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04/18/2013 11:50 am ET

Flo From Progressive Photo: The Actress In Real Life

When I think of iconic TV commercial characters, three come to mind: The GEICO Gecko, the Orbit Gum Girl and Flo from Progressive.

Flo in particular is cool because unlike the ever-in-pink T-Mobile girl or always-beaming Orbit girl, she doesn't seem to be there just for decoration. Flo runs the show at the Progressive store, she knows what she's talking about and she doesn't dress like I did when I was six.

So why didn't we bother to look into who she is? Unsurprisingly, it turns out that Flo is so much more than Flo. A Reddit user tipped us off to the fact that actress Stephanie Courtney, who plays Flo, has appeared in "Mad Men" and "For Your Consideration."

Raise your hand if you'd like to see more of Courtney beyond the aisles of Progressive. We certainly would.

What other commercial character would you like to see out of, well, character?

LOOK: It's Flo!

flo from progressive

[h/t seewhatyadidthere]

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