Sara Rue (born January 26, 1979) is an American television actress. She is best known for the roles she played as Carmen Ferrara on the comedy-drama Popular and Claude Casey on the sitcom Less than Perfect. She is also known as a spokesperson for Jenny Craig. In 2011 she hosted The CW reality series Shedding for the Wedding. She currently has a recurring role in the comedy Rules of Engagement. Sara Rue was born Sara Schlackman in New York City, the daughter of Joan Schlackman (nee 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.
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