Live in the moment, day by day, and don't stress about the future. People are so caught up in looking into the future, that they kind of lose what's in front of them.
I learned to focus and work hard and not give up. I learned that every obstacle is really an opportunity.
Healthy foods are great, but it's important to keep your body active. Your muscles only get stronger and build more endurance for everyday things if you're moving and get the blood pumping. Exercising stimulates certain brain chemicals and can put you in a better mood!
When I'm treating myself, it's a full-on burrito, all loaded up!
I speak about family and adoption because it 100% changed my life and who I am. It definitely played a very large role into just learning how to be grateful for what you have and being fulfilled in a way that a lot of adopted kids don't feel.
I always say leave things at the door. Whether it's at your audition or at your house, leave the problems of the day away. Keep persevering, stick to yourself. Don't do what other people ask, do what you want!
If you say, 'You've made it,' then you kind of come to a standstill, and I don't think any actor wants to do that.
High school isn't necessarily the best time of your life.
I'm a takeout kind of girl. Whole Foods prepares most of my meals.
I make playlists on my iPod like nobody's business!
Sometimes I even work out to 'Glee' songs to keep me going.
I can sleep anywhere. I can fall asleep standing up, literally anywhere.
I always leave a box of unsalted almonds in my house. A handful of those are a good snack that should keep you satisfied.
I always had a strong support system. My parents always supported the stuff that I did.
At one point, I even thought, "Oh, I'll take diet pills." I tried it for one day, and I thought my heart was going to explode. It's awful, and I would never, ever recommend it.
Watching Bernadette Peters perform is like an acting class. She's amazing.
If there's something in the kitchen I like, it must be eaten. I try not to leave any snacks I wouldn't want to eat on a daily basis in the cupboard.
I spend a lot of time on the 'Glee' set. A lot of time. Luckily we have to dance and rehearse, so we're always moving, but having such a tight schedule can make it hard to find the time to exercise. It's definitely a struggle!
I went to performing arts high school, and I took dance and acting every day. Then, I went to Marymount Manhattan College and I have a B.A. in acting, with a concentration in theater performance and a minor in musical theater. I studied there for three years.
If you feel like you're at 50 percent with someone and that's as far as you'll get, you're wasting precious time. You should always be with someone who enriches your life and inspires you to be the best you can be.
A mistake is just a temporary pause in your plan.
I wanted to be a vet when I was little, so it never really dawned on me that acting was my career, it sort of chose me more than I chose it.
I was five or six when I joined SAG, and Equity I joined when I was nine.
When I was 17, I worked at a bagel shop - I ate so many! I was also in all the school musicals, which we rehearsed for during the afternoons.
Since my initials are J. U., people called me Ju. Or Jujube, like the candy.
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