It was announced in December, 2011 that Rue would be writing and starring in a new show on The CW called Poseurs, about a young woman named Lucy whose life is upended when her fiancé moves out and her fresh-from-rehab collegiate best friend, Alexandra, moves in.
Rue appeared in the 2006 Mike Judge film Idiocracy, in the role of the Attorney General.
In 2006, Rue starred in the stage musical Little Egypt with French Stewart, Jenny O'Hara and Gregg Henry at the Matrix Theatre in Los Angeles.
The elder of two daughters, she was raised in New York, where her parents were active in Broadway theaters.
She began her acting career at the age of nine, appearing in the 1988 film Rocket Gibraltar as Kevin Spacey's daughter (and as the late Burt Lancaster's granddaughter).
She also had a regular role as Kim on the short-lived ABC sitcom Malibu Country, and appeared in the main cast of the TV Land comedy series Impastor.