Sara Rue

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Sara Rue
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Born Sara Schlackman
(1979-01-26) January 26, 1979 (age 36)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1988–present
Spouse(s) Mischa Livingstone (m. 2001–07); divorced
Kevin Price (m. 2011)
Children 1

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. 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 October 2010, Rue joined the cast of Rules of Engagement in a recurring role as Brenda, Jeff and Audrey's new surrogate.[2]

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.[3]

Rue starred in the ABC show Malibu Country as Reba McEntire's upbeat trophy wife neighbor, Kim.[4] She has the title role of Deb Dorfman in the movie "Dorfman in Love" (2012).[5]

Personal life[edit]

Rue married director/writer/producer Mischa Livingstone in 2001. The couple divorced in 2007.[6] Rue married teacher[7] Kevin Price on May 21, 2011, in a traditional Jewish wedding[8][9] (Rue is Jewish).[10] Rue gave birth to her first child, daughter Talulah Rue Price, on February 9, 2013.[11]


Year Title Role Notes
1988 Rocket Gibraltar Jessica Hanson
1992 Passed Away Megan Scanlan
1995 Family Reunion: A Relative Nightmare Jacquelyn Television movie
1996 For My Daughter's Honor Jones, KimberlyKimberly Jones a.k.a. Indecent Seduction
1998 Can't Hardly Wait Earth Girl
Nowhere to Go a.k.a. Silent Hearts (USA: TV title)
1999 A Slipping-Down Life Violet
A Map of the World Debbie
2001 Pearl Harbor Nurse Martha
Gypsy 83 Gypsy Vale
2002 The Ring Babysitter
2003 This Time Around Gabby Castellani Television movie
2005 Barbara Jean Barbara Jean Short
2006 Play Nice Television movie
Danny Roane: First Time Director Charlotte Lewis
Idiocracy Attorney General (Uncredited)
2007 Nurses Chris Korenek Television movie
2008 Man Maid Torry
Nightmare at the End of the Hall Courtney Television movie
Spaced Apryl Television movie
2009 Not Since You Sarah 'Doogs' Doogins
2010 For Christ's Sake Candy
2011 My Future Boyfriend Elizabeth Barrett Television movie
Dorfman in Love Deb Dorfman
2013 Miss Dial Sam
TV series
Year Title Role Notes
1990 Grand Edda Pasetti Main role (26 episodes)
1992 Roseanne Teenage Roseanne Episode: "Halloween IV"
1993-1994 Phenom Monica Recurring role (14 episodes)
1995 Blossom Angie Episode: "Mating Rituals"
1995-1996 Minor Adjustments Darby Gladstone Main role (20 episodes)
1996 ER Jane Episode: "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"
Pearl Bertha Sugs Episode: "Ticket to Ride "
1997 Ned and Stacey Amy Episode: "Prom Night"
Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child Younger Sister (voice) Episode: "The Golden Goose"
1998 Chicago Hope Rhonda Fritz Episode: "The Ties That Bind"
The Simple Life Melanie Episodes: Pilot, Sara's Ex and The Luke & Sara Show
1999 Zoe, Duncan, Jack & Jane Breeny Kennedy Episodes: Everything You Wanted to Know About Zoe, To Jack, from Zoe and Sympathy for Jack
2000 Will & Grace Joyce Adler Episode: "Lows in the Mid-Eighties"
1999-2001 Popular Carmen Ferrara Main role (43 episodes)
2002-2003 The Division Amanda McCafferty Episodes: Hide and Seek (2002), Remembrance (2002) and Acts of Betrayal (2003)
2003 MADtv The Babysitter Episode: #9.11
2002-2006 Less than Perfect Claudia "Claude" Casey Main role (81 episodes)
2006-2007 Two and a Half Men Naomi Episodes: Repeated Blows to His Unformed Head (2006) and Castrating Sheep in Montana (2007)
2008 The Big Bang Theory Dr. Stephanie Barnett Episodes: The Lizard-Spock Expansion, The White Asparagus Triangulation and The Vartabedian Conundrum
2009 Leverage Marissa Devins Episode: The Mile High Job
2009-2010 Eastwick Penny Higgins Main role (13 episodes)
2010 Private Practice Shira Cole Episode: 'Til Death Do Us Part
2011 Shedding for the Wedding Herself – Host Regular (5 episodes)
RuPaul's Drag Race 3 Herself – Guest Judge Episodes: Face, Face, Face of Cakes and RuPaul Rewind
2012 Psych Amy Alleris Episode: "Heeeeere's Lassie"
2012–2013 Malibu Country Kim Sallinger Main role (18 episodes)
2010-2013 Rules of Engagement Brenda Recurring role (12 episodes)
2014 Mom Candace Episode: "Kimchi and a Monkey Playing Harmonica"


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

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