She is married to Jude Ciccolella, who plays Mike Novick on Fox's 24.
Sylva did a lot of travelling while she was growing up - Guam, Taiwan, Phillipines and Saudi Arabia.
Sylva's mother was a dancer with American Ballet Theatre.
Sylva has a twin named Heidi.
Sylva is an animal lover and has spent many years rescuing mistreated and abandoned dogs and placing them in new homes.