Having red hair is never good when you're a kid. I was picked on a lot and didn't have a lot of friends. But I think that gave me a thick skin and helped make me a better person.

— Jesse Tyler Ferguson

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Angels, pixies, faerie dust Treading love and living lust.

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I could smell myself awake with that coffee.

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The definition of marriage cannot be disputed.

It's right there in black and white and it's been the same since the start of Wikipedia.

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I started taking my fiance, Justin, to some red carpet events I would go to, and a bowtie is often something that was required. We came across a lot of stylish bowties. We liked playing dress up for these events and we thought it would be fun to start a line, but it was never a reality until recently.

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You left , and my heart is a ceaseless sermon of loneliness.

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I don't have that kind of voice, the big baritone or rousing tenor sound.

My wheelhouse was in the frothier pieces. So my appreciation for those older musicals and revivals grew.

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I love TV now, and 'Modern Family,' but what draws me back to theater is that initial instinct of wanting to be a theater actor. I love the challenge of starting a play and not stopping until you finish. I love the immediacy of trusting your instincts.

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I'm so in love, every time I look at you my soul gets dizzy.

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I'm holding a teardrop for a friend Until his heartache and misery end.

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I have lots of Scottish blood and know that my family name is Scottish.

At my home in the States I have a tartan crest but, unfortunately, I do a terrible Scottish accent.

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I did my New York debut at 21. It was “On the Town” at the George Gershwin Theatre. New York is my artistic home.

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The majority of my fans have been amazing & supportive.

But I am in shock and ashamed of many of my 'fans' who are standing firm in their stance that I am 'less than' them because of my sexual orientation. To those who feel this way: I gladly show you the door and wish you well on your journey.

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About Jesse Tyler Ferguson

Quotes 30 sayings
Profession Actor
Birthday October 22, 1975

Me being a shy kid, very closed off, showing vulnerability in a character was sort of a safe space on stage. It's always been in my toolbox, there for me when I need it.

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Something I didn't even know was on my bucket list has been achieved.

I have cooked Thanksgiving dinner with Martha Stewart. I vow to follow the gospel of her teachings and do my very best in the remarkably less glamorous kitchen of my own home... without the luxury of magically appearing prep bowls filled by a staff of sous chefs.

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If I had a reality show, it would probably be called “Keeping Fit With Jesse Tyler Ferguson” because then I’d be forced to hit the gym every day.

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I get great joy from creating the perfect Norman Rockwell holiday.

This is why I think I might be Martha Stewart's brother from another mother.

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I don't like improv at all. It terrifies me. I like to know exactly what I'm going to say. Being surprised does make me a better actor. Anytime I'm afraid of something that makes me rise to the occasion, it scares me, but it's what makes great actors - being in the moment.

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My dad has always been very proud of me but I think I have exceeded his expectations. When I told him I wanted to be an actor and moved to New York City, I think he assumed I would be playing the guitar on the subway and collecting spare change in my guitar case. The fact that I'm not doing that means that I'm a huge success.

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Well, certainly at the Golden Globes, during every commercial break everyone gets up and schmoozes with each other.

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I think if I produced a show I would not want to be part of that production.

That's not... I'm not... I mean, I couldn't even sell Boy Scout chocolate bars when I was a kid!

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This show does something very special for the gay community.

There's a message hidden inside the totally gaudy package that is so fun to watch. It's all about loving and accepting yourself, and every season I'm surprisingly moved by it.

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I like suits. I mean, I always feel good in a suit; I’m more of a suit guy than a shirt-and-jeans-type guy, probably. You know, like, I love Brad Goresky’s style. And sometimes he’ll wear a pair of, like, leopard pants, and I’m like, I couldn’t pull that off, but I appreciate it from afar.

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I wanted to be an actor because I wanted to be onstage.

I wanted to do musical theater, and from that I realized I was interested in plays. I never imagined myself on television. I was so lucky to be onstage my whole life.

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I kind of cheer the presence of any gay characters at all - I think the more we can saturate television with any gay character or lesbian character or transgender character, I think that's a really great thing. We're kind of getting past the fact that they're the punchline or that they're the novelty.

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All my roots are Broadway. I got my Equity Card doing a Broadway show, and my first love is theater.

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I still feel like a novice when it comes to classical theater, but I don't ever want to become comfortable with anything. The greatest creativity comes from being nervous and uncomfortable.

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Growing up, I was a very shy kid but I felt that being on stage or playing another character would somehow open me up. And I think it did.

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At my first Golden Globes, I met people I was very much enamored by: Julianne Moore, Meryl Streep, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. It was surreal to see them in person.

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Chemistry is one of these crazy things you can't teach or learn or you can't fake. You go in hoping it will work, hope that you will connect with the other actors. I was fortunate on 'Modern Family' and 'The Procession.' They are great people, very easy to like.

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