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Sandra Bernhard (born June 6, 1955) is an American actress.


Sandra Bernhard was born June 6, 1955, in Flint, Michigan in a Conservative Jewish family. She is mainly known for her stand-up comedy in which she openly criticises society as well as celebrities and political figures, even ending up in some controversy because of it. Bernhard also performs as a singer of classic pop music, jazz, and blues tunes.

In 1991, Bernhard began playing Nancy Bartlett on the hit sitcom Roseanne. She appeared in 33 episodes between 1991 and 1997, and was one of the first actresses to portray an openly bisexual recurring character on American television. Openly bisexual in real life, her friendship with pop singer Madonna in the 80s raised quite a rumor at the time. Bernhard is a strong supporter of LGBTQIA+ rights, and spoke about representation in media.

Bernhard played Nurse Judy Kubrak in the FX drama series Pose created by Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, and Steve Canals. She is number 96 on Comedy Central's list of the 100 greatest stand-ups of all time.

Work on American Horror Story[]

Sandra Bernhard dipped her toes with a guest role during the eighth season of American Horror Story: Apocalypse as Hannah, a satanic priestess of the Church of Satan in the episode "Sojourn." In 2022, Bernhard returned to the franchise with a more substantial role, playing Fran in the eleventh installment, AHS:NYC.



Episode appearances for Sandra Bernhard
Story or Series Character Episodes
Apocalypse Hannah Sojourn
NYC Fran