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    • Alexis Denisof: (On David Boreanaz) David – funny, consistent, tough, sweet.

    • Alexis Denisof: (On what boarding school life was like) Well, it was a big change. I was 13 years old, and going away to school would be a change for any 13 year old – but to go from Seattle, Washington, to Concord, New Hampshire, was a big change geographically and culturally. And then also the kind of intense type academic environment that Ivy League boarding schools create was a big change. It's all at a formative time in your life, so on the one hand I treasure the time that I had there, and am very grateful for all of the values and educational opportunities it provided. It was also in some ways a shock to the system.

    • Alexis Denisof: It's just that there's something greater than the sum of the parts, when things are going well. That's what I like, that's what I hope to tune into when I'm working, is the sort of unknown. It's the magic part that enters a scene when the actors and the writers and the director have all done their work, and then they're able to let the magic unfold.

    • Alexis Denisof: It just was really a case of osmosis, and absorbing the attitudes and approaches of the people around me, and realizing that there is a place for hard work and that that should be applauded, but that simply working hard is not necessarily, in acting terms, the way to achieve a good performance.

    • Alexis Denisof: I mean, I was a kid. I still kind of thought maybe I'd be a professional soccer player or a fireman, or an astronaut, you know? So being an actor was pretty low on the list at that point. By the time I had finished my studies at St. Paul's School, I knew I wanted to be an actor.

    • Alexis Denisof: My family emigrated during the revolution. My grandfather was from outside of Moscow, and my grandmother, although some of her family were French, was from Odessa. They met as immigrants in New York in the early '20s. My mother's family came over from Ireland generations ago. That's where the silly name is from. But it's not made up! You couldn't think that one up. Mom says my father was torn between naming me Archibald and Reginald, and so I'm delighted he settled on naming me after my grandfather.

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