My mom is proud of me. My pops proud of me. Everybody keeps motivating me.
I would forgive my mom, but she's going to have to admit she did some things that were wrong.
My mom says that when I was a little kid, I always used to say I wanted to be an actor, but I don't remember that.
I think it was like, 'I don't look like you, Mom. I don't look like you, Dad. Like, what's going on here?' They just kind of told me I was adopted. I was like, 'OK, that's fine with me.'
My mom's a psychologist, and I think that has influenced me on a personal level. Plus, I'm just generally interested in visualization and humanity, social activity and technology, and what happens in aggregate.
My mom tells me the first show we saw was 'The Secret Garden,' but I don't remember that.
My mother and my grandmother are pioneers of Mexican cuisine in this country, so I grew up in the kitchen. My mom, Zarela Martinez, was by far my biggest influence and inspiration - and toughest critic.
My mom always knew I was going to be an actor because I was a ham from the very beginning, so she would push me toward it, which is really unconventional for Indian families to do.
When I was 11 my friend's mom made a peanut butter sandwich. I ate the sandwich and was like, 'I'm never eating anything else again.' And I still eat peanut butter every day. I would put peanut butter on a steak.
I rarely went to the mosque, I never fasted, and I only prayed namaaz on the holy nights because my mom bugged me about it.
When I was in high school, my mom worked at Bed, Bath and Beyond, so I was always there.
My mom didn't ever think I would take to acting because I was a very shy, very reserved kind of child. But obviously, something changed!
As a child, I went to peace and ERA marches on the back of my mom and grandmother. Through them I learned that I wanted to find a way to make the world a more kind, compassionate place.
I lost my mom when I was young.
I don't have anything against my mom, but my family has no emotional connection to each other.
My mom was a shopaholic. She can literally never wear the same thing twice. That's fine with me.
My mom and dad never really had friends, never went on vacations. We stayed home. And I see a similarity there: A general anxiety runs pretty deep.
I sing seriously to my mom on the phone. To put her to sleep, I have to sing 'Maria' from West Side Story. When I hear her snoring, I hang up.
With Fountains of Wayne, after 'Stacy's Mom' happened, we started making a little bit more money and getting a little bit more known.
Work is hard, but being a mom is harder.