Quote: "He said to me, 'Oh, it is that Maura Tierney', and it was really weird... It was the trippiest thing. I was in the room with all of the mammograms. It was like a show. He was not the most professional radiologist I've ever met... I freaked out, because it didn't feel right." Actress Maura Tierney's breast cancer diagnosis was made really awkward by a starstruck medic.
Fact: Actress Maura Tierney is set to make her Broadway debut as Tom Hanks' wife in an upcoming production of Nora Ephron's Lucky Guy. The Good Wife star will take her first bow at the Broadhurst Theatre on 1 March (13).
Quote: "I feel an immense sense of gratitude, but sometimes I think there should be room for more gratitude (in me), because I can still be bitchy in the morning." Cancer fighter Maura Tierney on battling the disease.
Fact: Maura Tierney has landed her first full-time TV role since she was diagnosed with breast cancer last year (09). The actress completed treatment in April (10) and returned to firefighter drama RESCUE ME for several episodes due to be shown next year (11). She also signed on to star in a play and now she's landed a role in new legal drama THE WHOLE TRUTH, which will debut in America this autumn (10).
Quote: "I haven't seen it. I'm TIVoing (recording) it. There was a party this weekend, so I got to see everybody and say goodbye. I've moved on!" E.R. actress Maura Tierney doesn't know how the long running TV series ends after missing the show's finale on Thursday (02Apr09) night. Instead, the star chose to party with her new colleagues from the cast of firefighter drama RESCUE ME.
Quote: "When I can't have one, I'm f**ked. I've found myself doing things I'm not proud of, like digging through the trash for a butt. Or smoking through bronchitis... During a five-minute break at work, I've had to make the decision: Should I pee, or should I smoke? I've tried to do both at the same time, and it's not very satisfying." E.R. actress Maura Tierney is finding it hard to kick her 20-year cigarette habit.