Cobie Smulders

Cobie Smulders

TV Actress

Jacoba Francisca Maria "Cobie" Smulders is a Canadian actress. She is known for her starring role as Robin Scherbatsky in the CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother and as S.H.I.E.L.D.

Full Name
Apr 3, 1982
5′ 8″
Net Worth


Cobie Smulders was born on April 3rd, 1982 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. She is best known for her roles as Robin Scherbatsky in the hit CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother and Maria Hill in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Her mother is a Dutch immigrant and worked at a local hospital while her father was a Dutch-born furniture maker. 

Smulders' first professional acting job was at age 16 when she appeared in an episode of the Canadian teen drama series "Teenagers". She continued to appear in guest roles on Canadian television shows until 2003 when she made her feature film debut in the movie "The Long Weekend". In 2004 she landed her breakthrough role as Robin Scherbatsky in "How I Met Your Mother" which ran from 2005 to 2014. During this time she also starred alongside Tom Cruise in the 2012 action comedy "Jack Reacher" and had a recurring role as S.H.I.E.L.D agent Maria Hill in several Marvel Cinematic Universe films such as The Avengers, Captain America: Winter Soldier, and Avengers: Age of Ultron among others. 

Smulders has also appeared in several other movies including "Safe Haven", "Delivery Man", and Netflix's 2018 romantic comedy "Set It Up". In addition to film and TV roles, Smulders has lent her voice to various animated projects including Walt Disney Animation's 2016 musical fantasy film "Moana" and Netflix's 2020 animated series “Kipo And The Age Of Wonderbeasts”. Additionally, Smulders served as executive producer on the 2017 Amazon Prime Video series “Sneaky Pete” starring Giovanni Ribisi which was nominated for three Emmy Awards.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1982</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Cobie Smulders is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On April 3, 1982, Cobie Smulders was born in Vancouver, British Columbia.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2002</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">First Film Role</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Smulders lands her first major film role in the independent feature film Special Delivery.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2005</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Cast in How I Met Your Mother</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Smulders is cast as Robin Scherbatsky in the hit television series How I Met Your Mother.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2012</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Married to Taran Killam</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Smulders marries fellow actor Taran Killam.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2013</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">First Child is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Smulders and Killam welcome their first child, Shaelyn Cado Killam.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2015</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Leading Role in Avengers: Age of Ultron</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Smulders has a leading role in Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron as Maria Hill.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2019</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Second Child is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Smulders and Killam welcome their second child, Janita Mae Killam.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> She's a Talented Actress</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Cobie Smulders is an incredibly talented actress. She has starred on some of the most successful TV shows and movies like How I Met Your Mother, The Avengers, and Jack Reacher. Her acting range is impressive and she always brings her characters to life with her amazing performances.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> She's Funny and Charming</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Cobie Smulders is incredibly funny and charming. She always has something witty to say in interviews and makes everyone around her laugh. Her charm and charisma make her a pleasure to watch on screen as well as off screen.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> She's a Good Role Model</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Cobie Smulders is an excellent role model for young women everywhere. She is an independent woman who doesn't take crap from anyone and stands up for what she believes in. She is also a supportive friend and mother, showing us that it is possible to balance a career and family life.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> Originally Wanted to Become a Marine Biologist</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Cobie Smulders originally wanted to become a marine biologist, but had to abandon her plans when she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer at the age of 21.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Voiced Wonder Woman in Lego Movie 2</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Cobie Smulders provided the voice for Wonder Woman in the 2018 movie "The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part".</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Is Fluent in Dutch</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Cobie Smulders is fluent in Dutch, the language spoken by her father who emigrated to Canada from the Netherlands.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Appeared in 13 Going on 30</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Cobie Smulders made her feature film debut in 2004's "13 Going on 30" starring Jennifer Garner and Mark Ruffalo.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Grew Up in Vancouver</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Cobie Smulders grew up in Vancouver, British Columbia, and started her acting career there before moving to Los Angeles.</p></div>


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