Camryn Manheim

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  • Camryn: (on working with Jennifer Love Hewitt on "Ghost Whisperer") J Love, that's what I call her! I have never in my career met someone more conscientious of the crew and cast and people around her. She's the first actress I know who, after you shoot her close-up, doesn't turn around and go back to her trailer and then make you wait for her to come back. Sometimes I say, 'Can you just be a little bitchy because (otherwise) I look like the bad one!'

  • Camryn: (When she won her Emmy) This is for all the fat girls!

  • Camryn: If I am presented with the choice of a rice cake or tiramisu, I know that Ms. Smith would so desperately want me to choose that rice cake ... But that's not living. That's merely existing. And I want to live in a world with tiramisu.

  • Camryn: My parents are so proud, and while they are not really willing to take responsibility for some of the things they said in the past, they do, in their silence, make some apology for it. I think they choose not to really confront the issue of me growing up fat, and how they, in their attempts to protect me from other people, actually caused me a whole other set of sorrows. They were afraid that I would suffer a lot because the world hates fat people. Our culture, to be more specific, really hates fat people. Or were they just embarrassed that I wasn’t the perfect child? Well, they’re certainly not embarrassed anymore. They get so much pride and enjoyment out of my success, which I am happy to share with them. Despite what they did or didn’t do regarding my body image, to me, it’s all outweighed by what they did do, which was to give me unconditional love and support for my passion for the arts.

  • Camryn: It is a big deal that I look good and not dumpy. It’s important to me that I look good on television because, let’s face it, I’m single, and you want somebody to watch the show and fall in love with you. After all, that is the goal of being on TV, isn’t it? It’s all about bein’ loved.

  • Camryn: I’m so grateful to have been able to bring that to our culture and to all those women out there who are struggling and don’t think that they’re sexy or that men are going to find them attractive. And maybe this will help make men say, Wow, that fat woman is sexy, and that thin man is interested in her.

  • Camryn: I come from the theatre. In the theatre, when I’m working on a character, I have a script and I know the beginning, the middle, and the end. I was trained to look at the "arc" of the character: to start out with the characters not knowing so much about themselves, embarking on the journey to learn about who they are, and in the end to have made some great discovery. And that’s what makes great theatre. Where my training falls short is in what happens when you don’t know what discovery is going to be made.

  • Camryn: I’ve always thought of fat as just a descriptive word. I’m blonde, I have blue eyes, and I’m fat. I guess it does carry with it a negative connotation from the past, but in order to change that, you just simply have to use it without apologizing for it.

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  • Camryn has been nominated for two Golden Globe awards. In 1999 she won Best Actress In A Supporting Role - Series, Mini-Series Or Television Movie for The Practice. In 2005 she was nominated in the same category for Elvis.

  • Camryn has been nominated for three SAG awards. From 1999-2001 she was nominated for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series for The Practice.

  • Camryn wrote an off-Broadway play, "Wake Up, I'm Fat" in 1995.

  • Camryn has a tattoo of Pegasus on her ankle.

  • Camryn wears 12 earrings in her right ear to beat someone she knew who had 11.

  • Camryn has a son named Milo Jacob, born in Los Angeles, weighing 9 pounds, 2 ounces.

  • Camryn is a human rights activist.

  • Camryn won an E! Golden Hanger award for female fashion breakthrough in 1998.

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