Roseanne Barr – Actress – Comedian

Roseanne Cherrie Barr (born November 3, 1952) is an American actress, comedian, writer, television producer and director. Barr began her career in stand-up comedy at clubs before gaining fame for her role in the sitcom Roseanne. The show was a hit and lasted nine seasons, from 1988 to 1997. She won both an Emmy Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress for her work on the show. Barr had crafted a “fierce working-class domestic goddess” persona in the eight years preceding her sitcom and wanted to do a realistic show about a strong mother who was not a victim of patriarchal consumerism.

Reality television, new sitcom and politics: 2011–present

On January 4, 2011, Barr released her third book, titled Roseannearchy: Dispatches from the Nut Farm. Barr appeared in 2011 on aSuper Bowl XLV commercial for Snickers along with comedian Richard Lewis. It was the most popular ad based on the number of TiVousers rewinding and watching it over. On February 14, 2011, The Hollywood Reporter announced that Lifetime Television had ordered 16 half-hour episodes featuring Barr, boyfriend Johnny Argent and son Jake as they run a macadamia nut and live stock farm in Big IslandHawaii. The reality show, titled Roseanne’s Nuts, was produced by 3 Ball Productions/Eyeworks USA (The Biggest Loser) and premiered on July 13, 2011. On September 21, 2011 Lifetime cancelled Roseanne’s Nuts.

On August 11, 2011 it was reported that Barr was working on a new sitcom with 20th Century Fox Television tentatively titled Downwardly Mobile. Steven Greener, who also executive produced her reality show Roseanne’s Nuts, will also executive produce the sitcom. Eric Gilliland is attached as co-creator, writer and executive producer; Gilliland was also a writer on Barr’s previous sitcom Roseanne. The show will be set in a mobile home community and use a multiple-camera setup. In October 2011, NBC picked up the show.

On August 5, 2011 she appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and announced her candidacy for president in the 2012 presidential election, running on the “Green Tea Party” ticket. Her candidacy mixes attention to economics, personal health and meditation. She also said that she is running for Prime Minister of Israel. In an interview with the The Forward she invoked tikkun olam in her support of bringing women into politics and religion.  On September 19, 2011 she appeared at the Occupy Wall Street protests and spoke in support of the protestors. She further stated that any “guilty” Wall Street bankers should be forced to give up any income over $100 million, be sent to re-education camps, or be executed by beheading if they resisted.

Source of text is Wikipedia

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