Roseanne: Then and now
Roseanne Barr (Roseanne Conner)
America's favorite smart-mouthed comedienne hasn't spent much time in the limelight since saying goodbye to the Conner household and her self-titled sitcom in 1997. From 1998 to 2000, Barr did a stint as a daytime talk-show host on The Roseanne Show. In 2006, she released stand-up comedy special Roseanne Barr: Blonde & Bitchin'. Currently, Barr and her costars are on set reprising their roles for the Roseanne revival coming to ABC on March 27.
John Goodman (Dan Conner)
Goodman has been a cinematic powerhouse over the past 20 years. His voice has given life to characters in numerous animated films such as Monsters Inc., Cars, and The Princess and the Frog, and he picked up a SAG Award for 2013's Argo as well as an Emmy in 2007 for his guest stint on Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip. The actor recently appeared in blockbusters Atomic Blonde and Kong: Skull Island.
Laurie Metcalf (Jackie Harris)
Aunt Jackie might have been a chronic underachiever, but 2018 is already shaping up to be just the opposite for Metcalf. In addition to reprising her beloved sitcom role, the actress has picked up nominations for a Golden Globe, SAG Award, and Indie Spirit Award for her role in Lady Bird, and she's considered a frontrunner for an Oscar nomination as well. And she hasn't exactly been sitting on her hands in the years between: Metcalf picked up a trio of Emmy nominations in 2016 (Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for Getting On, Guest Actress in a Drama series for Horace and Pete, and Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for The Big Bang Theory) in addition to nods in 2007 (Desperate Housewives), 2006 (Monk), and 1999 (3rd Rock from the Sun).
Sara Gilbert (Darlene Conner)
Gilbert has been all over TV since her time as Darlene, with roles on 24, ER, and Bad Teacher, amongst other guest star appearances. She even had a recurring role on The Big Bang Theory alongside former Rosanne love interest Johnny Galecki. Today, the actress is also a host and executive producer of CBS's The Talk.
Michael Fishman (D.J. Conner)
After Rosanne – and a tenure as co-host and "cyber sidekick" for Rosanne’s talk show, The Rosanne Show – the youngest Conner went back to school and pursued baseball for a time, before re-entering the entertainment business in a variety of behind-the-camera roles, including set design for Sports Science.
Lecy Goranson (Becky Conner)
Goranson, the original Becky Conner, left the show in the fifth season, appearing occasionally in the next two before officially departing the show in the ninth season. She attended Vassar College and has since had parts on shows such as Law & Order: SVU, Fringe, and Damages. In 2016, Goranson parodied her on-again, off-again status on Roseanne in a sketch on Inside Amy Schumer with fellow Becky, Sarah Chalke.
Sarah Chalke (Becky Conner)
Chalke, who took over the part of Becky after Goranson’s departure, is probably best known for her role as Dr. Elliot Reid on NBC's Scrubs. She also appeared on Mad Love, Cougar Town, and How I Met Your Mother. More recently, Chalke has lent her voice to the cult hit Rick and Morty as mom Beth Smith.