Susan attended Northeast Louisiana University in Monroe, LA.
Susan was in New Zealand filming the Hercules episode "Green-Eyed Monster" when she got the news that her soap Malibu Shores was cancelled. When she got back to the States she immediately headed to New York to begin auditioning for new roles.
Susan is 5'4" with brown hair and blue eyes.
Susan says she got into acting after attending an acting class with a friend. She loved the class so much that she decided to take some herself, and eventually she started going out on auditions as well.
In 1996, Susan played "Psyche" in the Hercules: The Legendary Journeys episode, "The Green-Eyed Monster." One year later, she reprised the role, in voice only, for the episode "A Comedy of Eros" on Xena: Warrior Princess.
Susan has posed nude for Maxim magazine and has appeared on FHM's "100 Sexiest Women In The World" list several times, including 2002, 2001, and 2000.
Susan is supports many animal charities and is an active member of Actors and Others for Animals. She herself has has three cats who are named Sawyer, Buffy, and Velvet.
As a girl Susan wanted to become a veterinarian, and moved to New York at age 13 to work as a model to earn enough money to put herself through veterinary school. But when her modeling career took off, she decided to take acting lessons and continue in show business.
During her three years on Sunset Beach, Susan was named "Performer of the Week" by Soap Opera Digest on two different occasions.
Susan used to race on the BMX bicycle circuit as a girl.
In 1999, Susan and her Sunset Beach co-star, Clive Robertson, were nominated for a Soap Opera Digest Award in the category of "Favorite Couple". They lost to David Canary and Jennifer Bassey of All My Children.
Susan: I wear glasses most of the time because I'm as blind as a bat. I was once at a party and had left them at home. So when I saw some friends standing outside, I rushed over and ran smack into a sliding glass door!
Susan: In Hollywood, many young, new actors think that the only means of landing a role is to spend time in the hot places where they can meet famous people who will be able to help them.
Susan: (on "Sunset Beach") Every once in awhile, I think, 'Oh my God, can I do this? Can I carry a storyline?' It's been intimidating and exciting at the same time.
Susan: (referring to her modeling career) When I went to New York [at age 13], I was so young and so naive, I didn't really know how to be scared. I was in New York all those years and I never worried about anything. I was young and determined and hell-bent to succeed, and I did.
Susan: I grew up in an animal haven; my family had exotic birds, reptile, dogs, monkeys, snakes, rabbits and hamsters.
Susan: I grew up watching NASCAR and all that. Instead of going to church on Sunday, my dad would get a 12-pack of Busch beer, because it was the official NASCAR beer, and we'd watch NASCAR.
Susan: I am not sexually attracted to women. I would rather sleep with an ugly man than with a woman.