Roseanne Barr (November 3, 1952) is an actress, writer, talk-show host and comedienne, born Roseanne Cherrie Barr in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Former performance names have been Roseanne and Roseanne Arnold, due to marriage.) Roseanne was made famous in the early 1980s with her stand-up comedy routine, which was widely regarded as a hilarious depiction of the typical US middle-class housewife. This led to her own series on ABC, called Roseanne. The show ran from 1988 to 1997, and co-starred Emmy winners Laurie Metcalf and John Goodman, as well as child actor Sara Gilbert. The late Glenn Quinn also had a recurring role in the later series as Becky's husband Mark, before going on to star in Angel.
After the show's cancellation, Roseanne went on to host her own talk show titled, appropriately enough, The Roseanne Show. The show did not last long, and she has ventured back into the foray of stand-up comedy. In 2003 she took on the dual role of hosting a cooking show and starring in a reality show ABOUT hosting a cooking show.
Roseanne married Bill Pentland on February 4, 1974 and they had three children. While taping her show she fell in love with fellow actor Tom Arnold and in January of 1990 she divorced Pentland 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 Ben for divorce claiming he threatened to kidnap their son. The Thomas family later made up and Roseanne dropped the charges. However the marriage only lasted four more years then in 2002 they divorced.