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Sara Gilbert Biography

Birth Name:
Sara Rebecca Abeles
Birth Place:
Santa Monica, California, United States

Fast Facts

  • Is of the third generation of a show-business family; her grandfather, Harry Crane, wrote for the classic 1950s sitcom Honeymooners
  • Made her acting debut in a television commercial at age 6
  • Stage name comes from the last name of her half-siblings, Melissa Gilbert and Jonathan Gilbert
  • Studied art and photography at Yale University during the filming of the final several seasons of the sitcom Roseanne in the mid 1990s
  • Joined the cast of The Big Bang Theory in 2007 as the love interest of Johnny Galecki, who had played her husband on Roseanne 10 years earlier


  • 1993Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 1993Independent Spirit Awards-Best Supporting Female: nominated