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Born: 1971-09-30
Profession: Actress
Nation: American
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You know, she was a girl. She was a female. And she wasn't like, trying to compete in a man's world and she wasn't trying to be in a man's position, she was just who she was. And I think that was like, a good thing.

Tags: Girl, Good, Trying

And as a character, what I found very inspiring about playing Dharma, especially at that time, is that the women on television were more neurotic than they were free. And I thought, this is a rare bird and this is unique on television and I think it's really refreshing.

Tags: Character, Time, Women

And I'm so excited to remind people and even gain new fans who find out about Dharma - a new generation who could find out about Dharma and enjoy her and all the characters on the show.

Tags: Enjoy, Her, Show

Not hippie - my parents were not hippies - but they were very supportive and encouraging, and that does a lot for someone, and it gives them a lot of confidence.

Tags: Confidence, Parents, Someone

And you don't want to just totally mess up the rhythm when you're playing with Bob Dylan.

Tags: Mess, Playing, Rhythm

Drama is not hard for me. It just didn't seem hard.

Tags: Drama, Hard, Seem

In comedy, something may be more absurd, but you have to believe just as much as you do when you're doing drama.

Tags: Comedy, Drama, May

It proved to me, though, that comedy is so much harder.

Tags: Comedy, Harder, Though

It's such a pleasurable experience to look back, and all of the fun I had just comes rushing back.

Tags: Experience, Fun, Rushing

Like, to do a pilot, you don't know what's going to happen with it.

Tags: Happen, Pilot

The most memorable moment was playing drums with Bob Dylan.

Tags: Memorable, Moment, Playing

And you know, we did it as an independent film, and we weren't expecting it to be on television, and Lifetime ended up buying it. And the viewers responded intensely to that film.

Tags: Film, Lifetime, Television

Comedy is much more challenging, because you have to have the same level of belief but you have to make people laugh, and that's definitely a challenge.

Tags: Challenge, Comedy, Laugh

Especially while television I think is going through some growing pains or is in need of - I think current comedy is a bit, uh, not happening, you know?

Tags: Comedy, Growing, While

I can't say I can foresee the future and tell the stars, you know. But I do have an understanding for my own reality, just elements and things that I've learned from.

Tags: Future, Learned, Reality

I got good notice from that show, and on the last day of filming Townies, Twentieth Century Fox called wanting to meet with me about a development deal.

Tags: Good, Last, Show

I just kind of understood it, and I threw my love for others and love for life into the character, and was having a blast. I loved playing Dharma. I loved it!

Tags: Character, Life, Love

I just think it's fun to remind people that good television has exited and it can exist again and just to give them pleasure and enjoy it and make them laugh.

Tags: Fun, Good, Laugh

I just think that it's such a good show and timeless and still very funny, and that just makes me happy to have that whole first season in one concentrated space for people to enjoy so that it's not hit and miss trying to find it in syndication always.

Tags: Funny, Good, Happy

I loved that about her because I knew it would open the door for a lot of comedy, because I knew that the conflict would come, because not many people live like the way she does.

Tags: Door, Her, She

I think that marriage is an amazing institution and should be preserved, and you can have great marriages, and you must because sharing your life with someone is like the greatest thing. And I loved being able to set a good example for that on television.

Tags: Good, Life, Marriage

I'll probably stick to comedy for the time being. I mean, a great piece of work is a great piece of work, and I'm up for good work anytime. But I do love comedy!

Tags: Love, Time, Work

It was the most pleasurable thing I've ever done, playing this character, and I just remember feeling so at home and so - I don't know, I was just happy - and it just wasn't ever work! It was like a sandbox for me, and I would crack myself up rehearsing.

Tags: Happy, Home, Work
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Playing in front of an audience was just such a turn-on for me, and you have 200 people in the audience and it's like doing live theater. And filming something that goes to millions of people several weeks later, it's an interesting dynamic.

Tags: Audience, Goes, Playing

There's a power in women being women. There's a role for men, but we don't have to be men, because we're women. I think that representing that on television is a cool thing.

Tags: Men, Power, Women

Yeah, I think the common denominator - and this is probably going to sound like Acting 101 - but the common denominator is belief in the character in the moment.

Tags: Acting, Character, Moment
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