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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 27 August 1976Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Birth NameSarah Louise Christine Chalke
Nickname Chalky
Height 5' 8" (1.73 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Sarah Chalke was born on 27 August 1976, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Her parents are Angie Chalke and Doug Chalke. She is the middle child, having one older sister, Natasha Chalke, and one younger, Piper Chalke. Sarah made her acting debut in a made-for-TV movie, City Boy (1992). In 1993, after her first film, she auditioned for the role of "Becky" on the TV series Roseanne (1988). The show was looking for a replacement after Alicia Goranson quit the show to go to college. Sarah graduated from high school in 1995, while shooting the 1994-1995 season of Roseanne (1988). Also, in 1994, Sarah co-starred in the film Ernest Goes to School (1994) along with Jim Varney. Then, in 1996, she starred in 2 films, including Robin of Locksley (1996), and also Stand Against Fear (1996), where she played a cheerleader, "Krista Wilson". In 1998, a year after Roseanne (1988) ended, Sarah was asked to act in a show called Nothing Too Good for a Cowboy (1998). The show was based on the TV movie with the same name, which Sarah was also in.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Trivia (30)

Took over the role of Becky on Roseanne (1988) from Alicia Goranson in 1993.
Said she would like to take a break from acting and attend college.
(1993-1997) Played older sister of Sara Gilbert on Roseanne (1988), but is younger in real life.
Attended the 1999 CCMA award ceremony, and presented an award for the best single of the year. [September 1999]
Appeared in local Vancouver theater productions, at age 8.
Is fluent in French and German.
She volunteers at a hospice for terminally ill children and works for the Audrey Hepburn Children's Fund.
In her leisure time, Chalke prefers cooking with friends (especially Thai and sushi), playing the guitar, hiking, skiing (she's an instructor), snowboarding, kayaking and reading.
Her father is a lawyer and both her parents are mediators who also run a child adoption agency. Two years ago, she accompanied her parents to China to coordinate the adoption of several orphans there.
She is vegetarian. Initially her father was not, but he eventually gave in due to family pressure.
Sarah grew up in Vancouver, British Columbia.
She has dogs named Harley and Tankers.
Played Markie Post's daughter in the horror film I've Been Waiting for You (1998) and Post also plays her mom as a guest star on Sarah's sitcom, Scrubs (2001).
At times on the set of Scrubs (2001), Sarah is referred to as "Second Becky" in response to her being the second "Becky" on Roseanne (1988).
When she was a few credits short of a college degree, she decided to commit to acting full time.
She has a brown Labrador named Lola, which the Scrubs (2001) cast bought her at a charity auction.
Has a younger sister named Piper Chalke and an older sister named Natasha Chalke.
When younger, played the cello for seven years.
Engaged to entertainment lawyer, Jamie Afifi. [December 2006]
Close friend with Scrubs (2001) co-star Zach Braff.
Her first on-camera kiss was in the 1992 movie City Boy (1992), shot at Lighthouse Park in Vancouver.
Close friend with actresses Christa Miller and Nicole Sullivan.
She became a naturalized American citizen in April 2008.
Since her mother is from Germany, Sarah visited a German school in Vancouver twice a week as a child.
Can write with her toes.
Describes herself as a klutz.
Best health habit is wearing sunscreen every day. Lost her aunt to melanoma and her grandmother to cancer.
Has a son, Charlie Rhodes Afifi (born December 24, 2009), with her fiancé, Jamie Afifi, an entertainment lawyer.
Had competed in several walk-racing competitions.
Son, Charlie, was diagnosed with Kawasaki Disease, #1 cause of congenital heart disease, in 2009.

Personal Quotes (3)

"When I first opened the script and read the pilot, I was laughing out loud. I just hadn't seen anything on the air like it and I wanted to be a part of it" - on Scrubs (2001).
"Before getting Scrubs (2001), I had always threatened myself I'd have to become a dental hygienist if I quit acting - to me, that would be the hardest job. I would tell myself, 'Just stick it out for a little longer'. It definitely was a turning point" - about how Scrubs (2001) changed her life.
I believe that dessert is a very important part of life, and guilt is a useless emotion, so combining the two would be wrong.

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