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Born: 1984-04-18
Profession: Actress
Nation: American
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I work really long hours and work a lot and have done press tours and junkets, but there is nothing like a presidential campaign that I have experienced before...I think at one point we visited three different cities in one state in 12 hours. It's exhausting.

Tags: Done, Point, Work

I'm the first one in line to go watch 'Spider-Man,' but there's definitely something in me that makes me want to go to a movie and see something that makes me feel good about life.

Tags: Good, Life, Makes

The first time I landed in New York and got a cab to my hotel, I was completely struck by it: a feeling of life and chaos, 24 hours around the clock, just like in London. And whatever your problem is, it's insignificant. You're just a small part of something very big.

Tags: Feeling, Life, Time

The name America has definitely grown on me. I wish there was a big patriotic story behind it, but the truth is that my grandfather was a librarian who knew all sorts of random facts.

Tags: America, Truth, Wish

What I would say is that vows and rings don't change anything: the challenges are the same. Every day is just a conscious commitment to making the next day better.

Tags: Change, Making, Next

What's so kind of beautiful about the whole thing was that everything that made me not right for all of those hundreds of commercial auditions that I went on and no one ever wanted me for is what made me perfectly right for 'Real Women Have Curves'.

Tags: Beautiful, Real, Women

When my mother was born on 14 April, he named her after a Latin American holiday, the Day of Americas, that nobody knew about. My due date also happened to be 14 April.

Tags: After, American, Mother

When you finish a series like 'Ugly Betty,' there are so many voices around you telling you what you should be doing next and what would be good for your future, sometimes you can't hear yourself. I've gotten pretty good at tuning everyone else out. Now it's just me; what pleases me creatively.

Tags: Future, Good, Yourself

As a child, I didn't know what I didn't have. I'm thankful for the challenges early on in my life because now I have a perspective on the world and kind of know what's important.

Tags: Child, Life, Thankful

My siblings are my best friends.

Tags: Best, Friends, Siblings

I think Hispanic women are beautiful with their curves. I'm not sure who feels that way in Hollywood. I was never told to lose 50 pounds. If they think that they just don't bother with you. You just don't get the role and you never know why. That's still better than physically harming yourself and becoming unhealthy just to star in a movie.

Tags: Beautiful, Women, Yourself

I just want to be in my sweats, walk my dog, watch TV and eat pizza.

Tags: Dog, Eat, Walk

My parents were both Spanish-speakers and they used to speak to me and my siblings in Spanish and we'd answer them in English.

Tags: Parents, Speak, Used

I realized how Latina I was, and then also, at the same time, how not Latina enough I was, because I'm born and raised in Los Angeles. I speak Spanish, but I don't speak perfect Spanish, not like a native speaker.

Tags: Enough, Perfect, Time

Am I Latin? Am I American? What the hell am I? I love my culture and I'm very proud of my culture.

Tags: Hell, Love, Proud

Finding the one is not just a feeling, it's an educated guess. I feel like I chose someone to share my life with who is my friend.

Tags: Feeling, Life, Someone

I am trying to be guided by my passion.

Tags: Guided, Passion, Trying

I don't think running for office is anything I'm prepared for or could even prepare myself for.

Tags: Office, Prepared, Running

I really hate the duties of being a celebrity, like getting dressed up for the red carpet.

Tags: Famous, Getting, Hate

I was an open, smiley and gregarious child. I could make friends in 30 seconds wherever I went.

Tags: Child, Friends, Open
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I was just so lucky with 'Real Women Have Curves.' At that point, I would have done an insurance commercial. I would have done anything.

Tags: Done, Real, Women

I was young not too long ago, and I know the last thing you want is someone preaching to you.

Tags: Last, Someone, Young

I'm not going to miss wearing the braces very much.

Tags: Braces, Miss, Wearing

I'm okay if people don't know who I am, but if you remember my character that would be great.

Tags: Character, Great, Remember

If I learned anything from Betty coming into my life, it's to just be open to all the things that come along.

Tags: Learned, Life, Open

It would be impossible to be a woman in Western culture and not have your own issues about your image and what you look like.

Tags: Culture, Impossible, Woman

Nowadays I'd describe myself as earnest, terribly earnest. I'm the person who wants everybody in the room to feel important and happy.

Tags: Everybody, Happy, Wants

There's not really a choice about, am I going to pursue a typical career? Because I'm not the typical standard, so that's not even an option.

Tags: Career, Choice, Pursue

They say 15 million people are watching the show, but what does that mean, you know? It's not until I'm accosted on the street that I understand!

Tags: Mean, Show, Understand

I could have easily been too afraid to say 'yes' to Chicago, because it requires so much I haven't done before. If I am a flop at singing and dancing, maybe my love for it will carry me through.

Tags: Afraid, Done, Love

I just wanted to see every single musical I could. The very first one I saw was 'Beauty and the Beast,' the only one I could get tickets for, and then 'Les Miserables' and then 'Chicago.'

Tags: Beauty, Single, Wanted

I miss Betty madly. I loved her. Whenever people talk about her, I get really nostalgic. There are parts of her still with me; I played her for four years and, of course, the lines get blurred.

Tags: Her, Loved, Talk

I struggled with being a Latino growing up in Los Angeles. I felt very American. I still do. I went to 35 bar mitzvahs before I went to a single quinceanera. I could talk all day about my culture and what it means to me.

Tags: American, Single, Talk
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