Cobie Smulders

Cobie Smulders
Cobie Smulders
Born Jacoba Francisca Maria Smulders
April 3, 1982 (1982-04-03) (age 29)
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Occupation Actress
Years active 2001–present
Spouse Taran Killam (1 child)

Jacoba Francisca Maria "Cobie" Smulders[1] (born April 3, 1982) is a Canadian actress and former model, known for her role as Robin Scherbatsky on the CBS television series How I Met Your Mother.


Early life

Smulders was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, to a Dutch father and an English mother. She was named after her Dutch great-aunt, Jacoba, for which she gained the nickname "Cobie".[2]

As a child Smulders wanted to be either a doctor or a marine biologist but started to gain an interest in acting in high school, appearing in several school productions. She finished high school in 2000 at Lord Byng Secondary School with high honors, being voted "Most Respected". Discovered by a modelling agency in her teens, she started to model internationally.[vague] In an interview with Venus Zine, Smulders said she “kind of hated” modelling and the experience made her hesitant about pursuing acting as a career initially: “You know you go into these rooms, and I’ve had the experience of people judging you physically for so long and I was over that. But then it was like, ‘Oh no, I have to actually perform. I have to do well, and I have to have a voice, and I have to have thoughts now.’”[3]

Acting roles

Smulders' first role was as a guest in the Showtime sci-fi series Jeremiah, and she has guest starred in several television series since, including a recurring part in The L Word. Off-Broadway, she has performed in Love, Loss, and What I Wore.[4]

Her first permanent series role was in the short-lived ABC series Veritas: The Quest; her second was the series for which she is most well-known, the CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother, where she plays television reporter Robin Scherbatsky, also a Canadian. Joss Whedon has suggested that he considered her for the role of Wonder Woman in his draft of the (cancelled) eponymous film.[5] Smulders has been cast to play Maria Hill in the upcoming film The Avengers, based on the Marvel Comics superhero team of the same name.[6]

Personal life

Smulders resides in Los Angeles, California.[7] On November 26, 2008, TV Guide reported that Smulders and boyfriend Taran Killam were expecting their first child in 2009.[8] On January 28, 2009, the couple announced their engagement.[9] Their daughter, Shaelyn Cado Killam was born on May 16, 2009.[10]

Smulders is an avid Vancouver Canucks fan.[11] In December 2010 she was on the cover of Maxim Magazine.


Year Title Role Notes
2001 Candy from Strangers Martina
2004 Walking Tall Beautiful Eye Candy in Car
2004 Ill Fated Mary
2005 Long Weekend, TheThe Long Weekend Ellen
2006 Escape Psychotic brunette
2006 Dr. Miracles Mrs. Peterson
2007 Storm Awaits, TheThe Storm Awaits Anabella DeLorenzo
2009 Slammin' Salmon, TheThe Slammin' Salmon Tara
2011 Grassroots Clair
2012 The Avengers Maria Hill Filming
Year Title Role Notes
2002 Special Unit 2 Zoe Episode: "The Wish"
2002 Jeremiah Deborah Episode: "Thieves' Honor"
2003 Tru Calling Sarah Webb Episode: "Brother's Keeper"
2003–2004 Veritas: The Quest Juliet Droil 13 episodes
2004 Smallville Shannon Bell Episode: "Bound"
2005 Andromeda Rhade's Wife, Unnamed Seefra refugee girl in bar Episode: "The Heart of the Journey: Part 1"
Episode: "The Heart of the Journey: Part 2"
2005 L Word, TheThe L Word Leigh Ostin Episode: "Luminous"
Episode: "Loud & Proud"
Episode: "L'Chaim"
Episode: "Lacuna"
2005–present How I Met Your Mother Robin Scherbatsky Main role, 136 episodes
2010 How to Make It in America Hayley Episode: "Pilot"


  1. ^ "A Most Engaging Story - Josh's HIMYM Blog |". April 12, 2007. Retrieved September 19, 2009. [dead link]
  2. ^ "Cobie Smulders on CBS Late Late Night". 
  3. ^ Zuo, Mila (September 1, 2009). "The Elusive Charm of Cobie Smulders". Venus Zine. Retrieved May 28, 2011. 
  4. ^ Harris, Malcolm (2010-07-20). "Now Playing: "Love, Loss and What I Wore"". One Dress Project. Retrieved 2011-07-16. 
  5. ^ "Satin Tights No Longer". February 3, 2007. Retrieved May 7, 2010. 
  6. ^ Graser, Marc (February 7, 2011). "Cobie Smulders joins 'Avengers' cast". Variety. Retrieved February 7, 2011. 
  7. ^ "How I Met Your Mother on CBS". 
  8. ^ "Cobie Smulders a Mother-to-Be", TV Guide. November 26, 2008. Retrieved on November 26, 2008.
  9. ^ Alexander, Reagan (January 28, 2009). "HIMYM's Cobie Smulders Flashes Her New Engagement Ring". People.,,20255446,00.html. Retrieved 25 November 2009. 
  10. ^ Leon, Anya (July 03, 2009). "It's a Girl for Cobie Smulders". People.,,20289390,00.html. Retrieved 25 November 2009. 
  11. ^ Alexander, Reagan (January 28, 2009). "HIMYM's Cobie Smulders Flashes Her New Engagement Ring – Engagements, How I Met Your Mother". People.,,20255446,00.html. Retrieved September 19, 2009. 

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