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Though she’s been acting for well over two decades, appearing in everything from Scent of a Woman to Showtime’s The Tudors, Gabrielle Anwar is having perhaps the biggest moment in her career playing the fearless, complicated Fiona Glenanne on USA’s smash hit Burn Notice. On the show, she plays a former IRA operative, but in real life, the mom of three unwinds by doing yoga and writing children’s books. Here’s what you need to know about the British beauty.

What’s on your iPod: Lots of fingerprints!
Favorite way to spend a Sunday: In silence
Favorite yoga pose: Savasana (the resting pose)
Cook dinner or order in: I cook. My signature dish is a sheepless shepherd’s pie.
Favorite travel destination: Our garden
Favorite movie snack: Truffle-oil popcorn
Your hero: My children. And the man that puts up with all of us.
Dream role: The one where I get all the accolades!
Favorite thing about working on Burn Notice: Fiona’s unpredictability
Best part of being a mom: Their love