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Born: 1980-01-17
Profession: Actress
Nation: American
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I gravitate towards happy music. I love the Beach Boys.

Tags: Happy, Love, Music

I hate camping, but I love summer camp.

Tags: Hate, Love, Summer

I have been a harmony enthusiast since I was a child, singing in choir and with friends growing up. I always put a ton of harmonies on my demos.

Tags: Child, Friends, Put

I have had brown hair and bangs since I was 2. One year I dyed it blonde, which felt so weird.

Tags: Hair, Since, Year

I have Pro Tools on my computer, and I make CDs all the time.

Tags: Computer, Time, Tools

I just like music that sounds like music. Not like machines and computers and things that you design to make things sound slick and perfect.

Tags: Computers, Design, Music

I just sort of follow my bliss, so to speak, and then I see where that takes me.

Tags: Follow, Speak, Takes

I like having a schedule. I tend to be the type of person that thrives on something being regular.

Tags: Regular, Schedule, Tend

I like old movies, screwball comedies, vintage clothes, and basically I'm an old-fashioned gal.

Tags: Clothes, Movies, Old

I like playing sort-of-crazy people. There's something really, really fun about that.

Tags: Fun, Playing

I like romantic comedy as a genre, but I think it can get stuck in its ways.

Tags: Comedy, Romantic, Ways

I like singing as much as I like acting, and all through high school I thought I might be a Broadway singer.

Tags: Acting, School, Thought

I like to make colored xeroxes of things. I clip out pictures of Liza Minelli and her husband from magazines and I fax them to people anonymously.

Tags: Her, Husband, Pictures

I like to play the ukulele, but I'm not, like, awesome at it. I mostly play the piano and the guitar.

Tags: Awesome, Guitar, Piano

I love downtown L.A .and I relish any opportunity to spend time there.

Tags: Love, Spend, Time

I love having a lot of content. I prefer to have constant stimulation.

Tags: Constant, Content, Love

I love singing Christmas carols. I know every harmony to every music-hall Christmas song.

Tags: Love, Song

I love to cook. But I have some food allergies, so I have to contend with those.

Tags: Cook, Food, Love

I really like the collaboration of doing movies and television. But I like the sort of solitary work of doing music.

Tags: Movies, Music, Work

I remember having this friend in school who said she didn't like the Beach Boys. And in that moment I knew we couldn't be friends anymore.

Tags: Friend, Remember, School

I started out doing musicals.

Tags: Musicals, Started

I still have in me the same awareness when I was 12 and chubby and a girl was spitting in my face. I'm the same person.

Tags: Awareness, Face, Girl

I think I'd say that my whole body of work is a reflection of who I am, but not any one specific thing.

Tags: Reflection, Whole, Work
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I think it's better to have your personal life and your work life separate. That way they don't corrupt each other, so to speak.

Tags: Life, Speak, Work

I think my knowledge of music theory is rooted in jazz theory, and a lot of the writers of standards - Rodgers and Hart, and Gershwin.

Tags: Knowledge, Music, Theory

I think penguins are cute.

Tags: Cute

I think that if you haven't been to the grocery store in a really long time, it's really easy to get very out of touch.

Tags: Easy, Time, Touch

I think that the mistakes that anyone can make going on dates is probably not being themselves because you can only trick people for so long.

Tags: Anyone, Mistakes, Themselves

I think the best comedies came out during the Depression. Personally.

Tags: Best, Comedies, Depression

I think there's a certain space people have decided I occupy - the funny-sidekick thing.

Tags: Decided, Occupy, Space

I was doing about five movies a year for many years. I was just so tired. I walked around feeling like a Mack truck hit me.

Tags: Feeling, Movies, Tired

I will wear tights even if it's 100 degrees outside. Tights are my safety blanket.

Tags: Outside, Safety, Wear

I wish I got invited to more luaus. I really do!

Tags: Invited, Wish

I'd be more likely to go for somebody who is like me. Well, I like creative people, so whatever that means... Yeah, authentic and creative.

Tags: Creative, Means, Whatever

I'm a person who gets better with practice. Getting older is awesome - because you get more practice.

Tags: Awesome, Getting, Older

I'm a very positive person. I get excited easily, and I like to jump around.

Tags: Excited, Jump, Positive

I'm always doing something musically - when I'm working or when I'm off.

Tags: Musically, Off, Working

I'm not going to say I'm a big girl. I'm a very small person, but I'm a healthy weight. That might be a little weird for Hollywood.

Tags: Big, Girl, Small

I'm the worst at picking what movies are going to do well. I have no idea. I'm really surprised if a movie I like does well.

Tags: Idea, Movie, Movies

If 'New Girl' had been a movie, I don't know whether I would have been given the opportunity to do it.

Tags: Girl, Movie, Whether

If I could give my teenaged self any advice, it would be 'Calm down!'

Tags: Advice, Give, Self

If I were to work with my mom, I probably would not want her to play my mom. That would get too real.

Tags: Mom, Real, Work

If I'm going to be 'too' anything, 'too cute' is fine. I love puppies. So what? Who hates puppies?

Tags: Cute, Fine, Love

If I'm trying to please every craze fan, then I can't. Of course, we all want to please the fans.

Tags: Fans, Please, Trying

If people just want to be famous, that's just not enough to get you up at 4 in the morning to go to work. You have to love what you're doing.

Tags: Love, Morning, Work

If you can make a character likable that's not very nice, that's the challenge of the job.

Tags: Character, Job, Nice

In a lot of movies, you'll see people on crazy dates, and you're like, 'No one would ever do that!'

Tags: Crazy, Dates, Movies

In my mind, I always think of myself as an underdog type.

Tags: Mind, Type, Underdog

It's interesting, because as a musician, I don't feel like I need to be on the top of the pop charts.

Tags: Musician, Pop, Top

It's nice that there are movies and songs about romance - it's what motivates us as human beings. I'm all for being brainwashed by rom-coms.

Tags: Human, Movies, Nice

Know what suits you. Now I understand proportion and recognise the shapes that look good on my figure.

Tags: Figure, Good, Understand

My biggest complaint with tights is that they do not accommodate skinny-ankled people like myself.

Tags: Biggest, Complaint, Tights

My sister was always very motherly, babysitting and stuff.

Tags: Sister, Stuff

No, I've been singing forever. I started out doing musicals. I think that was part of the reason why they gave me the part, because I sang.

Tags: Reason, Started, Why

Nothing could be as hard as middle school.

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Nothing's better than a picnic.

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One thing I love about Christmas music is that it has a tradition of warmth.

Tags: Love, Music

'Pastoralia' by George Saunders is one of my favorite novels.

Tags: Favorite, George, Novels

Romantic comedies are usually about when love works.

Tags: Love, Romantic, Works

Secretly, I think everyone who makes fun of California really does want to be in California.

Tags: Everyone, Fun, Makes

Sites like Funny or Die and College Humor are great, but I'd say it's appealing to 80% men and 20% women.

Tags: Funny, Humor, Women

Summer has always been my favorite season. I feel happier.

Tags: Favorite, Season, Summer

The average person tells a few white lies.

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The first album I bought with my own money was 'A Hard Day's Night.'

Tags: Hard, Money, Night

The first job I ever had was singing in a jazz club when I was like 15 with my friend, and we earned like 70 bucks. We were like, 'Oh my God!'

Tags: Friend, God, Job

The red-carpet thing of premieres and parties is probably my least favourite part of my job.

Tags: Favourite, Job, Parties

There are so many cute vintage dresses made out of synthetics from the '60s and '70s - but they're so itchy and hot. It's not worth it!

Tags: Cute, Hot, Worth

There's a vegan and gluten-free bakery called BabyCakes that I love. They've got shops in New York and Los Angeles. Their stuff is amazing.

Tags: Amazing, Love, Stuff

To be a gluten-free vegan is, like, the most difficult thing you can possibly be.

Tags: Difficult, Possibly, Vegan

We all know guys who've had their hearts broken in real life; we just don't usually see it in the movies.

Tags: Life, Movies, Real

You don't have to wear expensive clothes to look good.

Tags: Clothes, Good, Wear

I wasn't really the most charming person, socially - it took me a long time to develop my people skills - but the one place I was always comfortable was onstage, acting or singing.

Tags: Acting, Place, Time

It's an addiction. I love clothes. I like to go down Melrose and look in all the windows and I go to different flea markets. I have lots of costumes. You never know when you're going to have to dress up like a milkmaid from the 1600s.

Tags: Addiction, Clothes, Love

Certain aspects of my personality are always going to come out on-screen. I guess that's just me - if they say I'm quirky, I'm quirky. It's better than being boring.

Tags: Boring, Guess, Quirky

Classic Christmas cookies are really time-consuming. Instead, make a bar you can bake in a pan and just cut up, like a brownie or a blondie or a shortbread, which still has that Christmas vibe.

Tags: Cookies, Cut

Every show is unique; some shows have the master plan and have everything figured out and that's just the way they do things. It's like high school. Some people write their papers the second they get their assignments, and some people write it the day after it's due.

Tags: After, School, Write

From my perspective, probably women are won over by people who are sweet and respectful and courteous and kind and funny. I think those are the things that win women over.

Tags: Funny, Win, Women

Girls get competitive, as though there's only one spot in the world for everything _ but that's not true. We need to stick together and see there's more to life than pleasing men. It's important not to cut yourself off from female friendships. I think sometimes girls get scared of other girls, but you need each other.

Tags: Life, Men, Yourself

Growing up in Hollywood meant there were a lot of film stars' kids at my school - but no conspicuous wealth. It wasn't cool to show off that you had money.

Tags: Cool, Money, School

I always choose roles that are, you know, hopefully different from the last role. I don't wanna do the same thing over and over again because that's, well, first of all that's no fun.

Tags: Again, Fun, Last

I always wanted to be normal. I tried really hard, but it's like I try so hard and then people still say I'm offbeat. I've learnt to accept that and take advantage of it as an actor.

Tags: Hard, Try, Wanted

I did go through this period where girls would be mean and I had a lot of guy friends. But I've found as an adult the importance of having female and male friends.

Tags: Found, Friends, Mean

I did not have a date to the prom. I went to my junior prom alone, and my senior prom, I was doing my first movie. I went in a limousine with, like, a bunch of people to my junior prom. It was a group date.

Tags: Alone, Group, Movie

I don't know how to explain how, probably to my detriment, unselfpromoting I am. I used to have a cabaret act and I didn't even like to tell me people about that. I really hate selling myself.

Tags: Hate, Tell, Used

I don't know why femininity should be associated with weakness. Women should be free to express who they are without thinking, 'I need to act like a man, or I need to tone it down to be successful.' That's a very good way to keep women down.

Tags: Good, Successful, Women

I feel there are tone singers, and there are more vocal gymnastics singers. And I think that's amazing when people can do that, but I think there's room for the tone singers. And there aren't a lot of them.

Tags: Amazing, Gymnastics, Room

I get embarrassed a lot of times getting attention, but I like being onstage. Do you know what I mean? If I'm in a crowd of people and they're all looking at me, I will feel embarrassed. It's a strange dichotomy.

Tags: Getting, Mean, Strange

I grew up believing my sister was from the planet Neptune and had been sent down to Earth to kill me. I believed this because my sister Emily convinced me of it when I was a toddler. I think she'd seen Invasion of the Body Snatchers and her imagination ran away with her. There's a part of me that still believes it.

Tags: Away, Her, She

I just feel like growing up in Los Angeles, you learn, 'Well you're never gonna be the prettiest girl in the room, so just don't even try.' I mean, I care about being pretty, but it's not my most valued thing.

Tags: Care, Girl, Mean

I know a lot of people that have had fake Twitters... actors and musicians that I know. It's sort of a problem. There are all these people that sign up thinking that they're getting somebody's real thoughts when it's just some guy.

Tags: Fake, Real, Thinking

I like acting with no lines because all of a sudden you're able to express things without always worrying about the text. It's great to have a great text, but there's a lot of stuff you can't say in words, and I think there's something really nice about good physical moments.

Tags: Good, Great, Nice

I listened to a lot of Joni Mitchell in high school. She was sort of an inspiration to me. I think she's a great lyricist, and she makes interesting choices.

Tags: Great, Makes, School

I love indie movies. I think that independent cinema is where it's at and where a lot of trends begin. It's where new filmmakers are breaking through.

Tags: Begin, Love, Movies

I never have time to have a dinner. I have to eat while I'm memorizing lines. The only way to maintain energy is to eat all day long. I must eat all day long.

Tags: Energy, Time, While

I played a lot of sarcastic, wisecracking characters for a long time, and people would think that was me. And it's very much not me, and then people would think I was being sarcastic when I wasn't: 'Oh, you're making fun of me right now.' And I wasn't!

Tags: Fun, Making, Time

I put myself out there; it's part of my job, and I get it: people will attack me. At first I was thrown off, but now I have a pretty thick skin about it.

Tags: Job, Pretty, Put

I sort of consider myself a comedic actress, not a comedienne. I think it's different. You know, I'm not a stand-up or anything, but playing into comedic situations is sort of where, I think, my strength lies.

Tags: Lies, Playing, Strength

I tend to like simple music. And clever, succinct lyrics. Songs that don't try to be more than they need to to be effective, to stir up something emotionally within you.

Tags: Music, Simple, Try

I think I'm a fun flatmate. I'm always cheerful. I go on tour with my band so it's 12 people on one bus and I feel like I'm the one who's happy in the morning. I'm not a chaotic person, but I might slack off on doing the dishes from time to time.

Tags: Happy, Morning, Time

I think making a movie or a record, the best things happen by accident - and those end up being the magic. Every time I've followed my gut it's been better than when I've tried to do what I was supposed to do.

Tags: Best, End, Time
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