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"Flo" speaks at 2015 Harpur Commencement

Stephanie Courtney, an actress and improviser best known for playing "Flo" in the Progressive Insurance commercials, spoke at Binghamton University's Spring Commencement ceremony on May 17.

Courtney, who graduated from Harpur College with an English degree in 1992, spoke at the Harpur Fine Arts/Humanities ceremony.

"When I saw the first Progressive ad on the air, I thought 'Oh, my God! That's me," Courtney says. "Getting to play Flo has been a happy surprise. It's the most awesome gig." 

"I was never tortured over whether I wanted to become an actor," Courtney says. "There was never another option in my mind."

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Last Updated: 5/18/15