I was born in Patterson, New Jersey, and raised pretty much all around the country. My family tended to move from place to place following economic prospects and jobs and looking for new opportunities, so we changed schools, colleges, grade schools, high schools every 6 months to a year - depending on the breaks.
J. Michael Straczynski
Those opportunities to play in championship games are few and far between.
You do feel a certain obligation to shows that raise your profile like 'Downton' has. But there are definitely other exciting opportunities out there.
On the one hand, Porto Monenegro is shape-shifting - it replaced a naval shipyard with a new marina - but it's also mind-shifting, opening up an array of other small business opportunities. And this shape-shifting and mind-shifting, it is exactly what we're trying to do in Montenegro.
Playing further up the pitch, you have more opportunities to score and provide assists, and it's something I liked right from the start.
I've been so blessed to have the opportunities that I've had.
J. K. Simmons
As an actor, as you grow into where you fit in the industry, you're just trying to find the opportunities, hoping they grow and you get to do more.
My mum came from nothing and didn't have many opportunities in her youth, and she blames a lot of her social inadequacies on that.
People like to talk about their hometowns and their travels, and the more places you've been, the more likely you'll be able to make a connection that can bring new business leads or career opportunities.
I think 'The Color of Money' was very instrumental in opening up other opportunities. People started to recognize me as an artist after that film. And then, after I did 'Bird,' it was more solidified.
People going into the cities for the opportunities and the towns are getting older, no young people.
You don't just luck into things as much as you would like to think you do. You build step by step, whether it is friendships or opportunities.