My mom's side of the family is from Arkansas!
I suppose there are a lot of reasons to be jaded or sarcastic or bitter in life, but I hang on to the reasons why life is beautiful.
The 'Carousel' overture has always been one of my all-time favorite pieces of music.
I've had great opportunities to show different sides of myself, but the challenge will always be getting either people to let you do it or finding the right things to do in order to do it.
It is such a luxury to open a new book that's highly recommended by friends - either an inspirational yet humorously self-deprecating memoir, or a page-turning piece of fiction.
Corned beef and cabbage - that's our favorite holiday meal when all the O' Haras gather around the table.
I'm proud to be Irish.
I don't want to be famous for being famous.
I was raised in Oklahoma. I was actually born in Tulsa, but I grew up in a small town on the west side of Oklahoma called Elk City on a farm, where my dad grew up, actually.
By no means, I can't sing any rock and roll.
I don't ever think about the roads I didn't take because I spend too much time thinking what's ahead. I don't go backwards.
I don't have that many family and friends.
I don't read reviews, because if you believe the good ones, you have to believe the bad.
I feel so rich in my emotions and in my life and so grateful when I'm home and so grateful when I'm at work.
I think anything emotional adds to your acting and singing, no matter what it is that you go through. It will always add to it, never take away.
I've always wanted my characters to have more dimension and realistic cores than the ingenue material often provides. It's been a challenge.
In my special place, room service could only consist of my husband making me a breakfast of eggs, avocados, and hummus. And coffee with milk.
My father named me Kelli because 'Kelli O'Hara' just sounded so Irish.
'South Pacific' has a definite heaviness that people don't realize. It's got a seriousness and a message.
I don't mind talking about my family and how to balance it all. But, in today's world, we should probably be asking both women and men about work and family and how to balance the two.