TODAY | February 08, 2013
>>> actress tiffany theissen has been in the spotlight since she was a teenager, and she's managed to successfully transition into a mature and beautiful woman. well-rounded.
>> this includes her tashgt on the hit show " white collar " where she plays elizabeth berk, the steadfast wife of an fbi agent.
>> it could probably save you a few hours of work .
>> okay. 30 cables. turnover, an hour per table. here they have total attendance at 220. they're only putting 300 linens to be washed.
>> they could be reusing them to cut costs.
>> or be padding the head count and tapping a couple extra grand every night.
>> well, look who is here.
>> poor baby has to work with such dogs.
>> it's the hardest job ever.
>> they're such sweet guys, aren't they?
>> we have the nicest group of people. the crew, the cast, we're very fortunate.
>> you talk about your character is someone you say you strive to be like. what is it about her that you really like?
>> i think she really has her stuff together.
>> thank you for cleaning that up.
>> aechl a mom now.
>> she's smart and savvy and funny, but i feel that she has her priorities straight. her husband is definitely, you know, really number one and they really lean on each other a lot, but her career is still very, very important to her, and her dog is important to her.
>> a lot like you in that sense.
>> she's probably the closest to myself in all the roles that i have played, which is 31 years of doing this.
>> has it really been that long?
>> 31 years.
>> you seem so young.
>> any regrets about that? would you want them to go into the business? you have a child now.
>> i wouldn't push her to do it, and i am shoor my mother could probably say the same thing. things change . it's harder now. it is harder. the social media .
>> i can't take it. i can't take it. how old is she?
>> 2 1/2 now.
>> what's the best part about being a mom, do you think?
>> just the abundance of love i have for this child. it's like you feel that way when you first meet your husband, of course, and then it becomes even more so when you have a kid.
>> how has he changed since she was born?
>> i always knew he was going to be a great dad, and it's true. he is an amazing father.
>> was that picture your birthday party ?
>> it was just my birthday last week.
>> it was? what did you wish for?
>> i'm just wishing for her to be a happy, fun kid and be healthy and all of that.
>> we bring children into no matter if they're in show business or not, all this cyber stuff and all this --
>> it's scary.
>> she opened my phone when she was, like, a year old.
>> i remember watching my niece on a magazine, and thinking it was like an ipad because you don't realize it's paper. things are paper now.
>> it's true. i think they did a study where they gave a little one a little ipad and magazine or newspaper, and it was trying to do the same thing. picking up the paper and --
>> that's kind of scary. i guess they're learning new skills.
>> are we in for some surprises on white collar ?
>> we are always having some surprises. i mean, you're going to -- in the next few weeks you might see, you know, mrs. burke carry a gun possibly.
>> how timely.
>> you really --
>> i did. woman's intuition. i loved the script from day one. i knew it was going to get picked up. i knew it was going to be something. yeah, i did. i did. i actually didn't get it right in the beginning. they kind of passed on me, and then they came back.
>> wow. we're happy for you.
>> thank you.
>> always great to see you. thanks for coming to toe sea us, tiffany.
>> you can catch white collar tuesday nights 10:00 , 9:00 central