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After finding fame 22 years ago in My Girl, Anna Chlumsky got off the Hollywood track, went to college and worked for a book publisher. But the acting bug bit again, and now the 32-year-old is starring in HBO’s political comedy, Veep, which is currently in its second season. American Way caught up with Chlumsky, who recently announced that she’s expecting her first baby, to get reacquainted with the former child star.

BOOK ON YOUR NIGHTSTAND:  “Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand, a workbook called How You Do Anything is How You Do Everything and The Tower by W.B. Yeats”

YOUR PERFECT WEEKEND: “Taking a walk in the park with my husband and dog; having good food, wine and conversation with friends; catching some theater or cuddling up to a movie; or, for a change of pace, dancing.”

FAVORITE DESTINATION: “New York, my home sweet home! I also love London, São Paulo, Brussels and Miami.”

GUILTY PLEASURES:  “Real Housewives of New Jersey, Jersey Shore and RuPaul’s Drag Race”

ON YOUR iPOD:  “Louis Prima, Cecilia Bartoli, Metric, M.I.A., Mumford & Sons, B.B. King, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Loretta Lynn, Chico Buarque and Carlos Vives. Oh,
and ABBA.”

BEST MEMORY WORKING AS A CHILD ACTRESS:  “Jamie Lee Curtis hosted a pingpong tournament during lunch hours when we filmed My Girl. The whole crew got super into it. Costumes, aliases, theme music — the works.”