Born: 27 August 1976
Birthplace: Ottawa, Canada
Best known as: The blonde doctor from TV's Scrubs
Canadian-American actress Sarah Chalke plays Dr. Eliot Reid, the loony, toothsome blonde from TV's Scrubs
(with Zach Braff
). On stage or in front of the camera since childhood, her break in Hollywood came in 1993, when she took over the role of Becky in the sitcom Roseanne
. Chalke replaced actress Alicia "Lecy" Goranson as the older daughter of Roseanne Barr and John Goodman
in the show's sixth season. Fans called her "Second Becky," and both Chalke and Goranson played the part on and off as a running gag for the remainder of the series (it ended in 1997). The success of Scrubs
(2001- present) made Chalke a TV star; while on the show she also appeared on the New York stage and in feature films, including Cake
(2005) and Chaos Theory
She guest-starred in 2008 — along with pop singer Britney Spears — in the TV series How I Met Your Mother (with Alyson Hannigan)… She and Braff made TV commercials in 2008 for No Ride Up Panties by Hanes.
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