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Born: 1979-07-24
Profession: Actress
Nation: Australian
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Where I am now, you're very much at everybody else's mercy. You have no control over your career in a lot of ways. It's just important to know what your own goals are, because that's empowering.

Tags: Career, Control, Else

You know, I'm Australian, so I'm not too flashy or glitzy... I've stopped dressing for other people. If I think I look good, that's the most important thing.

Tags: Australian, Dressing, Good

You see someone on the street wearing an outfit and then it's on the cover of a magazine. I love. But, you know, I'm Australian, so I'm not too flashy or glitzy.

Tags: Love, Someone, Street

I loved performing; I was always trying to impress my siblings by being a clown. I think that came from being the runt of the litter.

Tags: Clown, Loved, Trying

All forms of contact are good: letters, parcels, e-mails - I've been trying to get a Webcam for my computer, but I'm such a Luddite.

Tags: Computer, Good, Trying

At a certain point, I got into the older, cooler crowd, and they listened to hip-hop. I was desperately trying to fit in.

Tags: Older, Point, Trying

Being an actor is mostly about rejection and being out of work. It was a fast lesson in all of that stuff.

Tags: Actor, Rejection, Work

I liked the Beastie Boys and A Tribe Called Quest and Cypress Hill.

Tags: Hill, Liked, Quest

I often do very serious roles, but really I am a big clown.

Tags: Big, Often, Serious

I see myself more as a character actress than a celebrity.

Tags: Actress, Celebrity, Character

I tend to spiral out of control if I'm not working. I get panicked and don't know what to do with myself.

Tags: Control, Spiral, Working

I think its important to keep an element of fear about yourself because it makes you appreciate the jobs.

Tags: Fear, Keep, Yourself

I used to go to rave parties, too, but I was never savvy with techno.

Tags: Parties, Techno, Used

I'm in love with the city. You can impress an Australian with a city, but you can't impress them with a beach.

Tags: Beach, City, Love

I'm the youngest of four, and I'm always the clown - making the jokes, wanting attention.

Tags: Attention, Jokes, Making

I've already started saying that I'm 30 when I'm still 29. That way, I'm already there.

Tags: Saying, Started

It's important to have female solidarity and support each other and other actresses.

Tags: Female, Solidarity, Support

My parents were so relaxed by the time I was growing up that I got away with a lot more.

Tags: Away, Parents, Time

The British are so funny.

Tags: British, Funny

There's a lot of intensity when you're on a set. And then it just goes away and no one's giving you attention or flooding you with compliments.

Tags: Attention, Away, Giving

Art, a book, a painting, a song, can definitely inspire change, whether it's a small change or a big change but you know there's novels I've read or a scene in a film that I've seen where I definitely inspired something and made a change or addressed an issue in my life or done something cliche like make a phone call.

Tags: Art, Change, Life

Here in L.A. the standard of beauty is kind of ridiculous. I want to be doing this when I'm in my fifties and sixties and this isn't what I'm going to look like.

Tags: Beauty, Here, Ridiculous

I'm ambitious but I'm not particularly competitive. I'll try to get roles, as I think it's healthy to go for things, but... I think there's too much competition between women already. It's important to have female solidarity and support each other and other actresses.

Tags: Between, Try, Women
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I've always thought of myself as more of a character actress. I've tried to do different things, but I've always been under the radar and that's how I like it. I've been really blessed to work this long and I just hope I continue to get better and better and better and better.

Tags: Character, Hope, Work

The British are so funny. It's like they can't believe I lived in Hackney. 'You could live in Bondi Beach. Why would you want to live in 'Ackney?' But Hackney's fantastic. I'm serious. There are so many artists there. I loved the markets, the parks, the pubs, the diversity. It was a cultural melting-pot.

Tags: Funny, Serious, Why

The physical environment of L.A. is really beautiful. It's actually kinda fun, too, if you're working. It's just not really fun if you're not working and you don't know anybody.

Tags: Beautiful, Fun, Working

They think I'm depressed because I look serious in photos. It's usually because I'm just nervous. But I've stopped dressing for other people. If I think I look good, that's the most important thing.

Tags: Depressed, Good, Serious

TV is very much a producer and writer or creator-driven machine in the States. And I'm the kind of actor that needs to be pushed and have someone on my case a little bit, so I suffer from that.

Tags: Actor, Someone, Writer