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Sandra Bernhard's Family Life - Meet the 'Roseanne' Star's Girlfriend and Daughter

Kareena Koirala
Oct 29, 2019
01:40 A.M.
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The outspoken actress and comedian might come across as an intimidating entertainer, but behind the scenes, Sandra Bernhard is a doting mother to her daughter, Cicely Yasin, and a loving partner to her girlfriend, Sara Switzer.

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Sandra Bernhard is a force to be reckoned with. A profoundly talented actress, performer, singer, and author, she has established herself as one of the most prominent figures in the entertainment industry.

Born on June 6, 1955, Bernhard's beginnings as a comedian were quite humble. It wasn't until she was cast as a regular player on "The Richard Pryor Show" that her career really took off.

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SANDRA'S SUCCESSFUL CAREER

Although the musical variety gig was taken off air only after five shows, Bernhard had already been noticed in the industry. She was cast as 'Masha" in Matin Scorsese's film "The King of Comedy" in 1982.

She is also one of the first actresses in Hollywood to portray an openly lesbian character in the American TV series. She was cast as a lesbian character called Nancy Bartlett in the hit 1988 sitcom "Roseanne."

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She also made appearances in other hit TV shows including "Ally McBeal," "Chicago Hope," "Will & Grace," and "The L Word."

Bernhard's is the host of "Sandyland," her hugely popular radio show on SiriusXM's "Radio Andy" channel which earned her a Gracie Award.

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Besides being a hugely popular entertainer, she is a doting mother to her daughter Cicely Yasin Bernhard and a loving partner to Sara Switzer.

HOW SANDRA AND SARA MET

In an interview with The Telegraph, Bernhard revealed that she and Switzer met over two decades ago when Switzer was an editor at "Harper's Bazaar."

Sandra Bernhard and Sara Switzer attend the Premiere Of EPIX Original Documentary "Serena" in 2016. | Source: Getty Images

Sandra Bernhard and Sara Switzer attend the Premiere Of EPIX Original Documentary "Serena" in 2016. | Source: Getty Images

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According to Bernhard, she asked her to write a piece for her. Later, they bumped into one another and "just connected."

"It's a great relationship; she's a really solid person," said Bernhard, who was happy to talk about her partner.

Sandra Bernhard and daughter Cicely Bernhard attend the 2009 Shakespeare  in the Park opening night gala performance of "Twelfth Night" in 2009. | Source: Getty Images

Sandra Bernhard and daughter Cicely Bernhard attend the 2009 Shakespeare in the Park opening night gala performance of "Twelfth Night" in 2009. | Source: Getty Images

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Bernhard and Switzer raised Cicely together. Bernhard has not yet revealed who the biological father of her daughter is.

Her daughter, Bernhard revealed, is not as extroverted as herself. "She's not a sassy smarty-pants kind of kid; she's a good girl," she said, before adding that Cecily sometimes finds her embarrassing.

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