Roseanne Barr

Roseanne Barr

Actress + Comedienne + Writer + Producer + Director
Born Nov 3, 1952

Roseanne Cherrie Barr is an American actress, comedienne, writer, television producer, director and 2012 presidential nominee of the California-based Peace and Freedom Party. Barr began her career in stand-up comedy at clubs before gaining fame for her role in the sitcom Roseanne. The show was a hit and lasted nine seasons, from 1988 to 1997. She won both an Emmy Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress for her work on the show.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Roseanne Barr.


1952 Birth Born in 1952.


1970 18 Years Old In 1970, when Barr was 18 years old, she moved out by informing her parents she was going to visit a friend in Colorado for two weeks, but never returned.


1974 22 Years Old 1 More Event
…  In 1974, she married Bill Pentland, with whom she had three children, before divorcing in 1990 and marrying comedian Tom Arnold for four years.


1985 - 1988 3 More Events
1989 37 Years Old Barr gave Amy Sherman-Palladino and Joss Whedon their first writing jobs on Roseanne. She released her autobiography in 1989, titled Roseanne—My Life As a Woman. … Read More
Controversy arose when she sang "The Star-Spangled Banner" off-key at a 1990 nationally aired baseball game, followed by grabbing her crotch and spitting. … Read More
1991 39 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1991, she voiced the baby, Julie, in Look Who's Talking Too. … Read More


1994 42 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1994, she released a second book, My Lives. … Read More
1995 - 1997 2 More Events
1998 46 Years Old In 1998, she portrayed the Wicked Witch of the West in a production of The Wizard of Oz at Madison Square Garden.
2000 48 Years Old That same year, Barr hosted her own talk show, The Roseanne Show, which ran for two years before it was canceled in 2000.


2002 - 2005 4 More Events
2006 54 Years Old 1 More Event
In February 2006, Barr performed her first-ever live dates in Europe as part of the Leicester Comedy Festival in Leicester, England. … Read More
2007 55 Years Old In April 2007, Barr hosted season three of The Search for the Funniest Mom in America on Nick at Nite.
2008 56 Years Old In March 2008, she headlined an act at the Sahara Hotel and Casino on the Las Vegas Strip. … Read More
2009 57 Years Old 1 More Event
On March 23, 2009 it was announced that Barr would be returning to primetime with a new sitcom, wherein she would once again play the matriarch. … Read More
2010 58 Years Old 1 More Event
Barr headlined the inaugural Traverse City Comedy Arts Festival in February 2010, a project of the Traverse City Film Festival, founded by filmmaker Michael Moore. … Read More
Barr released her third book, Roseannearchy: Dispatches from the Nut Farm, in January 2011.


Barr filed with the Federal Election Commission as a Green Party presidential candidate in January 2012.
2014 62 Years Old On November 28, 2014, Barr's series, Momsters: When Moms Go Bad debuted on the Investigation Discovery cable network, a network that she says she's a 'little obsessed with.' … Read More
2015 63 Years Old 1 More Event
…  In August 2015, summary judgment was granted in favor of Barr.
2016 64 Years Old Despite her generally leftist views, Barr voiced her support for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump in a June 2016 Hollywood Reporter interview. "I think we would be so lucky if Trump won.
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