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Born: 1970-09-18
Profession: Actress
Nation: American
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There's a part of every person that is entertained by the idealistic, the fantastic.

Tags: Fantastic, Idealistic

Yes, I do get recognized in public. It's pretty nice.

Tags: Nice, Pretty, Public

You know, I read graphic novels but not encyclopedically.

Tags: Graphic, Novels, Read

You rarely see women being nice to each other on television anymore.

Tags: Nice, Television, Women

And I was the only black kid in my school for almost all of my childhood, until I was a teenager. So imagine, if you will, being 6 feet tall by third grade, so essentially being a living maypole.

Tags: Black, Living, School

I thought I was gonna be an attorney, so I went to Dartmouth and I was a government major and I minored in environmental policy, and I didn't do anything academically around the arts.

Tags: Government, Policy, Thought

People challenge my nerd cred all the time. I just show them the photo of me winning my middle-school science fair, wearing my Casio calculator watch and eyeglasses so big they look like they can see the future.

Tags: Future, Science, Time

So much of a stand-up's life is doing live radio and having to be funny and quick on the spot with these strangers, and sort of surgical in terms of how funny I can be in three minutes.

Tags: Funny, Life, Three

The only concept or experience or core belief that I can attribute my other-ness to is that I just started out a weirdo and I stayed a weirdo. And it took me a long time to embrace my outsidership and see it as a strength rather than a weakness.

Tags: Experience, Strength, Time

I'm just myself, so I don't know that I think of myself as a nerd icon.

Tags: Icon, Nerd

When I get old and slow down I want to look behind me and see all the fire and the wreckage and no stone left unturned.

Tags: Fire, Left, Old

Am I going to complain about being typecast as smart? I don't think so.

Tags: Complain, Smart, Typecast

Wounds turn into scars and scars make you tough.

Tags: Scars, Tough, Turn

You know, it's about getting out there and having a good time. Not about worrying - all these young books for women are like I'm 29 with a closet full of Prada shoes and I can't get a date. Come on.

Tags: Good, Time, Women

But I love stand-up, and it's where I came from creatively, so it's something I never want to walk away from.

Tags: Away, Love, Walk

Comedy is ugly. It's honest, it's raw.

Tags: Comedy, Honest, Ugly

I am absolutely a Giants fan and I'm a Dynasty baby so I was a 49ers fan for a long time.

Tags: Baby, Fan, Time

I can tell you this: Stand-up is not glamorous.

Tags: Glamorous, Tell

I don't believe in superheroes but I love Batman movies. There's a part of every person that is entertained by the idealistic, the fantastic.

Tags: Fantastic, Love, Movies

I like grown up comedy.

Tags: Comedy, Grown

I love Toronto. I love it. I love Toronto. I love Canada. I can't wait to get back. Can't wait to have some Timbits.

Tags: Canada, Love, Wait

I might not agree with myself in a year.

Tags: Agree, Might, Year

I really do know football.

Tags: Football

I was this weird little bookish giant.

Tags: Giant, Weird

I'm black, and black don't crack. It does droop.

Tags: Black, Crack

I'm such a geek, and have always been a real nerd.

Tags: Geek, Nerd, Real
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I'm sure I had low-level scurvy all of my childhood.

Tags: Childhood, Sure

I'm the kindest, most supportive friend ever, probably to my own detriment, but I hope that I am toughening up a little bit.

Tags: Bit, Friend, Hope

Marriage isn't a carnival ride.

Tags: Carnival, Marriage, Ride

Maybe the nails are a little stubby and gnawed on, but I definitely do not have man hands.

Tags: Definitely, Hands, Maybe

My parents were vegetarians. I'd show up at school, this giant black kid, with none of the cool clothes and a tofu sandwich and celery sticks.

Tags: Cool, Parents, School

On general principle, I boycott shows that don't employ actors.

Tags: General, Principle, Shows

Pop culture hales you and wants you to fail.

Tags: Culture, Fail, Wants

Pop culture is great, but it can be bad, at times.

Tags: Bad, Great, Times