Sandra Bernhard

Sandra Bernhard

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1955-06-06 · Gender: Female · Place of Birth: Flint, Michigan, USA

51 Movies · 41 TV shows

Biography

Sandra Bernhard (born June 6, 1955) is an American actress, comedian, singer, and author. She first gained attention in the late 1970s, with her stand-up comedy in which she often bitterly critiqued celebrity culture and political figures.Bernhard is best known as portraying Nancy Barlett Thomas on the ABC sitcom Roseanne from the fourth season (1991) to the end of the show in 1997. She is currently starring as Nurse Judy Kubrak in the FX drama series Pose. Bernhard is number ninety-six on Comedy Central's list of the 100 greatest stand-ups of all time.

Personal Life

Bernhard is bisexual and a strong supporter of gay rights. On July 4, 1998, Bernhard gave birth to a daughter, Cicely Yasin Bernhard, whom she raised with her longtime partner, Sara Switzer.

Early Life

Bernhard was born in Flint, Michigan, the daughter of Jeanette (née LaZebnik) and proctologist Jerome Bernhard. Her parents raised her as a Conservative Jew.She has three brothers: Dan, David and Mark. Bernhard's family moved to Arizona when she was 10. Bernhard attended Saguaro High School in Scottsdale, graduating in 1973.

Movies & TV shows

2021.

1 Movie
Eggs

Eggs

2021
When the Take-its steal this year's supply of Easter Eggs, an unlikely group of characters band together and brave the perils of taking back what is rightfully theirs. The richly defined characters fo...

2019.

1 Movie
I Am Richard Pryor

I Am Richard Pryor

2019
The documentary tells the story of the legendary performer and legendary social satirist, who overcame race and social barriers by delivering his honest irreverent and biting humor to America's stages...

2017.

3 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
Bill Nye Saves the World

Bill Nye Saves the World

2017
The impact of science on politics, society and pop culture is explored by Bill Nye. Each episode tackles a topic from a scientific point of view, debunking myths and refuting anti-scientific claims th...
Jewel's Catch One

Jewel's Catch One

2017
With four strikes against her (black, female, poor and a lesbian), our trailblazer, Jewel Thais-Williams, helped changed laws, save lives and influence communities across Los Angeles, California as sh...
Dying Laughing

Dying Laughing

2017
Comedians have a complicated life.
Alone With Chrissie Hynde

Alone With Chrissie Hynde

2017
A thoughtful and intimate portrait of super cool self-confessed rock chick Chrissie Hynde. The documentary film details one summer in the life of Hynde - shopping for clothes in Paris, hanging out wit...

2016.

1 TV show
TV
Match Game

Match Game

2016
A modern remake of the classic 70s game show features two contestants trying to match the answers of six celebrities in a game of fill-in-the- blank.

2013.

2 Movies · 2 TV shows
TV
Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Brooklyn Nine-Nine

6.3
2013
A single-camera ensemble comedy follows the lives of an eclectic group of detectives in a New York precinct, including one slacker who is forced to shape up when he gets a new boss.
TV
The Birthday Boys

The Birthday Boys

6
2013
Bob Odenkirk is an executive producer. Ben Stiller is best known for his films "Zoolander" and "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty". The comedy group of the same name (UCB Theatre Los Angeles, Just for L...
Diving Normal

Diving Normal

2013
An unlikely love triangle: an ambitious Brooklyn-ite graphic novelist and his peculiar neighbor fall for the same beautiful but broken girl. The three combat abandonment, addiction and the struggle wi...
Why We Laugh: Funny Women

Why We Laugh: Funny Women

2013
An uncensored look into the lives of the female stand-up comedian. Featuring interviews and live performance footage from some of today's most prominent female voices in stand-up comedy and entertainm...

2012.

1 TV show
TV
DTLA

DTLA

2012
The relationships and sex lives of a diverse group of friends who works and lives in the vibrant community of Downtown Los Angeles.

2011.

2 Movies · 3 TV shows
TV
2 Broke Girls

2 Broke Girls

6.45
2011
A comedy about the unlikely friendship that develops between two very different young women who meet waitressing at a diner in trendy Williamsburg, Brooklyn, and form a bond over one day owning their ...
TV
American Horror Story

American Horror Story

6.11
2011
An anthology horror drama series centering on different characters and locations, including a house with a past, an asylum, a witch coven, a freak show, a hotel, and a farmhouse.
Looking for Lenny

Looking for Lenny

2011
In-depth documentary that uses Lenny Bruce's legacy to explore the present condition of the fear of words and expression.
The Undefeated

The Undefeated

2011
There is a documentary about Sarah Palin's pre- political life, her tenure as Governor of Alaska, and her time as John McCain's running mate.
TV
Switched at Birth

Switched at Birth

6.88
2011
The story of two teenage girls who were switched in the hospital. Bay Kennish was raised in a wealthy family with two parents and a brother, while a woman who lost her hearing at an early age was rais...

2010.

3 Movies · 1 TV show
Rappin' With The Rickster

Rappin' With The Rickster

2010
There are clips from Ricky Powell's influential NY TV show, Rappin' With The Rickster.
Lez Chat

Lez Chat

2010
A fake commercial for a lesbian telephone hot line. A short by Kyle Dunnigan and Tig Notaro.
TV
Hot in Cleveland

Hot in Cleveland

2010
Three fabulous, eccentric, LA best friends of a certain age have their lives changed forever when their plane unexpectedly lands in Cleveland and they soon rediscover themselves in this new "promised ...
See You in September

See You in September

2010
Lindsay was left high and dry by her shrinks and felt abandoned by her therapist who went on an extended vacation, so she got help from an ad hoc support group formed by other New Yorkers. When her fr...

2009.

1 Movie
Dare

Dare

2009
When an actor tells a good girl that she hasn't lived, she goes on a journey that leads her to Johnny.

2006.

1 TV show
TV
The New Adventures of Old Christine

The New Adventures of Old Christine

1
2006
Single working mom Christine Campbell has just learned that her ex is dating a much younger woman with the same first name. To avoid any confusion, the new girlfriend is dubbed New Christine, which le...

2005.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
American Dad!

American Dad!

6.34
2005
The series focuses on an eccentric motley crew that is the Smith family and their three housemates: Father, husband, and breadwinner Stan Smith; his better half housewife, Francine Smith; their colleg...

2004.

1 Movie · 2 TV shows
TV
The L Word

The L Word

6.6
2004
Lesbian friends are in Los Angeles.
TV
Project Runway

Project Runway

8
2004
Designers who exhibit their work in front of a judges' panel are eliminated from the competition each week.
The Easter Egg Adventure

The Easter Egg Adventure

2004
The idyllic Egg Town is the location for The Easter Egg Adventure, which sees the beautiful location under threat from some dastardly thieves. It is up to some brave residents to get the Easter Egg's ...

2003.

1 Movie · 3 TV shows
TV
Las Vegas

Las Vegas

5.86
2003
Ed Deline is a strict ex-CIA officer who went from being Head of Security to being President of Operations of the Montecito, whose job is to run the day-to-day operations of the casino. The Montecito'...
TV
Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Jimmy Kimmel Live!

6.3
2003
Jimmy Kimmel Live! airs on ABC.
TV
L.A. Dragnet

L.A. Dragnet

2003
L.A is within it's boundaries. Two dedicated cops are relentless in their attempts to solve crime. Detective Joe Friday has been in the business for a long time. Through his narrations, viewers will g...
The Third Date

The Third Date

2003
It may only be the third date, but Tony knows it's time to pop the question and make the beautiful, shy Katrina his wife. And what better place for romance than Coney Island? Using his family's old mo...

2002.

3 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
V Graham Norton

V Graham Norton

2002
V Graham Norton was an entertainment programme shown on Channel 4 in the United Kingdom starring Graham Norton, broadcast every weeknight as a successor to the weekly So Graham Norton. It aired from 6...
Method Acting

Method Acting

2002
David Kramer plays actor and director of a spoof on Jackie Gleason’s TV Show, the Honeymooners.
A Shot at the Top: The Making of 'The King of Comedy'

A Shot at the Top: The Making of 'The King of Comedy'

2002
The story of a man willing to go to any lengths for a chance at fame is the subject of a documentary.
Stormy Weather: The Music of Harold Arlen

Stormy Weather: The Music of Harold Arlen

2002
Some of today's most original recording artists perform the work of famed composer Harold Arlen.

2001.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
Crossing Jordan

Crossing Jordan

5.95
2001
Crossing Jordan is an American television crime/drama series that starsJill Hennessy as Jordan Cavanaugh, M.D., a crime-solving forensic pathologist employed in the Massachusetts Office of the Chief M...
Zoolander

Zoolander

7.31
2001
It's time to clear the runway for the three-time male model of the year. "He's so hot right now, he's going to steal this year's award", says the hippie-chic. The young man could be turned into a kill...

2000.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
Girlfriends

Girlfriends

2000
Girlfriends is an American comedy-drama sitcom that premiered on September 11, 2000, on UPN and aired on UPN's successor network, The CW, before being cancelled in 2008. The final episode aired on Feb...
Dinner Rush

Dinner Rush

2000
One unlucky evening, Louis Cropa, a part-time bookmaker, discovers that his restaurant has become a hotbed of conflicting characters. In addition to having to please a whiny food critic, Louis must fe...
One Hell of a Guy

One Hell of a Guy

2000
When the Devil's favourite demon, Nick (Rob Lowe), is sent to corrupt the soul of Cassie Springer (Alexandra Powers), the last thing he expected was to fall in love. But Cassie's purity was enough to ...

1999.

2 Movies · 3 TV shows
TV
Family Guy

Family Guy

6.07
1999
The adventures of the family are the subject of an animated series. Peter and Lois have three children. Meg is the most unpopular girl in town, and the middle kid is not very bright, but he has a pass...
TV
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

6.06
1999
Sexually-based heinous offenses are considered by the criminal justice system. In New York City, the detectives who investigate these vicious felonies are members of an elite squad known as the Specia...
TV
The Sopranos

The Sopranos

6.32
1999
The story of New Jersey-based Italian-American mobster Tony Soprano and the difficulties he faces as he tries to balance the conflicting requirements of his home life and the criminal organization tha...
Hercules: Zero to Hero

Hercules: Zero to Hero

1999
The film briefly gives Hercules' history after defeating Hades, in which he married Meg and revisits his teenage years. It shows the beginning of Hercules's adventures at the Prometheus Academy, a sch...
I'm Still Here... Damn It!

I'm Still Here... Damn It!

1999
Pregnant legendary controversial comedian Sandra Bernhard performs her Off-Broadway show that combines stand up, storytelling and musical performance. She also talks about the female musicians who pav...

1998.

6 Movies · 4 TV shows
Exposé

Exposé

1998
An anonymous tip turns a reporter into an alibi for a judge's murder.
TV
V.I.P.

V.I.P.

6
1998
While attending a Hollywood premiere with a famous action star, a crazed fan pulls a gun, but her movie hunk turns into a cowardice, and it's Vallery who becomes the hero. Suddenly, she's thrown into ...
TV
The Roseanne Show

The Roseanne Show

1998
Roseanne Barr is the host of The Roseanne Show, which is a syndicated talk show. The Roseanne Show featured Roseanne interviewing a mixture of quirky guests along with Roseanne's signature style of br...
TV
Will & Grace

Will & Grace

6.33
1998
Will Truman and Grace Adler are best friends, and when Grace's engagement falls apart, she moves in with Will. Along with their friends, they go through the trials of dating, sex, relationships and th...
Plump Fiction

Plump Fiction

6
1998
parodying scenes from other movies
I Woke Up Early the Day I Died

I Woke Up Early the Day I Died

1998
A mental patient escapes from a mental hospital and robs a bank.
TV
Hercules

Hercules

6.22
1998
Teenage Hercules is training to be a hero and trying to adjust to life while battling his evil uncle.
Wrongfully Accused

Wrongfully Accused

1998
Ryan Harrison, a violin god and sex symbol, doesn't want to cheat on Lauren Goodhue's husband with her. The man is named Mr. Ryan was the main suspect in Goodhue's murder after he was found murdered. ...
An Alan Smithee Film: Burn, Hollywood, Burn

An Alan Smithee Film: Burn, Hollywood, Burn

1998
Filmmaker Alan Smithee finds himself the unwilling puppet of a potentially bad, big budget action film which he proceeds to steal the reels and leave the cast and crew in a frenzy.
Somewhere in the City

Somewhere in the City

1998
The Lower East Side is depicted in the film. Che is a friend of Lu Lu. Italian immigrant and wife of supervisor of building where they all live is having an affair with her neighbour who likes scam ar...

1997.

2 Movies · 2 TV shows
Lover Girl

Lover Girl

1997
Jake is a 16-year-old girl whose mother left her. She finds her older sister Darlene in L.A., but Darlene turns her away. Darlene's neighbor Marci takes pity on Jake, allowing her to stay over. When J...
TV
Ally McBeal

Ally McBeal

6
1997
Ally McBeal is a lawyer at the Boston law firm Cage and Fish. Ally's life and loves are eccentric, funny, dramatic and full of imagination.
TV
The View

The View

6
1997
On ABC daytime's morning chat fest, the most exciting events of the day are being discussed. Hot topics in the news, the best experts in their field, celebrity interviews and general entertainment are...
The Apocalypse

The Apocalypse

1997
A pilot and a bartender are attacked by a computer programmer and a criminal gang who plan to crash a spaceship with nuclear warheads into Earth.

1996.

1 Movie · 2 TV shows
TV
Clueless

Clueless

8
1996
CLUELESS is a television series spun off from the 1995 teen film of the same name. The series originally premiered on ABC on September 20, 1996 as a part of the TGIF lineup during its first season. Th...
TV
Superman: The Animated Series

Superman: The Animated Series

4.6
1996
The city of Metropolis is protected by an alien named Superman. Superman hides his identity behind the glasses of Clark Kent, a reporter for the Daily Planet. Superman is a reporter at the Daily Plane...
The Late Shift

The Late Shift

1996
David Letterman is competing with Jay Leno and his manager to be the next "Tonight Show" host.

1995.

4 Movies · 2 TV shows
One Hundred and One Nights

One Hundred and One Nights

1995
Monsieur Cinema lives alone in a large villa. He asked a young woman to tell him stories about all the movies he's ever seen. A line of movie stars comes to visit him giving him back the pleasure of l...
TV
Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist

Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist

6.89
1995
Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist is an American animated series that originally ran on Comedy Central from May 28, 1995 to December 24, 1999—with a final set of three shelved episodes airing in 2002—s...
Freaky Friday

Freaky Friday

1995
Fun-loving Annabelle Andrews and her uptight mother, Ellen, don't always get along. After a particularly frustrating argument, both simultaneously wishes the other in her shoes- and suddenly find the...
Catwalk

Catwalk

1995
A documentary following Christy Turlington and other models during spring fashion week in Milan, Paris and New York.
TV
MADtv

MADtv

1
1995
MADtv is an American sketch comedy television series originally inspired by Mad magazine. The one-hour show aired Saturday nights on Fox.
Unzipped

Unzipped

1995
Isaac Mizrahi, one of the most successful designers in high fashion, plans his fall 1994 collection.

1994.

1 Movie · 3 TV shows
TV
Spider-Man

Spider-Man

6.17
1994
PeterParker develops powers after being bitten by a spider. He is balancing his personal life with his fight against crime.
TV
Duckman

Duckman

6
1994
Duckman: Private Dick/ Family Man is an American animated sitcom that aired from 1994 to 1997. The sitcom is based on a Dark Horse comic. The series was produced by Reno & Osborn for Paramount Network...
TV
Chicago Hope

Chicago Hope

6
1994
Chicago Hope was created by David E. Kelley is a person. It ran on CBS from 1994 to 2000. There is a hospital in Chicago. TVGN will show the show in the fall of next year.
Dallas Doll

Dallas Doll

1994
Dallas, an American golf tutor, arrives in a quiet suburb to teach at the local school and sets about causing chaos with the family she stays with.

1992.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
Highlander: The Series

Highlander: The Series

6.09
1992
The history of humankind has been seen by Duncan MacLeod, who is 400 years old. Even though he risks his life, he tries to save people.
Inside Monkey Zetterland

Inside Monkey Zetterland

1992
An out of work screen writer complains about being too gay and cool in an off beat comedy.

1991.

2 Movies
Hudson Hawk

Hudson Hawk

5.29
1991
Eddie Hawkins, also known as Hudson Hawk, has just been released from prison after ten years and is planning to spend the rest of his life honestly. Some of the works of Leonardo da Vinci were blackma...
Madonna: Truth or Dare

Madonna: Truth or Dare

9
1991
From the rain of Japan to threats of arrest for public indecency in Canada, this documentary follows Madonna on her 1990 'Blond Ambition' concert tour. Filmed in black and white with the concert piece...

1990.

1 Movie
Without You I'm Nothing

Without You I'm Nothing

1990
Sandra Bernhard stars in a studio version of her off-Broadway show, blending re-enactments of the original show's pieces with concept vignettes and 'testimonials' to underscore the relationship betwee...

1989.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
Tales from the Crypt

Tales from the Crypt

6.4
1989
The Crypt Keeper has fun and frightening things to do. Back in the day, there were stories in the comics. Pick up your poison at the bar. Will honeymooners fulfill their vow?
Decade

Decade

1989
Interviews with personalities including John Mellencamp, Spike Lee, Lou Reed, Roseanne Barr, David Byrne, George Michael and more, as they reflect on the 1980s.
Heavy Petting

Heavy Petting

1989
HEAVY PETTING is a hilarious and salacious exploration of the sexual mores of the 50's as seen through the eyes of a generation that lived through the Sexual Revolution. Creative baby boomers-- includ...

1988.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
Track 29

Track 29

6
1988
Years after a desperate teenage Linda gives up her baby for adoption, she finds herself face-to-face with Martin, a young man who claims to be her long-lost son. Linda found a reprieve from her unhapp...
TV
Roseanne

Roseanne

5.63
1988
In the fictional town of Lanford, Illinois, a working-class family struggles to make ends meet.

1985.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
The New Alfred Hitchcock Presents

The New Alfred Hitchcock Presents

6.33
1985
The New Alfred Hitchcock Presents was an anthology series that aired on NBC from 1985 to 1986 and on the USA Network from 1987 to 1989. The series is a re-enactment of a movie.
Follow That Bird

Follow That Bird

9
1985
Big Bird was sent far from Sesame Street by a social worker. The rest of the Sesame Street gang went on a cross-country journey to find Big Bird after he ran away from his foster home.

1984.

1 Movie
The House of God

The House of God

1984
There is a comedy about a couple of interns in a hospital.

1983.

1 TV show
TV
The Hitchhiker

The Hitchhiker

5
1983
The Hitchhiker is a mystery anthology series that aired from 1983 to 1987 on HBO and First Choice in Canada. The series later moved to the USA Network from 1989 to 1991.

1982.

1 Movie
The King of Comedy

The King of Comedy

7.75
1982
The aspiring comic tried to get into show business by stalking his idol, a late night talk-show host who wanted his own privacy.

1981.

1 Movie
Nice Dreams

Nice Dreams

4.66
1981
Two people are indoors. Los Guys and L.A have many encounters. The people in the area are weird.

1977.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
The Complete Richard Pryor Roast

The Complete Richard Pryor Roast

1977
Unaired roast of Richard Pryor by the cast of The Richard Pryor Show including Robin Williams (Good Will Hunting, Dead Poets Society), Sandra Bernhard (Without You I'm Nothing), Shirley Hemphill (What...
TV
The Richard Pryor Show

The Richard Pryor Show

1977
The Richard Pryor Show is a comedy variety show. It aired on NBC on September 13, 1977. The show was produced by Rocco Urbisci. Pryor did a special for NBC in 1977. The series was included in TV Guide...
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