While you鈥檝e probably been a fan of Sarah Chalke鈥檚 since she charmed her way into prime time television hearts as Dr. Elliot Reid on the medical comedy聽Scrubs, there鈥檚 probably a lot you don鈥檛 know about the actress. For instance, it might surprise you that聽she鈥檚 Canadian and has a soft spot for聽ketchup chips, which are a flavor of potato chip you can only get in Canada and are 鈥 in this semi-Canadian writer鈥檚 humble opinion 鈥 kind of overrated. Less surprising: She鈥檚 really, really nice IRL. So nice, in fact, that when we recently聽spoke with her while she was in New York聽promoting her partnership聽with Philips Avent, we thought, 鈥淭his is a person who would be fun to binge-watch Netflix and eat pizza with.鈥

Access Emanate for Philips Avent

Not that Chalke has a ton of time to Netflix and chill. The working mom of two welcomed daughter Frankie this spring聽before hitting the road with Philips not long after, and now faces the challenge of not only balancing work and motherhood but making sure both of her children 鈥 son Charlie is six 鈥 get equal attention.

鈥淭hat was my concern going into this one,鈥 Chalke said. 鈥淚 wasn鈥檛 worried about the things I was worried about聽with Char, but about finding the time to make him feel like he鈥檚 got his time [with me].鈥

We grilled Chalke with a series of quick-fire questions covering everything from beauty secrets to motherly wisdom, and her answers might surprise (and delight) you.


B+C: What鈥檚 your favorite Lipstick?

Sarah Chalke:聽Armani 103 ($85).

Favorite Moisturizer?

Innisfree Sudachi ($6).

Favorite Song?

鈥淪weet Child o鈥 Mine鈥澛燽y聽Taken by Trees.

Last thing you聽made with your聽hands?


Favorite thing to eat for breakfast?

Toads in the hole, with smashed avocado on top.

One thing guaranteed to make you聽laugh?


The best thing about being a mom?

Snuggling and bedtime stories.

Most surprising thing about being a mom?

Seeing what little individuals [the kids have] become.

The most important or helpful piece of advice for moms?

To just not sweat the small stuff.

How do YOU balance it all? Tell us @BritandCo!

(Photos via Brian Ach / Getty)