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Camryn Manheim
March 8, 1961 -
Nationality: American
Category: Actress
Subcategory: American Actress

For a long time, I really struggled with the idea of being an actor because I really felt that I should be in the Peace Corps.


In my fantasies, I always wanted to play the ingenue, but in reality, in my bones, I am so used to playing the grandmother that I don't feel safe or even sure that I can do it.


When I meet large women who walk with confidence and are articulate and really have an understanding of how they walk in this world, I love them so deeply for being able to overcome such unbelievable odds.


I think the play actually became bigger than me. No pun intended.


I've always thought of fat as just a descriptive word.


It never occurred to me that I'd be on a television show or in feature films but when those came into play my dreams changed along the way.


Almost everything I do is related to being fat.


So instead of beating myself up for being fat, I think it's a miracle that I laugh every day and walk through my life with pride, because our culture is unrelenting when it comes to large people.


My parents have always been offended by my weight, embarrassed maybe. It didn't fit with their sensibilities.


It's okay to be a fat man. It's prestige and power and all of that. But fat women are seen as just lazy and stupid and having no self-control.


So to me, fat just seems to be right to the point and the most descriptive way to say it.


I have lived my life in a culture that hates fat people.


One of my earliest memories is of my father carrying me in one arm with a picket sign in the other.


Isn't it amazing how celebrity status preempts even the most ingrained hatreds?


Handsome, thin, sophisticated men often fall madly in love with larger women, we just never see it on TV.


Waiting, waiting, waiting. All my life, I've been waiting for my life to begin, as if somehow my life was ahead of me, and that someday I would arrive at it.


When it comes to boys and her weight, I think Ellenor is much more conservative than I am, and she has not had the dialogue I have had about my weight.


Nobody else knew what to do with me because big women are old.


I placed over a thousand deaf people in jobs throughout my career working for the deaf.


Both of my parents are professors and everyone in my family has some fabulous degree of something or another and I couldn't get into college because I didn't know a language.


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