With her witty sense of humor, Roseanne Barr Pentland Arnold Thomas was always destined to become a comedian actress.
Roseanne Cherrie Bar was born on November 3, 1952 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Roseanne was born to Jewish refugees. Roseanne has a younger sister. When Roseanne was 17 years old, she gave birth to her first daughter. Roseanne married Bill Pentland on February 4, 1974, and they had three children.
She spent time in local stand up comedy clubs, until, in 1987, HBO offered Roseanne her own show, The Roseanne Barr Show. After the show was cancelled, Roseanne starred in a few films. Roseanne got her fame from the TV Show Roseanne
which premiered in the year, 1988. The show ran from 1988 to 1997, and co-starred Emmy winners Laurie Metcalf
and John Goodman
While taping her show she fell in love with fellow actor Tom Arnold
, and in January of 1990, she divorced Bill and married Arnold. Four years later this marriage also ended in divorce. Roseanne married Ben Thomas on Valentine's Day in 1995 and they had one son, Buck Thomas. In 1998 she sued Thomas for divorce, claiming he had threatened to kidnap their son; they divorced in 2002.
Roseanne is still is as funny as ever. She is currently living in California with her 8 year old son, Buck.
Quotes By Roseanne
"TV family sitcoms have always been about fathers who know best and mothers who are so enchanted with everything they do. I wanted to be the first mom to be a mom on TV. I wanted to sent out a message about how us women really feel."
"Everything that's written about me has such a negative taint. It just has a life of its own, like an avalanche, and I don't think there's anything I can do to stop it."
"Women complain about premenstrual syndrome, but I think of it as the only time of the month that I can be myself."
Movie Credits Include
Home on the Range (2004) - voice of Maggie
Get Bruce (1999) - Herself
Comic Relief VIII (1998) - Herself
Meet Wally Sparks (1997) - Herself
I Am Your Child (1997) - Herself
Oz: The American Fairyland (1997) - The Wicked Witch of the West
Blue in the Face (1995) - Dot, Vinnie's Wife
What Makes You Laugh? (1995) - Herself
A Century of Women (1994) - Herself
Even Cowgirls Get the Blues (1993) - Madame Zoe
Willie Nelson: The Big Six-0 (1993) - Herself
Bob Hope: The First 90 Years (1993) - Herself
The Woman Who Loved Elvis (1993) - Joyce Jackson
Backfield in Motion (1991) - Nancy Seavers
Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991) - Childless Woman
Look Who's Talking Too (1990) - voice of Julie
She-Devil (1989) - Ruth Patchett
Decade (1989) - Herself
The Roseanne Barr Show (1989) - Roseanne Barr