I think most people have experienced that at some point: being on one end or the other of a super-unbalanced relationship.

Ari Graynor

Ari Graynor

Profession: Actress
Nationality: American

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It is frustrating that people have a hard time telling other female stories besides, 'Is she going to get the guy?'

Sometimes you can get stuck doing the same kind of thing over and over again, and then there's a certain moment in your life when you say, 'Wait, there's all this other stuff in me and all this other life.'

I started acting when I was seven, so I've read my share.

I'm a little quirky, a little offbeat, and I'm certainly not a classic beauty.

Usually, when I'm at a festival with a movie that I'm in, I'm in and out in 24 hours.

You can only really hear the beat of your own drum if you give yourself the space to sit in it.

You look at Richard Pryor and Robert Klein and George Carlin and Richard Lewis - those guys were so smart, they were the thinking-man stand-ups.

Working with David Gordon Green, and Jonah Hill, and Michael Cera, and Drew Barrymore, and all of those people - those are the best people in comedy to work with. Anna Faris. You know, that's my goal, to keep learning and to just keep working with the best people I can. And yeah, we do all hang out, and we all kind of know each other.

When I was a kid, I did dial the 900 numbers out of curiosity, but I was such a goodie-two-shoes that I immediately hung up because I didn't want it showing up on the bill.

I think it's important to have goals and to have dreams, but you also have to live in the moment of what the reality is.

The language can be different, but the emotional lives are the same no matter whether you're doing Shakespeare or Stoppard or something else... The emotional life is all the same.

I did babysit a little bit when I was young. I prefer babysitting for babies. I always loved babies. I was not as great with kids that wanted to be entertained and that wanted to talk.

As an actor, there's no faking it.

I feel like I'm sort of afraid to study too much because I feel like I work as I go, but I want to study the classics and also the technical aspects of things. I'm always looking to understand more.