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Leslie Bibb is the really excited woman you’ve seen cheering on Sam Rockwell at every awards show as Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri crushes the awards circuit, but if you’ve been asking yourself why the heck she looks so familiar, you’re not the only one. From her modeling days to her iconic comedic role in Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, here are six reasons you might recognize Rockwell’s long-term girlfriend outside of her role as his personal cheerleader.

Leslie Bibb on Oprah Show in 1990
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She Started Her Career as a Model, Thanks to Oprah

In 1990, The Oprah Winfrey Show and Elite Model Management held a nationwide model search and guess what? Sixteen-year-old Bibb won.

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She Starred on ‘Popular,’ the 1999 Version of ‘Gossip Girl’

After booking a few minor roles in movies and on TV shows, Bibb landed the lead on the WB series Popular, playing Brooke McQueen—a teen who’ll stop at nothing in her quest for popularity.

Since her Popular days, Bibb has acted in many more TV shows, including ERThe LeagueNobodies and American Housewife.

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She Played a Big Part in the Shake and Bake Magic of ‘Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby’

Bibb played Ricky Bobby’s (Will Ferrell) wife, Carley, who left him for Cal Naughton Jr. (John C. Reilly). We don’t know what to do with our hands.

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She Started Her Own Sam Rockwell Fan Club in 2007

The couple of ten years met over dinner at the Chateau Marmont hotel in Los Angeles, and they’ve been low-key dating ever since.

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She Speaks Candidly About The Secret to Their Long-Lasting Relationship

The Iron Man 2 star joked that she and Rockwell owe their ten-year romance to “good sex and a healthy sense of humor.” Cheers to that. 

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And Finally, She Embraces Any Opportunity to Celebrate Her Man

From the Golden Globes to the SAG Awards, Bibb’s excitement for her bae hasn’t waned one bit. 

We’ll be keeping an eye out for Rockwell’s adoring GF when the Oscars air on Sunday, March 4, at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. on ABC. 

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