Sarah Chalke
Actress
Sarah Chalke
Sarah Chalke is a Canadian-American actress 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. She most recently starred in the CBS sitcom Mad Love, which aired during the spring of 2011. Recently, she has had a recurring guest-starring role in season three of ABC's sitcom Cougar Town.
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Margo Martindale Knows Her Way Around Southern Stereotypes, But Here's Where She Draws The Line
Huffington Post - 10 months
Character Actress Margo Martindale will play a bank-robbing animated version of herself, she'll look Meryl Streep in the eyes and reveal she slept with her husband, and she'll seek revenge by serving a dude poisonous moonshine. So where does Character Actress Margo Martindale draw the line when choosing roles? Recently, it was with a particular slur.  In "Mother's Day," Martindale plays a racist, homophobic, redneck grandmother named Flo. The movie, which opens Friday, marks the third holiday-centered omnibus in which "Pretty Woman" and "Princess Diaries" director Garry Marshall gives us the chance to gaze at A-listers who only had to work for a few days because these ensembles are so massive. (Marshall's first two holiday confections were 2010's "Valentine's Day" and 2011's "New Year's Eve.")  Sporting patriotic T-shirts and a bucket of fried chicken, Flo and her husband (Robert Pine) load up their RV and travel from Texas to Atlanta to visit their two children (Kate Hudson an ...
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All The Christmas TV Episodes On Netflix Worth Watching
Huffington Post - about 1 year
With precious few days of the holiday season left, what better time to lay in bed with your laptop and not do things? Play a few of these Christmas-centric TV episodes from some favorite shows and you'll feel like you're getting ready for the big event, even if you still need to think up a gift for your significant other and the store was already out of cute wrapping paper. The holiday season is about kindness -- namely, to yourself. "Friends": "The One With The Holiday Armadillo" (Season 7, Episode 10) Ross (David Schwimmer) is entertaining his son Ben (Cole Sprouse) for the holidays, and finds he must settle for something else when he can't find a Santa suit still available to rent at the last minute. Also: "The One With The Monkey" (Season 1, Episode 10), "The One With Phoebe's Dad" (Season 2, Episode 9), "The One Where Rachel Quits" (Season 3, Episode 10), "The One With The Girl From Poughkeepsie" (Season 4, Episode 10), "The One With The Inappropriate Sister" (Season ...
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WATCH: 'Roseanne' Star Who Never Watched Finale Shocked By Dan's Death
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Once actress Lecy Goranson left the role of Becky Conner on "Roseanne" for good, she never looked back -- literally. During a HuffPost Live interview with Michael Fishman, who played Becky's younger brother DJ on "Roseanne," and host Ricky Camilleri, Goranson revealed that she has never seen any of the show's controversial final season, including the series finale. It may seem unbelievable that Goranson never checked out what she was missing on the show, but it rang true when Fishman spoke about the "Roseanne" finale, which revealed that Conner family patriarch Dan (John Goodman) died from a heart attack -- a twist Goranson never knew about until Fishman said it on HuffPost Live. "I'm embarrassed. I don't even know that he passed away," she said during the interview. "I'm like, 'He passed away? Oh god, that's horrible!'" Goranson, who played the Conner's oldest child, left the legendary comedy series in its fifth season to pursue a college degree. She was then rep ...
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Sarah Chalke Starts Crowdrise Fundraiser for Kawasaki Disease Research
US Magazine - over 3 years
Sarah Chalke, in a Grey's Anatomy episode that aired in March, played a mother who insists there's something terribly wrong with her young ailing son despite doctors telling her otherwise. In the show, it turns out her instincts are correct: Her little boy is revealed to have Kawasaki Disease, a rare autoimmune illness that, if left untreated, can lead to heart disease. If her portrayal felt raw and real, it's because that storyline is ripped from her life. Chalke's son, Charlie, was 1 when he became really sick. Doctors told her and fiance Jamie Afifi it was just a virus, but Chalke thought it was something more serious. It wasn't until she badgered them to investigate further that her little boy was diagnosed with KD. PHOTOS: Hollywood kids -- the cutest pictures ever! Her experience with KD -- and getting it diagnosed correctly -- was so harrowing that Chalke brought her story to Shonda Rhimes, the creator of Grey's Anatomy, in the hopes of educating people about the condit ...
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'How To Live With Your Parents': MRI Claustrophobia Montage
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
Polly's parents got a taste of real parenthood -- apparently something her mother skipped out on when raising her -- on the second episode of "How to Live With Your Parents (for the Rest of Your Life)." After her stepfather Max convinced her ex-husband that he needed to stop helping her so much, Polly threw her back out training for a 5K. With Julian staying away, as requested, it fell to Max and Elaine to step up and take care of both Polly and her daughter, Natalie. And they hated every minute of it. It's hard to imagine them ever raising a child. While they embrace the more fun aspects of being grandparents, all that responsibility quickly started to overwhelm them. Sarah Chalke got to do some physical comedy, while revealing her character's terrible claustrophobia. A montage of her trying to avoid going into an MRI machine was one of the highlights of the episode. The strength of the cast is one of the reasons the show brought in more than 8 million viewers with its ...
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Brad Garrett On His Return To The Small Screen
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
Standing six feet and eight and a half inches, Brad Garrett is one towering -- and talented -- standup comic. Garrett has worked with everyone from Frank Sinatra to Diana Ross, but he's best known for his role as deep-voiced Robert Barone on the much-loved CBS sitcom "Everybody Loves Raymond." Now Garrett has a new show, "How To Live With Your Parents (For The Rest Of Your Life)," in which he plays Max, an eccentric stepfather. In last week's premiere episode on ABC, Max and his wife Elaine, played by Elizabeth Perkins, see their lives turned upside down when daughter Polly, played by Sarah Chalke, returns home to live with them. Chalke is a single, newly divorced mother of a young daughter. Huff/Post50 had the pleasure of speaking with Garrett, who turns 53 on Sunday, about his career, his new show and his favorite pastimes. Huff/Post50: So obviously you know sitcoms. What is it that drew you to this new ABC show? The character I play is very different. He's comfor ...
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Brad Garrett & Elizabeth Perkins: Those 'Parents' You've Always Wanted
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
Dysfunctional families and embarrassing parents have always made for prime sitcom fodder, but for "How to Live with Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life)"creator Claudia Lonlow, the inspiration for her new show hit a little closer to home. That's because almost 16 years ago, Lonlow and her young daughter moved back in with her parents. And that's precisely what happens to Sarah Chalke's Polly, who, along with her daughter, moves in with her mom Elaine (Elizabeth Perkins) and stepfather Max (Brad Garrett) for the foreseeable future, thanks to a divorce and the pressures of a lackluster economy. But it's a decision Polly immediately regrets thanks to her parents, who have a much more laissez-faire approach to child-rearing than she does. Of course, while much is made of Polly's frustrating parents, Garrett and Perkins see things a little differently -- it's Polly who's imposing on them. HuffPost TV recently spoke to the comedic duo about their no-longer empty nest, the ...
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Sarah Chalke On Her Return To A Starring TV Role
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
Sarah Chalke makes her regular return to TV with "How To Live With Your Parents (For The Rest Of Your Life)" this week. The "Scrubs" alumna completes her TV career 180 with the ABC comedy: Chalke, who played eldest Connor child Becky on "Roseanne," is now playing a TV mom. "How To Live With Your Parents" follows Chalke's Polly, who's just recently divorced her irresponsible husband Julian (Jon Dore). Due to financial struggles, she and her five-year-old daughter Natalie (Rachel Eggleston) move in with her vulgar mom Elaine (Elizabeth Perkins) and uber-chill stepfather Max (Brad Garrett). But the uptight young mother's parenting ideals clash with Elaine and Max's improvisational and eccentric lifestyle. (As you've probably seen in previews, there is underwear in lunchboxes and coffee at bedtime when Natalie is under Elaine and Max's rule -- or lack thereof.) Below, Chalke opens up to The Huffington Post about her return to TV, the cast (even young Eggleston) that make ...
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Claudia Lonow: How to Write a Show About Living With Your Parents (for the Rest of Your Life, Possibly)
The Huffington Post - almost 4 years
Sixteen years ago my 18-month-old daughter and I moved in with my parents. Suffice to say, this wasn't a high point in my life. I was a former child actress (Diana Fairgate on Knots Landing). I had spent my twenties recovering from being on television. I hadn't gone to college, my marriage was over, and I was in the latter section of my early 30's. So, my daughter and I slept on a piece of foam in my parents' weight room while I tried to figure out what the -- there's no other word than "fuck" -- I was going to do. I don't know why this has so much meaning for me, but I was so broke I kept my money in a coffee can. (Café La LLave, the coffee can slash piggy bank of giants). Surprisingly, the solution was me writing a spec script which turned into a Showtime show making light of my humiliations -- Rude Awakening. It was eighteen years after I'd been cast on Knots Landing, so my joke at the time was: "every eighteen years, something unbelievable happens to me." At ...
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'Grey's Anatomy': Sarah Chalke Pulls From Her Life For Guest Spot
Popeater - almost 4 years
It was like a page ripped out of her own life when Sarah Chalke guest-starred on "Grey's Anatomy." She portrayed Kasey, a mother desperate to find out what was wrong with her son. He had been falsley diagnose, but Kasey felt certain she knew what was wrong. She just needed a doctor to listen. The only one willing to do so was Meredith, and it was a good thing. "Parker has Kawasaki Disease," Meredith told Kasey. "You fought for your son. You didn’t give up. You saved his life today." She was right. Kawasaki disease is a rare disease that is hard to diagnose. It's also very person for her, as she faced a similar battle when her own son was three-years old. She wanted to play this part to raise awareness of the disease. And as part of her stipulation to doing the episode, she insisted that the symptoms of the disease be mentioned and shown to help any parents watching. Buddy TV said that this episode was proof that parents known their kids better than anyone, so kudos to ...
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News: The Thursday Playlist: A Hope Mitzvah, a Redeemed Politician, Scrubs On Grey's
Seattle Pi - almost 4 years
News: The Thursday Playlist: A Hope Mitzvah, a Redeemed Politician, Scrubs On Grey's Seattle Post-Intelligencer Copyright 2013 Seattle Post-Intelligencer. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Published 9:27 am, Thursday, March 28, 2013 Fox sure doesn't make it easy to say goodbye to Raising Hope as it ends its third season on a new night with back-to-back episodes (9/8c), the sort of treatment you'd normally see from a network burning off a show in which it has lost faith. Nine years ago, he was the latest chagrined fallen politician at the eye of a media storm, resigning as New Jersey governor after a sex scandal forced his hand to come out as a "gay American." Fast-forward past a messy and ugly divorce, book signings and Oprah appearances, and HBO's quietly moving documentary Fall to Grace (8/7c) re-introduces McGreevey as a man at peace with himself and his God, having turned f ...
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'It Is Just Mind-Blowing'
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
It's been a rough road for April Kepner on "Grey's Anatomy." From losing her job to losing her virginity to losing her faith, April was long overdue for some good. And in the ABC medical drama's current ninth season, she got a new reason to smile in the form of paramedic Matthew. But in a Shonda Rhimes series like "Grey's Anatomy," fans know it won't be smooth sailing for long. Sarah Drew, who plays April, chatted with HuffPost TV via phone about being "the luckiest girl on television" stuck between Justin Bruening (who plays Matthew) and Jesse Williams (who plays her ex Jackson), Sarah Chalke's emotional upcoming episode, the fans' obsession with Japril and much more below. What was your reaction when you found out April would get a new love interest this season? [Laughs.] Well, it's fun! I mean, it's always fun to be in the middle of a love triangle. I feel sort of like the luckiest girl on television given the two people that I get to have the triangle with. [Laug ...
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Grey's Anatomy Exclusive: Sarah Chalke Scrubs In - But Who Is She Playing? (Michael Ausiello/TVLine)
Wesmirch.com - about 4 years
Michael Ausiello / TVLine: Grey's Anatomy Exclusive: Sarah Chalke Scrubs In - But Who Is She Playing?  —  Sarah Chalke is (maybe) playing doctor again.  —  The former Scrubs actress is checking into Grey's Anatomy this spring, TVLine has learned exclusively.  —  RELATED |  Grey's Anatomy Exclusive: The New Interns Are Sticking Around — But For How Long?
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ABC Midseason Schedule 2012-2013: 'Zero Hour,' 'Red Widow' Get Premiere Dates
The Huffington Post - about 4 years
ABC has announced its news new midseason schedule for the 2012-2013 season. "Happy Endings" and "Don't Trust the B---- In Apt. 23" will end their seasons in March, replaced by the "Dancing With the Stars" results show. "Suburgatory" moves back to 8:30 p.m. on Thursdays, Sarah Chalke's new sitcom gets the post-"Modern Family" slot. On the reality side, ABC's new cooking competition with Nigella Lawson and Anthony Bourdain premieres Tuesday, January 22 at 8 p.m., while "Celebrity Diving" will attempt to make a splash on Tuesdays at 8 p.m. Read More... More on Dancing With the Stars
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PIC: Roseanne Barr Reunites With Sitcom Kids at Comedy Central Roast
US Magazine - over 4 years
Conner family reunion! Well, almost. Roseanne Barr was the guest of honor -- and the brunt of many below-the-belt jokes -- at a Comedy Central roast taped at the Hollywood Palladium Saturday night. PHOTOS: 90s TV stars then and now And though the full special won't air until Aug. 12, pics from the bash confirm that the comedienne, 59, reunited with a couple of her kids from her eponymous sitcom: Namely, Lecy Goranson (who originated the role of Becky Conner) and Michael Fishman (D.J. Conner). John Goodman (her onscreen hubby Dan), Sarah Gilbert (Darlene) and Sarah Chalke (who filled in for the role of Becky during Goranson's colliege sabbatical) weren't on hand for the roasting. Titled simply Roseanne, the groundbreaking sitcom loosely based on the star's own pre-fame life went off the air in 1997 after nine blockbusters years. One surprise guest? Featured show cast member and Barr's ex-husband Tom Arnold, whose vicious 1994 divorce with Barr made headlines at the time. ...
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ABC Fall Shows: The Worst New Comedies On TV?
Popeater - over 4 years
We've seen ABC's new fall and midseason pilots, and while they're not for review (things often change drastically before the shows are set to premiere), we do want to share our first reactions with you. This quick guide is designed to get you excited for some new shows ... and to warn you to curb your enthusiasm for others. Just keep in mind that we'll have full reviews of the final pilots closer to airdate. For now, here are our snap judgments of all of ABC's new shows for the 2012-2013 TV season. READ ABC SHOW FULL DESCRIPTIONS & WATCH TRAILERS HERE There are 10 new scripted shows coming to ABC that were ready to preview -- the good (welcome back, Shawn Ryan), the questionable (an "ER" alum in a drama with Nazis?) and the someone-please-save-Reba-McEntire ("Malibu Country," just stop) -- and HuffPost TV staff Maureen Ryan, Maggie Furlong, Jaimie Etkin, Chris Harnick, Alex Moaba, Leigh Weingus and Laura Prudom had plenty of varying opinions. Here's how we broke ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Sarah Chalke
    THIRTIES
  • 2013
    Age 36
    Also in 2013, she played a frantic mother named Casey Hedges in the Grey's Anatomy Season 9 episode "Can't Fight This Feeling."
    More Details Hide Details Chalke also voices Beth on the show Rick and Morty. Chalke is engaged to lawyer Jamie Afifi. The couple have a son, Charlie Rhodes Afifi, born December 24, 2009. Her son was diagnosed at age 2 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(R) program, for which she also designed a T-shirt.
  • 2011
    Age 34
    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.
    More Details Hide Details 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 canceled 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.
  • 2008
    Age 31
    In 2008 and 2009 she made appearances in the CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother as Stella Zinman.
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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.
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  • 2007
    Age 30
    In 2007, she appeared as a supporting character in Chaos Theory, which starred fellow Canadian Ryan Reynolds.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 2001
    Age 24
    In 2001, she was cast as Dr. Elliot Reid in the NBC comedy series Scrubs.
    More Details Hide Details 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".
  • TEENAGE
  • 1993
    Age 16
    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.
    More Details Hide Details 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).
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1976
    Born
    Born on August 27, 1976.
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