The actress, who wed concert promoter Simone Sestito in a romantic ceremony in Rome last June, tells PEOPLE she's ready to start a family.
"Everybody wants a child," the actress said at a party for W magazine's "Best Performances" issue at Chateau Marmont in West Hollywood on Jan. 14. "I want at least two children, maybe in another year or so. Who knows, I might end up having five and being this crazy woman with all these children."
Suvari, who turns 32 next month, says motherhood is a role she knows she will cherish. "I think that would be the ultimate experience for me. I think that's where you really find yourself. That's what's important about life."