• Mikaela Hoover is an American social media star, entrepreneur, model and actress.
• She is 38 years old and of Spanish, Persian and Italian descent.
• She is an animal activist, passionate about donating to charities, and is a fan of horror films.
• She is the founder and CEO of make-up brand Moonlit and is active on social media with over 750,000 followers on Instagram.
• She is dating actor Darren Barnet and was previously in a relationship with actor Nathan Fillion.

Mikaela Hoover is a famed American social media star, entrepreneur, model and actress, who rose to prominence through her lead role of Madison in the TV series “Sorority Forever.” She is also known widely for appearing in the short films “Another Happy Anniversary,” “Fleshlightning,” and “Lost Dream.”

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Age, Early Life, and Education Background

Mikaela Mehrizi Hoover was born in Colbert, Washington State, under the Cancer zodiac sign on 12 July 1984, which makes her 38 years old as of mid-2022. She was raised alongside her two younger siblings, Jazlyn Hoover and Mckenzi Hoover by their mother Nancy Mehrizi, and father Mr. Hoover, and is of Spanish, Persian and Italian descent. Mikaela appeared in many commercials as a child, having begun dancing at the age of two. She was a very active student, the leader of her school’s dancing club, and was also a cheerleader in high school, as well as being active in her school plays.

Hoover hasn’t revealed where she attended high school, but she matriculated to Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, and graduated with a theater degree in 2008. She also took Improv classes at the Los Angeles-based Upright Citizens Brigade.


Hoover has revealed through her Facebook page that her mother and other close relatives call her ‘Munch’ because she always shoved food in her face whenever she got the chance.

Mikaela is an animal activist who visits zoos regularly to take care of animals; she has used her social media handles to promote the humane treatment of animals.

She’s also passionate about donating to charities, and helping children suffering from Downs Syndrome; she previously stated that “October is Downs Syndrome Awareness Month, and as many of you know, this is a cause near and dear to my heart. Here are some amazing Angels I’ve had the pleasure of knowing over the years, who inspire me on a daily basis.”

She hits the gym and practices yoga frequently, to stay both mentally and physically active.

Mikaela is also a fan of horror films – her favorite is “Scream”


Mikaela landed her first role in the soap opera “SamHas7Friends,” which aired in 2006, before she played a minor role in “Casanovas” shortly after she graduated. She later appeared in 33 episodes of the TV series “Sorority Forever,” which has elements of programs such as “Prom Queen” and “Gossip Girl” intermingled within the plot. Subsequently, Mikaela began working with the filmmaker James Gunn in the making of the 2008 comedy, “PG Porn,” which is made up of an array of pornography spoofs – a humorous event that occurs every time a supposed sex act is about to happen.

Rise to Fame

2010 saw Mikaela making another collaborative effort with Gunn in the project “Super”, together with Ellen Page and Rainn Wilson. She later played minor roles in “How I Met Your Mother,” “Two and a Half Men,” and “Anger Management.” In 2014, Hoover appeared in the Michael Rosenbaum-written comedy film “Back In the Day”, then in the same year, she landed one of her biggest roles in the sci-fi film “Guardian of the Galaxy”, appearing with Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana and Bradley Cooper. The film was a commercial success, as it was among the five highest-grossing movies of 2014.


Mikaela is the founder and the CEO of the make-up brand, Moonlit, which deals with lipsticks and mascara. She uses her widely-followed Instagram page to promote her lipstick pencils, which come in several shades.

Hoover is active on Instagram with more than 750,000 followers, and is fond of posting throwback photos on the platform. She also has over 50,000 followers on her Facebook page, and has populated it with her modeling pictures, and other photos together with her friends and family members.

Personal Life

Mikaela is dating the American actor Darren Barnet; they made their relationship public through their Instagram pages, and shortly afterwards made their first appearance at the premiere of the film “Suicide Squad”, when they appeared on the Red Carpet.

Mikaela was previously dating the famous American-Canadian actor Nathan Fillion, who appeared in the films “Buffy the Vampire,” “Castle,” “Serenity,” and “Conman.”  The duo parted ways in 2014 after dating for almost a year. She was also rumored to be in a relationship with the internet personality Rudy Mancuso, after a video of them together surfaced on the internet.

Hoover is seemingly very close to her parents, and she wished them a happy 40th anniversary on her social media platforms in 2017.

Height, Weight, and Physical Appearance

Mikaela is of white ethnicity, with long black hair and dark brown eyes. She is of slim build, weighs approximately 115lbs (52kgs), is 5ft 2ins (1.52m) tall, with vital statistics of 36-25-34.

Net Worth

Mikaela has carved a niche for herself in both the entertainment and fashion industries, and has earned an impressive sum. She has a net worth of around $1 million from her make-up brand, as well as her acting career.

Who Is Mikaela Hoover’s Boyfriend Darren?

Darren Charles Barnet hails from Los Angeles, California, and was born under the Taurus zodiac sign on 27 April 1991 – he is 33 years old. His father is Charles Barnet, Jr., but he hasn’t shared his mother’s name with the public – he’s of mixed Japanese, Irish, Scottish and German ancestry.  He went to Dr. Phillips High School, matriculated to Berry College, and graduated in 2013.

Darren made his film debut as Grant in “American Pie Presents: Girls’ Rules”; he also appeared in the movie “Apophenia.” Additionally, he’s appeared in several TV shows such as “Never Have I Ever,” assuming the role of Paxton Hall, and also in “Turnt” playing Hot Seth. He also featured as Wilfred in the TV show “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D” in 2020.

Barnet is 5ft 10ins (1.78m) tall, weighs around 165lbs (75kgs), and has black hair and brown eyes. He has a net worth of approximately $1 million as of mid-2022.

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