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Born: 1955-06-30
Profession: Comedian
Nation: American
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My grandmother was born in 1900, and she would regale me with tales I call 'Little House on the Prairie' tales, but they were tales of segregated and racist America growing up in Alabama and Mississippi, where she came from.

Tags: America, Born, She

When I was a kid, I wanted to walk with my dad's limp - my dad was my hero - but that infuriated him, and he would make me walk back and forth in the living room until I walked without it.

Tags: Dad, Hero, Him

America is grappling with cultural diversity, and I just want to put a show on that represents the world in which I live.

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As I get older, my sense of humor is my biggest asset.

Tags: Humor, Older, Sense

Don't let anyone try to tell you who you are. Define yourself.

Tags: Tell, Try, Yourself

I try to make my bed every day for mental health. Coming home to an unmade bed or a room with clothes all over will depress me.

Tags: Health, Home, Try

Be talented enough to make it and stupid enough to keep trying.

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'Dancing With the Stars' is so Middle America, and people take it so seriously.

Tags: America, Seriously, Stars

Every little kid has always wanted to be a race car driver. This gets some of that out.

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I couldn't wait to be, you know, a Black Panther. Of course they wouldn't let me join.

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I decided sitcoms weren't for me.

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I grew up in a home and in a world in which you can do anything. We were all expected to go to college. My father was a doctor.

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I had done the sitcom thing to lesser and lesser degrees of success.

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I never wanted to lose out on an acting job and wonder if I hadn't been trained enough.

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I started acting at the University of Michigan in my sophomore year.

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I think Chelsea Handler is the funniest woman.

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I want to see gay couples stuck with their significant other at Home Depot with that far away look in their eye, get me out of here.

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I wanted something where I could have the clearest and most unfiltered artistic and creative voice.

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I wanted to be a leading man - the black lawyer, the black doctor, the black policeman.

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I've tried actively to define myself and redefine myself, and not be pigeonholed.

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I, myself, identify myself as a heathen.

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My father contracted polio on a troop train in Korea.

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My father was a doctor.

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Some days I think I look kind of cute, but other days I try to avoid the mirror.

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The president is always made fun of.

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To be known by the public, honestly. People come up and tell them how good I make them feel.

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A friend of mine had his own theater company, and he jumped me in like I was in a gang. And once I came in, it was just that simple. For the first time in my life, I felt, 'This is a career, this is a life that I think I can grow old doing.' It was love at first sight. I loved being on stage and reading these plays. It was great.

Tags: Life, Love, Time
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