Ever since her breakout role in Alias, we have not-so-secretly liked Jennifer Garner  for her goofiness and down-to-earth attitude. Since she's celebrating her 42nd birthday today, we thought it was high time we counted all the reasons we love her. From her transformation from an ex-band-geek to being one half of one of the world's most gorgeous couples , we can't help but keep watching one of our favorite Hollywood moms.
First of All, She Was in Alias, One of Our Favorite Shows
She Proved That Like a Fine Wine . . .
Women Get Better With Age
She Knows How to Take a Compliment
She Survived the Era of Flat-Ironed Hair . . .
And Spaghetti-Strap Dresses
She Knows How to Tell Someone Off . . .
She Loves Victor Garber as Much as We Do
She Gets Genuinely Excited When She Wins an Award . . .
Like, Really, Really Excited
She Knows How We Prepare For a Night Out
And She Gets That Sometimes We Just Don't Feel Like Partying
Don't Be Fooled by Her Sweet Face, Because She Can Be Tough, Too
And She Can Still Get Goofy
And, Lastly, She and Ben Are Still Adorable After All These Years