Person Details

Birthday: 1982-04-03 18:15:00

Aliases: Jacoba Francisca Maria Smulders , Κόμπι Σμόλντερς

Gender: Female

Place of birth: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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Movie Involvements: 13

TV Involvements: 11


Most Famous Work

Biography

Jacoba Francisca Maria "Cobie" Smulders (born April 3, 1982) is a Canadian actress and former model, known for her current role as Robin Scherbatsky on the CBS television series How I Met Your Mother and Maria Hill in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Smulders was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, to a Dutch father and an English mother. She was named after her great-aunt, from whom she gained the nickname "Cobie". Smulders worked in modeling, which she later said she "kind of hated", adding that the experience made her hesitant about pursuing acting as a career: "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'". After she quit modeling, she registered at the University of Victoria to study marine biology. During the summer, she took acting classes and decided to pursue her acting career. Smulders' first acting role was as a guest in the Showtime science fiction series Jeremiah, and she has appeared in several television series since, including a recurring role in The L Word. On the New York stage, she has performed in Love, Loss, and What I Wore from at least June 10 to June 27, 2010. Her first permanent series role was in the short-lived ABC series Veritas: The Quest, and her second was television reporter Robin Scherbatsky on the CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother which quickly became popular. Joss Whedon has suggested that he considered her for the role of Wonder Woman in his draft of the eponymous film, which did not go into production. Smulders played Maria Hill in Whedon's 2012 film The Avengers and reprises her role in the premiere of the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. television series, and Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014), Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), Avengers: Infinity War (2018), and Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019). Smulders and American actor Taran Killam became engaged in January 2009. They married on September 8, 2012 in Solvang, California. The couple have a daughter, Shaelyn Cado Killam (born May 14, 2009). Smulders resides in Los Angeles, California. Description above from the Wikipedia article Cobie Smulders, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Most Famous Work

Avengers: Infinity War
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8

Avengers: Infinity War

(2018) Maria Hill (uncredited)
Smallville
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8

Smallville

(2001) Shannon Bell
Avengers: Endgame
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8

Avengers: Endgame

(2019) Maria Hill
Spider-Man: Far from Home
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8

Spider-Man: Far from Home

(2019) Maria Hill
Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
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7
The Avengers
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8

The Avengers

(2012) Maria Hill
Avengers: Age of Ultron
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7

Avengers: Age of Ultron

(2015) Maria Hill
Andromeda
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7

Andromeda

(2000) Rhade's Wife

Acting

Year Character Movie/Tv
2020 Sophie
2019 Dex Parios
Maria Hill
Maria Hill
Wonder Woman (voice)
2018 Joanne
Maria Hill (uncredited)
2017 Joanna Lyppiatt
Lisa
Scientist
Lisa Turner
Allison
Mother
2016 Susan Turner
Ruby
Self
Anni (voice)
2015 Nature Dog (voice)
Self
Samantha Abbott
Kat
Maria Hill
2014 Herself (archive footage)
Tiffany
Maria Hill
Wonder Woman (voice)
2013 Emma
Maria Hill
Maria Hill
Jo
2012 Clair
Herself
Maria Hill
2010 Hayley (uncredited)
2009 Tara
2007 Herself
2006 Herself
2005 Robin Scherbatsky
Lesbian Robin
Ellen
2004 Mary
Exotic Beauty
Leigh Ostin
2003 Young Lucille
Sarah Webb
Juliet Droil
Herself
2002 Deborah
2001 Shannon Bell
Zoe
2000 Rhade's Wife
1999 Herself
1997 Herself
1989 Hydrangea
Year Character Movie/Tv

Production

Year Role Movie/Tv
2019 Co-Executive Producer
Year Role Movie/Tv

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