The Canadian American actress and voice artist is quite gifted in her own way because writing with one’s toes is not something everyone is good at but she does that with ease. Sarah Chalke also has a unique talent for languages and is fluent in English, French, and German languages, an ability which has given her an edge in landing film roles. One of those instances would be getting the role of Dr. Elliot Reid in the popular television series Scrubs where the character spoke both French and German.
Sarah Chalke’s Bio
Sarah Chalke was born on August 27, 1976, in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. She grew up in North Vancouver, British Columbia with her parents Angela and Douglas Chalk and sisters – Natasha and Piper Chalke. Her mother, Angela, is of German ancestry, having come from Rockstock, Germany, and her father is a lawyer- but they both run a child adoption agency. Sarah’s family members are all vegetarians even though their father was forced to become one having faced pressure from other members of the family.
When it was time to attend high school, Sarah Chalke attended Handsworth Secondary School in North Vancouver and she graduated from the institution of learning in 1994. She proceeded to enroll in a college after high school but dropped out to pursue a career in acting. The name of her college is not known.
Professional Career – Acting
Sarah Chalke started her career at the age of eight during an appearance in a musical theater production. She was a reporter for Kidzone, a children’s show in Canada when she was twelve before making her acting debut with the role of Angelica in the film City Boy which was released in 1992. After that, she auditioned for the character of Becky Conner in 1993 for the television series Roseanne which started running in 1988.
The role became vacant after Alicia Goranson, the original character for the Becky role had to leave the show to go to college. Sarah would eventually land the role and replaced Goranson as the elder sister to Sarah Gilbert – who is actually older than her (Chalke) in real life.
In 1994, she co-starred alongside Jim Varney in the film Ernest Goes to School, and then she went on to appear in other movies and television shows such as Stand Against Fear (1996), Dead Man’s Gun (1997), A Child’s Wish (1997), I’ve Been Waiting For You (1998), Nothing Too Good for a Cowboy (1998), How to Live With Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life) and so many others.
Chalke lost her grandmother and aunt to breast cancer because it wasn’t diagnosed in its early stage and this prompted her to embark on a campaign aimed towards the sensitization of women and creating awareness for early detection of breast cancer and prevention. It also motivated her to feature in the film Why I Wore Lipstick to my Mastectomy (2006), a film about breast cancer awareness.
She was an ambassador for Susan G. Komen for the Cure, a breast cancer organization in the US, in 2009. It is by far the largest and best-funded breast cancer nonprofit organization in the country. Sarah Chalke is also an Audrey Hepburn Ambassador, a foundation for children.
The beautiful actress is very successful and has done quite well for in the industry. She has made a fortune for herself with an estimated net worth of $14 million.
Family – Husband, Children
She is not yet married but she and her longtime partner Jamie Afifi are engaged and have been together for a very long time. Jamie was born in 1973, in Canada. He graduated from the University of Toronto with a law degree as an entertainment lawyer, and practices at Ziffren Brittenham LLP films and television group where he represents lots of famous celebrities in the industry. His legal representation also covers the sports sector. He is a great supporter of the Kawasaki disease foundation where he put in lots of time and resources to fund for the organization.
They are parents to two children; Charlie Rhodes Afifi who was born on December 24, 2009. He was diagnosed with Kawasaki diseases at the age of two but has received treatments and is cured now. Their second child and only daughter, Frankie, was born in the year 2016. The couple resides in Los Angeles with their kids and is in no hurry to get married as no marriage plan or date is known yet.