|Date of Birth
||26 January 1979,
|Place of Birth
||New York, New York, USA
Sara Rue (born January 26, 1979 in New York City, New York) is an American actress.
She played the roles of "Carmen Ferrara" on the drama Popular and "Claudia Casey" on the sitcom Less Than Perfect.
She also guest-starred in 2000 as Joyce, the compulsive overeater sister of Grace Adler (Debra Messing), on the NBC sitcom Will & Grace.
Rue, the oldest of two daughters, was raised in New York City; her parents were active in Broadway theaters. She began her own acting career at the age of nine, appearing in the film Rocket Gibraltar as Kevin Spacey's daughter (and as the late Burt Lancaster's granddaughter).
She won critical acclaim for her television series debut, starring in the comedy Grand, before going on to work on Phenom, Minor Adjustments, Zoe, Duncan, Jack & Jane, ER, The Division and Popular. She has appeared in several films (A Map of the World, Can't Hardly Wait, A Slipping Down Life, Gypsy 83 and had a bit 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.
She briefly appeared in the 2006 Mike Judge film Idiocracy, in the role of the Attorney General.
Sara Rue after her weight lossShe currently stars in the stage musical Little Egypt with French Stewart, Jenny O'Hara, and Gregg Henry at the Matrix Theatre in Los Angeles.