According to a representative for the Firefly Lane star, the two “remain dedicated to being devoted co-parents and wonderful friends.” During a holiday trip to Hawaii in December 2006, Chalke proposed to the entertainment attorney. Since then, they have expanded their family with the addition of two children: 12-year-old son Charlie and 6-year-old daughter Frankie.
The star of Rick and Morty had a “healthy baby boy” on Christmas Eve, as reported by Us in January 2010. Charlie was diagnosed with Kawasaki illness in 2013, which is a rare ailment that causes inflammation in the blood vessels and primarily affects children under the age of five, as stated by the National Institutes of Health. The Chalks “worked really hard to get him evaluated by a specialist” after their kid was incorrectly diagnosed at first, she told Wetpaint. It was a bit late that we received the treatment (on day ten and a half). Thank goodness he’s okay.
Chalke revealed to PEOPLE in 2017 that she was shocked to find out she was carrying a son. “I just assumed it was going to be a girl because I come from all females,” she said of her initial pregnancy. “And I was wondering, ‘A boy? Exactly what should one do with a boy? It’s outside my skill set.” She “can’t imagine” not having the opportunity to raise a son. “It’s Lego creations and lightsaber battles, water balloon fights after school, and ice hockey,” she continued. The former Scrubs star went on to say that her children are “very different humans.”
Season 2 of Firefly Lane on Netflix is looming large in Chalke’s future. In this film, Chalke co-stars with Katherine Heigl as one half of a best friend duo that deals with life’s ups and downs together. With lifelong friends at odds over a secret dispute, season 2 promises to deliver high stakes. In a May 2021 Zoom call with fans, Chalke hinted at the conflict’s motivation. “So, we can’t say much, but this situation between Tully and Kate is family-related,” she explained. And it’s nothing to do with Johnny [Ben Lawson].”
Chalke will reprise her role as Beth Smith on Adult Swim’s Rick and Morty in addition to Firefly Lane. On June 20th, Season 5 debuted. In addition, Chalke discussed her experience filming Rick and Morty in season 3 while expecting her daughter Frankie. She remarked at the time, “Pregnancy brain – that’s a real thing!”
“That’s for genuine, and one of the advantages of animation over live action is that you don’t have to learn your lines by heart; you can just read it.” But then,” she said, “it’s incredibly uncomfortable when you forget your lines, and they’re just in front of you.” The former star of “How I Met Your Mother” has successfully kept her private life under wraps for years. While Chalke does post pictures of herself and her two kids on social media occasionally, she has yet to upload any images including Afifi.
In spite of this, in the month of November 2019, the Mother’s Day star allowed Us an exclusive look inside her family life. She stated that reading to her children was her “favorite thing in the world.” In an interview with Us, Chalke revealed that during her pregnancies, she “craved hot chocolate, quesadillas, and salt and vinegar kettle chips,” all of which she shared with Charlie and Frankie.
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She has a starring role in a new Netflix show. After Scrubs finished, Chalke quickly found work in a wide variety of television shows, including recurring roles on Angie Tribeca, Grey’s Anatomy, and Cougar Town, among many others. She has voiced a number of popular characters on animated shows, including Beth Smith on Rick & Morty, Gina Jabowski on Paradise PD, and Stella on Dogs in Space.
Chalke presently co-stars with Katherine Heigl in the popular Netflix series Firefly Lane. The plot centers on two lifelong friends who have known each other since they were teenagers and are now navigating adulthood together on screen. According to Chalke, it’s not hard to get up and show up for work because she and Heigl get along great. She disclosed to The Wrap, “Never is there an illusion created. Plus, she has a way of putting people at ease. She has a way of putting you at ease right away, so naturally, I hit it off with her.
The best scenes are the ones when the chemistry between the actors is palpable. Since [the characters had] known each other for 30 years, I can’t think of any other way that this story might go. There was no pretense or rehearsal as I sobbed onto her shoulder and we danced across tables. I just felt extremely fortunate that everything worked out the way it did.”