Mikaela Hoover was born on July 12 in Colbert, Washington and is the first of four siblings. Mikaela started taking dance classes at age 2 and starred school plays and local commercials as a child. She was a cheerleader in high school and the captain of her high school dance team as well as being on the debate team. After graduation she was accepted to Loyola Marymount University’s theatre program in Los Angeles. After getting her BA in theatre she appeared in the movie “Frank” and later went on to play the role of Madison in the WB’s “Sorority Forever.”
Mikaela has guest starred on many extremely popular sitcoms including “How I Met Your Mother,” “Two and a Half Men,” “Saint George,” “The League,” and “Anger Management” as well as a recurring role on the ABC show “Happy Endings.” She has also been involved in many projects with writer/director James Gunn including “The Sparky and Mikaela Show,” “PG Porn,” “Humanzee,” the movie “Super” and Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy.”
Name: Mikaela Hoover
Education: Loyola Marymount University
How did you get started on your current career track?
I started doing school plays in kindergarten and after high school I moved to Los Angeles to get my theater degree at Loyola Marymount University.
What gives you the most satisfaction in your work as an artist?
Playing a character that I can completely lose myself in is really satisfying.
What motivates or inspires you in your work?
What motivates me is how much I enjoy working with other actors on set. Most projects I have worked on I enjoy so much I never want them to end.
Do you have a personal work philosophy?
Do what makes you happy. Life is too short.
If you weren’t doing this, what could you see yourself doing?
I would have loved to be a therapist or work with special needs children.
What are you working on right now?
I just finished short film called “Frontman” with Kristoffer Polaha and McKaley Miller. It’s about a rockstar (Polaha) who is losing his hearing.
What do you first notice about a guy?
What gets you interested?
Confidence & humor
What keeps you interested?
Kindness, confidence and humor
What’s your number one deal breaker (either on first meeting or in a relationship)?
A guy who is too into himself is an automatic turnoff.
Humor, confidence, kindness, swagger ;), intelligence, a guy that makes you feel protected, loyalty.
Guys who care too much what they look like, guys who take too many selfies, guys who act like they are better than others.
To stay in shape, what’s your basic diet look like?
I wish I could say healthy and vegan but I have a pretty bad diet. I’m Italian so food is kinda my everything. I have never been able to diet or limit with food.
What sort of fitness plan, if any, do you follow?
I just started going to Cardio Barre and I love it. I would love to get into yoga.
Favourite recipe: Homemade Monkey Bread
iPhone or Android: I’ve only ever used the iPhone
What are you driving: A small SUV… I wish I was still driving a pickup truck but having a pickup truck in LA is not very practical.
One thing guys should know when talking to a beautiful woman: Don’t be douche.
One quirky thing about you that never turns up in interviews: I’m currently obsessed with the show Supernatural. If I’m having a bad day I put that on. It’s so cheesy but it’s my guilty pleasure.
Zombie Basement trailer:
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