A comic can be aesthetically beautiful. I think they captured it beautifully and accurately.
— Yancy Butler
I can be extremely vulnerable. People are tough on me because they think I can handle it.
I grew up in Greenwich Village. Dad was friends with John Lennon and Yoko Ono.
I love old movies. The '40s theatre pace is fantastic.
I think seeing some of the past can be helpful, especially if you're into crime solving.
I'm just an actress. They try to give me as little information as possible.
I've always played strong women who are doing their own thing.
My father used to sing to me in my mother's womb. I think I can name about any tune in two beats.
My mother's side of the family was in the production side of theatre. My grandfather, Jose Vega, was a general manager for Neil Simon shows on Broadway.
People just kind of associate me with kicking some ass.
Women have been kicking ass for centuries.
Don't we all just really try to fake it well?
I dig science fiction, though it was never really my thing.
I had to skydive for the movie and I was terrified. Like everybody, I thought it was going to be one of those experiences that changes your life. It didn't.
I never worked less than 16-hour days on South Beach.
I think sometimes women who are supposed to be strong are also written as mean and vindictive.
I'm open to sci-fi, but I was never a diehard fan. I have no idea why it keeps following me. I'm extremely lucky, I guess; it's a lucrative venue.
I've spent a lot of time and money trying to keep my anger in control.
My grandfather was a cop in Long Island. I often try to draw on things that I've heard about him.
My taste in music and entertainment is quite eclectic.
To say I'm the easiest person to live with would be a lie.
Yancy is actually a Native-American name, but I'm Irish. Go figure.
I am so happy to be on a show with writing I wanted to participate in.
I don't know that I'd necessarily want to see into the future. I don't want to know what's happening next.
I hope I don't just sit around moping for two years.
I pretty much make time for that weekly manicure.
I'll try anything once.
I'm the oldest 26-year-old I know. A lot of experience has been crammed into a short amount of time. Some days I feel a good 65, 70. Like I want to lie down.
Imagine if it happened to you: All of a sudden you find this thing on your wrist and people are telling you it has powers. I would be a little skeptical myself.
My junior high was dreadful. I see a lot of my fellow alumni on America's Most Wanted.
Once you get into a part, and someone sees you, you get asked to do it again.
Whether it goes to series or stands by itself, I'm proud of what we did with it, not only from the standpoint of what it could have been, but for itself.