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[on trying to achieve your goals] As in life, your mind can be the hugest obstacle or tool, depending on how you choose to use it. And I find that a lot of people who are successful in life say, "I can do this, and I will do this." Their minds don't get in their way; whereas people who wake up and say, "Oh, I can't," their mind is in their way, and it's going to stop them from doing what they ...
She was signed on for two years but was fired from Beverly Hills, 90210
(1990) after only doing 16 episodes in 1998. She was later thankful because she was able to go for her role in Boys Don't Cry
(1999); winning her first Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role just two years later.
Frequently portrays women who attempt to achieve their goals in life despite the odds and obstacles that get in their way.