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S AL U D O S H I S PAN O S other actresses dropped out. Alba worked regularly from then on, and soon earned worldwide recognition playing a genetically engineered super soldier in the lead role in the Fox TV series Dark Angel from 2000-2002. She also received a Golden Globe nomination for the role. She has starred in numerous box office hits throughout her career, including Honey (2003), the Fantastic Four (2005) based on the Marvel comic books, and Little Fockers (2010). She is a frequent collaborator of director Robert Rodriguez, having starred in Sin City (2005), Machete (2010), Spy Kids: All the Time in the World (2011), Machete Kills (2013), and Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014). Alba most recently starred in the Spectrum action crime series L.A.'s Finest which has just been renewed for a 2nd season. Alba continues to act, but for the past few years she has spent much of her time at home with her husband and three kids, while also focusing on her expanding business empire. She is set to host and executive produce a new documentary series for Disney+ called "Parenting Without Borders" which will examine how cultural beliefs shape parenting and families around the world. Alba recently told Allure magazine, "For me, success is quality of life," Alba says. "I think being able to look up at the end of the day and just feel like today was a good day. Not every day is going to be great. But you know what, you did your best and your heart's in the right place. And for me, I can go to sleep every night feeling like all of us, we did our best. We all are trying to do the right thing. And we're all trying to really drive the mission of the company. And that to me is really what success is about." As for how the IPO factors into her success? "I'm still pinching myself," she says. "It's all so surreal." On the Value of Diverse Hiring "It's hard for people in a lot of these sectors to do anything differently because they haven't seen it," Alba says about hiring practices that reverberate throughout various parts of business. "We hope to be one of those companies that can kind of defy the status quo…once you get more comfortable seeing women in leadership roles, a Mexican woman founding a company, the more of that is allowed — and that's part of the conversation — I think it opens more doors for more people of color, more women, to have that seat at the table."