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Allison Tolman

American,  Actress
Total Quotes : 67
Never Always Day Job

I've always had a day job and never been just acting.

- Allison Tolman

Singer Compare Garland

As a newcomer, you know, you don't come out the gate as a singer and try to compare with Judy Garland.

- Allison Tolman

Television Doing Moved

I moved to Chicago and I did theater, and then I started writing and I stop acting and I did sketch. You know, I did all of the things that, if you were serious about doing television, don't do.

- Allison Tolman

Feel I Think About

Body-shaming is something I feel really strongly about. I think about my niece, I think about my friends who have daughters being on the Internet and reading these things, and it just makes me furious. It makes me so angry.

- Allison Tolman

Celebrity Been Which

I haven't been recognized out in public or anything. The strangeness of celebrity has been relegated to Twitter, which is kind of manageable.

- Allison Tolman

Strong Like Punching

As a comedian who's used to, like, punching the jokes, it's hard to teach yourself that that's not the strong choice in the sense that you have to really have to dial it back.

- Allison Tolman

Been Actress Auditions

I've been working as an actress and sort of struggling along for ten years, so I've been on a million auditions for a million things I haven't booked.

- Allison Tolman

TV Cops Skirts

Our TV and movie cops are usually in heels and pencil skirts.

- Allison Tolman

City Country Couple

When I first got out of school, I went on a children's theater tour, and I went around the country a little bit that fall, and it was the first time I went to Chicago. We spend a couple of days in Chicago, and I was really struck viscerally by the city.

- Allison Tolman

Thought My Life Break

At 32, I kind of thought I was past the point where I was gonna get a break that really changed my life overnight.

- Allison Tolman

Through Dallas Commercial

I did a lot of commercial and theater work when I got out of school and was living in Dallas, and I moved to Chicago to go through the Second City Conservatory Program.

- Allison Tolman

Doing Been Allow

It was important for me as a theater artist to allow myself and my interests to evolve over time and allow my notion of what success meant to evolve over time. I've always had a day job and never been just acting. But it didn't make me feel like I wasn't doing what I was supposed to be doing.

- Allison Tolman

Other Firm Worked

I worked in IT for about three years for a tiny firm with ten other people.

- Allison Tolman

Next Your Full Time

It's scary to not know when your next job is coming, and that is a daily fear when you are trying to act full-time.

- Allison Tolman

More Like Which

Improv training allows you to get out of your head a little bit and take more risks, which is something I would like to continue to improve upon.

- Allison Tolman

Comedy Some Symbolize

I've done some version of that Minnesota accent - that Midwestern accent - in sketch comedy for years. It's the quickest way to symbolize you're a mom.

- Allison Tolman

Break Some Set

I liked in television that you do some work, then you perform, then you stop and you have a break because they have to set up lights, and then you do some more work. I really liked the pace of it; it really agreed with me.

- Allison Tolman

Right Always Popular

What is right is not always popular.

- Allison Tolman

Television Like Gravitate

I do find that when I see women who flesh out the television or film world and make it look more like the world I actually live in, I gravitate towards those characters.

- Allison Tolman

Officer Troupe

At Clements, I was an officer in Thespian Troupe No. 3689.

- Allison Tolman