When Susan started her career, she says people told her having a family would limit the roles she was offered. "I remember people saying to me, 'You know, once you start having kids, you won't be sexy anymore,'" she says.

Because of that, Susan wants her two sons and daughter to know they can find fulfillment in any area of their lives. "I think that the most important thing really is to understand that you do have the right to be happy, you have the right to have a family and a career," she says. "I think the most important thing, especially if you're raising kids that are privileged, is you want them to find something they feel passionately about."

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