Who is Sarah Chalke?
Sarah Chalke is a Canadian actress, best known for her role as Elliot Reid on Scrubs, as well as her appearances on How I Met Your Mother and Firefly Lane, and her voice acting for Rick and Morty.
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
The actress has been with lawyer Jamie Afifi. She has two kids.
The actress started performing when she was eight, appearing in musical theatre shows. When she was 12, she appeared in KidZone as a reporter for this children’s show.
In 1993, Chalke took the role of Rebecca on Roseanne, after the actress Lecy Goranson left the show. Chalke would play Becky until the end of the show.
Between 1998 and 1999, Chalke starred in Nothing Too Good for a Cowboy, a Canadian series.
In 2001, she was cast as Dr. Elliot Reid in the comedy series Scrubs. Throughout all nine seasons, Chalke would be a part of the main cast, playing the neurotic doctor and sometimes love interest for the main character J.D., played by Zach Braff. Chalke stayed in Scrubs until it ended in 2010.
Later on, she appeared in different films, like Ernest Goes to School and Cake. She would also join the cast of Chaos Theory.
In 2008 and 2009, Chalke played Stella Zinman on the popular sitcom How I Met Your Mother. Zinman was one potential candidate for the titular mother and love interest for the main character Ted. In 2011, she starred in Mad Love, but the series was canceled after a single season.
Chalke would go on to appear in Cougar Town throughout the third season of the series. She would also appear in How to Live with Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life) in 2013, but the series was canceled shortly after a few episodes.
Chalke would appear on season nine of Grey’s Anatomy.
Since 2013, Chalke has been voicing Beth on the popular animated show, Rick and Morty.
In 2017, Chalke went back to the revival of Roseanne and its spinoff series titled The Conners, although she would not be playing Becky, as Lecy Goranson returned for the series. Instead, Chalke played Andrea.
2021 saw Chalke co-starring in Firefly Lane, a drama series on Netflix, The series is a drama focusing on the friendship between two women that stays with them throughout the years. The show was renewed for a second season.
In Firefly lane, She was seen alongside cast members Katherine Heigl, Ali Skovbye, Ben Lawson, Roan Curtis, Yael Yurman, Andres Joseph, Beau Garrett, Brandon Jay Mclaren, Brendan Taylor, Chelah Horsdal, Jason Mckinnon, Jenna Rosenow, Jon Michael Ecker, Paul Mcgillion and Quinn Lord.
Chalke also did voice acting for the Netflix series Dogs in Space in 2021.
Chalke speaks German, a skill that was also given to her character on Scrubs, Elliot Reid.
She lost her aunt and grandmother to breast cancer and is an active supporter of many charities working against this disease.
While she played the older sister Becky in Roseanne, Chalke was older than the other actress in real life.
Chalke originally auditioned for the role of Becky and lost it, but was called back when the actress had to go to college, and a replacement was needed.
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