Astrid

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This article is about the character from NCIS: Los Angeles. You may be looking for Astrid Nielsen, the character from Astrid et Raphaëlle.

Astrid
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Aliasesmanic pixie dream girl (by Marty Deeks)
Portrayed byAbbie Cobb
Appears inNCIS: Los Angeles
Debutseason 4, episode 3 - "The fifth man"


Astrid is a one-time character in the American police series NCIS: Los Angeles.


Biography[edit]

When Astrid's mother dies, she goes to live with her biological father Mike Hoffman - although Mike is not entirely sure that Astrid is actually his daughter. Nevertheless, he lets her stay at his apartment. She starts getting into the game Wide Awake, which is set up by the Office of Naval Intelligence in order to crowdsource info for a counter-terrorism system, and is one of the best players in the game. When it is discovered that the game fails to do its job as a counter-terrorism system due to a problem with the last level, Astrid and other elite players become a target for assassination.

Appearance[edit]

Astrid is an 18-year-old girl. She leans into scene fashion, wearing dark leggings under neon green shorts, a black mesh shirt over a neon pink top, and a variety of bracelets. She has a pink/red-dyed streak in her blond hair. Because of her clothes, agent Marty Deeks initially calls her "manic pixie dream girl".

Autism[edit]

Agent Sam Hanna suggests that Astrid may be autistic, and she does end up being diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome at the end of the episode. She is not very talkative and always responds with very direct and matter-of-fact answers. She tends to avoid eye contact. She is extremely good at the strategy game Wide Awake, as well as poker; she is said to never lose a hand.


Episode list[edit]

NCIS: Los Angeles

  • season 4, episode 3: "The fifth man" - main character