Exclusive: The Fosters Enlists Practice Vet Marla Sokoloff as Mike's [Spoiler]

The Fosters Marla SokoloffOne of The Fosters is cozying up to a Practice alumna.

TVLine has learned exclusively that Marla Sokoloff has landed a recurring role on the hit ABC Family drama as a sober companion — and then some — for Danny Nucci’s character, Mike.

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The actress’ pretty and edgy “Hurricane Dani” is a real force of nature who acts first and thinks later and becomes the recovering alcoholic’s new squeeze.

Sokoloff — whose TV credits include guest spots on Melissa & Joey, CSI: NY and Desperate Housewives — will first appear in the Feb. 17 episode.

The Fosters returns for Season 1B on Jan. 13.

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  1. steven says:

    You forgot her role as Gia on Full House.

  2. candacecordelia says:

    Reblogged this on Ready for Our Close Up and commented:
    This is fantastic news. I’ve watched “Whatever It Takes” at least twenty times this past summer thinking that Marla needs to be on a new television show or in a new movie because she is truly splendid. Who could forget her as “Gia” on “Full House”?!? Congrats girl because you’ve been missed!

  3. Steven says:

    I loved her in The Practice.

  4. Roni says:

    I like Marla Sokoloff, but I wish they’d get rid of Mike. He’s the one weak (and annoying) spot on an otherwise great show.

  5. Ally_D says:

    I’m not familiar with Marla but I’m so excited for this show to return. It has such heart and was my surprise hit of the season!

  6. Jack says:

    I can’t believe you didn’t mention her role as Stephanie Tanner’s BFF on Full House. How rude!!

  7. samantha says:

    When she was Gia on Full House she didn’t, but in this photo she looks like Hillary Duff’s identical twin