Monica Horan

Actress


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About this interview

In her two-hour Archive interview, Monica Horan discusses her early interest in comedy and performing and speaks of how she was influenced by television comediennes like Carol Burnett. She talks of her subsequent involvement in theater throughout college and as a young adult living in New York City, and describes some of the roles she played on-stage, including parts in "Vampire Lesbians of Sodom" and "Tony 'n' Tina's Wedding." She recounts meeting her husband, actor/writer Phil Rosenthal, and recalls projects they worked on together, including Down the Shore and Everybody Loves Raymond, the latter of which Rosenthal created. She speaks of the inspiration for Everybody Loves Raymond, mentions some of her own life experiences that influenced Rosenthal's story ideas for the show, and talks about her favorite episodes. Horan comments on her Raymond co-stars, details her experiences portraying "Amy MacDougall Barone" on the show, and shares how her role changed from recurring to regular. Karen Herman conducted the interview on April 13, 2005 in Los Angeles, CA.

"The final episode of 'Everybody Loves Raymond' is about the joys of life, the simple joys when you're lucky enough to have them. .. that's the most powerful stuff."

Highlights
Monica Horan on her first appearance on Everybody Loves Raymond
02:20
Monica Horan on finding out that the characters of "Robert" and "Amy" were getting married on Everybody Loves Raymond
02:45
Monica Horan on one of her favorite episodes of Everybody Loves Raymond, "Robert's Wedding"
02:34
Monica Horan on how the final episode captures and portrays the overall theme and meaning of the show
00:20
Monica Horan on the legacy of Everybody Loves Raymond
01:18
Full Interview

Chapter 1

On her early childhood influences; on the response to her fame within her hometown; on wanting to be an actress since she was a child; on her favorite shows growing up; on being influenced by comedians and how she pursued being an actress; on going to Hofstra University; on forming a theater company, "Actor's Initiative," with her friends and its influence throughout her career; on forming a foundation for arts and education in Los Angeles; on her first professional acting job and the character she created for it; on subsequent theater roles
21:49
On how she met her husband, Philip Rosenthal and the beginnings of their relationship; on the challenges of working and living in New York City as an actress
06:57

Chapter 2

On her first TV role working on L.A. Law and how she got the part; on the challenges of transitioning from working in theater and living in New York to working in television and living in L.A.; on the auditioning process in L.A.; on working on General Hospital, Down the Shore and Coach; on working on In Living Color and In the House; on her commercial work; on working on both General Hospital and Down the Shore in the same day; on testing for pilots
16:27
On writing sketch comedy with Judy Toll; on her decision to leave acting; on her first appearance on Everybody Loves Raymond; on her role on Everybody Loves Raymond; on the beginnings of Everybody Loves Raymond; on her involvement with Everybody Loves Raymond
12:08

Chapter 3

On the comedy of Everybody Loves Raymond; on the character of "Amy" on the show and her evolution throughout the series; on where the name of "Amy" originated for her character; on how "Amy" was introduced to the show; on what it was like being on the set for Everybody Loves Raymond for the first time; on the relationship of 'Amy" and "Robert" on the show; on her response to finding out that "Robert" and "Amy" were going to be engaged and eventually married
14:28
On when her role of "Amy" changed from a recurring role to a regular character on the show; on on the dynamic between the MacDougall's and the Romano's on the show; on working with the cast of Everybody Loves Raymond; on how the other characters relate to the character of "Amy" on the show; on her views on being an actress; on the relationship between "Amy" and "Marie;" on the impact and influence that working with different creative people has had upon her life and career
15:18

Chapter 4

On key episodes of Everybody Loves Raymond featuring "Amy," such as "Good Girls," "Robert Moves Back," and "Robert's Wedding;" on some of her favorite episodes including the "Italy" episode and "PMS, The Bad Moon Rising;" on her response to seeing aspects of her own life that have been written into episodes
09:04
On other favorite episodes including "Therapy," "Halloween Candy," "The Canister," "Baggage;" on the decision to end the show; on the legacy of Everybody Loves Raymond; on the final episode of Everybody Loves Raymond; on the emotional close to the show; on her role in the final episode
12:15
On the atmosphere on the set during the filming of the final scene of Everybody Loves Raymond; on the secrecy surrounding the final episode; on where she sees "Robert" and "Amy" in twenty years; on advice she would give to someone starting out in acting; on her current and future projects
07:07
Shows

Baby Talk

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Monica Horan on Phil Rosenthal working on the sit-com Baby Talk
00:30

Coach

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Monica Horan on working on the TV show Coach
00:29

Down the Shore

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Monica Horan on working on Down the Shore
02:30

Everybody Loves Raymond

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Monica Horan on her involvement with Everybody Loves Raymond
10:37
Monica Horan on working with the cast of Everybody Loves Raymond
11:05
Monica Horan on key episodes featuring her character "Amy" on Everybody Loves Raymond, including "Good Girls," "Robert Moves Back," and "Robert's Wedding"
04:07
Monica Horan on favorite episodes of Everybody Loves Raymond including the "Italy" episode and "PMS, The Bad Moon Rising"
03:38
Monica Horan on other favorite episodes of Everybody Loves Raymond including "Therapy," "Halloween Candy," "The Canister," and "Baggage"
00:42

General Hospital

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Monica Horan on her work on the Daytime series General Hospital
02:21

In Living Color

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Monica Horan on working on the TV show In Living Color
01:27

In the House

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Monica Horan on working on the TV show In the House
01:11

L.A. Law

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Monica Horan on her first TV role on L.A. Law
01:43
Topics

Characters & Catchphrases

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Monica Horan on how the title for Everybody Loves Raymond came into being
00:50

Creative Influences and Inspiration

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Monica Horan on her response to seeing aspects of her own life that have been written into episodes of Everybody Loves Raymond
02:43

Memorable Moments on Television

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Monica Horan on finding out that the characters of "Robert" and "Amy" were getting married on Everybody Loves Raymond
02:45
Monica Horan on some of her favorite episodes of Everybody Loves Raymond, "Robert's Wedding" and  the "Italy" episode with Ray Romano
02:34
Monica Horan on meeting Tim Conway and his comments on the episode of Everybody Loves Raymond, "Robert Moves Back" and her memories of performing in that episode
01:28
Professions

Actress

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Monica Horan on how she always knew she wanted to be an actress
01:24
Monica Horan on memorable work experiences in television
01:08
Monica Horan on the impact and influence that working with different creative people has had upon her life and career
02:05
Monica Horan on advice she would give to someone starting out in acting
01:19
Genres

Comedy Series

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Monica Horan on working on the TV show Coach
00:29
Monica Horan on Phil Rosenthal working on Baby Talk
00:30
Monica Horan on working on the TV show In Living Color
01:27
Monica Horan on working on the TV show In the House
01:11
Monica Horan on the beginnings of and working on the TV show Everybody Loves Raymond
10:37
Monica Horan on working with the cast of Everybody Loves Raymond
11:05
Monica Horan on key episodes featuring her character "Amy" on Everybody Loves Raymond
09:46

Cop/Detective/Mystery Series

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Monica Horan on her first TV role on L.A. Law
01:43

Daytime/Primetime Serials

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Monica Horan on her work on the Daytime series General Hospital
02:21
People

Tim Conway

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Monica Horan on meeting Tim Conway and his comments on the episode of Everybody Loves Raymond, "Robert Moves Back"
00:57

Jerry Van Dyke

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Monica Horan on working on the TV show Coach with Jerry Van Dyke
00:29

Chris Elliott

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Monica Horan on working with Chris Elliott on Everybody Loves Raymond
00:34

Georgia Engel

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Monica Horan on her friendship and working with Georgia Engel on Everybody Loves Raymond
01:37

Shelley Fabares

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Monica Horan on working on the TV show Coach with Shelley Fabares
00:29

Brad Garrett

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Monica Horan on working with Brad Garrett on Everybody Loves Raymond
03:09
Monica Horan on one of her favorite episodes of Everybody Loves Raymond, "Robert's Wedding" with Brad Garrett
01:38

Anthony Geary

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Monica Horan on working with Anthony Geary on General Hospital
02:21

Harry Hamlin

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Monica Horan on her first TV role on L.A. Law and working with Harry Hamlin
01:43

Patricia Heaton

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Monica Horan on her first impression of Patricia Heaton's work on Everybody Loves Raymond
00:40
Monica Horan on Patricia Heaton's response to her playing the role of Amy on Everybody Loves Raymond
01:09
Monica Horan on the final scene of Everybody Loves Raymond with Patricia Heaton
00:47

Alan Kirschenbaum

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Monica Horan on working with Alan Kirschenbaum on Down the Shore
01:38

Louis Mandylor

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Monica Horan on working with Louis Mandylor on Down the Shore
02:30

Tom McGowan

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Monica Horan on working in the play Mal Perfect with Tom McGowan and Sue Barren
00:20

Gloria Monty

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Monica Horan on her work with Gloria Monty on the Daytime series General Hospital
01:18

Doris Roberts

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Monica Horan on working with Doris Roberts on Everybody Loves Raymond
02:39
Monica Horan on working with Doris Roberts on Everybody Loves Raymond
00:55

Ray Romano

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Monica Horan on her first impression of Ray Romano
01:05
Monica Horan on working with Ray Romano on Everybody Loves Raymond
02:40
Monica Horan on some of her favorite episodes of Everybody Loves Raymond, "Robert's Wedding" and  the Italy episode with Ray Romano
02:34

Phil Rosenthal

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Monica Horan on how she met her husband, Phil Rosenthal
05:11
Monica Horan on working with Phil Rosenthal on TV shows in L.A.
02:30
Monica Horan on Phil Rosenthal's approach to writing the pilot for Everybody Loves Raymond
03:07
Monica Horan on working with Phil Rosenthal in her career
00:45

Lew Schneider

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Monica Horan on working with Lew Schneider on Down the Shore
01:38

Judy Toll

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On writing sketch comedy with Judy Toll
01:31
Monica Horan on working with Judy Toll in her career
00:11

Lily Tomlin

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Monica Horan on how her comedy was influenced by Lily Tomlin
00:51

Damon Wayans

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Monica Horan on working on the TV show In Living Color with Damon Wayans
01:27

Ed. Weinberger

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Monica Horan on Ed Weinberger working on Baby Talk
00:30

Fred Willard

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Monica Horan on working with Fred Willard on Everybody Loves Raymond
00:43

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