Elizabeth Marvel Has Balls

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Name: Elizabeth Allen Marvel
Age: 40
Neighborhood: Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn
Occupation: Actress; currently appearing in The Book of Grace at the Public Theater.

Who's your favorite New Yorker, living or dead, real or fictional?
My son, and a tie between E.A. Poe and H.P. Lovecraft.

What's the best meal you've eaten in New York?
Date night with my husband at Momofuku.

In one sentence, what do you actually do all day in your job?
Dress up and play pretend.

Would you live here on a $35,000 salary?
I often have.

What's the last thing you saw on Broadway?
Peter and the Wolf at the New Victory.

Do you give money to panhandlers?
Yes.

What's your drink?
Strong coffee from Prime Meats.

How often do you prepare your own meals?
At least once a day.

What's your favorite medication?
Caffeine.

What's hanging above your sofa?
A large photo of Neil Young.

How much is too much to spend on a haircut?
$200.

When's bedtime?
Depends on the gig.

Which do you prefer, the old Times Square or the new Times Square?
Oh, dear God, it’s the only thing worth missing from the eighties.

What do you think of Donald Trump?
Oddly, his mouth. It’s small and puckered and makes me think of an ... well, fill in the blank.

What do you hate most about living in New York?
Dealing with violence on the subway.

Who is your mortal enemy?
My superego.

When's the last time you drove a car?
Last month.

How has the Wall Street crash affected you?
It hasn’t. I’m still a struggling artist.

Times, Post, or Daily News?
Times.

Where do you go to be alone?
My dressing room.

What makes someone a New Yorker?
Balls.