Thank you to everyone who participated in my Birthday Quiz all about ME! You have all submitted your answers. Here now, are the compelling answers you've all been waiting for...
Question #1 - When I first met Jimmy, I thought he was...
a. Steve Buscemi
b. Bruno Kirby
c. Sonny from General Hospital
d. Al Pacino
Answer #1 - b. Bruno Kirby. Interestingly, since then, we have become close friends with Bruno Kirby's father and stepmother, both lovely people. At Bruno's funeral, everybody thought Jimmy was a relative.
Question #2 - My first paid acting job was...
a. as a bra model on a cable access tv show.
b. as a saucy waitress on "Dallas".
c. as the sexy lady who farts on a commercial for a local Dallas drive-time radio deejay's commercial.
d. as Babette LaTouche in a production of "Pajama Tops".
Answer #2 - a. as a bra model on a cable access tv show. Sad, but true. While I did, in fact, appear in all four roles, the bra model gig was my very first. My daddy was so proud.
Question # 3 - Regarding the cast of Damages...which of the following things is true?
a. I've bummed a smoke off of Ted Danson.
b. I've watched Marcia Gay Harden pee.
c. I've taken a slug out of Glenn Close's beer bottle.
d. All of the above.
Answer #3 - d. All of the above. Marcia and I went to college together at the University of Texas, and at one point we were dating roommates. So we often shared a bathroom in the morning. Mmmm can you say, sluts?
Question #4 - Where have I NEVER been?
Answer #4 - d. England. Which makes me terribly sad, as I've always considered myself a bit of an Anglophile.
Question #5 - Regarding the cast of Grey's Anatomy and Private Practice...Which of the following is NOT true?
a. I made out with Tim Daly.
b. Amy Brenneman gave me the phone number of her fertility doctor.
c. I played Katherine Heigl's sister in a play.
d. Sandra Oh and I were in the same acting class together.
Answer # 5 - c. I never played Katherine Heigl's sister in a play. Although people often tell me I could play her sister. Her MUCH older, less attractive sister. Okay, maybe her mother. And I must admit that "made out" is a bit of an exaggeration. In truth I kissed Tim Daly a few times. It was ACTING, people. I played his girlfriend for a while on Wings. And he is rather cute. I credit Amy Brenneman with the existence of my precious child. And Sandy Oh is the nicest, friendliest person you'd ever want to know.
Question #6 - Which of the following people did I NOT work with back when they were child actors?
a. Tobey McGuire
b. Seth Green
c. Regina King
d. Giovanni Ribisi
Answer #6 - Seth Green. Never met him. The other three I worked with on my first three jobs in L.A. Tobey McGuire was a little boy in a stupid Rodney Dangerfield special, Regina King was on 227 (I did a guest spot), and Giovanni Ribisi was on My Two Dads. But then he was just a little guy named Vanni. I befriended him and he followed me around like a puppy.
Question #7 - What character did I play on Will & Grace?
a. A transvestite stripper.
b. A power-hungry advertising executive.
c. A kindly obstetrician.
d. None of the above.
Answer #7 - A transvestite stripper. For days, I rehearsed a nasty lapdance with my butt in Sean Hayes face, but luckily, the powers that be decided it was too raunchy for network television. And I have no doubt that some day this will come back to bite me in the ass, when Jude and his friends discover it in syndication. Yikes, I hope that the nun who is Jude's principal isn't a Will & Grace fan. She thinks I'm such a nice, respectable lady.
Question #8 - Match the nefarious crime which my character committed with the tv show on which it happened...
1. Murder She Wrote
2. NYPD Blue
3. Chicago Hope
4. Alien Nation
a. As a woman with Munchausen By Proxy syndrome, I injected bleach into my young daughters kidneys.
b. I fed my future brother-in-law to the sharks because he threatened my fiance's political future.
c. I was a 70 year old woman, who killed aliens and harvested a gland from them, which, when ingested, helped me regain my youthful good looks.
d. I shot my scumbag, womanizing boyfriend because he gave me AIDS.
Answer #8 -
1. Murder She Wrote - b. brother-in-law to sharks - I got to do that great scene at the end of every MSW episode where Angela confronts the killer and manages to get them to confess.
2. NYPD Blue - d. scumbag boyfriend/AIDS
3. Chicago Hope - a. Munchausen By Proxy/bleach in kidneys
4. Alien Nation - c. old woman alien gland harvesting. - maybe my stupidest job ever.
Question #9 - I used to play poker with which of the following superstar hunks?
a. Matt Damon
b. Matthew McConaughey
c. George Clooney
d. Brad Pitt
Answer #9 - Brad Pitt. This is true. I was part of a group who played every week. Brad only came a few times. I mostly remember him as "Bill's cute friend Brad". I'm sure he would not remember me. And who else was part of that group that played poker every week? Fiddledeedee's own DeeDee!
Question #10 - If Jude had been a girl, he would have been named...
a. Margaret Caroline
b. Mary Grace
c. Elizabeth Carolina
d. Marigrace Carolina
Answer #10 - Elizabeth Carolina - Elizabeth was the "girl name" I picked out when I was little. Carolina was Mama's middle name.
Question #11 - When I played the last of the Maquis Freedom Fighters on Star Trek Deep Space Nine, which article of clothing was issued by the wardrobe department to every woman on the show?
a. a Galactic G-string.
b. a Deep Space D-cup.
c. Paramount Panties.
d. a Roddenberry Thong.
Answer #11 - b. a Deep Space D-cup - Yes, every woman in outer space has the same size boobs. The wardrobe woman told me that at some point during production of Star Trek: The Next Generation, they decided that the Star Fleet uniforms looked more...well...uniform...if everyone's breasts extended the same amount. And while it certainly seems just a wee bit sexist that they gave everyone rather large breasts, it does sort of make sense - you can pad a smaller breast, but you can't shrink a larger breast. Hysterical.
Question #12 - Which of the following have I NOT done?
a. Peed in the next stall over from Meryl Streep.
b. Had dinner with Al Pacino.
c. Spoken on the phone to Robert DeNiro.
d. Compared handbags with Bette Midler.
Answer #12 - a. Peed in the next stall over from Meryl Streep. Which is probably a good thing. Because I would have no doubt stuck my head under the stall and tried to talk to her because I so very much want to be her BFF. When I say I had dinner with Al Pacino, I should probably say that I was at the same table as Al Pacino, and we did, in fact, eat dinner. But I don't think I said more to him than "Hello. Nice to meet you." The DeNiro thing was equally minimal. I answered the phone at a friends house, and a rather gruff voice asked to speak to my friend. It turned out to be "Bobby". Bette even wrote out the name of the handbag designer for me - like I could afford it!
And the big WINNER, with a whopping 10 correct answers is...
Congratulations Brenda! I will email you soon to find out where to send your fabulous new earrings.
Thank you to all the contestants. You now know far more about me than you ever wished to know!