My mom is in the navy and my dad works for the army but I never called them 'sir' or 'ma'am' or anything like that and we never really moved around a lot because both my parents were stationed in D.C.
Whether it's a 16-year old girl or a mom or a guy or anybody as long as they come up and they're excited to meet me 'cause they've had some sort of relationship with something I've created it's the coolest thing ever. It never gets old. It's awesome.
I was fortunate enough to have my kids early so being a mom always ended up being a better gig than these other parts that came along. So I always justified not really working a lot because I had a family.
Then you've got Georgetown and I really just like everything about them. When I went down there with my mom it really opened my eyes to what they were all about. I have to factor in what a school like that can do for me even away from being a basketball player.
Last time I spoke to my mom she called me from a pay phone and we didn't have the best talk. Ever since my stepdad passed away three years ago she has been very depressed and hasn't been herself at all.
I always was drawn to the performing arts. I started dancing when I was two. I sang loved to act and loved going to visit my mom on-set. But she wanted me to have a normal childhood so I wasn't really allowed to pursue acting till I got older.
So from a very young age my mom tells me that I wanted to be Michael J. Fox. I didn't want to be an actor. I just wanted to be Michael J. Fox for awhile. And then I realized that he was an actor so I pursued that.
Because of my unique experience as my mom's child the beginning of my journey was more about me trying to figure out who I was on my own. My mom is one of the greatest moms and so supportive of all my siblings and of all of us being who we are and not who she wanted us to be.