Sara Rue

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Sara Rue
Sara Rue.jpg
BornSara Schlackman
(1979-01-26) January 26, 1979 (age 35)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Years active1988–present
Spouse(s)Mischa Livingstone (m. 2001–07); divorced
Kevin Price (m. 2011)
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Sara Rue
Sara Rue.jpg
BornSara Schlackman
(1979-01-26) January 26, 1979 (age 35)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Years active1988–present
Spouse(s)Mischa Livingstone (m. 2001–07); divorced
Kevin Price (m. 2011)

Sara Rue (born January 26, 1979) is an American television actress. She is best known for her performances as Carmen Ferrara on Popular, and as Claude Casey on Less than Perfect. She is a spokesperson for Jenny Craig. In 2011, she hosted The CW reality series Shedding for the Wedding. She had a recurring role in the comedy Rules of Engagement, where she played Brenda, the softball teammate and best friend of Jeff Bingham. She also had a regular role as Kim on the short-lived sitcom Malibu Country.

Early life[edit]

Sara Rue was born Sara Schlackman in New York City, the daughter of Joan Schlackman (née Rue), a municipal employee and former actress, and Marc Schlackman, a stage manager.[1] The elder of two daughters, she was raised in New York, where her parents were active in Broadway theatres. She began her acting career at the age of nine, appearing in the 1988 film Rocket Gibraltar as Kevin Spacey's daughter. Rue played a very young Roseanne in the first meeting of Roseanne and Dan at a dance on the TV show Roseanne.


Rue starred in the comedy Grand, before going on to work on Phenom; Minor Adjustments; Zoe, Duncan, Jack & Jane; ER; The Division; Popular and Less Than Perfect. She has appeared in several films (A Map of the World, Can't Hardly Wait, A Slipping Down Life, Idiocracy, Gypsy 83 and had a small part as a babysitter in Gore Verbinski's adaptation of The Ring), and so impressed director Michael Bay that a role was written into the movie Pearl Harbor for her.

Rue briefly appeared in the 2006 Mike Judge film Idiocracy, in the role of the Attorney General. In 2006, Rue starred in the stage musical Little Egypt with French Stewart, Jenny O'Hara and Gregg Henry at the Matrix Theatre in Los Angeles. She guest-starred in Two and a Half Men as Berta's pregnant youngest daughter. She had a stint on the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory, playing Leonard Hofstadter's physician girlfriend for three episodes. Her first appearance on the show occurred on November 17, 2008. In 2009, Rue appeared in the movies Man Maid and For Christ's Sake. She starred on the short-lived 2009 series Eastwick, based on the novel and movie The Witches of Eastwick.

In December 2009 it was announced that Rue would be a new spokesperson for Jenny Craig. Her diet was successful, as she lost fifty pounds and subsequently ran a half-marathon.[2] In October 2010, Rue joined the cast of Rules of Engagement in a recurring role as Brenda, Jeff and Audrey's new surrogate.[3]

It was announced in December, 2011 that Rue would be writing and starring in a new show on The CW called Poseurs, about a young woman named Lucy whose life is upended when her fiancé moves out and her fresh-from-rehab collegiate best friend, Alexandra, moves in. The two friends pose as a lesbian couple and actually get married in order to stay in the nice apartment building that only allows married couples.[4]

Rue starred in the ABC show Malibu Country as Reba McEntire's upbeat trophy wife neighbor, Kim.[5] She has the title role of Deb Dorfman in the movie "Dorfman in Love" (2012).[6]

Personal life[edit]

Rue married director/writer/producer Mischa Livingstone in 2001. The couple divorced in 2007.[7] Rue married teacher[8] Kevin Price on May 21, 2011, in a traditional Jewish wedding[9][10] (Rue is Jewish).[11] Rue gave birth to her first child, daughter Talulah Rue Price, on February 9, 2013.[12]


1988Rocket GibraltarJessica Hanson
1992Passed AwayMegan Scanlan
1995Family Reunion: A Relative NightmareJacquelynTelevision movie
1996For My Daughter's HonorJones, KimberlyKimberly Jonesa.k.a. Indecent Seduction
1998Can't Hardly WaitEarth Girl
Nowhere to Goa.k.a. Silent Hearts (USA: TV title)
1999 |A Slipping-Down LifeViolet
A Map of the WorldDebbie
2001Pearl HarborNurse Martha
Gypsy 83Gypsy Vale
2002The RingBabysitter
2003This Time AroundGabby CastellaniTelevision movie
2005Barbara JeanBarbara JeanShort
2006Play NiceTelevision movie
Danny Roane: First Time DirectorCharlotte Lewis
IdiocracyAttorney General (Uncredited)
2007NursesChris KorenekTelevision movie
2008Man MaidTorry
Nightmare at the End of the HallCourtneyTelevision movie
SpacedAprylTelevision movie
2009Not Since YouSarah 'Doogs' Doogins
2010For Christ's SakeCandy
2011My Future BoyfriendElizabeth BarrettTelevision movie
Dorfman in LoveDeb Dorfman
2013Miss DialSam
TV series
1990GrandEdda PasettiMain role (26 episodes)
1992RoseanneTeenage RoseanneEpisode: "Halloween IV"
1993-1994PhenomMonicaRecurring role (14 episodes)
1995BlossomAngieEpisode: "Mating Rituals"
1995-1996Minor AdjustmentsDarby GladstoneMain role (20 episodes)
1996ERJaneEpisode: "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"
PearlBertha SugsEpisode: "Ticket to Ride "
1997Ned and StaceyAmyEpisode: "Prom Night"
Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every ChildYounger Sister (voice)Episode: "The Golden Goose"
1998Chicago HopeRhonda FritzEpisode: "The Ties That Bind"
The Simple LifeMelanieEpisodes: Pilot, Sara's Ex and The Luke & Sara Show
1999Zoe, Duncan, Jack & JaneBreeny KennedyEpisodes: Everything You Wanted to Know About Zoe, To Jack, from Zoe and Sympathy for Jack
2000Will & GraceJoyce AdlerEpisode: "Lows in the Mid-Eighties"
1999-2001PopularCarmen FerraraMain role (43 episodes)
2002-2003The DivisionAmanda McCaffertyEpisodes: Hide and Seek (2002), Remembrance (2002) and Acts of Betrayal (2003)
2003MADtvThe BabysitterEpisode: #9.11
2002-2006Less than PerfectClaudia "Claude" CaseyMain role (81 episodes)
2006-2007Two and a Half MenNaomiEpisodes: Repeated Blows to His Unformed Head (2006) and Castrating Sheep in Montana (2007)
2008The Big Bang TheoryDr. Stephanie BarnettEpisodes: The Lizard-Spock Expansion, The White Asparagus Triangulation and The Vartabedian Conundrum
2009LeverageMarissa DevinsEpisode: The Mile High Job
2009-2010EastwickPenny HigginsMain role (13 episodes)
2010Private PracticeShira ColeEpisode: 'Til Death Do Us Part
2011Shedding for the WeddingHerself – HostRegular (5 episodes)
RuPaul's Drag Race 3Herself – Guest JudgeEpisodes: Face, Face, Face of Cakes and RuPaul Rewind
2012PsychAmy AllerisEpisode: "Heeeeere's Lassie"
2012–2013Malibu CountryKim SallingerMain role (18 episodes)
2010-2013Rules of EngagementBrendaRecurring role (12 episodes)
2014MomCandaceEpisode: "Kimchi and a Monkey Playing Harmonica"


  1. ^ Sara Rue profile at Retrieved March 17, 2012.
  2. ^ Rizzo, Monica (October 11, 2010). "Sara Rue Finishes Half-Marathon". People. Retrieved 2010-10-25. 
  3. ^ "Rue joins 'Rules of Engagement' cast". UPI. October 11, 2010. 
  4. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (December 5, 2011). "The CW Buys Comedy Written By And Starring Sara Rue". Deadline Hollywood.
  5. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (March 1, 2012). "Leah Remini, Sara Rue join ABC comedies". Deadline Hollywood.
  6. ^ "Sara Rue entry". Retrieved 2012-07-21. 
  7. ^ "Actress Sara Rue Files for Divorce". People. November 10, 2007. 
  8. ^ Gomez, Patrick (January 13, 2011). "Sara Rue Has Finally Hired a Wedding Planner", People.
  9. ^ Cedenheim, Pernilla (2011-05-21). "Sara Rue Married Kevin Price". Retrieved 2012-07-21. 
  10. ^ "Exclusive: Newlywed Sara Rue: 'I've Never Been Happier", Us, May 21, 2011
  11. ^ "Gould, ‘centered and grateful,’ to accept award at festival | j. the Jewish news weekly of Northern California". Retrieved 2012-07-21. 
  12. ^ "Sara Rue Welcomes Baby Girl Talulah! | E! Online UK". 2013-02-15. Retrieved 2013-06-28. 

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