Taking the decision to lose weight was apparently the right call for Sara Rue. If you’ve seen her on-screen as Carmen Ferrara on Popular, it would be hard to believe she is the same actress portraying the role of Dora on the American sitcom Impastor today.
She started acting as a child and has been around the entertainment sphere since 1988. In addition to her role on Popular, playing Claude Casey on Less than Perfect helped push her to the limelight. She also anchored The CW reality series Shedding for the Wedding (2011) which saw nine overweight couples competing for a dream wedding by trying to lose weight before their big day.
Sara picked up a recurring role in the comedy Rules of Engagement and stayed on the show from 2010 to 2013, playing Brenda, and while at it, she appeared in many other movies and TV shows. Let’s get to know more about the American actress, especially about her astonishing weight loss journey which encouraged many people who thought it’s impossible to lose weight.
Who Is Sara Rue: Kevin Price Wife?
Sara Rue is of Jewish descent, she had her parents help channel her entertainment side while growing up as the first of their two daughters. She was born Sara Schlackman on January 26, 1979, in New York City. her mother, Joan Schlackman (née Rue) works at the municipal and was an active Broadway theater actress while her father, Marc Schlackman is a stage manager as well as an active Broadway entertainer.
The first time Sara Rue appeared on screen, she was nine and played the role of Kevin Spacey’s daughter in the film Rocket Gibraltar (1988). From then onwards, other roles started coming her way and before long, she had appeared in over fifty movies and TV shows some of which include – Passed Away (1992), Pearl Harbour (2001), Man Maid (2008), Miss Dial (2013) – for movies and Grand (1990), Phenom (1993–94), Eastwick (2009–10), American Housewife (2017-2018), A Series of Unfortunate Events (2018) – for TV series, among many others.
Sara Rue used to be married to director Mischa Livingstone but the union which started in 2001, took a downward plunge in 2007. Her second husband is Kevin Price with whom she shares two lovely daughters named Talulah and Adelaide. It’s not certain when they met or how long they courted but the couple tied the knot in 2011.
Here’s A History Of How Sara Rue Lost 50 Pounds
Medical issues apart, Sara Rue had other reasons to shed the extra weight she carried around for years. For the most part, as an overweight actress, she didn’t see herself getting to the height she set her eyes on. But, don’t get it twisted, she is a supporter of the campaign to feel comfortable in your own skin, irrespective of how big or thin. Notwithstanding, she just had to lose weight because she saw bigger potentials in it.
Subsequently, to help achieve her aim, she joined the Jenny Craig Program to help with dieting and exercise. We didn’t have to wait too long as the actress emerged with a whole new revamped body just a year and a half into the program. In 2011, she was pictured in her very first bikini, showing off her stunning assets which she worked really hard to attain. She did earn the bragging rights since losing 50 pounds of weight is no piece of cake.
Basically, her weight loss journey saw her embark on cardio workouts four days a week while maintaining a 1,700-calorie-a-day diet. Being a working mom didn’t help matters but no matter how much distraction that comes her way, especially in the morning, she tries to get at least 30 minutes on the treadmill among other strategies like hiking with friends and all.
Talking about the journey so far, the actress shared some personal tips that have worked magic for her. According to Sara, she avoids animal protein once it’s 7:30 p.m and fills her bowl of pasta with fresh spinach to cut down on the carbs. She is now in control of her food portions unlike before when she would eat without any second thought.
Sara Rue is now a proud owner of a well-trimmed body and has been working with Takeda, a pharmaceutical company to encourage people on their weight loss resolutions.