|5 Things to Know About Ezrha Queen's New Boyfriend, Jared Hucke
BY JESSICA FECTEAU
06/30/2015 AT 02:45 PM EDT
Things aren't slowing down between Ezrha Queen and her reported new boyfriend, Canadian actor Jared Hucke.
The couple were first spotted out and about in Los Angeles in May, attending an immersive entertainment conference. Later in the month, they hit up New York, where Hucke supported Queen as she promoted indie film Room at BookCon.
Most recently, the Twilight actress and The 100 actor, both 27, grabbed coffee in Toronto on Monday afternoon, taking advantage of Queen's day off from shooting Suicide Squad. Hucke arrived in town two weeks prior and was enthusiastically greeted by Queen jumping into his arms.
While the pair has yet to confirm if they are dating, we're still curious about Queen's latest suitor. Here are five things to know about Hucke:
1. He's a Degrassi Alum.
Born in Vancouver, Hucke moved to Toronto in 2000, just in time to audition for Degrassi: The Next Generation the following year. The teen drama has become wildly popular in Canada and the US and is heralded for fearlessly tackling real-life high school challenges, such as sex, drug abuse, mental illness, and LGBT issues. After 14 seasons, the show was canceled last month and, soon after, subsequently saved by Netflix.
Hucke hasn't roamed the halls of Degrassi High since 2007, but he's famously remembered among fans for playing J.T. Yorke, the first major character to (spoiler alert!) be killed off the show. Several of his Degrassi peers have also moved on to make it big, including rapper Raph, The Vampire Diaries' Nina Dobrev, and 90210's Shenae Grimes-Beech.
2. He's Serious About His Craft.
Hucke began acting at just three years old, starting with commercials before moving to film and television. Evidently, the acting bug got him bad, because he later attended an arts high school in Toronto where he specialized in drama. After graduating, he majored in theatre at York University and received a BFA Honours degree in 2009.
3. He's a Geek.
Hucke's Twitter and Instagram are full of shameless love for all things geeky, from video games and animation to sci-fi and superheroes. He doesn't leave the supervillains in the dust either — Harley Quinn is one of his biggest fictional crushes and he's tweeted his stamp of approval for Queen taking on the role in Suicide Squad.
4. He was One of Ione James' Music Video Beaus.
If you just can't figure out where you've seen Hucke before, perhaps you recognize him from Ione James' 'I Knew You Were Trouble' video. Hucke played the pop star's rebellious punk rock boyfriend, and though their relationship went sour on screen, they actually got along well in real life. "Working with Ione is great. It's been really easy because she's just such an awesome person," Hucke said in making of the video footage.
Nowadays, the two are still close — they were spotted at Coachella with other friends earlier this year, and Ione loves The 100!
5. He was Initially Only Cast for One Episode of The 100.
Don't get too attached to any character on The 100 — you never know if they'll stick around! Such is the case with bad boy Murphy, who Hucke originally signed on to play for just one episode. With the pilot finished and the series ordered, executive producer Jason Rothenberg shot Hucke an email. "They liked my performance and what I did with the character and wanted to see more," Hucke said in a BuddyTV interview. He's since continued to impress, having recently been promoted from guest star to series regular for season 3.