Brenda Strong, who plays Mary Alice Young on “Desperate Housewives.”

Last book I bought:
“Eat, Pray, Love” by Elizabeth Gilbert

Book I’m reading:
“Rise and Shine” by Anna Quindlen

Total number of books I own:
Too ridiculous to count. I can’t part with them, they become part of the family.

Three books that mean a lot to me:
“When You’re Falling, Dive: Acceptance, Freedom and Possibility” by Cheri Huber and June Shiver
“Ethics of Love” by Vimala McClure
“Oh, The Places You’ll Go!” by Dr. Seuss

Last film I saw:
“Sunshine,” by Danny Boyle (I’m a closet Sci-Fi fan)

Three films that mean a lot to me:
(You’re killing me, just three?) “The Lion in Winter,” by Anthony Harvey
“One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” by Milos Forman
“Some Like It Hot,” by Billy Wilder

Last CD I bought:
“Shrek – Music From the Original Motion Picture,” Various Artists (I needed the song “Hallelujah” by Rufus Wainwright for a CD compilation I was making for my mom)

Songs that mean a lot to me:
“Magnificat,” Beppe Cantarelli
“Imagine,” John Lennon
“You Can Leave Your Hat On,” Joe Cocker

Favorite Drink:
Red wine

Favorite Charity:
The American Fertility Association (I’m the National Spokesperson and on the Board, I would have caught hell for any other answer!)

Favorite Vacation:
Queenstown, New Zealand

Favorite Vice:
Dark chocolate (on anything)

Five people whom I’d like to see answer this survey:
Mike Nichols, Deepak Chopra, George Clooney, Al Gore, Meryl Streep