Elliot / Sarah Chalke


As the daughter of a prominent Connecticut doctor, Dr. Elliot Reid (Sarah Chalke) grew up in a wealthy household but she never got the love from her parents that she needed. Even though she's a successful doctor, Elliot still has many neuroses (some of them very funny) that are caused by her mother, an icy, angry alcoholic, who is constantly pressuring Elliot about her love life, looks, and her insecurity about sex.

Elliot has been romantically linked to several people at the Sacred Heart, but we're always left wondering if she and J.D. will get together for good.


Chalke was born in Ottawa, Canada, and raised in Vancouver, Canada, as one of three daughters. Her father is a lawyer and both her parents are mediators who also run a child adoption agency.

When Chalke was eight years old, she began appearing in local Vancouver musical theater productions. A few years later, she became a youthful environmental reporter on the Canadian series "Kids' Zone." Chalke got her big break in 1993 when she was cast as daughter Becky Conner in the hit comedy "Roseanne."

When "Roseanne" concluded in 1997, the outdoorsy Chalke returned to Vancouver and gladly remained in her hometown, where she starred for two seasons in her favorite role as a cowgirl in the Canadian series, "Nothing Too Good for a Cowboy." Her television movie credits include "I've Been Waiting for You," "Stand Against Fear," "A Child's Wish," "Dying to Belong," "Our Mother's Murder," "Dead Ahead" and "Woman on the Ledge." Her credits include "Cake," co-starring with Heather Graham and Taye Diggs, and "Alchemy," co-starring with frequent "Scrubs" guest star Tom Cavanagh.

Chalke likes to cook, play the guitar, hike, ski, snowboard, kayak and read. She volunteers at a hospice for terminally ill children and works for the Audrey Hepburn Children's Fund. Chalke resides in Los Angeles.

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