Who is Sara Rue?
Sara Schlackman was born under the zodiac sign of Aquarius on 26 January 1979, in New York City, USA; she holds American nationality, and her ethnicity is Jewish. She is a writer, producer, and actress, with 66 credits to her name, perhaps known best for her role as Claude Casey in the series “Less Than Perfect”.
Early life and education
Sara was raised in New York City alongside her sister, by their mother Joan Rue Schlackman who was a municipal employee and a former actress, and their father Marc Schlackman who was a stage manager; both of them were active in Broadway theatre.
Sara attended a local high school, and upon matriculating in 1997, she enrolled at New York University where she attended Professional Children’s School, from which she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in theater, film and television.
Sara made her acting debut in 1988 when she was just nine years old, portraying Jessica Hanson in the movie “Rocket Gibraltar”, alongside Burt Lancaster, Patricia Clarkson and Suzy Amis, followed by her role as Edda Pasetti in the series “Grand” in 1990.
In the following years, she made appearances in television series such as “Roseanne”, “Phenom”, “Blossom” and “Minor Adjustments” and also in a few movies, such as “Family Reunion: A Relative Nightmare”, “For My Daughter’s Honor”, “A Slipping-Down Life”, “A Map of the World”, and others; for her performance in the movie “A Slipping-Down Life” she won the Indianapolis International Film Festival award Special Jury Prize.
In 2001, she was cast to play Martha in the movie “Pearl Harbor” acting alongside Josh Hartnett, Ben Affleck and Kate Beckinsale; the movie had 51 award nominations and won 14, including an Oscar for sound editing.
Sara had supporting roles in several series and movies during her career, and it’s worth mentioning her appearance in popular series such as “ER”, “Two and a Half Men”, “The Big Bang Theory”, “Rules of Engagement”, “Bones”, and “Will & Grace”.
In the 2008 movie “Man Maid” she starred alongside Steve Hytner and Phillip Vaden, and her portrayal of Tory brought her the Ashland Independent Film Festival Best Acting Ensemble: Feature award, which she shares with other actors in the movie.
Sara has also had significant roles that made her recognizable to the audience; we already mentioned her portrayal of Claude Casey in “Less than Perfect”, and other notable roles include Carmen Ferrara in “Popular”, as Penny Higgins in “Eastwick”, Kim Sallinger in “Malibu Country”, and as Dora Winston in “Impastor”, in which she starred alongside Mircea Monroe and Michael Rosenbaum.
Her most recent role was in the series “B Positive” in which she was cast to play Julia, acting alongside Darryl Stephens, Thomas Middleditch, Annaleigh Ashford in this comedy drama, which has three awards nominations, including two for Primetime Emmys.
Those who remember Sara when she was playing Carmen Ferrara in the series “Popular” back in 2001, might not recognize her today; she was on her long personal weight-loss journey, and as she revealed, it was hard physically and emotionally to start this complicated task she had set for herself.
She decided to lose weight when in her thirties, as she said: ‘I had this image of myself and where I wanted to be in five, in 10 years — but the reality of my situation just didn’t match up.’ The main reason for losing weight was her wish to feel comfortable in her own body and her fear of big medical issues which being overweight or even obese can cause, however, she confessed that her career as an actress was under a big question mark, because she was overweight, so couldn’t play or be casted for certain roles.
The biggest change that Sara put in the effort to lose weight was becoming a ‘healthy eater’; before she realized that the food she was eating was the main reason for her being overweight, she was eating all the time no matter if it was day or night, and she still had a feeling that she hadn’t eaten enough. She made healthier choices, and was on the Jenny Craig diet, which is a subscription-based diet program that attributes its effectiveness to the restriction of fat, calories, and size of portions.
Besides that, she started to exercise, initially running for 30 minutes on the treadmill every day, going hiking or for long walks, doing spin classes, and generally trying to be more active than she was before.
In one year she lost around 50lbs (22.6kgs), and as she said, although diet and exercise were core elements of her weight loss plan, she needed help from doctors, so asked doctors at the Takeda Pharmaceuticals, whose partner she later became working on the campaign ‘Resolve Now: Stay Ahead of the Curve’, which was her way to encourage other women who have a problem with weight to start their journey to a healthier life.
Love life and relationship
Sara was in a marriage with Mischa Livingstone, a producer, and director from Scotland, whose origins are from Israel. The two began dating in 2000, and after a year married on 27 October 2001, however, Sara and Mischa divorced after six years in 2007.
After a couple of years, Sara met Kevin Price, who is a teacher by profession, and after a year of dating, the two married on 21 May 2011 in a traditional Jewish wedding, at the Bel-Air Bay Club in Pacific Palisades, California.
In February 2013, Sara gave birth to their daughter Talulah, and in November 2016, they adopted a baby girl named Adelaide. At present, the family of four lives an apparently happy life in their ranch-styled residence near Lake Hollywood, Los Angeles, California.
Age, height, and net worth
Sara is 42 years old, and has red hair, and hazel eyes. She now weighs around 135lbs (61kgs), and is 5ft 7ins (1.7m) tall with vital statistics of 32-26-35, bra size 32C.
As of November 2021, her net worth has been estimated at over $1 million.