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Born: 1963-07-05
Profession: Actress
Nation: American
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The second you are handed a newborn it is yours. It doesn't matter what body it came out of. I've never felt more strongly about anything in my life.

Tags: Body, Life, Matter

The world gets very small after a while, if you stick around long enough.

Tags: After, Enough, Small

There were a lot of times I wondered if I was deluding myself. I had nothing else to fall back on, but I never enjoyed anything else.

Tags: Else, Fall, Times

There's a little good and bad in everyone. Everybody I've ever loved is very complicated.

Tags: Bad, Everyone, Good

Well, yeah, but I probably wasn't as open about my desperation.

Tags: Open, Yeah

When a show has gotten as much attention as this one, everyone wants to join in with something to say.

Tags: Attention, Everyone, Show

And hey-the psychiatrist in the show is Italian also. So people are going to focus on what they want to focus on. There's not much you can do about that.

Tags: Focus, Italian, Show

Being a single mother was the right thing for me. But I have a tremendous amount of help from my friends. They're in love with my kids, and my kids are in love with them.

Tags: Help, Love, Mother

I don't have examples in my life of people who are all good or bad; I have deeply loved many people who are both, and I relate to those kinds of people on a far greater level.

Tags: Bad, Good, Life

I don't know what it must be like to be a writer in general, but to be a comedy writer, it's got to be something - it's a very special kind of talent.

Tags: Comedy, Special, Talent

I have lots of friends and, like me, they're not married. So my kids have lots of godparents - men and women, gay and straight. My loft is always filled with people helping me out with them and loving them.

Tags: Gay, Men, Women

I have this dog named Marley, and it is a kind of love I had never known. I have a hard time believing Marley did not come from my body. I know that sounds insane, but I feel that connected to her. She made me realize I wanted to adopt children.

Tags: Children, Love, Time

I think there was a time when I considered myself a work addict, but that's no longer accurate. My life has changed so dramatically over the last number of years, especially having a family now. My priorities have shifted.

Tags: Family, Life, Work

I'm an old-school, embarrassing Joni Mitchell fan. Her music made a hook in my soul and hasn't let go for all these years. I even sing her songs as lullabies to my kids.

Tags: Her, Music, Soul

I've watched those shows my whole life - being on one is like a dream. It's hard to balance that dream with the fact that this is the Edie I've known my whole life.

Tags: Dream, Hard, Life

Is it harder having kids and working? It definitely is, but the payoff is you get to go home to your kids, and it all balances out. And I know I'm a better mother when I'm engaged in something outside of the house.

Tags: Home, Mother, Working

It's a very complicated issue, this fame thing - I was not really cut out for it. There are some really fantastic things about it, but it's difficult for a private person like myself.

Tags: Difficult, Fame, Private

My friends started having children after college, while I was pursuing this crazy acting career and living hand to mouth. Plus, all my boyfriends were artists struggling to make a living. Having kids didn't make any sense - why would I take on more of a financial burden when I couldn't even afford a dog?

Tags: Career, Children, Crazy

My kids have never seen me scream at anybody. They've never seen an argument. There's never been even a cold silence. And those are things that I grew up with because my parents did end up divorcing.

Tags: End, Parents, Silence

The high-grossing films are not all that interesting to me, I have to say. It's not stuff I would want to be in. Yes, you would want the big paycheck, but that's never really been my concern.

Tags: Big, Films, Stuff

Throughout my career I've played a lot of parts that might've been played by a man. They're human roles rather than specifically men or women. I've never been as hooked into that as a lot of women are, you know, like, 'There aren't enough roles for women.' There aren't necessarily a lot of good roles for anybody.

Tags: Good, Men, Women

Writers, actors, anybody working on an ensemble-type thing, there are going to be some creaks in the beginning. It seems like there's tremendous potential in just letting things sort of breathe a little bit. It's tremendously important.

Tags: Beginning, Seems, Working

Coming home to my family afterward makes the work richer, easier and more fun.

Tags: Family, Home, Work

I love being able to take a nap in the afternoon.

Tags: Able, Afternoon, Love

We're living in a time when parenting is not at all mirroring the way I was parented. For me, I just followed my parents around on their errands; when they were busy on the phone, I was quiet. It's a different kettle of fish these days: They run the house, and you listen to their music, and you go to their appointments.

Tags: Music, Parenting, Time

I've also learned to no longer feel guilty if I'm invited out and don't want to go. If I start to say to myself, 'What's wrong with you that you're staying in five nights in a row to watch 'Forensic Files' instead of going out with your friends' I remind myself that it's what I need to do for myself at that point.

Tags: Friends, Learned, Wrong
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I actually washed my window once, and it fell through - it was being held together by the dirt.

Tags: Actually, Once, Together

I do not cook.

Tags: Cook

I don't watch a lot of television.

Tags: Television, Watch

I grew up kind of a tomboy and I used to fight with all the neighborhood boys.

Tags: Fight, Tomboy, Used

I love to hand sew. I sometimes make clothing for my children, which of course they grow out of in a matter of minutes. I thoroughly love it.

Tags: Children, Love, Sometimes

I never really wanted kids. I didn't not want them, but motherhood just wasn't something that pulled at me.

Tags: Kids, Motherhood, Wanted

I really am profoundly grateful just in general in my life. I've had an embarrassing amount of good fortune.

Tags: Good, Grateful, Life

I sort of love reading the scripts and going, 'Oh wow, what a great idea. I never would have thought of that.'

Tags: Great, Love, Thought

I think that you do get a little extra jolt of confidence when you win an Emmy.

Tags: Confidence, Emmy, Win

I wanted to act; that was my one goal. I wanted to devote all my time to acting and not waitressing or anything else.

Tags: Acting, Goal, Time

I was a young kid from Long Island who wanted to do something large with her life, so I can relate to that.

Tags: Life, Wanted, Young

I was able to support myself by acting alone about six years ago. Until then, I was just scraping by.

Tags: Able, Acting, Alone

I'm a very ritualistic, routine-oriented person, and I discovered over the years that I love working Monday through Friday.

Tags: Friday, Love, Working

I'm just not one of those people who thought having biological children was that important, to me it was more about wanting to raise a child.

Tags: Child, Children, Thought

I'm not sad about any of my life. It's so unconventional. It doesn't look anything like I thought it would.

Tags: Life, Sad, Thought

I've never been all that interested or aware of what people are thinking about me or saying about me. I think that has kept me safest and sanest.

Tags: Interested, Saying, Thinking

In my household there is an insane amount of laughter and celebration.

Tags: Household, Insane, Laughter

It's hard to notice things without people noticing me and that takes some getting used to.

Tags: Getting, Hard, Used

My actual personality probably lies someplace between the two.

Tags: Actual, Between, Lies

One of the ways I think I gain fodder for characters is by watching people.

Tags: Characters, Watching, Ways

The common misconception is that as an actress you have to learn what you're doing. No, you just have to make the audience think you've learned it.

Tags: Common, Learn, Learned
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