— mikaela hoover (@mikaelahoover) January 23, 2014
Although Richard Castle only has eyes for Kate Beckett, in real life, Castle actor Nathan Fillion, does well with the ladies.
Here is one he used to be spotted with frequently at events, until he started dating Christina Ochoa.
Here’s what you need to know about the 30-year-old actress.
1. She Was in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’
Guardians of the Galaxy director and writer James Gunn was impressed with her audition because she forgot her lines and had to ad lib. The actress had taken a class at Upright Citizens Brigade in Los Angeles, thankfully.
In an interview with Enstarz, she gushed about her experience on the film. “It’s a great film, it’s very touching and beautiful. I’m so proud of James. I cried six times!” she said.
Even at a young age, she knew she wanted to act.
She told Female First, “I guess I have pretty much always know that I wanted to be an actress. As early as I can remember I would put on plays with my cousin and make my dad record them. In kindergarten I started doing the school plays and it just continued.”
Look at her demo reel above.
She studied theater at Loyola Marymount University.
2. She Met Nathan on Set
In PUFF, PUFF, PASS IT ON: The Truth About Marijuana #2 , she shows that “no one will ever have sexual intercourse ever again” if marijuana is legalized.
The short was made in opposition to Prop 19 by The B Squad. The tagline reads, “Here’s a taste of what life will be like once everyone in California is getting high.”
4. She’s in this PG Porn
Gunn also directed hoover in this PG Porn, Helpful Bus.
His website explains the series as:
How many times have you been watching a great porn film – you’re really enjoying the story, the acting, the cinematography – when, all of the sudden, they ruin everything with PEOPLE HAVING SEX?
5. She Was the Baby-Voiced Girl in ‘HIMYM’
In 2010, Hoover starred on How I Met Your Mother, as one of Barney’s countless hookups.
In the clip above, from Season 6 of the sitcom, she plays opposite Neil Patrick Harris, trying to seduce him.
Her memorable quality was that she talked in a baby voice.
She told Enstarz, “I do have a higher voice. It limits me for a lot of roles but it does help me for comedy.”