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Sara Rue

Born and raised in New York City, Sara spent most of her childhood backstage with one or both of her parents who were very active in the Broadway theatre community, both on and off stage.

Sara can be seen in her sophomore season in ABC's comedy Less Than Perfect in which she plays Claude, a fourth floor temp who moves to the 22nd floor executive offices at a newsroom to become the assistant to the anchor. We witness her transcendence between the lowly fourth floor to the swanky upper floor. She has received rave reviews for her performance.

Her acting career began at age nine, when she was cast to play Kevin Spacey's daughter and Burt Lancaster's granddaughter in the film ROCKET GIBRALTAR. Shortly thereafter she won critical acclaim for her television series debut, starring in the comedy Grand. Since then Sara has appeared as a series regular on various shows, including Phenom, Minor Adjustments, Zoe, Duncan, Jack & Jane, and Popular. She has also been seen in many guest and recurring roles on shows such as ER, Will & Grace, and The Division, to name a few.

Sara's film career has soared in the past few years. She will star as Lili Taylor's best friend in the upcoming adaptation of Anne Taylor's novel, A SLIPPING DOWN LIFE, to be released by Lions Gate in May 2004. She starred as Sigourney Weaver's cellmate in A MAP OF THE WORLD and appeared as a scene-stealing social misfit in CAN'T HARDLY WAIT, alongside Jennifer Love Hewitt.

Sara was also cast in PEARL HARBOR as a tough-talking nurse. Originally there was no role for the young actress, but she so impressed Michael Bay that he flew her to Hawaii, threw her in the scenes with the nurses and told her to improvise and be funny, which she did. That same summer Sara was cast as the title character Gypsy, an aspiring singer/songwriter and obsessed Stevie Nicks fan, in GYPSY 83, which is due in theaters April of 2004.

On stage Rue starred at the Ensemble Studio Theatre's (NYC) one-act festival two years in a row in productions of The Shallow End and Seventh Word, Four Syllables. In conjunction with shooting two television pilots and a feature film in Spring 1999, Sara made her Los Angeles theatre debut at the Matrix Theatre in Wendy McCloud's play, The Water Children, which dealt with the controversial issues of abortion and a woman's right to choose.

Sara enjoys gardening and currently resides in Los Angeles with her husband and their four animals, all of which they are allergic to.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2004.
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Sara Rue Facts

BirthdayJanuary 26, 1979 (44)
BirthplaceNew York, New York, USA
Height5' 7" (1m70)  How tall is Sara Rue compared to you?

Selected Filmography

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