Jacoba Francisca Maria Smulders is a Canadian actress who goes by the stage name Cobie Smulders and popularly known for her role as Robin Scherbatsky in TV series, How I Met Your Mother and as Maria Hill in the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s 2012 movie The Avengers and in other Marvel films such as Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Avengers: Age of Ultron and the most recently, Avengers: Infinity War.
Before going into acting full time, she was into modeling but she had to quit because according to her, it made her hesitant to pursue acting which is her first love as a career.
Brief Bio – Age
Cobie was born in Vancouver, British Columbia on the on the 3rd day of April 1982 as Jacoba Francisca Maria Smulders. She was named after a great aunt from whom also she gained the name “Cobie.”
Her mom is English and her dad is Dutch. She grew up in Vancouver along with her seven siblings, three brothers (Mark, Scott, and Adam) and four sisters (Melissa, Julie, Fiona, and Amy). It is not certain if her parents had all the children as a couple or if they had some in their previous relationships.
She attended Lord Byng Secondary School located at the west side of Vancouver. After high school, she proceeded to the University of Victoria where she bagged a degree in Marine biology.
Cobie considers herself “a fluent listener” of the French language. She started off her career as a model but had to quit to concentrate on her acting career, according to her, she began hating the career as it stopped her from pursuing her dreams as an actress.
As a model, she worked in different countries which include Italy, Japan, Greece, France, Germany and even Africa.
Her acting career began with minor roles, first on Showtime science fiction series Jeremiah, then on the L Word (recurring role). Her first permanent role on ABC series was in Veritas: The Quest, which ran for just one season. Then she appeared as Robin Scherbatsky on the sitcom How I Met Your Mother for the entire nine-season it aired on the ABC network.
In 2012, Cobie Smulders portrayed the character of Maria Hill in Marvel Cinematic Universe’s movie The Avengers and reprised the role in the TV series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D and in other Marvel films which include Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Avengers: Age of Ultron and the most recent Avengers: Infinity War.
In 2013, she starred in Safe Haven alongside Josh Duhamel and Julianne Hough and then in They Came Together and Delivery Man. She was cast on the TV film Confirmation as Harriet Grant but had to leave following a leg injury she sustained on seta and she was then replaced by Zoe Lister-Jones.
In 2016, she starred in The Intervention, alongside Melanie Lynskey, DuVall, later that year, she also appeared in Jack Reacher: Never Go Back alongside Tom Cruise, the following year, she reprised her character “mother” on the Netflix series Series of Unfortunate Events.
Aside from screen acting, Cobie Smulders has also done voice acting as well as the stage. In 2010, she appeared in Love, Loss, and What I Wore and in 2014, she lent her voice in the animated film The Lego Movie. In 2012, she appeared at No. 65 on Maxim list of Hot 100 Women of the year. She also appeared on AskMen’s list of Top 99 Most Desirable Women of 2012.
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According to Celebrity net worth, the Canadian actress is currently worth a whopping $25 million. In 2013, she was listed among the highest paid actresses in Hollywood and the highest paid on How I Met Your Mother. She was reportedly paid $225,000 per episode.
Who Is Cobie Smulders Husband? Kids, Family
Smulders is married to American actor, Comedian, writer Taran Killam. The couple got engaged in 2009 and three years later, precisely in September 2012, they walked down the aisle in Solvang, California.
Cobie and Killam are proud parents of two adorable daughters – Shaelyn and Janita. Shaelyn was born in May 2009 and Janita in January 2015. The couple currently resides in New York City, New York, with their kids.
How Tall Is Cobie Smulders? Her Height And Body Measurement
The mother of two stands at a height of 5 ft 6 in (1.73 m), weighing 64 kg (141 pounds). Her body measurement is 34-23-33 in ( 87-58.5-84 cm). Her bra size is 32B, shoe size 8 (US).
Smulder revealed she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer at the age of 25, she had to undergo several surgeries for over a period of two years because cancer had spread to her lymph nodes.
Cobie participated in various sports during her high school days. She played tennis, rugby, and even did a little swimming.