I Am Traditional: Meet Sara Gilbert

Meet the actress, director, and producer known for her role as Darlene Conner on Roseanne and The Conners. Season 4 of The Conners is airing on ABC.

Sara Gilbert portrait
Photo: Courtesy of Viewpoint LA

Hometown Los Angeles

Hello, 2022! "I would like to spend less time on my phone, more time exercising, and would like to continue to improve as a parent. I would like to grow spiritually, but this could be said every day, every year."

Gilbert abode "What I love most about my home is the feeling of safety it gives when other things are difficult."

Clutter combat "I don't spring-clean. It's a year-round battle. I try to get rid of things all the time. I am constantly trying to maximize the organization at home, but it's not easy with children."

Sara Gilbert

I'm always doing small projects at the house. It's somewhat of an obsession.

—Sara Gilbert

Proudest accomplishment "It sounds a bit hokey, perhaps, but when someone says I'm a good person."

Like Darlene "I'm most similar in that I have a dry sense of humor. I admire her ability to speak her mind."

Words to live by "The best advice I ever got was from a spiritual friend named Nanielle. She said to be the most me I can be."

Escape at home "There is a room upstairs that has a really nice bird's-eye view. It feels meditative—like maybe someone could change their life up there."

Sara-isms She has a huge soft spot for children, is really good at taking pictures, never gets tired of lattes, and is dying to learn how to get better at acting—it's something she likes to focus on always improving.

I Am Traditional "Because I need my life to feel pretty stable. A friend called me Stable Sally the other day. It sounds fun to live on the edge, but I can't handle it emotionally."

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