Emmanuelle Chriqui recently conducted an interview with Jewish Journal.

Here are some highlights, visit their website to read the whole interview:

Chriqui set her sights on performing “at 3 or 4. I was such a little ham, always entertaining the family. From the moment I could talk I knew I was going to be an actress, singer, dancer, artist–something in the arts,” she said. “Then when I was 7, I did my first play, and that was my ‘aha!’ moment.”

Parallel to developing her own projects to act in and produce, Chriqui hopes that meaningful roles in Emmy- and Oscar-worthy ensembles with top producers, directors and writers come her way. She’d love to get to use her French again, and is open to exploring all genres. For her, it’s “always about the material. Big comedy is scary to me,” she admitted. “But it’s something I keep doing.”

For Chriqui, “It’s about determining what brings me joy and what doesn’t, and if it doesn’t just let it go,” she said. “That’s the ultimate for me.”