[Andre Braugher took home an Emmy for best actor in a drama series for his role in] Homicide: Life on the Street, ... Chicago Hope.
One need only go there to completely appreciate the fight she fought and the tenacity she displayed, ... I walked away so inspired to go back home and fight the good fight.
I'm more proud of quitting smoking than of anything else I've done in my life, including winning an Oscar.
I wanted to be an actress. In college I was a serious feminist and very political. I was determined to get one thing out of my career and that was respect. I didn't want money. I didn't care about fame.
I think all industries are sexist in nature and I don't think the film industry is any different.
I demanded two weeks of rehearsal because to me as an actor, that's the most important time.
When I'm not working, my time is really about my children.
And that's why I chose on purpose not to have a death scene. We've seen them in a million movies and it's too much like cranking the tears out. I didn't want that scene.
I loved the stage and then grew to love the camera.
Its only when you are a great actor and are recognised for your good work that you become famous. Unless you are in the news for the wrong reasons!
Television really does offer still great parts for women, cable in particular.
Theatre is more exciting in the sense that you can actually see the audience in the eye. You know there are no takes and retakes. You have one chance to do your job... and you better do it well!
Sure I faced the troubles and challenges that most actors and actresses face until they get noticed, but I was always confident of myself and my capabilities.
It was not really a career choice that I had to make. It was something I knew right from the beginning. I had to be an actress... period.
Competition is very good... as long as its healthy. It's what makes one strive to be better.