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January 26, 1979
New York City, New York, U.S.
Mischa Livingstone (m. 2001–07); divorced
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 bestfriend of Jeff. She also had a recurring role as Kim on the sitcom Malibu Country.
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. 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. In October 2010, Rue joined the cast of Rules of Engagement in a recurring role as Brenda, Jeff and Audrey's new surrogate.
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.
Rue married director/writer/producer Mischa Livingstone in 2001. The couple divorced in 2007. Rue married teacher Kevin Price on May 21, 2011, in a traditional Jewish wedding (Rue is Jewish). Rue gave birth to her first child, daughter Talulah Rue Price, on February 9, 2013.
|1988||Rocket Gibraltar||Hanson, JessicaJessica Hanson|
|1990||Grand||Pasetti, EddaEdda Pasetti||26 episodes|
|1992||Passed Away||Scanlan, MeganMegan Scanlan|
|1992||Roseanne||Teenage Roseanne||1 episode – "Halloween IV"|
|1993||Phenom||Monica||3 episodes, 1993–1994|
|1995||Blossom||Angie||1 episode – "Mating Rituals"|
|1995||Family Reunion: A Relative Nightmare||Jacquelyn||TV|
|1995||Minor Adjustments||Gladstone, DarbyDarby Gladstone||TV series; unknown episodes, 1995–1996|
|1996||ER||Jane||1 episode – "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"|
|1996||For My Daughter's Honor||Jones, KimberlyKimberly Jones||aka Indecent Seduction|
|1996||Pearl||Sugs, BerthaBertha Sugs||1 episode – "Ticket to Ride "|
|1997||Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child||Younger Sister||1 episode – "The Golden Goose"|
|1997||Ned and Stacey||Amy||1 episode – "Prom Night"|
|1998||Can't Hardly Wait||Earth Girl|
|1998||Chicago Hope||Fritz, RhondaRhonda Fritz||1 episode – "The Ties That Bind"|
|1998||Nowhere to Go||aka Silent Hearts (USA: TV title)|
|1998||The Simple Life||Melanie||3 episodes|
|1999||A Map of the World||Debbie|
|1999||A Slipping-Down Life||Violet|
|1999||Popular||Ferrara, CarmenCarmen Ferrara||43 episodes, 1999–2001|
|1999||Zoe, Duncan, Jack & Jane||Kennedy, BreenyBreeny Kennedy||3 episodes|
|2000||Will & Grace||Adler, JoyceJoyce Adler||1 episode – "Lows in the Mid-Eighties "|
|2001||Gypsy 83||Vale, GypsyGypsy Vale|
|2001||Pearl Harbor||Nurse Martha|
|2002-2006||Less than Perfect||Casey, ClaudeClaude Casey||81 episodes, 2002–2006|
|2002||Ring, TheThe Ring||Babysitter|
|2002||Division, TheThe Division||McCafferty, AmandaAmanda McCafferty||3 episodes, 2002–2003 ... aka Heart of the City|
|2003||MADtv||Babysitter, TheThe Babysitter||1 episode – #9.11|
|2003||This Time Around||Castellani, GabbyGabby Castellani||TV|
|2005||Barbara Jean||Jean, BarbaraBarbara Jean|
|2006||Danny Roane: First Time Director||Lewis, CharlotteCharlotte Lewis|
|2006||Two and a Half Men||Naomi||2 episodes, 2006–2007|
|2008||Nightmare at the End of the Hall||Courtney|
|2008||Big Bang Theory, TheThe Big Bang Theory||Dr. Stephanie Barnett||3 episodes|
|2009||For Christ's Sake||Candy|
|2009||Leverage||Marissa||1 episode – "The Mile High Job"|
|2009||Not Since You||Doogs||post-production|
|2010||Private Practice||Shira||1 episode – "'Til Death Do Us Part"|
|2010-2013||Rules of Engagement||Brenda||recurring role|
|2011||Dorfman in Love||Deb Dorfman|
|2011||Shedding for the Wedding||Herself||Host|
|2011||RuPaul's Drag Race 3||Herself||1 episode – Guest judge|
|2011||My Future Boyfriend||Elizabeth Barrett||ABC Family Original Movie|
|2012||Psych||Amy Alleris||1 episode – "Here's Lassie"|
|2012–2013||Malibu Country||Kim Sallinger||Series regular|
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- "Rue joins 'Rules of Engagement' cast". UPI. October 11, 2010.
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- Andreeva, Nellie (March 1, 2012). "Leah Remini, Sara Rue join ABC comedies". Deadline Hollywood.
- "Sara Rue entry". Dorfmanthemovie.com. Retrieved 2012-07-21.
- "Actress Sara Rue Files for Divorce". People. November 10, 2007.
- Gomez, Patrick (January 13, 2011). "Sara Rue Has Finally Hired a Wedding Planner", People.
- Cedenheim, Pernilla (2011-05-21). "Sara Rue Married Kevin Price". People.com. Retrieved 2012-07-21.
- "Exclusive: Newlywed Sara Rue: 'I've Never Been Happier", Us, May 21, 2011
- "Gould, ‘centered and grateful,’ to accept award at festival | j. the Jewish news weekly of Northern California". Jweekly.com. Retrieved 2012-07-21.
- "Sara Rue Welcomes Baby Girl Talulah! | E! Online UK". Eonline.com. 2013-02-15. Retrieved 2013-06-28.