I never doubted that I would work, and every time I went to an audition, I went into the room with the knowledge that I was going to get the part. Ninety-nine times out of 100, I didn't.

Busy Philipps

Busy Philipps

Profession: Actress
Nationality: American

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As a television actor, when we work in TV, what we're doing is making a product so that networks can sell ad space.

You just have to focus on what's really important in life, and that's your friends and your family and the life that you build.

I've been going to the same dermatologist since I was on 'Freaks and Geeks.'

My husband has no desire to work with me; don't get it twisted. He gets paid a lot of money to write giant movies. He's not into humoring me with my projects. But, that being said, I did have the story credit on 'Blades of Glory,' and writing is something that I've always been interested in pursuing more.

The rugs that I picked out and the pillows with the little owls, sort of like whimsical throw pillows - I feel like you can never enough whimsical throw pillows in your house, in your life. My husband probably disagrees.

I like some pants; I just don't like jeans very much. Dresses are so much easier because I don't have to think very hard.

This isn't just 'Scrubs' with new actors. 'Cougar Town' has a heart to it that's all its own.

I certainly know women who had children, quit their jobs, and still have full-time nannies. That's who these women are: Even to the detriment of their own relationship with their kids, they want to appear perfect Martha Stewart moms.

We didn't name Birdie before she was born. When she came out I said, 'I think we gotta go with Birdie, I think that's her name.'

I just like working with people that I respect and think are really funny.

I identify as a feminist. I have so many feminist beliefs - and then I'm so mean to myself about my body sometimes.

If I snack, it's generally hummus on Rice-Thins or Nut-Thins crackers and some guacamole. If I need something sweet, I have dark chocolate chips stashed in my freezer, and I'll eat a few to satisfy my sweet tooth - but only if there aren't any cinnamon gummy bears around. I'm a sucker for those!

I'm a big believer in letting kids have as much responsibility as you can give them in terms of helping around the house and getting themselves dressed.

I had really specific ideas of what kind of mom I was going to be and what kind of things I was going to provide for my child - even down to the organic, wooden toys Birdie was going to be allowed to chew on. Then cut to my daughter being obsessed with every plastic, 99-cent store toy.