Happy 48th birthday, Robin Wright! Starring in the hit made-for-Netflix show House of Cards, the Golden Globe winner has sparked envy-inducing professional style and one of the best cropped ‘dos we’ve ever seen as Claire Underwood.

In addition to being huge fans of Wright’s impeccable fashion sense, we are also enamored with her brilliant acting chops—and her pick for most satisfying aspect of her job. “What I do is share stories and you want to touch people with a story,” Wright told us exclusively. “When people are touched and recognize you for that, you feel like it worked!”

Love Robin Wright’s wardrobe on House of Cards? Find out how to get her look, straight from the show’s costume designer.