Susan Misner grew up in Pompton Plains, New Jersey, where she fell in love with dancing. Her love of dance led her to New York City, where she landed roles in Broadway plays. In 1999, she secured a role on One Life to Live, which launched her TV career. She also acted in 2002's Chicago, performing the "Cell Block Tango" with Catherine Zeta-Jones. Playing Dan and Jenny's mom and Rufus's ex-wife on Gossip Girl, Susan doesn't have a major role in the central drama of the show. That's cool—Rufus and Lily need their space.