Sandra Bernhard

Sandra Bernhard

  • Highest Rated: 92% Sesame Street Presents: Follow That Bird (1985)
  • Lowest Rated: 0% Plump Fiction (1996)
  • Birthday: Jun 6, 1955
  • Birthplace: Flint, Michigan, USA
  • It might be stretching things to suggest that American comedienne Sandra Bernhard's off-kilter spin on life was caused by her family's moving from the cozy confines of Michigan to the rough-and-tumble expanses of Arizona. One gets the feeling that Bernhard would have been on the outside looking in wherever she went. Utilizing her outsized lips and jutting chin for comic effect, Bernhard became a standup comedian at age 19, and two years later got her first big break as a regular on the short-lived Richard Pryor Show (where the press release misspelled her name as Bernhart). Her act, which like all good comedy acts was better seen than described, consisted of cutting-edge commentary about sexual stereotyping and survival; one felt compelled to laugh lest Bernhard bolt from the stage and physically assault the audience. This dangerous quality carried over into her star-making film role in King of Comedy, as a psychotic fan of talk show host Jerry Lewis. While Bernhard's funkiness worked in this film's favor, it was detrimental to her villainous turn in the 1990 fiasco Hudson Hawk, though she was no worse than any other element of this notorious bomb. A tireless creator of comedy, Bernhard has scored with her 1985 best-selling record album I'm Your Woman, her 1988 solo off-Broadway show Without You I'm Nothing (made into a film in 1990), and her autobiography Confessions of a Pretty Lady. While she spent much of her early career skirting around the subject of her own sexual preferences, in recent years Bernhard has "outed" herself, which has added an extra layer of public fascination to her onetime close friendship with Madonna, as well as her recurring appearances on the TV sitcom Roseanne.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet 79 Parts Actor 2019
86% I Am Richard Pryor Actor 2019
60% Roseanne for President! Actor $3.8K 2016
No Score Yet Jewel's Catch One Actor 2016
No Score Yet Diving Normal Actor 2015
No Score Yet Why We Laugh: Funny Women Actor 2012
No Score Yet Stormy Weather: The Music of Harold Arlen Actor 2012
57% Dare Dr. Serena Mohr 2009
No Score Yet See You in September Charlotte 2009
No Score Yet Heavy Petting Actor 2007
No Score Yet Samson and Delilah Director 2007
No Score Yet Paul Mooney: Jesus Is Black - So Was Cleopatra - Know Your History Actor 2007
No Score Yet Searching for Bobby DeNiro Actor 2006
No Score Yet The Easter Egg Adventure Claralyne Cluck 2004
64% Zoolander Herself $44.8M 2001
91% Dinner Rush Jennifer 2001
No Score Yet Footsteps Actor 2001
No Score Yet One Hell of a Guy God 2000
64% Playing Mona Lisa Bibi 2000
No Score Yet Comedy Central Presents: The N.Y. Friars Club Roast of Jerry Stiller Actor 1999
No Score Yet Somewhere in the City Betty 1998
27% I Woke Up Early the Day I Died Sandy Sands 1998
22% Wrongfully Accused Dr. Fridley 1998
8% An Alan Smithee Film: Burn, Hollywood, Burn Ann Glover 1998
No Score Yet Footsteps Actor 1998
No Score Yet The Apocalypse J.T. Wayne 1997
No Score Yet The Apocalypse Actor 1997
No Score Yet Lover Girl Marci 1997
No Score Yet The Late Shift Herself 1996
0% Plump Fiction Bunny Roberts 1996
29% Catwalk Actor 1996
No Score Yet The Reggae Movie Actor 1996
80% Unzipped Herself 1995
No Score Yet Freaky Friday Frieda Debny 1995
71% Inside Monkey Zetterland Imogene 1993
26% Hudson Hawk Minerva Mayflower 1991
86% Madonna: Truth or Dare Herself 1991
57% Without You I'm Nothing Herself Screenwriter 1990
No Score Yet Heavy Petting Actor 1989
57% Track 29 Nurse Stein 1988
No Score Yet Casual Sex? Actor 1988
No Score Yet The Whoopee Boys Actor 1986
92% Sesame Street Presents: Follow That Bird Grouch Waitress 1985
83% The Muppets Take Manhattan Actor 1984
88% The King of Comedy Marsha 1983
No Score Yet Best of the Big Laff Off Actor 1983
43% Cheech and Chong's Nice Dreams Angie 1981
80% Shogun Assassin Actor 1980

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
Guest
  • 2019
96% Pose
2018
Nurse Judy
  • 2019
56% Sweetbitter
2018
Maddie Glover
  • 2019
No Score Yet Match Game
2016
Panelist
  • 2019
  • 2018
76% Roseanne
1988-2018
Nancy Bartlett Nancy
  • 2019
  • 1997
  • 1995
  • 1994
  • 1993
  • 1992
  • 1991
  • 1988
No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen
2009
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2016
  • 2012
  • 2011
97% Brooklyn Nine-Nine
2013
Darlene Linetti
  • 2017
  • 2015
  • 2014
95% Difficult People
2015-2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet 2 Broke Girls
2011-2017
Joedth
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Wendy Williams Show
2008
Guest
  • 2015
  • 2011
  • 2010
100% Switched at Birth
2011-2017
Teresa
  • 2014
100% The Birthday Boys
2013-2014
Guest
  • 2014
72% Drop Dead Diva
2009-2014
Judge Ada Brown
  • 2013
31% The Neighbors
2012-2014
Mr. Porsche
  • 2013
71% Family Guy
1999
Voice
  • 2012
43% GCB
2012
Debby Horowitz
  • 2012
No Score Yet Hot in Cleveland
2010-2015
Nan
  • 2011
No Score Yet Roseanne's Nuts
2011
Appearing
  • 2011
No Score Yet The Green Room With Paul Provenza
2010-2011
Guest
  • 2010
No Score Yet Project Runway
2004
Judge
  • 2008
No Score Yet Las Vegas
2003-2008
  • 2007
89% The New Adventures of Old Christine
2006-2010
Audrey
  • 2007
54% The L Word
2004-2009
Charlotte Birch
  • 2005
No Score Yet Crossing Jordan
2001-2007
Det. Roz Framus
  • 2005
  • 2002
No Score Yet Girlfriends
2000-2008
Marcia
  • 2003
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
Priscilla Chaney
  • 2003
No Score Yet Will & Grace
1998
Herself Lois
  • 2002
  • 2001
92% The Sopranos
1999-2007
Herself
  • 2000
No Score Yet V.I.P.
1998-2004
  • 2000
No Score Yet Hercules
1998-1999
Voice
  • 1999
  • 1998
61% Ally McBeal
1997-2002
Caroline Poop
  • 1998
  • 1997
No Score Yet Chicago Hope
1994-2000
Sheila Truitt
  • 1996
No Score Yet Clueless
1996-1999
Ms. Sorenson
  • 1996
No Score Yet Highlander
1992-1998
Novelist
  • 1996
100% The Larry Sanders Show
1992-1998
Herself
  • 1995
  • 1993
82% Tales from the Crypt
1989-1996
  • 1991
No Score Yet MADtv
1995-2009
Guest
60% The Richard Pryor Show
1977

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