Andrea Anders

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Andrea Anders

Born

5/10/1975, Madison, Wisconsin, USA

Birth Name

Gender

Female

Also Known As

Alex Garrett
  • Andrea Anders and Marc Blucas on Necessa...
  • Andrea Anders as Alice on Mr. Sunshine.
  • Andrea Anders as Alice on Mr. Sunshine.
  • Andrea Anders on Mr. Sunshine,
9.3
out of 10
User Rating
172 votes

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  • Quotes

    • Andrea: (on getting news and congratulations for a good first week for Mr. Sunshine) I've been in this position so many times before, I have a tendency to focus on the work and then forget about the results.

    • Andrea: (on doing comedy) Always make sure you do a take for yourself. You're going to get a lot of input from other people, but always do a take for just you - your choices, your decisions. That's been really valuable to me.

    • Andrea: (on her audition for Mr. Sunshine) One of those times of you leaving an audition knowing you nailed it.

    • Andrea: (on being a Packer's fan like her Joey co-star Matt Le Blanc) We don't really go out with those. They're more for home. Not that we're not proud to go out where we're needed.

    • Andrea: (on having working with both Matt Le Blanc, in Joey, and Matthew Perry, in Mr. Sunshine) It was actually pretty funny. I would come home from work and tell Matt about things we'd done on the set and things Matthew Perry had done, and he'd say, 'Oh, yeah. I remember him doing that on our show'.

    • Andrea: (on enjoying dancing) I've been dancing since I was 6 years old. That kind of relentless dedication and intensity is where I'm comfortable.

    • Andrea: (on the similarities between her and her role, Linda, in Better Off Ted) I think I have similar characteristics to "Linda" and it's also a really interesting thing. I think this is the first time I've ever experienced a situation where, because of my friendship with the writers, they write things that I have commented on or things that I've said and that just really great because I joke with them, I go "You don't know me", but it's just a really cool thing to have them incorporate something that you would talk about. I think it's a neat relationship that's happening.

    • Andrea: (on her building the role for Better Off Ted) I know what it's like to have a crush on someone you're not supposed to have a crush on. And I know what it's like to work in an office and not want to work in an office. I understand that for sure.

    • Andrea: (on getting the role in Better Off Ted) Actually, to be honest, I'd been getting close to getting a job for approximately a month and this one got thrown into the mix and I really wanted this one. I love this character. I'm also crazy about Victor Fresco.

    • Andrea: (on doing drama versus comedy) Most of my training at graduate school was geared towards drama, so I feel good about it, and I can do it, but it requires a lot more work from me. I feel like with drama...well, with all acting, really, you need to honor the truth of the situation. And when you're honoring someone's devastation, it's important to me to hit the mark, to get it right. For some reason, comedy just comes easily to me, and I feel like I can do it. I don't have any doubt. When I work on drama, there's always a sense of 'Did I find this person's truth at the bottom of this?' And it's hard to tell sometimes.

    • Andrea: (on the experience of the TV series Joey) It was difficult to see Joey go away, but the experience was a blast to me. If our call time was 10 a.m., then I'd get there at 6 a.m. and just hang out. I just love being welcomed onto a lot to go do your job. Every day you see the security guards, and you think, 'Oh, this is so wonderful!'

    • Andrea: (on enjoying doing TV) I absolutely love it. And I'm ridiculously fortunate to get a chance to experience the sitcom world. The schedule is extremely easy, and you get fed as an artist because you're not only working on a project, but you get to work with cameras and you get the audience there.

    • Andrea: (on the way to handle the uncertainty of shows in TV) There are so many things that can go right and so many things that can go wrong that have nothing to do with me that my attitude is: 'You know what? I'm going to come in (to work) until you tell me not to'.

    • Andrea: (on her acting career right after graduation) I got too big for my britches. I stopped learning and acquired a really stupid 'tough' attitude. By the time I graduated, I was overweight, smoking, drinking and I had become a really terrible actress.

    • Andrea: (on her time on the TV series Joey, and how it felt with the show always in the bubble) When I was on Joey, I started coming in immediately in the morning and looking at the ratings until, after about six months, I completely gave the whole thing up, because it occurred to me that it really didn't matter.

    • Andrea: I used to power-walk on my lunch hour with a group of friends. I'd drag my heels, but whenever I went, I felt better.

SUBMIT REVIEW
  • A very hot and sexy woman.

    10
    Andrea Anders is very sexy and she can do sexy very well. Take an scene from the series "Joey" where she was hit upon by another woman. She was in this very sexy outfil with boots and shorts. even I had fallen for her. Here we have a beautiful actress that is sexy though and though. I love to see her in more projects. even poising for Maxim will help her very much. That scene in "Joey" is the sexiest in the series history. Looking back on that scene and I wonder, I wish NBC didn't cancelled "Joey." Anders is hot!moreless
  • She's a great actress. Outstanding in Joey and The Class.

    10
    Andrea has the whole package: looks, wits and style. Hopefully we can see her in The Class for many years to come and also be able to experience her charm on the big screen. She is an actress that has been underrated and underused for soo long and it's about time she gets a big role. Looking forward to seeing her in bigger roles in the future.
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