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Natalie West (born Natalie Neal West; January 23, 1956) is an American television, film and stage actress best known for her role as Crystal Anderson-Conner on the 1988–2018 TV series Roseanne.

Natalie West
Born Natalie Neal West
(1956-01-23) January 23, 1956 (age 62)
Grand Forks, North Dakota, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1988–present



West's career began in the early 1980s when she starred in several plays in Chicago area theaters. Her major break came when she won the role of Crystal Anderson Conner, Roseanne's friend and, later, Dan's stepmother, on Roseanne. She was a regular cast member for seasons three and four and a recurring guest star before and afterward. Her final appearance was in the season eight premiere in 1995. Soon after she took a hiatus from film and television to focus on her stage career. She will appear in the 2018 revival of the show, Roseanne Barr confirmed that Crystal would also appear in the show's 11th season.[1] On May 29, 2018, in the wake of racist remarks made by Barr on Twitter regarding Valerie Jarrett (an advisor of former president Barack Obama), ABC cancelled the revival after a single season.[2][3][4]

In 2004, she starred in the independent film Life Sentence. She later starred in a few more independent films over the years. In 2012, she starred in her first leading film role in the independent comedy-drama film Nate and Margaret, playing Margaret. She has continued to perform in several Chicago theatre productions.

Her films include Bushwhacked (1995), Life Sentence (2004) The Poker House (2007) and Nate and Margaret (2012).


  • 1984 – Joseph Jefferson Award for Actress in a Supporting Role in a Play for Life and Limb at the Wisdom Bridge Theatre in Chicago
  • 2010 – Joseph Jefferson Award for Actress in a Supporting Role in a Play for Abigail's Party at the Red Orchid Theatre in Chicago
  • 2012 – Equity Joseph Jefferson Award for Actress in a Supporting Role in a Play for The Butcher of Baraboo at the Red Orchid Theatre in Chicago


Year Title Role Notes
1988–1995, 2018 Roseanne Crystal Anderson-Conner 84 episodes
1989 Do You Know the Muffin Man (TV Film)
1993 Darkness Before Dawn Mrs. Guard (TV Film)
1995 Bushwhacked Mrs. Fishman
2004 Life Sentence Louise
2008 The Poker House Dolly
2010 Bad Sides Herself 1 Episode
2012 Nate and Margaret Margaret
2015 Under Covers Camille


  1. ^ "Twitter". 
  2. ^ Pallotta, Frank; Stelter, Brian (May 29, 2018). "ABC cancels 'Roseanne' after star's Twitter comments". CNN Money. Retrieved May 29, 2018. 
  3. ^ Park, Andrea (May 29, 2018). "ABC cancels "Roseanne" after Barr's tweet". CBS News. CBS Interactive. Retrieved May 29, 2018. 
  4. ^ Chandelis R. Duster (May 29, 2018). "ABC cancels "Roseanne" after show's star compared Obama adviser to 'ape'". NBC News. NBCUniversal Media, LLC. Retrieved May 29, 2018. 

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