Roseanne Barr

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Roseanne Cherie Barr (born November 3, 1952) is an American actress, comedian, writer, television producer and director.

Barr began her career in stand-up comedy at clubs in Colorado in the 1980s. Her big break came in 1987 when she was cast in her own sitcom, Roseanne. The show was a hit and lasted nine seasons, from 1988 to 1997. Barr won both an Emmy Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress for her work on the show. In addition, she has won six People's Choice Awards, three American Comedy Awards, a Kids Choice Award, a GLAAD Media Award, and the TV Land Innovator Award.

Barr starred in the film She-Devil (1989) and had a voice role in Look Who's Talking Too (1991). In 2004, she voiced one of the main characters in the animated film Home on the Range. After her sitcom ended, Barr launched her own talk show, The Roseanne Show, which aired from 1998 to 2000. She later returned to stand-up in the mid-2000s. She had guest spots on shows, 3rd Rock from the Sun, The Nanny, and My Name Is Earl. Barr released her autobiography in 1989, a second book in 1994, and a third book in 2011. She will star in her own reality TV show on Lifetime, revolving around her family and life on her farm. She hosts a radio show on KCAA on Sundays.

In 1990, controversy arose when she sang the "The Star-Spangled Banner" during a nationally aired baseball game, by singing the song off-key, then spitting and grabbing her crotch. The next year she appeared in People magazine announcing that she was an "incest survivor", something her parents and sister publicly denied. Twenty years later Barr and her sister appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show to explain how they felt at the time. She was married to Bill Pentland for 15 years and had three children before divorcing and marrying comedian Tom Arnold four days later. Their marriage lasted for four years, before going through a highly publicized divorce. Barr married her bodyguard in 1995 and had one child before divorcing in 2002. She began dating Johnny Argent in 2003, and now lives in Hawaii.

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MOVIE CREDITS:
2004: Maggie (voice) - Home on the Range
2006: Herself - Roseanne Barr: Blonde and Bitchin'
1991: Nancy Seavers - Backfield in Motion
2012: Herself - Comedy Central Roast of Roseanne
1993: Joyce Jackson - The Woman Who Loved Elvis
2015: Herself - Roseanne for President!
2009: Roseanne Conner - Roseanne (Halloween Edition)
1987: The Roseanne Barr Show
1999: Herself - Dancing Outlaw II: Jesco Goes to Hollywood
2004: Herself - Goodnight, We Love You
2010: Herself - What If Cannabis Cured Cancer
1995: Dot - Blue in the Face
1989: Ruth Patchett - She-Devil
1990: Julie (voice) - Look Who's Talking Too
2005: Herself (archive footage) (as Roseanne) - Class Dismissed: How TV Frames the Working Class
2011: Herself (archive footage) - The Undefeated
2018: Herself - Fahrenheit 11/9
2011: Herself - Looking for Lenny
2001: Herself - Playboy Mansion Parties Uncensored
1989: Decade
1986: Herself - Rodney Dangerfield: It's Not Easy Bein' Me
2007: Herself - Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project
2001: Herself - 15 Minutes
1991: Herself - Amnesty International's Big 30
1995: Herself - Unzipped
1991: Ethel - Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare
1999: Herself - Get Bruce!
1994: Madame Zoe - Even Cowgirls Get the Blues
2007: Herself - Slacker Uprising
2010: Herself - I Am Comic
2007: Herself - Heckler

TV CREDITS:
1988: Roseanne Conner - Roseanne
1994: Downwardly Mobile
2011: Roseanne's Nuts
1984: Herself - Host - MTV Video Music Awards
2007: (archive footage) - Boulevard of Broken Dreams
1992: Roseanne Conner (as Roseanne) - The Jackie Thomas Show
1992: Regina (as Roseanne Arnold) - The Jackie Thomas Show
1987: A Different World
2003: The Ellen DeGeneres Show
1997: The View
2011: Interim Mayor - Portlandia
1993: The Nanny
1975: Herself - Host - Saturday Night Live
1999: Futurama