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Actress Sarah Jessica Parker

Actress Sarah Jessica Parker has been acting for most of her life, including playing Annie on Broadway, the young bimbo in L.A. Story, and a fed-up fiancee in Honeymoon in Vegas. This is her fourth season starring in the HBO hit series Sex and the City, as Carrie, a columnist who writes about the sexual mores of New Yorkers. Terry recorded this interview with Parker live before an audience at Martha's Vineyard in July.

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Lorraine Bracco, 'On the Couch'

Lorraine Bracco's character on HBO's The Sopranos has the unenviable job of psychoanalyzing mob boss Tony Soprano. Bracco's career has plenty of mob connections: She received an Academy Award nomination for her performance in Martin Scorsese's Goodfellas. Now she has written a memoir, On the Couch.

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'Guilt Trip': Streisand On Songs, Film And Family

In her new movie, singer, actor, writer, director and producer Barbra Streisand plays a well-meaning if overbearing Jewish mom in The Guilt Trip. The star says her own mother both encouraged her talents and was jealous of them.

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Maya Rudolph: The Fresh Air Interview

The comedian spent seven seasons on Saturday Night Live and went on to star in the raunchy comedy Bridesmaids. Now she's exploring what's funny about parenting in the new movie Friends with Kids and the TV series Up All Night.

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Margo Martindale: A 'Justified' Backwoods Matriarch.

Margo Martindale plays Mags Bennett, the leader of a law-defying Appalachian family in the FX series Justified. The Emmy-nominated actress talks about playing Mags — as well as her other roles in Paris, Je T'Aime and Million Dollar Baby.

This week on Fresh Air, we're marking the year's end by revisiting some of the most memorable conversations we've had in 2011. This interview was originally broadcast on September 12, 2011.

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Margo Martindale: A 'Justified' Moonshine Matriarch

Margo Martindale plays Mags Bennett, the leader of a law-defying Appalachian family in the FX series Justified. The Emmy-nominated actress talks about playing Mags — as well as her other roles in Paris, Je T'Aime and Million Dollar Baby.

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Lorraine Bracco Goes 'On the Couch'

Lorraine Bracco plays Dr. Jennifer Melfi, the woman saddled with the job of psychoanalyzing mob boss Tony Soprano. She's also an Academy Award nominee for Martin Scorsese's Goodfellas — another mob story, in which she played the wife of a gangster. Bracco talks to Terry Gross about her memoir, On the Couch. Rebroadcast from June 6, 2006

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Actress Ellen Burstyn

Shes up for an academy award for her portrayal of the mother of a drug addict who is also an addict herself in the film –Requiem for a Dream.— This is her 5th nomination and could be her second win. She won the Academy Award for the 1974 film –Alice Doesnt Live Here Anymore.— Burstyns other films include –The Last Picture Show,— –The Exorcist,— and –Same Time, Next Year— (she starred in the Broadway version too and won a Tony).

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'Police Woman' Angie Dickinson

Actress Angie Dickinson played an undercover cop in the TV series Police Woman from 1974-78; now the series has been released in a DVD collection. Dickinson's film roles include Dressed to Kill, Even Cowgirls Get the Blues, Pretty Maids All In a Row and the original Ocean's Eleven. This segment originally aired on Dec. 4, 2001.

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