Sandra Bernhard

Actor + Singer and Comedian
Born Jun 6, 1955

Sandra Bernhard is an American comedienne, singer, actress and author. She first gained attention in the late 1970s with her stand-up comedy in which she often bitterly critiques celebrity culture and political figures. Bernhard is number 97 on Comedy Central's list of the 100 greatest standups of all time.… Read More

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    Celebrity Worship And The American Mind
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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Sandra Bernhard.


1955 Birth Born on June 6, 1955.


1977 22 Years Old Bernhard became a staple at The Comedy Store. As her popularity as a comedian grew she was cast as a supporting player on The Richard Pryor Show in 1977. … Read More
1983 28 Years Old Her big break came in 1983 when she was cast by Martin Scorsese to star as stalker and kidnapper Masha in the film The King of Comedy for which she won the National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actress.


1985 30 Years Old She began performing her first one-woman show called I'm Your Woman in 1985, and an album version was released. … Read More
1988 33 Years Old She launched an Off-Broadway one woman show called Without You I'm Nothing, with You I'm Not Much Better in 1988 which played at the Orpheum Theatre. … Read More
1991 36 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1991, Bernhard began playing the role of Nancy Bartlett on the hit sitcom Roseanne.
1992 37 Years Old In September 1992, Bernhard did a nude pictorial for Playboy.


1995 40 Years Old 1 More Event
She hosted the USA Network's Reel Wild Cinema for two seasons beginning in 1995. … Read More
1996 41 Years Old In 1996, she guest-starred on an episode of Highlander: The Series called "Dramatic License" in which she played a romance novelist writing about the life of the main character. … Read More
Bernhard returned to Broadway in 1998 with the show I'm Still Here... … Read More


2006 51 Years Old She returned to New York in 2006 with the Off-Broadway show Everything Bad & Beautiful. … Read More
2007 52 Years Old The year 2007 saw the creation of Bernhard's show Plan B from Outer Space as well as Indie label upstart Breaking Records release of the compilation "Breaking For the Holidays" where Bernhard co-penned Miracle of Lights with Mitchell Kaplan.
2008 53 Years Old She toured "Plan B" through 2008, and performed Miracle of Lights on some morning shows in New York. … Read More
2013 58 Years Old In 2013, the media announced that Sandra Bernhard would be joining the cast of ABC Family's Switched at Birth along with Glees Max Adler. Sandra would assume the role of an art professor on the Season 3 Opener in January 2014. … Read More
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