I do tell people when I'm walking down the street that they should really rethink their whole outfit.
I'd have loved to have appeared in 'Absolutely Fabulous' - that's one of my favourite shows.
I started out a die-hard New Yorker but really grew to love working in Los Angeles. Even though I originally wanted to do theater, TV presented more opportunities for me, which led me out west.
In N.Y.C., I auditioned for mostly 'quirky friend' roles. Since casting directors in L.A. lacked a preconceived notion of me, I was able to reinvent my type a bit, which was essential in booking the role of Amanda on 'Ugly Betty.' I don't believe I would have auditioned for that role in N.Y.
I would say to an actor new to the business that it's best to go where you are most comfortable as a person, both in and outside of the business.
I have a degree in European history, which didn't necessarily have any direct impact on my career, but I'm grateful I studied something other than acting in college.