FAVORITE KID SHOW
Sesame Street. I am shocked by the effect Elmo has on my son (Luke, 2½). I really want to be on the show! If I turned up on the screen with Elmo, he’d have a heart attack.
MUSIC SHE’S LOVING
Right now I think Beyonce and Justin Timberlake are killing it. And they seem like genuinely nice people. I also love Timbaland’s new album (Shock Value II). It’s fantastic.
I always say I have Midwestern hands because my whole family is about rolling up your sleeves and doing things yourself, which I do in the winter. So I like a nice manicure.
Patrick Dempsey is one of the most hysterical people in the world. We got in trouble (on-set) this year because he could not stop making me laugh, which in turn tickled him. Producers literally told us to stop it!
KIDS’ BOOK SHE LOVES
Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers. The first thing I loved about it is how much Jake likes it. It’s about a boy and a penguin he thinks is lost.
WHAT SHE’S WATCHING ON TV
I’m a huge Modern Family fan. I ran into Julie Bowen the day before she tested for the pilot. She was pregnant with twins; I thought she was bananas but also completely awesome.