You know her from: You may have seen her on The L Word. But now she plays Robin Scherbatsky, the cigar-smoking, scotch-sipping, hockey-loving, “eh”-saying Canadian transplant/news anchor on the hugely popular How I Met Your Mother that airs on CityTV.
Why she’s hot: It may be her first major TV role, but she’s already landed the cover of Maxim.
Lingo: “I say ‘literally’ a lot. Like, ‘I literally only slept two hours last night.’ Especially when it’s not quite literal.”
Good grub: “Comfort food means anything deep-fried, especially deep-fried mac-and-cheese. I love it. I could eat it all day.”
Nightstand necessities: “Right now I have a book, my alarm clock, a bottle of water and my alarm for my house, in case someone breaks in. I can just push the button and the police hopefully come. A panic button! Just what every girl needs.”