We always have dinner together as a family - even when our schedules are totally hectic. I inherited that from my mom, who would come home from her ad agency job to eat with us before going back to work.
As long as I get those running shoes on, then there's no turning back, and I have to go for that run. As long as you've got those workout clothes, you've got them on, you've got to go.
You finish a job and it's very emotional because you're working crazy long hours, and your work family is like a real family.
I have an incredible role model in my mom. She was a single mother raising two kids in New York.
In this business, there is an insane amount of pressure, spoken and unspoken, to be thin. If you look at some of the television shows, eating disorders become like a competitive thing.
For me, the amazing thing was entering into this amazing world of 'Sesame Street.' We'd be in the kids' room, and there was a door into the soundstage that said '1-2-3 Open Sesame.' I remember pushing that door open and going into this incredible magical world of make-believe. In one episode, I was playing football with Joe Namath.
For a quick, healthy meal that's also fun for kids, I serve fish tacos: soft tortillas, lettuce, tomatoes, black beans and brown rice.
My mom has always been a huge inspiration. She was a single mom raising two kids in New York. Now that is full-on all the time.
When I started 'Third Watch,' I knew I was going to be with the firefighters and lifting, so I was doing yoga, running, and swimming - all at the same time. I didn't have a kid then. Now I don't have time for that. I want to spend time with my son and my husband, so it's mainly just yoga now.
I think it's necessary to let kids get bored once in a while - that's how they learn to be creative.
I've learned from my French husband and the way they eat, it's all about moderation. And that's really sustainable.
When I need a break from the boys, I go with my girlfriend to buy pretty little dresses for her daughter.
I think what's so interesting for me is the different roles that I play. I love doing the research, and I love - I feel fortunate in the sense that I get to explore many different worlds, of things that I may not really get to learn a lot about.
In my sports or workout life, I like to prove to myself I can do something, whether it's a half marathon or whatever it is. I like to take challenges that scare me because then once we've accomplished it, we feel stronger.
Maybe because I didn't have a huge film career right off the bat, I've been able to create something different, which is so important to me. That's myself, my idea of who I am.
When you live in America, it's kind of insular - the news coverage that you get - unless you're really smart about it and find more international news coverage. I've learned that from my husband. In the French culture, they talk politics.
As women in general, I don't think we take the time to find ways to take care of ourselves.
I had this roommate in college who would get up almost 2 hours before class to do hair and makeup. That's not for me.
I have a dog. He needs to be walked, and I love running, so I pull out my running shoes.
I just am a huge fan of PBS. They've taken great risks from great shows.