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Whitford, Kaczmarek share Wisconsin roots

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Married TV stars Bradley Whitford and Jane Kaczmarek say their Wisconsin roots have kept them together.

"She knew what a cheese curd was, so I married her," joked Whitford, who plays the presidential deputy Josh Lyman on "The West Wing."

He and Kaczmarek, who plays Lois on "Malcolm in the Middle," helped raise money for Madison Repertory Theatre's Vicki Stewart Artists' Fund.

"There's something about this place that's really comforting," Kaczmarek said. "We kind of had the same code about what we wanted our lives to be like.

That includes putting family before career, and not being too busy to donate an evening to old friends."