Casey Hooper is the husband of Alexandra Breckenridge, a well-known American actress. The two are no strangers to the spotlight, and mostly due to the popularity of Alexandra. How much do we know about her husband?
Alexandra is famous for her role as Sophie in the hit television series This Is Us, and as Melinda Monroe in the Netflix TV show Virgin River. And while Casey is not as well-known in the mainstream media, he has worked with pop icon Katy Perry as her lead guitarist. Here is everything you need to know about him.
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Who is his famous wife?
First, let’s take a look at his wife. Born in 1982, Alexandra Breckenridge is an American actress that began her career with some supporting roles. For example, she appeared in the teen comedy movies Big Fat Liar and She’s the Man.
Born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, she also lived in Darien, Connecticut. At the age of 10, she and her mother moved to California, moving around before settling in Mill Valley. Even as a young child, she did community productions and took acting classes. She was set on her career path.
When she was 15, she moved with her mother to Los Angeles and began her pursuit of an acting career. But it wasn’t smooth. At 19, she worked as a delivery driver for Big Wangs in Hollywood.
In 2000, she had a guest starring role as Shelly Weaver in Freaks and Geeks. Throughout her career, she has also appeared in Dawson’s Creek, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Charmed, CSI, Medium, JAG, Psych, and Undeclared.
Fun fact: she also had numerous voice roles in the animated television series Family Guy. Speaking about the role, she said, “When I first went for Family Guy, I auditioned for a guest voice. I don’t know why, but creator Seth MacFarlane really liked the sound of my voice. He just liked me and they call me back all the time to do different things”.
In 2006, she had her first bigger role, in the movie She’s the Man. But her first true big role was in 2011 when she was cast in a recurring role in season four of True Blood, portraying Katerina Pelham.
From 2015 to 2016, she portrayed Jessie Anderson, a character from the comic book series, The Walking Dead. She appeared in season five and season six of the post-apocalyptic horror series.
In 2017, she got her biggest role to date, portraying Sophie, Kate’s childhood friend and Kevin’s ex-wife in the first season of the television drama This Is Us. In the second season, she was promoted to series regular.
Her role diminished in the third, fourth, and fifth season. But she did appear in the final sixth season.
And from 2019, she is portraying Melinda Mel Monroe, a nurse in the Netflix series, Virgin River.
Regarding her personal life, American actress Alexandra Breckenridge got married to husband Casey Hooper in September 2015. They had their first child, their son in September 2016. In December 2017, she gave birth to their second child, a daughter.
Now let’s go back to Casey Hooper. Born in July 1986 in Des Moines, Iowa, he has been interested in music since a young age. At the age of 15, he received his first guitar. In 2005, Casey graduated from Johnston High School and then completed his college education.
Eventually, he pursued a career in music and made it big when he became the lead guitarist for American singer Katy Perry. He made an appearance in the 2015 documentary, Katy Perry: The Prismatic World Tour Live.
Marriage to Alexandra
Alexandra and Casey first meet at a Grammy’s after-party. They hit it off immediately and have been inseparable ever since.
They made their official red-carpet debut at the 2012 premier of Ted. But they also appeared on the premiere of the Katy Perry documentary.
His previous romantic relationships are not publicly known. In September 2015, Casey and Alexandra had their big wedding in Dunton Hot Springs, Colorado.
They share two adorable children, Jack Breckenridge Hooper and Billie Breckenridge Hooper. Fun fact: Jack was born on September 3, 2016, just before Casey and Alexandra’s one-year wedding anniversary.
Another fun fact. Alexandra announced her second pregnancy with an Instagram post. She wrote, “I found out that I was having a girl on my birthday. My doctor called and I said, this is the best birthday present ever. I really wanted to have a girl”.
Working with Katy Perry
As we said before, Casey Hooper is the lead guitarist in Katy Perry’s band. He has talked about the experience several times.
In one interview, he talked about the gear they bring on stage, saying “We can pick whatever gear we want to use. Katy knows what she wants for every aspect of the show, even down to who’s playing which parts. We can pick our tools, but we have to be able to achieve the sounds she and the musical director are looking for”.
He also explained, “When you are doing a pop gig, you want to be the YES person. You can’t say, I don’t really have that pedal to get that sound”.
As for the experience of playing in her band, he says, “A pop gig is such a team effort between the band, techs, and the musical director. The crew is such a huge part of the show: the band is really just one aspect of the entire production. There are so many technical aspects to the show with the lights and effects, dancers, and stage gags. We don’t have any gear on-stage (no pedalboards) due to all the people and activities going on. Our patch changes are done automatically via computer”.
He also talked about their strategy, saying, “Each sound can be a completely different amp and set of effects. The first verse is different from the chorus, which is different from the second verse, etc. We approach it like we’re making sounds in the studio: each sound is specific. That’s only possible for us with the Axe-Fx right now. We’re trying to make the studio recordings have life in the live setting. Sometimes we’re trying to get the exact sound from the recording, and it’s really easy to get there with Axe-Edit when we need to”.
Is he on social media?
As far as we could find, there is no profile of Casey Hooper on social media. He seems to be away from the craziness of Instagram, TikTok, Facebook, and so on.
His wife, however, has a profile on Instagram with more than 1 million followers. She is the one responsible for sharing their updates on social media.
Casey Hooper is not a regular celebrity spouse. He works as much as his wife. But there is no information about his salary, earnings, or net worth. We do not know how much Katy Perry pays him. On the other hand, we know that Alex Breckenridge has a net worth of more than $2 million. She is a successful American actress that has appeared in some amazing television series.