Roseanne Barr

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Roseanne Barr
Birth name Roseanne Cherrie Barr
Born November 3, 1952 in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Sometimes credited as Roseanne,
Roseanne Arnold,
Roseanne Thomas
Notable Roles Roseanne Conner in Roseanne
Notable Episodes
Awards star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
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Starring Roles

Series Role Year(s) Season(s)
(credited as Roseanne Arnold from 1988-1994)
Roseanne Conner 1988–2018 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
General Hospital Jennifer Smith 1994
The Roseanne Show Host 1998–2000

Guest Starring Roles

Series Role Episode Airdate
Saturday Night Live
(credited as Roseanne Arnold)
Co-Host 17x14 - Roseanne Arnold and Tom Arnold/Red Hot Chili Peppers February 22, 1992
The Jackie Thomas Show
(credited as Roseanne Arnold)
Regina 1x03 - Jack & the Bean Stalker December 15, 1992
The Jackie Thomas Show
(credited as Roseanne Arnold)
Roseanne Conner 1x05 - The Joke December 29, 1992
Saturday Night Live
(credited as Roseanne)
Host 20x07 - Roseanne/Green Day December 3, 1994
3rd Rock from the Sun Janet 3x01 - Fun with Dick and Janet (1) September 24, 1997
3rd Rock from the Sun Janet 3x02 - Fun with Dick and Janet (2) September 24, 1997
The Nanny
(credited as Roseanne Thomas)
Cousin Sheila 5x01 - The Morning After (2) October 1, 1997

Specials and Made-for-TV Movies

Title Role Airdate Series/Banner
Backfield in Motion
(credited as Roseanne Arnold)
Nancy Seavers November 13, 1991
The Woman Who Loved Elvis
(credited as Roseanne Arnold)
Joyce Jackson April 18, 1993 ABC Sunday Night Movie
1994 MTV Video Music Awards Herself/Host September 8, 1994 MTV Video Music Awards

Talk, News and Game Show Appearances

Series Episode Airdate
Maury February 12, 1992
Family Feud Roseanne vs. The Jackie Thomas Show 1993
Late Show with David Letterman October 15, 1993
Late Show with David Letterman December 31, 1993
The Arsenio Hall Show March 11, 1994
Charlie Rose November 21, 1996
The Rosie O'Donnell Show February 11, 1997
The Rosie O'Donnell Show May 13, 1997
The Ruby Wax Show June 16, 1997
Hollywood Squares November 23-27, 1998
Hollywood Squares May 17-21, 1999
The Daily Show June 30, 1999
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn March 31, 2003
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn March 31, 2004


Series Episode Airdate Credit
Roseanne 8x05 - Halloween: The Final Chapter October 31, 1995
Roseanne 9x07 - Satan, Darling October 29, 1996


Series Year(s) Credit Season(s)
Roseanne 1990 –1991 Producer
1991 –1992 Co-Executive Producer
1992 –1997 Executive Producer
The Jackie Thomas Show 1992 –1993 Executive Producer

Memorable Moments

Awards and Accolades

Golden Globe Awards

(1 Win in 5 Nominations)

  • Won: Best Performance by an Actress in a TV-Series - Comedy/Musical (1993)

Primetime Emmy Awards

(1 Win in 4 Nominations)

  • Won: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series (1993)


  • Is the oldest of four children
  • Her mother, Helen was a bookkeeper and cashier and her father, Jerry worked as a salesman
  • Her paternal family were Jewish emigrants from Russia and her maternal grandparents were Jewish emigrants from Austria-Hungary and Lithuania
  • Had Bell's Palsy on the left side of her face when she was 3 years old
  • Was hit by a car when she was 16 years old which left her with a traumatic brain injury; due to her behavior caused from the accident, she was institutionalized for eight months at Utah State Hospital.
  • At the age of 17, Roseanne gave birth to a daughter named Brand in May of 1971, whom she put up for adoption; they have since been reunited
  • Was married to Bill Pentland from 1974 to 1990; they have three children: daughters Jessica (born in March of 1975) & Jennifer (born in May of 1976), and son Jacob (born in June of 1978)
  • Was married to Tom Arnold from 1990 to 1994.
  • Married her third husband, Ben Thomas in 1995; they have a son named Buck (born in August of 1995); they divorced in 2002
  • Used to work as a dishwasher, cook, and a waitress for Bennigan's Restaurant