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Calista Flockhart

  • American actress
  • Born November 11, 1964

Calista Kay Flockhart (born November 11, 1964) is an American actress. She starred as the title character in the legal comedy-drama series Ally McBeal (1997–2002), Kitty Walker in the drama series Brothers & Sisters (2006–2011) and Cat Grant in the superhero drama series Supergirl (2015–2017). She has also been featured in a number of films, including the comedy film The Birdcage (1996), the romantic comedy film A Midsummer Night's Dream (1999), and the drama film Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her (2000).


I do wish my breasts were bigger. Not big... but less small.




Shows can come and go. They can be a hit and then in three years, gone. There's some comfort in having the stability of a job and having children. It's a double-edged sword.




A lot of the tabloid stories are written so well, they're very clever and very funny. But you have to focus on what's really important and not read them - don't dive into it and don't get caught up in it.




I am definitely a dog person. I feel like Webster and I are very much alike.




No, I am who I am. I'm not going to change for anybody.




Actually, I take it as a compliment. Diva is a derivative of divine. That's quite a title to carry around.




So people think I'm lying about my age all the time? It's the records that are wrong. I've never told anyone how old I am. The minute they ask me, I say 'That's none of your business.' So that means I've never once lied about my age. Now that's true!




Sometimes when you play a character, you can feel it in your body. And I felt like I had characteristics of my dog: the way Webster moves, the way he holds his head. I kind of adapted it into this part unconsciously.




I think that the character that I'm playing now is so fundamentally different than Ally that I haven't I haven't felt like I had to worry about it at all. But I definitely wanted to make a different choice.




I've been doing a lot of hiking, which I love.




I'm close with my parents. I have a lot of acquaintances, but my very good close friends are few I can count my very good friends on one hand. And that's how I like it to be.




I like to hike with my dog, Webster. It helps clear my mind.




Webster and I are very aloof. The two of us go and sit there by ourselves. I sit by myself in the corner with my book and the newspaper. He kind of runs around a little bit, and then he goes and sits on top of the picnic table. He never plays with other little dogs.




I've had a couple of long relationships. And I've had a couple of shorter relationships.




But it kills me, this fascination with celebrities' personal lives.




But I don't like to, tell people how old I am. I like that to be a mystery.




And when I first came out from New York, I hadn't driven in a long time. Now I'm like Joe Speedster.




It's so funny how my name has always been such a big deal. When I was growing up, my family was always moving. I had to meet new people all the time. And they'd laugh.




I embrace everything about Ally... I don't particularly see her as a whiner. One week she's tough, the next she's really weak. I love that. She's human.




The only real indulgence was buying a house. That was a pretty big step.




What I say now is that the way the world underestimates me will be my greatest weapon. People pat me on the head, and I go to myself, oh, and aren't they going to be surprised.




Well, I don't think I've ever consciously come up with tricks and tools to, kind of, hide. I do think I'm a bit more vigilant, in terms of safety issues and things. And sometimes it is kind of nice to try to hold onto your anonymity.




Whenever you move, I think you lose your history.




I don't watch the show - only bits and pieces of all of them. The only one I sat through was the pilot.



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