Former roommate and DePaul University classmate of fellow Gilmore Girls cast member John Cabrera.
Personal Quotes (26)
I will always hold a very special place in my heart for 'Gilmore Girls.'
I was on 'Gilmore Girls' for seven years and had a couple decent years after that. Then, two years of almost nothing. I had jobs here and there, but I got very, very scared.
I'd always rather be a jerk than a loser.
So long as I can remember, my siblings and I would have 'Star Wars' action figures or Fisher-Price action figures, and we would build these sprawling compounds.
My 'Pearl Harbor' story is that I've never seen it, and I suspect that I was cut completely from the movie, but my name is fairly high in the credits at the end. So, anybody that's ever said that they saw me in Pearl Harbor, I think they just saw the list of credits at the end of the movie.
I'd been a fan of old film comedies like Preston Sturges and Howard Hawks movies - the fast-paced dialogue in movies like 'His Girl Friday' and 'Bringing Up Baby' and 'Twentieth Century' and 'Sullivan's Travels.'
I didn't quite understand for a little while just how loyal and rabid that fan base is for 'Gilmore Girls' until I started to get out there and see people all over the country.
It was a very creative atmosphere in my family, for sure.
Everybody can relate to that feeling that, 'I'm having one of those days where I'm not doing anything right.'
When I lived in Chicago, it often felt like the same people who were going to all the little theater companies were the people who were working in them.
I think the idea that the community you live in is an extension of your family is a really nice thing for people to think about and to wish for in their own lives.
It's weird to see the parallel between 'Gilmore Girls' and a lot of the Comic-Con-type, sci-fi-fantasy fans. In a weird way, even though 'Gilmore Girls' is not in that genre, the way the fandom conducts itself and has created this community is similar.
'Gilmore Girls' and the first 'Guardians' were the two most substantial jobs of my career.
I've learned that a regular yoga practice is essential.
As I got older, I went to school. I started doing plays, I learned about the craft of acting, and I started to love acting for different reasons. I think I started to love acting because it brought me closer to people and made me more compassionate.
More people come up to me and talk to me about 'Gilmore Girls' than anything else I've done, including 'Guardians.'
I'm the youngest of six. When you're in a big family, you get put to the test right away. Do I like being the center of attention? Or do I not like it? You have to make that decision a lot growing up. I knew from a very young age that I liked it.
I don't want to sound like I'm bragging, but I'm very proud of this: I moved to L.A. in October of 1997, but I never had a survival job in L.A. I was able to support myself with acting from the moment I got to town.
I think that when I was first starting out, even after I was on 'Gilmore Girls,' when things were going pretty well, I was constantly focused on what's next, how can my career get bigger? I could've had a little more fun, and I think I could've had a little more gratitude for the job I did have.
I love Mike Winters. He's such a great actor.
I went to the theater school at DePaul University in Chicago, the Goodman School.
I adore Kelly Bishop as a human being and as an actress.
A 'Guardians' sequel and a 'Gilmore Girls' reboot right at the same time was really awesome.
If you decide to move to L.A. like, 'I'm just gonna see if it works, and if nothing works I'm gonna go back in a year, two years' - very, very few people with that attitude are successful. You need to make a commitment to this and say, 'This is who I am, and this is what I do.'
I try not to want any one specific thing to happen because that's then bound to probably not happen. Particularly in Hollywood, I try not to set my hopes on anything.
Take care of yourself and have your body be in the right shape to do your job is part of my job.