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Television shows and movies that are all white, I can't watch them. They totally alienate me.
Asian people are very practical and come from a conservative world. The parents want their kids to be doctors and lawyers. There are casting calls for Asian children, but once the parents find out the children might miss school, they're opposed to it.
Having done 'M. Butterfly,' I'm conscious of the choices women make with their clothes and makeup on screen.
I've always had tremendous support from my parents. I think there's a myth that gay people have lousy relationships with their parents.
If I were to limit myself to the opportunities that were presented playing only Chinese-American parts, I would be virtually without a career.
Writing is an incredibly creatively empowering experience for me. It is the place where nobody tries to control what I'm doing.
I used to say that I didn't want anything to do with e-mail. It seemed really impersonal, complicated and weird. I had no idea what an amazing way it is to reach people.
I'm a strong nonbeliever in the Christmas letter where you don't really read it because it's just full of kind of meaningless information. It doesn't really resonate to the person reading it, but it means so much to the person that wrote it.
Maybe there are logical reasons for a gay person not to have a great relationship with their parents - not because there's a parent who made him gay, but just because it may be difficult to understand everything.
I have a hard time watching films and not thinking how I would play any part, whether it's a man or a woman.
I remain on 'SVU' because it is an incredible opportunity.
In television, a sitcom is probably the closest thing to what it's like working in the theater.
Playing the priest on 'Oz' was a fantastic experience. I was very lucky.
As an actor, I have casting issues. I'm a minority. I don't have trouble making a living, but as far as being on the food chain of the pecking order of actors, I'm not at the top of it. With the jobs that I do, there are always control issues with directors and producers.
I had studied the violin to a certain amount of success. At some point, I realized that I didn't really like the violin. I was only doing it because I could, and I was good at it, and everyone was encouraging me. But I didn't have a great love for it.
I realize it's a cliche, almost, that coming out of the closet is a very healthy and empowering thing to do, but for me, it really has been a truly wonderful thing.
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