In a new memoir, the actress talks about her D.C. youth, Seinfeld and life with George Stephanopoulos.
YOUR MOM WAS PRESIDENT REAGAN’S SOCIAL SECRETARY?
I grew up swimming with Henry Kissinger. But to me he was just this guy with a funny accent who came to our house.
SO WHY HEAD TO HOLLYWOOD?
It was like Oz. D.C. was the norm. People would say, like, “Oh my God, you met Barack Obama!” and I’m like, it’s just the President. It’s not Matthew Perry.
YOU PLAYED JERRY’S GIRLFRIEND ON A FAMOUS SEINFELD EPISODE. DO YOU STILL GET CALLED SCHMOOPIE?
All the time. The power of that show! Of course I didn’t know the Soup Nazi episode would be such a big deal.
HOW’S MARRIED LIFE?
George is funnier than people think. He’ll put on Dreamgirls and dance crazily with our kids…. Now that he’s on GMA, we go to bed by 8:30.
HIS MOST ANNOYING HABIT?
He always has to kiss us goodbye, which is sweet but he leaves at 3:30 in the morning. It’s dark, so he feels around for my face.