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" Even in college I tended to get cast in the comedies more. It was what I liked doing. "
" I've had Susan Sarandon play my mom, and now Lesley Ann Warren has played my mom, so if I could have Debra Winger play my mom, then I would have the trifecta of my favorite actresses playing my mother. "
" I had this crazy job, though, when I first got to Los Angeles... I answered this ad in the back of the newspaper to be a telephone psychic, and I did that for two days. "
" I don't have real big aspirations to be a movie star. I would love to be on a long-running hit TV show. You end up playing a defining role. "
" As the lead of a movie, you really set the tone off-camera as well, and that's a really big responsibility. "
" I loved the domesticity of my life as a struggling actor. When I wasn't going to auditions, I could do things like cook dishes from scratch and take them to parties or be really thoughtful about birthdays and anniversaries. "
" Sometimes acting is really cool because it forces you to exercise certain muscles in your personality that you wouldn't normally be called upon in life. "
" I'm a very thoughtful, forward-thinking, planner kind of person. I love Excel spreadsheets and five-year-plans, and I love to review every year how my New Year's resolutions went. "
" I get really excited about jewelry. "
" I don't have any type of sketch-comedy or stand-up background. "
" I also love horror movies; I like me a big Peter Berg action movie. I'm a movie lover in general. "
" The fun is getting to wear multiple disguises and getting to explore multiple personalities and bring them to life. So a movie career definitely affords me that. "
" Well, I don't know if this is true of everyone, but I have this relationship with my parents where, despite however mature or articulate or grown-up I think I've become, as soon as I go home, I turn into this petulant 13-year-old, especially with the tone of my voice. "
" Well, I knew I wanted to be an actor, and I didn't necessarily need or want to be famous or a celebrity actor. "
" You never go into a marriage expecting to get divorced. You go into a marriage expecting it's going to last forever, and you have a lot of ways you dream about the future. You have all these expectations, and then you have to adjust those expectations, and it can be a very unnerving, confusing time. "
" I went to a little liberal-arts college in Missouri called Truman State University. "
" I think that there is a tragic misfit at the core of me, and I've just done a lot of work on myself. I love a good self-help book; I've read a ton of them. I love self-help seminars and therapy and all that. "
" I didn't want to go to college. I wanted to move to Los Angeles right out of high school. "
" Sometimes doing a movie for a short period of time is better than committing eight months to a television show. "
" I'm not one to air my dirty laundry for the whole world. "
" I spent my whole adolescence, when you just want to be accepted, looking much younger than everyone else. "
" When I'm writing my blog, I think of myself at 13 years old, back in St. Louis, daydreaming about Hollywood. "
" The Farrelly brothers make movies the way you imagine a movie set would be when you're a kid - fun all the time. "
" I still get nervous when I have a lot of makeup on, a big hairdo, and a dress. "
" I studied theater in college, and I really wanted to be an actress and play a lot of different roles. Then I made landing on a television comedy my main focus. "