From dealing with family life in the Chicago suburbs to struggles at work, the characters of Roseanne captivated fans throughout the series' ten-season run. From the series premiere in 1988 to the delayed season ten in 2018, the talented cast has aged right along with the Conner clan.
How old is the cast of Roseanne? Roseanne Barr was 36 years old when she starred in season one of her eponymous sitcom in 1988. She continued in the role for the next nine years and reprised the character in Season 10 when the show returned in 2018 at the age of 66. John Goodman was also 36 when he first portrayed Dan Conner.
Other Roseanne cast ages include Michael Fishman – who was seven when he first played D.J. Conner – and Sara Gilbert who was just 12 when she initially appeared in Roseanne season one.
Which Roseanne cast members do you think changed the most in ten seasons (and 30 years)? Check out this Roseanne cast then and now list to see the actors grow up before your eyes.
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Roseanne Barr was 36 years old when she starred in season one of her eponymous sitcom in 1988. She continued in the role for the next nine years and reprised the character in Season 10 in 2018 at the age of 66.
- Age: 69
- Birthplace: Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
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Sara Gilbert has played Darlene Conner since she was 13 years old. She was 43 during Season 10 of Roseanne which premiered in 2018.
The Talk and The Big Bang Theory – which starred Gilbert's Roseanne co-star Johnny Galecki – are among Gilbert's TV credits.
- Age: 47
- Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, USA
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Then 16-year-old, Johnny Galecki made his Roseanne debut in Season Four, portraying Darlene's love interest David Healy. In 2018, he - at age 43 - returned as a guest star in Season 10.
Galecki went on to star in The Big Bang Theory from 2007 - 2019. His Roseanne co-stars Sara Gilbert and Laurie Metcalf had recurring roles on the show as well.
- Age: 47
- Birthplace: Bree, Belgium
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Laurie Metcalf played Roseanne's younger sister Jackie since she was 33 years old. She won three Emmy Awards for the role.
She is also a Tony Award winning actress for her work with A Doll's House, Part 2 and Three Tall Women.
- Age: 67
- Birthplace: Carbondale, Illinois, USA