Sarah Chalke (//; born August 27, 1976) is a Canadian actress. She is 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 on the CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother, and Beth Smith on Adult Swim's adult animated science-fiction series Rick and Morty. She also had a recurring role on the third season of the ABC/TBS sitcom Cougar Town.
Chalke in December 2008
August 27, 1976 |
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
|Other names||Sarah Louise Christine Chalke
Sarah Cassandra Chalke
Chalke was born in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, and was raised in Vancouver, British Columbia. She is the middle of three daughters born to Douglas and Angela Chalke. Her mother is 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 spoke German and French at the same levels. Chalke graduated from Handsworth Secondary School in North Vancouver in 1994.
Chalke's acting career began at age eight when she began appearing in musical theater 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 later returned 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 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 cancelled one month later. She played Polly, a single and very uptight divorced mother who found herself moving back in with her parents (Elizabeth Perkins and Brad Garrett) because of the economic downturn. Also in 2013, she played a frantic mother named Casey Hedges in the Grey's Anatomy season-9 episode "Can't Fight This Feeling". Chalke also voices Beth on the show Rick and Morty.
On April 28, 2017, it was announced that a revival of Roseanne was in the works, and that most of the original cast and some of the producers would return for the limited series. On May 16, 2017, it was confirmed that eight episodes of the show were greenlit by ABC and would air mid-season in 2018 with Chalke returning, but playing a role other than Becky Conner. 
Chalke is engaged to lawyer Jamie Afifi. The couple has a son, Charlie Rhodes Afifi, born December 24, 2009. Her son was diagnosed at age two with Kawasaki disease. Their daughter, Frankie, was born in spring 2016.
Chalke's aunt and grandmother died from 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 program, for which she also designed a T-shirt.
|1994||Ernest Goes to School||Maisy|
|1999||All Shook Up||Katy Dudston|
|2000||Cinderella: Single Again||Cinderella||Short Film|
|2001||Kill Me Later||Linda|
|2001||XCU: Extreme Close Up||Jane Bennett|
|2007||Chaos Theory||Paula Crowe|
|2016||After the Reality||Kate|
|1992||City Boy||Angelica||Television movie|
|1993||Relentless: Mind of a Killer||Carrie||Television movie|
|1993||Woman on the Ledge||Elizabeth||Television movie|
|1993||Neon Rider||Annie||Episode: "Labour Day"|
|1993||The Odyssey||Estate agent||Episode: "A Place Called Nowhere"|
|1994||Beyond Obsession||Laura Sawyer||Television movie|
|1996||Robin of Locksley||Marion Fitzwater||Television movie|
|1996||Dead Ahead||Heather Loch||Television movie|
|1996||Stand Against Fear||Krista Wilson||Television movie|
|1997||Daughters||Annie Morrell||Television movie|
|1997||A Child's Wish||Melinda||Television movie|
|1997||Dying to Belong||Drea Davenport||Television movie|
|1997||Dead Man's Gun||Murial Jakes||Episode: "The Bounty Hunters"|
|1998||I've Been Waiting for You||Sarah Zoltanne||Television movie|
|1999||First Wave||Chloe Wells||Episode: "The Channel"|
|1999–2000||Nothing Too Good for a Cowboy||Gloria Hobson||26 episodes|
|2001–2010||Scrubs||Dr. Elliot Reid||171 episodes|
|2002||It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie||Herself/Dr. Elliot Reid||Television movie|
|2002–03||Clone High||X-Stream Erin (voice)||1 episode|
|2002–03||Clone High||Marie Antoinette (voice)||2 episodes|
|2006||Why I Wore Lipstick to My Mastectomy||Geralyn Lucas||Television movie|
|2007||Saturday Night Live||Dr. Elliot Reid||Episode: "Zach Braff/Maroon 5"|
|2008–2014||How I Met Your Mother||Dr. Stella Zinman||10 episodes|
|2009||Maneater||Clarissa Alpert||2 episodes|
|2011||Mad Love||Kate Swanson||13 episodes|
|2011, 2017||American Dad!||Cami, Meredith||2 Episodes|
|2012||Cougar Town||Angie LeClaire||4 episodes|
|2012||The Fresh Beat Band||Glinda||Episode: "The Wizard of Song"|
|2013||How to Live with Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life)||Polly||13 episodes|
|2013||Grey's Anatomy||Casey Hedges||Episode: "Can't Fight This Feeling"|
|2013–14||Hollywood Game Night||Herself||2 episodes|
|2013–present||Rick and Morty||Beth Smith (voice)||22 episodes|
|2015||Backstrom||Amy Gazanian||6 episodes|
|2015||Undateable||Herself||Episode: "A Rock and a Hard Place Walk Into a Bar"|
|2016||Angie Tribeca||Mrs. Parsons||Episode: "The Famous Ventriloquist Did It"|
|2016||Inside Amy Schumer||Amy #2||Episode: "Psychopath Test"|
|2016-present||Milo Murphy's Law||Mrs. Murawski (voice)||3 episodes|
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- "Magazine coverage of Chalke's birth to son Charlie Rhodes Afifi". Usmagazine.com. Retrieved January 22, 2011.
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- "Sarah Chalke Welcomes Second Child With Fiance in July 2016".
- Why I Wore Lipstick Archived October 14, 2006, at the Wayback Machine.
- "Gaythering Storm – Gathering Storm parody with famous actors – Lance Bass, Jane Lynch, and more". FunnyOrDie. Retrieved January 22, 2011.
- SOLVEJ SCHOU , TOI Crest, Oct 20, 2009, 12.00am IST (October 20, 2009). "Report on Chalke and Cure(R) program". The Times of India. Retrieved January 22, 2011.