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Christine Ebersole

Christine Ebersole

Birthday: 21 February 1953, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Height: 178 cm

Christine Ebersole was born in Chicago, Illinois, to Marian Esther (Goodley) and Robert Amos Ebersole, a steel company president. She won the 2007 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her work ...Show more

Christine Ebersole
Family transcends the flesh. You don't love someone because they look like you, you love their spiri Show more Family transcends the flesh. You don't love someone because they look like you, you love their spirit; it's the soul connection. Hide
You can still love your job and feel guilty. You can still love your child and feel guilty. There's Show more You can still love your job and feel guilty. You can still love your child and feel guilty. There's a lot of grey in that. It's about being conscious when you are spending time with your kids, being with them in the moment. Hide
I stay in my pajamas until I have to leave for work. I stay in my pajamas until I have to leave for work.
'Grey Gardens' consumed my life for over two and a half years. It really takes its toll on the famil Show more 'Grey Gardens' consumed my life for over two and a half years. It really takes its toll on the family. I'm not there to tuck them in, help them with homework and eat dinner with them. When I work on a show, I only have about 20 minutes a day with my family. Hide
I go where the revolution is, and the revolution is Ron Paul. Ron Paul is a champion of the Constitu Show more I go where the revolution is, and the revolution is Ron Paul. Ron Paul is a champion of the Constitution. He's about getting rid of the Federal Reserve and shrinking federal government. Hide
I think doing dramas kind of wears on you. It's just intense. I think doing dramas kind of wears on you. It's just intense.
I experience psychic phenomena, so people think I must be crazy. But you have to be accessible and i Show more I experience psychic phenomena, so people think I must be crazy. But you have to be accessible and intelligent to be a good actor. I might not have gotten the best grades in school, but I have a very high level of emotional intelligence. You have to be open to receive. Hide
How do I let go of Maplewood? It's like Shangri-la. It's so culturally diverse, and all my children Show more How do I let go of Maplewood? It's like Shangri-la. It's so culturally diverse, and all my children are adopted - a transracial family. And we're not the freaks. Everybody flies their freak flag high in Maplewood! Hide
My father started out as a riveter, but he had the soul of an artist. He worshiped Shakespeare and h Show more My father started out as a riveter, but he had the soul of an artist. He worshiped Shakespeare and had aspirations to be an actor. He claimed that from the first day he laid eyes on me, I was going to be this great dramatic actress. Hide
I don't wear jeans. I don't wear jeans.
There's a Zen to acting, by being in the moment. That's where the power is. There's a Zen to acting, by being in the moment. That's where the power is.
I began my career performing in plays and musicals in New York, but by the mid-'80s, opportunities i Show more I began my career performing in plays and musicals in New York, but by the mid-'80s, opportunities in Hollywood beckoned and I made the move to Los Angeles. It was a good decision. Work took off, but most important, I met my family out there - my husband, Bill, and the children we would adopt: Elijah, Mae-Mae, and Aron. Hide
I thought my family was really funny. Everybody in my family was funny. My mom and dad both have gre Show more I thought my family was really funny. Everybody in my family was funny. My mom and dad both have great senses of humor and really saw the funny in stuff, so I think that's probably where it came from. I always try to see the funny in things. Hide
My mother wasn't controlling at all. She was a stabilizing force who grew up on a farm in Pennsylvan Show more My mother wasn't controlling at all. She was a stabilizing force who grew up on a farm in Pennsylvania. Now it's the big circle game. Taking care of her is a great blessing for me. I'll tuck her into bed, kiss her on the cheek, wipe up the mess on her blouse from whatever she spilled. Hide
Sometimes I think my past life was unrealized. I met a tragic end - it might have been a car over a Show more Sometimes I think my past life was unrealized. I met a tragic end - it might have been a car over a cliff. But it's true, I came from another time and place, and landed in Paris Hilton's backyard. Hide
In 1998, the acting roles suddenly bottomed out. I was no longer getting scripts; even my agent stop Show more In 1998, the acting roles suddenly bottomed out. I was no longer getting scripts; even my agent stopped calling. When I finally got him on the phone to ask him what was going on, he paused, then said: 'Well, Christine, you're 45.' I got rid of him. Hide
I've always been in love with Howard McGillen's voice, ever since I got wind of him. I've always been in love with Howard McGillen's voice, ever since I got wind of him.
My husband, Bill, and I tried having kids naturally, but then I came to a crossroads before my 40th Show more My husband, Bill, and I tried having kids naturally, but then I came to a crossroads before my 40th birthday: I realized that my being a mother wasn't limited to my bearing a child. I just knew that I wanted to be a mother, so I offered it up to my destiny to God and to the universe and met with an adoption attorney. The process was not difficult. Hide
Christine Ebersole's FILMOGRAPHY
as Actor (41)
Christine Ebersole Christine Ebersole'S roles
Regina Rich
Regina Rich

Candy Pruitt
Candy Pruitt

Governor Tracy
Governor Tracy

Ms. Newberg
Ms. Newberg

Various, SNL Newsbreak Anchor, Herself, Barbara Mandrill, Billie, Bizarro Nancy Reagan, Carol Wayne, Girl, Helen Watering, Model...
Various, SNL Newsbreak Anchor, Herself, Barbara Mandrill, Billie, Bizarro Nancy Reagan, Carol Wayne, Girl, Helen Watering, Model...

Rose Zsigmond
Rose Zsigmond

Muffin
Muffin

Katerina Cavalieri
Katerina Cavalieri

Anna Leigh Leighton
Anna Leigh Leighton

Bridget Rossiter
Bridget Rossiter

Lorelei Brown
Lorelei Brown

White Diamond, White Pearl
White Diamond, White Pearl

Lydia Dalton
Lydia Dalton

Leah Belfort
Leah Belfort

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