She was 37.
Schulenburg, who played Alison Stewart on “As the World Turns” and Jo Sullivan on the “One Life to Live” reboot, died Tuesday, her manager Kyle Luker told CNN.
Schulenburg and her husband, “Succession” actor Zack Robidas, welcomed their daughter, Coda, two years ago.
“On the eve of my 36th birthday, instead of searching for a place to drink multiple Bloody Marys (my birthdays always involve Bloody Marys, boats and lobster, not in any particular order), I was repeating the same question over and over again in my head: “How does one celebrate a birthday with a new baby in the middle of a global pandemic while coming to terms with a Stage IV, metastatic, borderline triple negative inflammatory breast cancer diagnosis?'” she wrote.
She also found another type of love at the school, meeting Robidas there when she served as his campus guide.
Schulenburg acted while in school and snagged the role on “As the World Turns” the year she graduated in 2006.
She went on to appear on the web reboot of “One Life to Life” in 2013.
Schulenburg, who would have celebrated her 38th birthday on Saturday, also performed off Broadway and appeared in television series, including “Blue Bloods” and most recently Showtime’s “City on a Hill.”
“It’s not my ideal to be a 38 year old Mom who needs an oxygen tank to survive right now. I want to be strong and beautiful for her,” she wrote in the caption on a series of photos that featured her daughter and her own mother, Candace. “I want to show her how to move throughout this world with compassion, strength, vivacity, humor and joy like my Mother showed me.”