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Born: 1983-05-06
Profession: Actress
Nation: American
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It's so weird to turn on a switch and be the role model for all women, for all African-Americans. That doesn't happen that easily. It just doesn't. And so I don't act up in public and I don't do anything weird - because my sisters are watching me, not because the world is watching me.

Tags: Happen, Public, Women

My Plan A was to be a psychologist. I thought I would be a receptionist. I'm always middle of the road and very normal. I've always wanted a normal life, and this is what I got.

Tags: Life, Thought, Wanted

One of my favorite - well, my favorite, favorite, absolute favorite event to go to is Alfre Woodard has a party that I call the blacktress party. It's, like, black actresses that either have been nominated for an Oscar or should have been, and it sort of is just a night where we all get in a room and we get to celebrate each other.

Tags: Black, Call, Night

Precious, she gets hit by life so many different ways and so many times, but she doesn't yield to it. She continues to get up and she continues to struggle for a better life.

Tags: Life, She, Struggle

Well, I was a big fan of the book and therein a huge fan of the girl Precious. And so I felt like I knew this girl. I felt like I'd grown up alongside her. I felt like she was in my family. She was my friend and she was like people I didn't want to be friends with.

Tags: Family, Friend, Girl

Well, I'm certainly glad that I was nominated for an Oscar. There is certainly a respect that comes with that nod. Also, a compliment that comes with it, too. Not that I really know what I'm doing. In a lot of ways I feel like some child on set, or like a kid that snuck in the back door.

Tags: Child, Door, Respect

I have a nice smile, pretty lips, and big round cheeks. They help me look like a teenager.

Tags: Help, Nice, Smile

One day I decided that I was beautiful, and so I carried out my life as if I was a beautiful girl. I wear colors that I really like, I wear makeup that makes me feel pretty, and it really helps. It doesn't have anything to do with how the world perceives you. What matters is what you see.

Tags: Beautiful, Girl, Life

I can flip my tongue over. Only one in 10,000 people can. I learned that at Ripley's Believe It or Not!

Tags: Flip, Learned, Tongue

I didn't want to be an actress at all, or famous even. I certainly enjoy acting now, absolutely. Time will tell whether or not I enjoy fame.

Tags: Enjoy, Famous, Time

I don't fixate on other people's opinions of my body.

Tags: Body, Opinions

I have a birthmark on the inside of my left knee that resembles an upside-down sea horse.

Tags: Horse, Left, Sea

I love the way I look. I'm fine with it. And if my body changes, I'll be fine with that.

Tags: Body, Changes, Love

I think people look at me and don't expect much. Even though, I expect a whole lot.

Tags: Expect, Though, Whole

I'm just a girl from Harlem who ended up in the right place at the right time.

Tags: Girl, Place, Time

I'm not a big fan of doing what my mother wants me to do, like any daughter.

Tags: Big, Mother, Wants

Mo'Nique is so full of love. I've been describing her as the tree in 'Pocahontas.' She's so wise and loving. She is just everything.

Tags: Her, Love, Wise

One of my personal plights in this business is about playing 'The Sassy Black Girl.'

Tags: Black, Business, Girl

The thing about Precious, she's so far from a Hollywood character. She's so honest and real, I definitely felt like I knew her.

Tags: Character, Honest, Real

When it's time to film and to actually take on the role of Precious, I felt an immense responsibility to do it justice.

Tags: Film, Justice, Time

While 'Precious' isn't a real person, it's someone's story, and it's too many peoples' story.

Tags: Real, Someone, While

Your body is your temple, it's your home, and you must decorate it.

Tags: Body, Home, Temple

All my life, people have made fun of the way I speak. I guess because a lot of my vocabulary is made up of things that other people say. I started making fun of them and imitating them and now that's how I speak.

Tags: Fun, Life, Speak

Being an actress wasn't a plan at all, so what's happened to me is very strange. Life isn't very normal, even though I'm still very much a normal girl. I ride the subway, I ride the bus, and all of that.

Tags: Girl, Life, Strange

Hollywood, that whole industry, is a lot like a really small town. You bump into the same people all the time. I think Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon can be played with anyone and everyone in Hollywood.

Tags: Everyone, Small, Time

I certainly used to wish that I was skinny, lighter-skinned, with long, pretty hair. But only because I used to get made fun of for being the absolute opposite. I didn't see all of that stuff as the American Dream. I just wanted to look normal. Now that I'm older, I really do feel like I am a beautiful girl.

Tags: Beautiful, Fun, Girl

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I could have easily never worked again after 'Precious.' I could be back at my receptionist job and no one would be surprised, but I'm having a very crazy little career that no one thought would happen. Although that was never the plan.

Tags: Career, Crazy, Job

I learned to love myself, because I sleep with myself every night and I wake up with myself every morning, and if I don't like myself, there's no reason to even live the life.

Tags: Life, Love, Morning

I used to watch 'Coming to America' every day after school. I have full-on long-running inside jokes with friends and family about different scenes in that movie alone. Also, my brother and I loved 'The Golden Child,' so, yeah: I was a huge fan of Eddie Murphy growing up.

Tags: Alone, Family, School

I'm really, really interested in the job of acting. I can really care less about being famous. I'm more about the work, and 'The Big C' was amazing, so I wanted to be a part of it.

Tags: Amazing, Famous, Work

I've grown up with girls that are like Precious. I've grown up with people that are like everyone that I read about in that book. And so years later, when I was given the role, I just felt a huge responsibility to show the reality of that situation and to show that we're not making it up.

Tags: Book, Everyone, Reality

Liars need to have good memories.

Tags: Good, Liars, Memories

The general revolt of a Nation cannot be called a Rebellion.

Tags: Cannot, General, Nation

If vice and corruption prevail, liberty cannot subsist; but if virtue have the advantage, arbitrary power cannot be established.

Tags: Corruption, Liberty, Power

Liberty cannot be preserved, if the manners of the people are corrupted.

Tags: Cannot, Liberty, Manners

The best Governments of the World have bin composed of Monarchy, Aristocracy, and Democracy.

Tags: Best, Democracy, Monarchy

All the nations they had to deal with, had the same fate.

Tags: Deal, Fate, Nations

Everyone sees they cannot well live asunder, nor many together, without some rule to which all must submit.

Tags: Cannot, Everyone, Together

God leaves to Man the choice of Forms in Government; and those who constitute one Form, may abrogate it.

Tags: God, Government, May

Laws and constitutions ought to be weighed... to constitute that which is most conducing to the establishment of justice and liberty.

Tags: Justice, Laws, Liberty

No right can come by conquest, unless there were a right of making that conquest.

Tags: Conquest, Making, Unless

That is the best Government, which best provides for war.

Tags: Best, Government, War

The common Notions of Liberty are not from School Divines, but from Nature.

Tags: Liberty, Nature, School

The truth is, man is hereunto led by reason which is his nature.

Tags: Nature, Reason, Truth

'Tis hard to comprehend how one man can come to be master of many, equal to himself in right, unless it be by consent or by force.

Tags: Hard, Himself, Unless

To depend upon the Will of a Man is Slavery.

Tags: Depend, Slavery

Who will wear a shoe that hurts him, because the shoe-maker tells him 'tis well made?

Tags: Him, Hurts, Shoe

A general presumption that Icings will govern well, is not a sufficient security to the People... those who subjected themselves to the will of a man were governed by a beast.

Tags: General, Security, Themselves

Fruits are always of the same nature with the seeds and roots from which they come, and trees are known by the fruits they bear: as a man begets a man, and a beast a beast, that society of men which constitutes a government upon the foundation of justice.

Tags: Government, Men, Nature

Many things are unknown to the wisest, and the best men can never wholly divest themselves of passions and affections... nothing can or ought to be permanent but that which is perfect.

Tags: Best, Men, Perfect

Such as have reason, understanding, or common sense, will, and ought to make use of it in those things that concern themselves and their posterity, and suspect the words of such as are interested in deceiving or persuading them not to see with their own eyes.

Tags: Eyes, Sense, Words

There may be a hundred thousand men in an army, who are all equally free; but they only are naturally most fit to be commanders or leaders, who most excel in the virtues required for the right performance of those offices.

Tags: Free, May, Men

This submission is a restraint of liberty, but could be of no effect as to the good intended, unless it were general; nor general, unless it were natural.

Tags: Good, Liberty, Natural