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 co-player and best friend of Jeff. She also had a recurring role as Kim on the 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 GibraltarHanson, JessicaJessica Hanson
1990GrandPasetti, EddaEdda Pasetti26 episodes
1992Passed AwayScanlan, MeganMegan Scanlan
1992RoseanneTeenage Roseanne1 episode – "Halloween IV"
1993PhenomMonica3 episodes, 1993–1994
1995BlossomAngie1 episode – "Mating Rituals"
1995Family Reunion: A Relative NightmareJacquelynTV
1995Minor AdjustmentsGladstone, DarbyDarby GladstoneTV series; unknown episodes, 1995–1996
1996ERJane1 episode – "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"
1996For My Daughter's HonorJones, KimberlyKimberly Jonesaka Indecent Seduction
1996PearlSugs, BerthaBertha Sugs1 episode – "Ticket to Ride "
1997Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every ChildYounger Sister1 episode – "The Golden Goose"
1997Ned and StaceyAmy1 episode – "Prom Night"
1998Can't Hardly WaitEarth Girl
1998Chicago HopeFritz, RhondaRhonda Fritz1 episode – "The Ties That Bind"
1998Nowhere to Goaka Silent Hearts (USA: TV title)
1998The Simple LifeMelanie3 episodes
1999A Map of the WorldDebbie
1999A Slipping-Down LifeViolet
1999PopularFerrara, CarmenCarmen Ferrara43 episodes, 1999–2001
1999Zoe, Duncan, Jack & JaneKennedy, BreenyBreeny Kennedy3 episodes
2000Will & GraceAdler, JoyceJoyce Adler1 episode – "Lows in the Mid-Eighties "
2001Gypsy 83Vale, GypsyGypsy Vale
2001Pearl HarborNurse Martha
2002-2006Less than PerfectCasey, ClaudeClaude Casey81 episodes, 2002–2006
2002Ring, TheThe RingBabysitter
2002Division, TheThe DivisionMcCafferty, AmandaAmanda McCafferty3 episodes, 2002–2003 ... aka Heart of the City
2003MADtvBabysitter, TheThe Babysitter1 episode – #9.11
2003This Time AroundCastellani, GabbyGabby CastellaniTV
2005Barbara JeanJean, BarbaraBarbara Jean
2006Danny Roane: First Time DirectorLewis, CharlotteCharlotte Lewis
2006IdiocracyAttorney Generaluncredited
2006Play NiceTV
2006Two and a Half MenNaomi2 episodes, 2006–2007
2008Man MaidTorry
2008Nightmare at the End of the HallCourtney
2008Big Bang Theory, TheThe Big Bang TheoryDr. Stephanie Barnett3 episodes
2009EastwickPennyTV series
2009For Christ's SakeCandy
2009LeverageMarissa1 episode – "The Mile High Job"
2009Not Since YouDoogspost-production
2010Private PracticeShira1 episode – "'Til Death Do Us Part"
2010-2013Rules of EngagementBrendarecurring role
2011Dorfman in LoveDeb Dorfman
2011Shedding for the WeddingHerselfHost
2011RuPaul's Drag Race 3Herself1 episode – Guest judge
2011My Future BoyfriendElizabeth BarrettABC Family Original Movie
2012PsychAmy Alleris1 episode – "Here's Lassie"
2012–2013Malibu CountryKim SallingerSeries regular


  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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