Comedy superstar, award-winning actress, best-selling author, recent presidential candidate and the original domestic goddess Roseanne Barr continues to amaze. After 9 years, 224 episodes, 4 Emmy awards, and countless other accolades, you couldn't blame Roseanne if she wanted to quietly slip away, able to take solace in the fact she single-handedly re-landscaped the medium of situational comedy forever. Her creation and stark portrayal of "Roseanne Conner" and the Conner family on ABC's Roseanne has been hailed as "the most ground breaking kitchen-sink sitcom since All in the Family, (Entertainment Weekly)" adding, "she's the funniest disturber of peace that we have."
She began her career as a stand-up comedian, turning her experiences as a wife and mother into a hilarious comedy act that audiences couldn't resist. She subsequently produced and starred on her own hit sitcom, "Roseanne," which ran for nine seasons and averaged approximately 30 million viewers each week. The role earned Barr an Emmy Award as well as Golden Globe, Kids' Choice and multiple American Comedy Awards.
Her creation and stark portrayal of Roseanne Conner and the Conner family on "Roseanne" was hailed by Entertainment Weekly as "the most groundbreaking kitchen-sink sitcom since 'All in the Family.'" The series, which also won a prestigious Peabody Award, became an internationally syndicated hit, seen in more than 150 countries worldwide.
In recent years, the Salt Lake City native guest-starred on "The Office" , "Portlandia." And “The Millers”. Her earlier TV guest spots include "My Name Is Earl," "Futurama," "The Nanny," "3rd Rock from the Sun" and "The Larry Sanders Show."
Barr also had her own talk show, "The Roseanne Show," which earned her a Daytime Emmy Award nomination as outstanding talk show host. Her big screen credits include "She Devil," "Freddy's Dead," "Blue in the Face" and "Meet Wally Sparks," and she also voiced characters in "Look Who's Talking Too" and "Home on the Range." She has written three books: "Roseanne: My Life as a Woman," "My Lives" and most recently, "Roseannearchy: Dispatches from the Nut Farm." The Lifetime series "Roseanne's Nuts," which she also executive produced, followed Barr as she ran a nut farm in Hawaii.
At Full Moon and High Tide Studio (FMHT), Barr's family-run production company, she is currently spearheading numerous projects. The studio produced her first DVD for children, titled "Rockin' with Roseanne: Calling All Kids!" which was inspired by Barr's grandchildren. FMHT has produced original programming for VH1 and also produced her 4th HBO comedy special "Roseanne Barr: Blonde and Bitchin'".
In 2013, Roseanne returned to her stand-up roots and was the headline act for an exclusive run at the legendary Tropicana Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. She can be found blogging daily on her website, www.roseanneworld.com, and on Twitter as @TheRealRoseanne. Most recently, Roseanne can be found as the center judge on America’s most compelling comedy competition on NBC’s Emmy Award-nominated series “Last Comic Standing”.
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