Cobie Smulders is a Canadian model and actress widely known for her role of Robin Scherbatsky in C.B.S. sitcom How I met Your Mother and as Maria Hill, a S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent in Marvel’s superhero film series The Avengers. She has also made several guest appearances in A.B.C.’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

She has appeared in over 25 movies and much other television series. She is also a theatre artist and has done two Theatre art; 2010 Love, Loss, and What I Wore as Principal in Westside Theatre and 2017 Present Laughter as Joanna Lyppiatt at St. James Theatre. Apart from movies and modeling career, Cobie is also a certified scuba diver.

Quick Info
Full NameJacoba Francisca Maria "Cobie" Smulders
Date of BirthApril 3, 1982
Birth PlaceVancouver, Canada
OccupationActress, Model
Spouse(s)Taran Killam (m. 2012)
Net worth US $25 Million


Cobie Smulders was born as Jacoba Francisca Maria “Cobie” Smulders to a Dutch father and British mother on 3rd April 1982 in Vancouver, Canada. She shares her birthday with  Algerian Actress Sofia Boutella. She was mostly raised in White Rock and later moved to West Point Grey neighborhood in Vancouver to attend Lord Byng Secondary School. She was named after her great-aunt. She has four sisters and is a fluent listener of French. She aspired to be a marine-life biologist during her youth years and participated in various sports, including swimming, soccer, and tennis.

She was voted as Most Respected during her senior year at high school. She was also a member of Girl Guides of Canada as a young child.

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Cobie Smulders started her acting role as a guest in the Sci-fi series Jeremiah. She has also made a recurring appearance in The L Word. She got her first permanent role in A.B.C. series Veritas: The Quest. Her major series breakthrough came from the C.B.S. sitcom “How I Met Your Mother” in 2005, where she acquired Robin Scherbatsky. She worked in the show for nine years until its completion in 2014. She made her first theatre debut in Love, Loss, and What I Wore at the Westside Theatre in 2010.

Cobie Smulders took the role of Maria Hill in the 2012 Marvel’s film The Avengers. For the role, she received training from the SWAT team trainer in Los Angeles. She also played the roles of Maria Hill for three episodes in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. She repeated her role in Marvel’s other films; Captain America; The Winter Soldier, Avengers; Age of Ultron; Avengers; Infinity Wars, Avengers: Endgame, and Spider-Man: Far From Home. She also did a voice-over for Wonder Woman in the 2014 film The Lego Movie.

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She did a supporting role in the 2013 romance film Safe Haven. She also starred in comedy-drama Intervention and the action movie Jack Reacher: Never Go Back opposite Tom Cruise. She had to leave the film Confirmation due to a broken leg and was replaced by Zoe Lister-Jones.

She also played a recurring character, “Mother” in the Netflix series “A series of Unfortunate Events.” In 2017-29 she took the lead role of Lisa Turner in Netflix Original Friends From College. Currently, she is working at the A.B.C. drama Stumptown as a P.T.S.D and suffering military veteran. The show premiered on 25th September 2019.

The finale of How I Met Your Mother was one of the most-watched episodes of the series.

She has been ranked 9th on Maxim’s Hot 100 Women list in 2011 and was named one of the “most desirable” famous women in 2013 Askmen’s list of Top 99 Most Desirable Women.

She has worked in over 26 movies, two theatre art, and 20 television series.

Awards and Acheivements

Cobie Smulders has been nominated in 3 award functions in her career span and has won two of them; EWwy Award in Best Supporting Actress-comedy category for How I Met Your Mother and an Honoree in the 2017 Theatre World Award.

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Cobie Smulders got engaged to Taran Killam in January of 2009. The couple got married on 8th September 2012 after seven years of relationship. She is two days younger than her husband, Taran. After their marriage, her legal name changed to Jacoba Francisca Maria Smulders-Killam. They currently reside in Pacific Palisades, California. The couple has two daughters, Shaelyn, born in 2009, and Janita, born in 2015.

In 2007 when Cobie Smulders was working on season three of How I Met Your Mother, she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. She underwent two surgeries to remove the tumors, but as cancer spread to the lymph node, she had to undergo multiple surgeries in 2 years. She announced the reduction of her tumor in 2019.

She also filmed a P.S.A. with Oceana in 2014.

Net worth

Cobie’s estimated net worth was $25 million.She was paid a sum of $225,000 per episode of How I Met Your Mother.


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