Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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Becky on Roseanne, Dr. Reid on Scrubs
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Handsworth Secondary, North Vancouver, Canada (1994)
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Sarah Louise Christine Chalke
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Sarah Chalke (; born August 27, 1976) is a Canadian-American actress known for portraying Dr. Elliot Reid on the NBC/ABC comedy series Scrubs, the second Rebecca "Becky" Conner on the ABC sitcom Roseanne, Stella Zinman in the CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother, and Beth on Adult Swim's adult animated science fiction series Rick and Morty. She has also had a recurring role in the third season of the ABC/TBS sitcom Cougar Town.
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Sarah Chalke (/ˈtʃɔːk/; born August 27, 1976) is a Canadian actress known for portraying Dr. Elliot Reid on the NBC/ABC comedy series Scrubs, Rebecca "Becky" Conner on the ABC sitcom Roseanne, and Stella Zinman in the CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother. She has also had a recurring role in the third season of ABC sitcom Cougar Town.
Chalke was born in Ottawa, Ontario, and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia. She is the middle of three daughters born to Douglas and Angela Chalke. Her mother is originally from Rostock, Germany. According to a Scrubs commentary track, she used to attend the German school in her hometown twice a week. Her first language is English, but she speaks German fluently and French "fairly well." This was incorporated into her Scrubs character, Elliot Reid, who also speaks German and French at the same levels. Chalke graduated from Handsworth Secondary School in North Vancouver in 1994.
Chalke's acting career began at the age of eight when she began appearing in musical theatre productions. At 12, she became a reporter on the Canadian children's show KidZone. In 1993, she took over the role of Rebecca Conner-Healy on Roseanne after Lecy Goranson left the series; she made a cameo appearance as a different character in the Roseanne episode "Halloween: The Final Chapter" (#178, originally aired October 31, 1995) after Goranson returned. Chalke would later return to the role of Becky after Goranson departed for a second time. After the show ended, Chalke returned briefly to Canada where she starred in the CBC Television drama Nothing Too Good for a Cowboy (1998–1999).
In 2001, she was cast as Dr. Elliot Reid in the NBC comedy series Scrubs. She has appeared in several feature films, including Ernest Goes to School and Cake. She appeared in Channel 101's The 'Bu with The Lonely Island, a parody of the hit show The O.C., but was credited as "Pamela Fenton". In 2007, she appeared as a supporting character in Chaos Theory, which starred fellow Canadian Ryan Reynolds. In 2008, Chalke became the spokesperson for a line of women's underwear by Hanes that included a series of commercials directed by her Scrubs co-star Zach Braff. In 2008 and 2009 she made appearances in the CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother as Stella Zinman. In the spring of 2011, she starred in the CBS television series Mad Love, a romantic comedy which debuted as a midseason replacement and was cancelled after only one season was produced.
Chalke was signed by former Scrubs, and Cougar Town executive producer, Bill Lawrence to play the love interest of Bobby Cobb in the series Cougar Town. She appeared in multiple episodes in the third season. Chalke starred in the ABC comedy series How to Live with Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life), which premiered April 3, 2013, and which was canceled one month later. She played Polly, a single and very uptight divorced mother who finds herself moving back in with her parents (Elizabeth Perkins and Brad Garrett) due to the economic downturn.
Chalke is engaged to lawyer Jamie Afifi. The couple have a son, Charlie Rhodes Afifi, born December 24, 2009. Her son was diagnosed at the age of 2 years with Kawasaki's Disease.
Chalke lost her aunt and grandmother to breast cancer that was undiagnosed while in its early stages. She has since encouraged breast cancer detection and prevention, and starred in the Lifetime movie Why I Wore Lipstick to My Mastectomy. She is an ambassador for the Audrey Hepburn Children's Foundation. Chalke also made an appearance in a short video parodying the National Organization for Marriage's "Gathering Storm" advertisement opposing same-sex marriage. She was the 2009 ambassador for the Susan G. Komen Passionately Pink for the Cure(R) program, for which she also designed a T-shirt.
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John Carrabino Management (LA)
(2002) Print ad for America's Milk Processors "got milk?" milk mustache campaign, along with her "Scrubs" (2001) co-stars, Zach Braff and Donald Faison., Appeared in a Hanes underwear commercial (2008)
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==Sarah Chalke== (/ˈtʃɔːk/; born August 27, 1976) is a Canadian-American actress known for portraying [[Dr. Elliot Reid]] on the NBC/ABC comedy series [[Scrubs]], the second [[Rebecca "Becky" Conner]] on the ABC sitcom [[Roseanne]], [[Stella Zinman]] in the CBS sitcom [[How I Met Your Mother]], and [[Beth]] on [[Adult Swim]]'s adult animated science fiction series [[Rick and Morty]]. She has also had a recurring role in the third season of the ABC/TBS sitcom [[Cougar Town]].
==Sarah Chalke== Actress - ====Date of Birth==== 27 August 1976, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
====Birth Name==== Sarah Louise Christine Chalke
====Height==== 5' 8" (1.73 m)
===Mini Bio (1)=== ====Sarah Chalke==== was born on 27 August 1976 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Her parents are Angie Chalke and Doug Chalke. She is the middle child, having one older sister, Natasha Chalke, and one younger, Piper Chalke. Sarah made her acting debut in a made-for-TV movie, City Boy (1992). In 1993, after her first film, she auditioned for the role of "Becky" on the TV series Roseanne (1988). The show was looking for a replacement after Alicia Goranson quit the show to go to college. Sarah graduated from high school in 1995, while shooting the 1994-1995 season of Roseanne (1988). Also, in 1994, Sarah co-starred in the film, Ernest Goes to School (1994), along with Jim Varney. Then, in 1996, she starred in 2 films, including Robin of Locksley (1996), and also Stand Against Fear (1996), where she played a cheerleader, "Krista Wilson". In 1998, a year after Roseanne (1988) ended, Sarah was asked to act in a show called Nothing Too Good for a Cowboy (1998). The show was based on the TV movie with the same name, Nothing Too Good for a Cowboy (1998), which Sarah was also in.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous
===Trivia (31)=== ====Took over the role==== of Becky on Roseanne (1988) from Alicia Goranson in 1993.
====Said she would==== like to take a break from acting and attend college.
====(1993-1997)==== Played older sister of Sara Gilbert on Roseanne (1988), but is younger in real life.
====Attended the==== 1999 CCMA award ceremony, and presented an award for the best single of the year. [September 1999]
====Appeared in==== local Vancouver theater productions, at age 8.
Is fluent in French and German.
====She volunteers==== at a hospice for terminally ill children and works for the Audrey Hepburn Children's Fund.
====In her leisure time,==== Chalke prefers cooking with friends (especially Thai and sushi), playing the guitar, hiking, skiing (she's an instructor), snowboarding, kayaking and reading.
====Her father==== is a lawyer and both her parents are mediators who also run a child adoption agency. Two years ago, she accompanied her parents to China to coordinate the adoption of several orphans there.
====She is vegetarian.==== Initially her father was not, but he eventually gave in due to family pressure.
====Sarah grew up in Vancouver, British Columbia.====
====She has dogs named Harley and Tankers.====
====Played Markie Post's daughter==== in the horror film I've Been Waiting for You (1998) and Post also plays her mom as a guest star on Sarah's sitcom, Scrubs (2001).
====At times on the set of Scrubs==== (2001), Sarah is referred to as "Second Becky" in response to her being the second "Becky" on Roseanne (1988).
====When she was a few credits short==== of a college degree, she decided to commit to acting full time.
====She has a brown Labrador==== named Lola, which the Scrubs (2001) cast bought her at a charity auction.
====Has a younger sister==== named Piper Chalke and an older sister named Natasha Chalke.
====When younger,==== played the cello for seven years.
====Engaged to==== entertainment lawyer, Jamie Afifi. [December 2006]
====Close friend==== with Scrubs (2001) co-star Zach Braff.
====Her first==== on-camera kiss was in the 1992 movie City Boy (1992), shot at Lighthouse Park in Vancouver.
====Close friend with==== actresses Christa Miller and Nicole Sullivan.
She became a naturalized American citizen in April 2008.
====Since her mother==== is from Germany, Sarah visited a German school in Vancouver twice a week as a child.
====Can write with her toes.====
====Describes herself as a klutz.====
====Best health habit==== is wearing sunscreen every day. Lost her aunt to melanoma and her grandmother to cancer.
====Gave birth==== to her 1st child at 33, a son named Charlie Rhodes Afifi on December 24, 2009. Child's father is her fiancé, Jamie Afifi.
Had competed in several walk-racing competitions.
====Son, Charlie,==== was diagnosed with Kawasaki Disease, #1 cause of congenital heart disease, in 2009.
====Gave birth==== to her 2nd child at age 39, a daughter named Frances Afifi on April 28, 2016. Child's father is her fiancé, Jamie Afifi.
===Personal Quotes (3)=== ===="When I first opened the script==== and read the pilot, I was laughing out loud. I just hadn't seen anything on the air like it and I wanted to be a part of it" - on Scrubs (2001).
===="Before getting Scrubs (2001),==== I had always threatened myself I'd have to become a dental hygienist if I quit acting - to me, that would be the hardest job. I would tell myself, 'Just stick it out for a little longer'. It definitely was a turning point" - about how Scrubs (2001) changed her life.
====I believe that dessert==== is a very important part of life, and guilt is a useless emotion, so combining the two would be wrong.
==Sarah Chalke== Actress - Born 27 Aug 1976 - Ottawa-born Sarah Chalke first gained notoriety in 1993 when, at the beginning of the show's sixth season, she was cast on ABC's hit sitcom Roseanne as oldest daughter Becky, a role that had previously been filled by Alicia Goranson, who exited the show for college. Chalke continued to play Becky for two seasons until Goranson returned, but the two actresses took turns playing the character throughout the season. Goranson left again before the show's ninth and final season, and Chalke resumed the role full-time.
====Following the end of Roseanne,==== Chalke took on a role in the Canadian series Nothing Too Good for a Cowboy. While that show only lasted nine episodes, it would only be a couple more years before the actress found herself on another hit series. In 2001, she was cast as Elliot Reid, the female lead opposite Zach Braff on the cult hit NBC medical comedy Scrubs. The massively successful show would run until 2010, earning Chalke legions of fans.
====In addition to her series television work,==== Chalke has acted in a number of made-for-TV movies and small independent films over the years. In 2007 she had her first role in a high-profile Hollywood movie with a supporting turn alongside Jon Heder and Diane Keaton in the comedy Mama's Boy. She would also find continued success on the small screen, with starring roles on shows like Mad Love, a recurring gig on Cougar Town and guest spots on shows like Grey's Anatomy and Angie Tribeca.
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