The 34-year-old actress plays a mom to a mean girl in Fox's new sitcom ''I Hate My Teenage Daughter'' (Wednesdays at 9:30 p.m.). Here, she looks back on her own teenage years, a time of pom-poms and pegged jeans.

By Melissa Maerz
Updated November 25, 2011 at 05:00 AM EST

Cheer Pressure
”I was a cheerleader freshman year in North Carolina. I liked being on a team, but I can’t say that cheerleading was my favorite thing. I wasn’t a fan of the bitchy nature of it all. It was hormone hell there for a moment.”

Naughty or Nice?
”This is me [on the right], my friend, and her granddaddy, doing our rapper stance. We’re 12 or 13. We cut our own roosterish bangs and made our sweatshirts with puffy paint. My jeans are pegged, pleat denim, and stonewash. So much wrong!”