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Sarah Chalke

Chalke in December 2008
Born August 27, 1976 (1976-08-27) (age 33)
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Other name(s) Sarah Louise Christine Chalke
Sarah Cassandra Chalke
Occupation Actress
Years active 1984–present
Sarah Chalke (born August 27, 1976) is a Canadian-American actress, best known for portraying Dr. Elliot Reid on the NBC/ABC comedy Scrubs, "Second Becky" Conner Healy on Roseanne, and Stella Zinman in the CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother.[1]

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Early life

.Chalke was born in Ottawa, Ontario, and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia.^ Chalke was born in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia.

^ Chalke was born in Ottawa , Ontario , Canada and was raised in Vancouver , British Columbia .

^ She was born in Ontario and raised in Vancouver, Brittish Columbia.
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.She is the middle of the three daughters of Douglas and Angie Chalke.^ She is the one of the three daughters of Douglas and Angie Chalke.
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^ She is the middle of the three daughters of Douglas and Angie Chalke.

^ Sarah was born in Ottawa, Canada on August 27th 1976, but was raised in Vancouver, the middle of the three daughters to Douglas and Angie Chalke.
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.Her mother is originally from Rostock, Germany.^ Her mother is originally from Rostock, Germany.
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^ Her mother is originally from Rostock, Germany .

^ Her mother is originally from Rostock, Germany, while her father is a private practice lawyer in Vancouver.
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.According to a Scrubs commentary track, she used to attend the German school in her hometown twice a week.^ According to a Scrubs commentary track, she used to attend the German school in her hometown twice a week.
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^ Since her mother is from Germany, Sarah visited a German school in Vancouver twice a week as a child.
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.Her first language is English, although she speaks French fairly well and German fluently.^ Her mother is from Germany and Sarah can speak German and French fluently in addition to English which is her first language.
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^ Her first language is English , although she speaks French fairly well and German fluently.

^ She also speaks French and German fluently.
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.This was later incorporated to her character Elliot Reid in Scrubs, who also speaks German fluently.^ This was later incorporated to her character Elliot Reid in Scrubs , who also speaks German fluently.

^ She also speaks French and German fluently.
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^ She is Canadian and engaged to actor Jamie afifi and speaks German and French fluently.
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Chalke graduated from Handsworth Secondary School in North Vancouver in 1994.

Career

.Chalke's acting career began at the age of eight when she began appearing in musical theatre productions.^ She started to act in musical theater productions at the age of 8.
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^ She began acting when she was eight years old, appearing in local productions in Vancouver.
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^ A native of Ottawa, Canada, Chalke was raised in Vancouver and began appearing in local musical theatre productions when she was eight.
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.At 12, she became a reporter on the Canadian children's show KidZone.^ At 16, she had a spot as an environmental reporter for the Canadian children's program, KidZone.
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^ At 16 she became a reporter on Canadian Children's show KidZone.

^ A few years later she became an environmental reporter for the Canadian series Kid Zone .
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.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).^ 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).

^ When Lecy Goranson left Roseanne for college, Chalke was brought in to take over her character.
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^ In 1993 she took over the role of Becky in Roseanne from Alicia Goranson.

.She returned briefly to Canada where she starred in the CBC Television drama Nothing Too Good for a Cowboy (1998–1999).^ She returned briefly to Canada where she starred in the CBC Television drama Nothing Too Good for a Cowboy (1998-1999).

^ Returned briefly to Canada where she starred in the CBC Television drama "Nothing Too Good for a Cowboy" .
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^ Year Milestone Began acting career at age eight, when she began appearing in musical theatre productions At 12, she became a reporter on the Canadian childrens show "Kid Zone" 1993 First notable TV appearance in the NBC TV-movie, "Relentless: Mind of a Killer" 1993 Replaced Lecy Goranson in the role of Becky (Conner) Healy on the popular ABC sitcom, "Roseanne"; left the series for the 1995-96 season and was replaced by Lecy Goranson, but returned for the final season in the role of Becky 1998 Returned briefly to Canada where she starred in the CBC Television drama "Nothing Too Good for a Cowboy" Comments .
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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.^ Sarah appeared in several feature films, starting with Ernest Goes to School in 1994.
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^ She has appeared in several feature films, starting with Ernest Goes to School (199...
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^ In 1994, she appeared in an installment of the "Ernest" movies: Ernest Goes to School .
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.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 Ryan Reynolds.^ In 2007, she appeared as a supporting character in Chaos Theory , which starred Ryan Reynolds .

^ Saran has also starred in the Williamstown Theatre Festival production of "Create Fate" and the successful run of the Off-Broadway production of "Modern Orthodox" as well as the feature film "Chaos Theory" opposite Ryan Reynolds and Stuart Townsend.

^ Not content with confining her career to the small screen, Sarah has recently appeared in the film "Chaos Theory" alongside Ryan Reynolds and Emily Mortimer as well as the comedy "Mama's Boy" opposite Diane Keaton, Jeff Daniels and Jon Heder.
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.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.^ This effort is the next evolution of Chalke's continuing relationship with Hanes - she first became part of the Hanes family in 2008 when she was selected as the spokesperson for the wedgie-free Hanes No Ride Up Panty, which included a series of commercials directed by her "Scrubs" co-star Zach Braff.
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^ Zach Braff actor and Sarah Chalke actor ] .
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^ This effort is the next evolution of Chalke's continuing relationship with Hanes - she first became part of the Hanes family in 2008 when she was selected as the spokesperson for the wedgie-free Hanes No Ride Up Panty , which included a series of commercials directed by her "Scrubs" co-star Zach Braff .
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[2][3] .In 2008 and 2009 she made appearances in the CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother as Stella Zinman.^ How was your experience working on How I Met Your Mother?
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^ In 2008 and 2009 she made appearances in the CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother as Stella Zinman, a dermatologist who the main character Ted Mosby met when he was trying to get his tattoo removed.

^ December 2009 How I Met Your Mother (Mon., 8 pm-8:30 pm, CBS) .
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Activism

.Chalke lost her aunt and grandmother to breast cancer that was undiagnosed while in its early stages.^ Chalke lost her aunt and grandmother to breast cancer that was undiagnosed while in its early stages.

^ "I lost both my aunt and my grandmother to breast cancer, both because it was not detected early enough," she said.
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^ Lost her aunt to melanoma and her grandmother to cancer.
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.Chalke has since encouraged breast cancer detection and prevention, and starred in the Lifetime movie Why I Wore Lipstick To My Mastectomy.^ Chalke has since encouraged breast cancer detection and prevention, and starred in the Lifetime movie Why I Wore Lipstick To My Mastectomy .

^ "Scrubs" co-star Chalke worked with Lifetime on the movie "Why I Wore Lipstick to My Mastectomy."

^ Chalke, 32, recently appeared on "How I Met Your Mother" and in the Lifetime movie "Maneater."
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[4] .She is an ambassador for the Audrey Hepburn Children's Foundation.^ She volunteers at a hospice for terminally ill children and works for the Audrey Hepburn Children's Fund.
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^ She is an ambassador for the Audrey Hepburn Children's Foundation.

^ She volunteers at a hospice for terminally ill children and has long worked for the Audrey Hepburn Children's Fund.
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.Chalke also made an appearance in a short video lampooning the National Organization for Marriage's anti-gay marriage public service announcement.^ Chalke also made an appearance in a short video lampooning the National Organization for Marriage's anti-gay marriage public service announcement.

^ In June 2009, public service announcements dedicated to breast cancer awareness began airing featuring actress Sarah Chalke (Hanes spokesperson and star of the television show "Scrubs" and mini series "Maneater").
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^ Beginning June 2009 , Chalke will star in a series of Susan G. Komen for the Cure public service announcements dedicated to breast cancer awareness.
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[5] .She is also the 2009 ambassador for the Susan G. Komen Passionately Pink for the Cure(R) program, for whom she also designed a T-shirt.^ She is also the 2009 ambassador for the Susan G. Komen Passionately Pink for the Cure(R) program, for whom she also designed a t-shirt 6 .

^ Jzaitz@webershandwick.com David.Robertson@hanesbrands.com Rebecca Gibson Susan G. Komen for the Cure 972-855-4319 RGibson@komen.org SOURCE Hanesbrands Inc.
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^ For more information about Susan G. Komen for the Cure, breast health or breast cancer, visit www.komen.org or call 1-877 GO KOMEN .
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[6]

Personal life

She is engaged to lawyer Jamie Afifi, with whom she has a son Charlie Rhodes Afifi, born December 24, 2009.[7][8]
.Her father is a lawyer in private practice in Vancouver.^ Her father is a lawyer in private practice in Vancouver.

.Her parents operate an adoption agency that specializes in placing foreign orphans (primarily Chinese) with Canadian families.^ Her parents operate an adoption agency that specializes in placing foreign orphans (primarily Chinese) with Canadian families.

^ My parents have an adoption agency, and they took my sisters and me all over the world to show us how the majority of the world lives.
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^ Her father is a lawyer and both her parents are mediators who also run a child adoption agency.
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.Her older sister Natasha is also a lawyer, and she has a younger sister named Piper.^ Has a younger sister named Piper.
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^ Has an older sister named Natasha.
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^ Her older sister Natasha is also a lawyer, and she has a younger sister named Piper.

.In April 2008, Sarah Chalke became a naturalized United States citizen.^ She became a naturalized American citizen in April 2008.
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^ In April 2008 Chalke became a naturalized American citizen.

^ 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 .

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Filmography

Year Film Role Notes
1999 All Shook Up Katy Dudston
2000 Spin Cycle Tess
Cinderella: Single Again Cinderella
2001 Kill Me Later Linda
XCU: Extreme Close Up Jane Bennett
2005 Alchemy Samantha Rose
Cake Jane
2007 Chaos Theory Paula Crowe
Mama's Boy Maya
2008 Prop 8: The Musical Scary Catholic School Girls From Hell Short film

Television

Year Film Role Notes
1992 City Boy Angelica TV film
1993 Neon Rider Annie Episode: "Labour Day"
The Odyssey Estate Agent Episode: "A Place Called Nowhere"
Relentless: Mind of a Killer Carrie TV film
Woman on the Ledge Elizabeth TV film
1993-97 Roseanne Becky Conner-Healy 70 episodes
Recurring role starting with the Season 6 episode "Homecoming"
1994 Ernest Goes to School Maisy as Sarah Chalk
Beyond Obsession Laura Sawyer TV film
1996 Robin of Locksley Marion Fitzwater TV film
Dead Ahead Heather Loch TV film
Stand Against Fear Krista Wilson TV film
1997 Daughters Annie Morrell TV film
A Child's Wish Melinda TV film
Dying to Belong Drea Davenport TV film
Dead Man's Gun Murial Jakes Episode: "The Bounty Hunter"
1998 I've Been Waiting for You Sarah Zoltanne TV film
1999 Y2K Myra TV film
First Wave Chloe Wells Episode: "The Channel"
1999-00 Nothing Too Good for a Cowboy Gloria Hobson 23 episodes
Main role starting with the episode "Home Alone"
2001–present Scrubs Dr. Elliot Reid Seasons: 1-9
Main role
2002 It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie Dr. Elliot Reid TV film
2002-03 Clone High Marie Antoinette Episodes: "Election Blu-Galoo", "A Room of One's Clone: The Pie of the Storm", "Makeover, Makeover, Makeover: The Makeover Episode"
2006 Why I Wore Lipstick to My Mastectomy Geralyn Lucas TV film
2007 Saturday Night Live Dr. Elliot Reid "Zach Braff/Maroon 5"
2008-09 How I Met Your Mother Stella Zinman Episodes: "Ten Sessions", "Rebound Bro", "Miracles", "Do I Know You?", "I Heart NJ", "Shelter Island", "Happily Ever After", "Right Place Right Time", "As Fast As She Can"
2009 Maneater Clarissa Alpert Episodes: "Part 1", "Part 2"
Mini-series
Prep and Landing Magee TV special
Voice

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Sarah Chalke
Born August 27, 1976 (1976-08-27) (age 34)
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Other names Sarah Louise Christine Chalke
Sarah Cassandra Chalke
Occupation Actress
Years active 1984–present
Parents Douglas and Angie Chalke

Sarah Chalke (pronounced /ˈtʃɔːk/; born August 27, 1976) is a Canadian actress, best known for portraying Dr. Elliot Reid on the NBC/ABC comedy Scrubs. She is also known for her roles "Second Becky" Conner Healy on Roseanne, and Stella Zinman in the CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother.[1]

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Early life

Chalke was born in Ottawa, Ontario, and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia. She is the middle of the three daughters of Douglas and Angie 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, although she speaks French fairly well and German fluently. This was later incorporated to her character Elliot Reid in Scrubs, who also speaks German fluently and French well. Chalke graduated from Handsworth Secondary School in North Vancouver in 1994.

Career

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). She 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 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.[2][3] In 2008 and 2009 she made appearances in the CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother as Stella Zinman. Chalke will star in the upcoming CBS television series Mad Love, set to air as a midseason replacement for the 2010-11 season.[4]

Activism

Chalke lost her aunt and grandmother to breast cancer that was undiagnosed while in its early stages. Chalke has since encouraged breast cancer detection and prevention, and starred in the Lifetime movie Why I Wore Lipstick to My Mastectomy.[5] She is an ambassador for the Audrey Hepburn Children's Foundation. Chalke also made an appearance in a short video lampooning the National Organization for Marriage's anti-gay marriage public service announcement.[6] She is also the 2009 ambassador for the Susan G. Komen Passionately Pink for the Cure(R) program, for whom she also designed a T-shirt.[7]

Personal life

She is engaged to lawyer Jamie Afifi, with whom she has a son Charlie Rhodes Afifi, born December 24, 2009.[8][9]

Her father is a lawyer in private practice in Vancouver. Her parents operate an adoption agency that specializes in placing foreign orphans (primarily Chinese) with Canadian families. Her older sister Natasha is also a lawyer, and she has a younger sister named Piper.

Filmography

Year Film Role Notes
1994 Ernest Goes to School Maisy
1999 All Shook Up Katy Dudston
2000 Spin Cycle Tess
Cinderella: Single Again Cinderella
2001 Kill Me Later Linda
XCU: Extreme Close Up Jane Bennett
2005 Alchemy Samantha Rose
Cake Jane
2006 Why I Wore Lipstick to My Mastectomy Geralyn Lucas
2007 Chaos Theory Paula Crowe
Mama's Boy Maya
2008 Prop 8: The Musical Scary Catholic School Girls From Hell Short film

Television

Year Film Role Notes
1992 City Boy Angelica TV film
1993 Neon Rider Annie Episode: "Labour Day"
The Odyssey Estate Agent Episode: "A Place Called Nowhere"
Relentless: Mind of a Killer Carrie TV film
Woman on the Ledge Elizabeth
1993–97 Roseanne Becky Conner-Healy 70 episodes
Recurring role starting with the Season 6 episode "Homecoming"
1994 Beyond Obsession Laura Sawyer TV film
1996 Robin of Locksley Marion Fitzwater
Dead Ahead Heather Loch
Stand Against Fear Krista Wilson
1997 Daughters Annie Morrell
A Child's Wish Melinda
Dying to Belong Drea Davenport
Dead Man's Gun Murial Jakes Episode: "The Bounty Hunter"
1998 I've Been Waiting for You Sarah Zoltanne TV film
1999 Y2K Myra Soljev
First Wave Chloe Wells Episode: "The Channel"
1999-00 Nothing Too Good for a Cowboy Gloria Hobson 23 episodes
Main role starting with the episode "Home Alone"
2001–10 [10] Scrubs Dr. Elliot Reid Seasons: 1–9
Main role
2002 It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie TV film
2002–03 Clone High Marie Antoinette Episodes: "Election Blu-Galoo", "A Room of One's Clone: The Pie of the Storm", "Makeover, Makeover, Makeover: The Makeover Episode"
2006 Why I Wore Lipstick to My Mastectomy Geralyn Lucas TV film
2007 Saturday Night Live Dr. Elliot Reid "Zach Braff/Maroon 5"
2008–09 How I Met Your Mother Stella Zinman Episodes: "Ten Sessions", "Rebound Bro", "Miracles", "Do I Know You?", "I Heart NJ", "Shelter Island", "Happily Ever After", "Right Place Right Time", "As Fast As She Can"
2009 Maneater Clarissa Alpert Episodes: "Part 1", "Part 2"
Mini-series
Prep and Landing Magee TV special
Voice
2010 Freshman[11] Jane Pilot, ABC
Team Spitz[12] guidance counsellor Pilot, CBS

References

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Sarah Chalke
Born August 27, 1976 (1976-08-27) (age 34)
Ottawa, Canada
Years active 1992 - present
Parents Douglas and Angie Chalke

Sarah Louise Christine Chalke (born August 27, 1976) is a Canadian-American actress most famous for her role as Elliot Reid on Scrubs and Becky Conner on Roseanne.


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