After an appearance on The Tonight Show, Roseanne Barr was offered her own sitcom over on ABC. The show, properly named Roseanne, became an instant hit with over 20 million viewers a week glued to their sets to watch the Conners go through the ups and downs of life with a colorful cast of characters supporting them. We’ve decided to see what the stars look like today and what they’ve been up to since the much talked about series finale back in 1997.
The first person we’re taking a look at got out of entertainment and made a recent run for public office.
10. Roseanne Barr
Executive producer Roseanne Barr earned an Emmy and Golden Globe for her time on the show. In 2012, the comedian ran for president with the Peace and Freedom Party; her campaign is the subject of the 2016 documentary Roseanne For President!. She currently lives in Hawaii with her longtime boyfriend Johnny Argent.
9. John Goodman
Since the show’s end, John Goodman has been one of the most refined movie stars in Hollywood with nominated roles in Argo, Inside Llewyn Davis, and Trumbo. In March 2017, the actor gained a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He has been living in Louisiana with his wife Annabeth Hartzog since 1989.
8. Laurie Metcalf
Three-time Emmy Award winner Laurie Metcalf made her return to theatre in 2008, and she’s gained praise and nominations for her work in November, The Other Place, and Misery. In 2014, she divorced her second husband Matt Roth, who played her boyfriend Fisher on Roseanne. In 2016, she made history by gaining three Emmy nominations for three separate shows.
This next person became the talk of the town.
7. Sara Gilbert
After recurring roles on ER, The Big Bang Theory, and HawthoRNe, Sara Gilbert created the daytime talk show titled The Talk, which won the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Talk Show/Entertainment in 2016. She currently lives in California with her wife Linda Perry, who is best known as the lead singer for 4 Non Blondes.
6. Michael Fishman
Michael Fishman, who played D.J. Conner on the show, continued working with Roseanne Barr as her sidekick on the second season of The Roseanne Show. The Los Angeles native has been working behind the scenes as a set designer, but he’s been trying to make a comeback in the acting world with roles in Undrafted and The Chaldean.