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Born: 1984-03-10
Profession: Actress
Nation: American
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In a relationship I'm a very loving person, emotional and sensitive.

Tags: Emotional, Loving, Sensitive

In human years I am 29. In actress years I'm the ripe, promising age of 18 to 35. That's how it works here in Hollyweird.

Tags: Age, Here, Human

Inspiration is the key to everything.

Tags: Key

It would be so depressing to be a model and not get to say a word. There's no personality involved.

Tags: Depressing, Involved, Word

My dad is Irish. I spent my childhood going back and forth between Ireland and America.

Tags: America, Between, Dad

My parents said marrying was an optimistic thing to do in pessimistic times.

Tags: Parents, Said, Times

Now I'm doing a film festival for kids and writing a script about a kidnapped journalist in Afghanistan.

Tags: Film, Kids, Writing

Oh God, to think that you only fall in love once in your entire life is such a depressing thought.

Tags: God, Life, Love

Once, in Australia, I ate 33 pancakes in 20 minutes, and I only did it because they said a girl could never enter the competition.

Tags: Girl, Once, Said

Only the really young are fearless, have the optimism, the romanticism to take unimaginable risks.

Tags: Fearless, Optimism, Young

People assume actresses are afraid to get older; the truth is the roles get a whole lot more compelling once you're too old to play dumb.

Tags: Afraid, Old, Truth

Weakness is something we don't like to admit we have. We hold it against people, until we experience it, and then we feel more compassion for it.

Tags: Against, Compassion, Experience

When I first did theatre, I was always doing comedies; it was always my first love. But it wasn't what I was picked for at first, for films and TV.

Tags: Films, Love, Theatre

When I have really blonde hair, I usually go for a more natural look, wearing way less makeup.

Tags: Hair, Less, Natural

From a very early age, I made my decisions based on careers that I admire. The one thing that all the actresses I love have in common is that they have diversity in their careers.

Tags: Age, Decisions, Love

A lot of people assume that women of a certain age who are not unattractive have no excuse for not having a perfect life. But you can have emotional baggage that is dragging you down like cement blocks tied to your feet.

Tags: Age, Life, Women

Believe it or not, I'm a big fan of patchouli oil. I know it's not a universally liked fragrance. I usually combine it with other essential oils - I have many mixtures I like.

Tags: Big, Fan, Liked

Cleanses and products don't make you look more beautiful. They certainly help, but if you reach contentment, you're set. My makeup artist, Melanie Iglesias, couldn't figure out why my skin looks so good. I think it's because I'm happy!

Tags: Beautiful, Good, Happy

Documentaries are a powerful and effective way of bridging the gap between worlds, breaking through to new audiences that wouldn't otherwise be engaged - in essence, not preaching to the choir.

Tags: Between, Essence, Powerful

I actually happened to be in Haiti right before the earthquake in 2010. I was there already with the organization I work with now, Artists for Peace and Justice, visiting the primary school that I had adopted, the Academy for Peace and Justice in Port-au-Prince. I came back, and within days, the earthquake happened.

Tags: Peace, School, Work

I feel like the luckiest child in the world because I got to grow up in Ireland. In summer is when you really grow up. During the year, I would go back to the States, and all year long really couldn't wait to get back to Ardmore.

Tags: Child, Wait, Year

I got an internship with the casting director of The Girl Next Door. I would hold the clipboard and help them in their casting sessions and get them lunch.

Tags: Door, Girl, Help

I grew up being told by my parents each time they went off to war that they may explode, so I needed to know how things like the gadgets in the kitchen worked.

Tags: Parents, Time, War
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I guess for my skin, I clean it and moisturize and try to drink water. How boring is this though? I'm convinced that it comes from within. If you're happy and healthy, it shows.

Tags: Boring, Happy, Try

I love eye makeup. I really like doing a cat eye, playing with liquid liners and different colors of liners, like emerald and deep blues, combining them with black.

Tags: Black, Deep, Love

I love kids with a passion I usually reserve for hot cheese, miniature chairs, and Prince concerts, but I feel no stress to reproduce simply because of a fear of withering eggs.

Tags: Fear, Love, Stress

I remember walking into drugstores when I was younger and seeing all the hair color boxes on the shelves and just being so in awe. Having the control to dye your hair and change your look is such a part of self-expression.

Tags: Change, Control, Remember

I went through a phase when I was 13 where I would only fall in love with people over the age of 19 or 20. I never had a real relationship with any of these people, but it was definitely the guy I wanted to hang out with and wanted to go on trips with. I would be like, 'But, Daddy, he's a musician!'.

Tags: Age, Love, Real

I'm a natural blonde, but I feel like a brunette. I feel like people treat me now how I should be treated. People used to be shocked, when I was blond, that I wasn't stupid.

Tags: Stupid, Treat, Used

I'm opening up my heart to the idea of dating. It's funny - my friends would always come to me for romantic advice. I know nothing, and things have changed since I was dating in high school! I'm really trying hard to spend this time working on myself.

Tags: Funny, Romantic, Time

In 2012, I see the potential for people to come together, huge moments of political and social engagement where elections are part of the strategy for change, but not the end goal and not the only thing that matters.

Tags: Change, End, Political

In my work in Haiti, I've seen the hugely positive effects that happen when people come together to build something in the middle of the most desperate situations.

Tags: Positive, Together, Work

It's really kind of a luxury for an actor to have the opportunity to show such different types of characters. I actually left 'Cowboys & Aliens' and went straight into 'The Change-Up.' It was kind of a funny change of pace.

Tags: Change, Funny, Show

Once I took a bus from my home in Maryland to Philadelphia to live on the streets with some musicians for a few weeks, and then my parents sent me to boarding school at Andover to shape me up.

Tags: Home, Parents, School

People think that young people don't care about things, but I think they do care; they just aren't super interested in conforming to what older people think are the right way to do things.

Tags: Care, Older, Young

So many people have said that to me, that what they really like about Alex is what she brings out in Marissa, and what this situation brings out in her, a hint of happiness and another side to her character.

Tags: Character, Happiness, Said

What happens so often as an actor is that you retain the information about the scenes that you yourself shot and you obsess over certain scenes that you found the most challenging or interesting. The rest of the film kind of falls away in your memory or it fades a little bit.

Tags: Away, Often, Yourself

When you're a working actor and you're happy to be one, you can't focus all your energy on acting because you will go crazy. You have to focus as much energy as you can away from yourself.

Tags: Crazy, Happy, Yourself

The mark of a good marriage is partnership and continuing to feel inspired by your spouse. I had that with Tao. But the end is not necessarily the tragedy. Staying in a relationship that is no longer working is the tragedy. Living unhappily - that's the tragedy.

Tags: End, Good, Marriage

But even if I'm left high and dry at the end of this wild journey, just taking it is a great feeling.

Tags: End, Feeling, Great

I was a tomboy and I didn't have a bunch of brothers but I always wanted them and so I sort of adopted a few of my great friends to be my brother.

Tags: Friends, Great, Wanted

When you choose to be an actor, you are going against the odds.

Tags: Actor, Against, Choose

All actors should experience public failure.

Tags: Experience, Failure, Public

I consider my education to be the first 10 years of my career.

Tags: Career, Consider, Education

I do not tweeze my eyebrows. I've been letting them grow out for years. I try to fill them in wherever nature has abandoned me.

Tags: Grow, Nature, Try

I fell in love with theater there, and after graduation I moved to Los Angeles to pursue acting.

Tags: After, Graduation, Love

I have very high standards for every part of life - my work, my relationships, food, love. I can't just pretend.

Tags: Life, Love, Work

I love yoga and hiking - I think that's the perfect combo.

Tags: Love, Perfect, Yoga

I shaved the back of my head once and did the asymmetrical hair.

Tags: Hair, Head, Once

I think it's very healthy to spend time alone. You need to know how to be alone and not be defined by another person.

Tags: Alone, Another, Time

I think that women are more sensitive to emotional infidelity than men. I think men are more scared of physical infidelity.

Tags: Emotional, Men, Women

I think what ruins relationships and causes most fights is insecurity.

Tags: Causes, Fights, Insecurity

I use the PhotoReady Foundation almost every day, and their lip glosses are fantastic.

Tags: Almost, Fantastic, Foundation

I used to play hooky from school so I could watch cooking shows.

Tags: Cooking, School, Used

I wanted to be on 'Saturday Night Live' since I was ten.

Tags: Night, Since, Wanted

I was a handful growing up.

Tags: Growing, Handful, Teen

I'm a natural blonde, but I feel like a brunette.

Tags: Blonde, Brunette, Natural

I'm now convinced that I'm a doctor. I mean, if someone says they have a pain, I'm like, 'Well, that's your spleen.'

Tags: Mean, Pain, Someone

I'm pretty low-key; you'll often find me in jeans, a T-shirt and sweatshirt.

Tags: Jeans, Often, Pretty

I'm still a student of fashion, but I like hooking up with the people that really know how to make cool clothes.

Tags: Cool, Fashion, Student

If I could play drums like Patrick Carney or Taylor Hawkins, I'd be a really happy person.

Tags: Drums, Happy, Taylor

If I have to draw attention away from some hormone-induced acne on my chin, I put on a lot of mascara.

Tags: Attention, Away, Put

If I'm left high and dry at the end of this wild journey, just taking it is a great feeling.

Tags: End, Feeling, Great
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