By Paul Chi Tom Gliatto and Michelle Tan
Updated March 08, 2010 12:00 PM
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>• Playing take-charge Dr. Lisa Cuddy, the actress, 43, is a new adoptive mom on the FOX medical drama.

ON HER MEDICAL EXPERTISE

If somebody were horribly injured, I’d be right in there. Only if I really knew what I was doing, that would be better. But I can say “clear!” really well.

ON BEING A TV MOM

I was handed a 3-week-old baby, and it’s incredible. I felt an enormous amount of responsibility. I’d love to be a real-life mother, but my life would be just as valid and rich if it doesn’t happen.

ON HER AND DR. CUDDY’S LOVE LIVES

We both have terrible taste in men, but I’m getting better. I’ve definitely been attracted to somebody who was terrible for me. I like what’s exciting, and sometimes that isn’t the healthiest move.