set to the Living Biblically set. "He was like, 'Oh, you're the nerd on this one!'" she told the magazine — how cute!