Sarah Chalke

Actor Biography

Sarah Chalke is best known for her role as Dr. Elliot Reid on the Emmy® Award-winning ABC Studios series, Scrubs. The single-camera series was hailed as groundbreaking, as it deftly combined black humor and surreal interludes without diminishing the seriousness of life in a hospital.

Chalke starred on the CBS comedy Mad Love, opposite Jason Biggs and Judy Greer. She had a recurring role as Stella Zinmann on the Emmy Award-winning comedy series, How I Met Your Mother; a guest arc on ABC's Cougar Town, teaming up again with her former Scrubs creator/writer Bill Lawrence; and was featured as Casey Hedges in ABC's hit drama series Grey's Anatomy. She starred in the animated series Rick and Morty, co-created by the genius behind Community, opposite Justin Roiland, Chris Parnell and Spencer Grammer; and the ABC comedy series How to Live with Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life), as Polly, a recently divorced single mom who decides to move back in with her overly eccentric parents after facing financial troubles. In 2010, Chalke garnered accolade buzz for her role in Maneater, a four-hour Lifetime Original miniseries based on Gigi Levangie Grazer's New York Times No. 1 best-selling book, The Starter Wife. The successful miniseries was the network's highest-rated program of the year.

A native of Ottawa, Canada, Chalke was raised in Vancouver and began appearing in local musical theatre productions when she was 8 years old. A few years later, she became an environmental reporter for the Canadian series Kid Zone. Her big break came in 1993 when she was cast as daughter Becky Conner on the ABC sitcom Roseanne.

In 2005, Chalke starred in the Williamstown Theatre Festival production of Create Fate; and completed a successful run in the Off-Broadway production of Modern Orthodox, a romantic comedy about love, dating and unlikely friendships under the direction of James Lapine at New York's Underwood Theater. In 2006, she starred as Lifetime Television executive and breast cancer survivor Geralyn Lucas in Lifetime's Outstanding Made for Television Movie Emmy nominee, Why I Wore Lipstick to My Mastectomy. In 2007, she starred opposite Ryan Reynolds and Stuart Townsend in the Warner Independent thriller Chaos Theory.

In her free time, Chalke enjoys cooking with friends, hiking, snowboarding and skiing (she is an instructor). She also speaks French and German fluently and volunteers at a hospice for terminally ill children.

She currently lives in Los Angeles and is the mother of a son, Charlie, and daughter, Frankie.

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