|The Big Bang Theory Cast|
|Date of birth||January 26, 1979|
|First episode||The Lizard-Spock Expansion|
Sara Rue (born January 26, 1979) is an . She is best known for the roles she played as Carmen Ferrara on the comedy-drama ' and Claude Casey on the sitcom '. She also guest-starred on the show ' as Joyce, the sister of Grace Adler, on ' as Berta's daughter Naomi, and on The Big Bang Theory as Stephanie Barnett, a of Leonard Hofstadter. She most recently starred in the dramedy ' as Penny Higgins.
Sara Rue was born Sara Schlackman in , the daughter of Joan Schlackman (née Rue), a and former , and Marc Schlackman, a . The elder of two s, she was raised in New York, where her parents were active in s. She began her acting career at the age of nine, appearing in the 1988 film ' as 's daughter (and as the late 's granddaughter). She also played a young Roseanne in the first meeting of Roseanne and Dan at a dance on the TV show '.
Rue won critical acclaim for her 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 s (A Map of the World, Can't Hardly Wait, A Slipping Down Life, ', Gypsy 83 and had a small part as a in Gore Verbinski's adaptation of The Ring), and so impressed director that a role was written into the movie ' for her. Rue briefly appeared in the 2006 Mike Judge film Idiocracy, in the role of the .
She currently stars in the Little Egypt with French Stewart, Jenny O'Hara, and Gregg Henry at in .
Rue guest starred in Two and a Half Men as Berta's youngest daughter Naomi who is pregnant and, as the episode progresses, eventually has her baby on Charlie's couch. Rue is currently working on the movies Man Maid and For Christ's Sake, both of which are in post-production.
Rue had a stint on the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory, playing the character of Leonard Hofstadter's girlfriend, Stephanie for 3 episodes. Her first appearance on the show occurred on November 17, 2008.
Rue will be producing an upcoming . The movie will be a suspense thriller revolving around the world of . The yet to be titled film will be released through .
Rue starred on the 2009 ABC show Eastwick. The show was based on the novel and movie '. In December of 2009 it was announced that Sara Rue would be a new spokesperson for .
Most recently she has been a regular on ' and '.
Rue married director/writer/producer Mischa Livingstone in 2001. After six years, the couple divorced in 2007. She recently became engaged to Kevin Price.
- S02E08: The Lizard-Spock Expansion
- S02E09: The White Asparagus Triangulation
- S02E10: The Vartabedian Conundrum