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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

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

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

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

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

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

Small Atmosphere

I worked for three years in a small IT firm in Chicago. I managed our client base, so I translated into human speak for our technicians. But our company was sold, and the atmosphere and the culture really changed, so I quit without having anything else lined up.

- Allison Tolman

Other Firm Worked

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

- 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

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

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

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

Happy Small Kid

My mother has stories of leaving me in the bath as small kid, like a 3-year-old, and there being mirrors on the side, and her going to get a towel and coming back in, and me making faces at myself, like, 'Now I'm happy. Now I'm sad.'

- Allison Tolman

Business Brothers Side

I really respect the Coen brothers as directors and as creative individuals and with the way that they handle the industry and the business side of things.

- 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

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. I enjoyed it.

- Allison Tolman

Every Day Like Every

I grill, like, every day.

- Allison Tolman

Horrible Rife Stories

I did Internet dating for a while, and that is rife with horrible dating stories.

- Allison Tolman

Television Need Away

I need an office and a place I can sit down to get away from television and just write.

- Allison Tolman

Best College Doing

I started getting Twitter followers after I started doing press for 'Fargo.' One of my best friends from college is a librarian, and she started tracking after each interview how many Twitter followers I got. She and her librarian friends were like, 'We're going to make a graph.' And I was like, 'Alright, nerds.'

- Allison Tolman