Cobie Smulders

Cobie Smulders

Actor
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Life Story

Cobie Smulders was born on April 3, 1982, in Vancouver, British Columbia, to a Dutch father and an English mother. As a girl, Cobie had set her sights on becoming a doctor or a marine biologist. In fact, it wasn't until high school that Cobie started to explore acting after appearing in several school productions. As a teenager, Cobie caught the eye of a modeling agency, which led to several years of world travel to places such as France, Japan, Italy, Greece, and Germany. Yet even as Cobie's modeling career was on the rise, she still managed to attend school, graduating from high school in 2000 with honors.

Once out of high school, Cobie continued modeling internationally until the opportunity arose to audition for film and television. It was not long before Cobie's natural ability as an actress impressed casting directors, landing her guest spots on television series such as Special Unit 2 (2001) and Jeremiah (2002). In addition, Cobie also appeared in the short Candy from Strangers (2001) directed by fellow Canadian rising star Eric Johnson.

Cobie got her big break just months later when she landed the role of Juliet Droil in the ABC program Veritas: The Quest (2003). The series marked her first series role for television.

 
Family

Taran Killam (8 September 2012 - present) ( 2 children)

 

Trivia

Is a certified scuba diver and former model.
Was voted "Most Respected" by her classmates her senior year in high school.
Participated in various sports as a teenager including tennis, soccer and swimming.
While announcing his departure from the long-awaited Wonder Woman (2017) feature, Joss Whedon joked that she was his choice to play Princess Diana of Themiscyra (WW herself).
Ranked #9 on Maxim magazine's Hot 100 Women of 2011 list.
She has Dutch (father) and British (mother) ancestry.
She has four sisters: Melissa Smulders, Amy Smulders, Fiona Smulders and Julie Smulders.
Named one of the "most desirable" famous women for 2013 in Askmen's list of the Top 99 Most Desirable Women.
She is exactly two days younger than her husband, Taran Killam.
The finale episode of her show How I Met Your Mother (2005) was released, and was one of the most watched episodes of the series, the same week that her film Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) opened at #1 at the US box office.
In 2007, she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. She had tumors on both ovaries and the cancer had spread into her lymph nodes and surrounding tissues. For the next couple of years, she underwent many surgeries to remove the cancerous tissue in her body. She was left with one third of an ovary and was told she would never be able to get pregnant naturally. The doctors were wrong: she went on to welcome two children with husband Taran Killam.
(September 8, 2012) Married her boyfriend of seven years and father of her 3-year-old daughter named Shaelyn, Taran Killam, following a 3-year-long engagement. Her full legal name became Jacoba Francisca Maria Smulders-Killam.
Gave birth to her first child at age 27, a daughter named Shaelyn Cado Killam on May 16, 2009. Child's father is her fiancé (now husband), Taran Killam.
Gave birth to her second child, at age 32, a daughter in January 2015. Child's father is her husband, Taran Killam.
Born on the same date as Sofia Boutella.
Currently resides in New York City. [January 2014]

Personal Quotes 

[jokingly wondering why Tim Horton's created a Jason Priestley doughnut and not one for her character Robin Scherbatsky] I was just pissed off that [he] got his own frickin' doughnut. And I was like "Well, where's the 'Robin Sparkles'?" They could put some little sparkles on top. It's kind of a bummer. Pitch it, guys. Pitch it.
[on her complicated relationship with guns] I quite literally have a bag of bullets in my car. I did all this training when I got "Avengers", and I had to really get comfortable with guns, because guns in general make me very uncomfortable, so I had to get comfortable holding them and shooting them. I was like "I guess I'll just take them home." And they've been in my Prius ever since!

Filmography

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