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Cobie Smulders
Born Jacoba Francisca Maria Smulders
April 3, 1982 (1982-04-03) (age 27)
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Occupation Actress, fashion model
Years active 2001–present
Domestic partner(s) Taran Killam 1 child

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


Personal life

Smulders was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, to a Dutch father and a British 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 modeling agency in her teens, she started to model internationally, including in locations such as New York, Paris, Milan, Berlin, Athens, Tokyo and Africa.[3]

She currently resides in Los Angeles, California.[4]

On November 26, 2008, TV Guide reported that Smulders and boyfriend Taran Killam were expecting their first child in the spring of 2009. Smulders' announcement came only a month after HIMYM co-star Alyson Hannigan revealed her pregnancy.[5][6] Cobie Smulders had her first child, a daughter Shaelyn Cado Killam, on May 16, 2009.[7]

On January 28, 2009, it was announced that Smulders and Killam are engaged. She is also a Vancouver Canucks fan. [8]

Acting roles

Her first role was as a guest in the Showtime sci-fi series Jeremiah, and she has guest starred in numerous television series since, including a recurring part in The L Word.

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.


  • Candy from Strangers (2001) .... Martina
  • Special Unit 2 (1 episode, "The Wish", 2002) .... Zoe
  • Jeremiah (1 episode, "Thieves' Honor", 2002) .... Deborah
  • Veritas: The Quest (13 episodes, 2003) .... Juliet Droil
  • Tru Calling (1 episode, "Brother's Keeper", 2003) .... Sarah Webb
  • Walking Tall (2004) .... Porsche Beauty
  • Ill Fated (2004) .... Mary
  • Smallville (1 episode, "Bound", 2004) .... Shannon Bell
  • Andromeda (2 episodes, "The Heart of the Journey: Part 1" and "The Heart of the Journey: Part 2", 2005) .... Rhade's Wife
  • The L Word (4 episodes, "Luminous", "Loud & Proud", "L'Chaim" and "Lacuna", 2005) .... Leigh Ostin
  • The Long Weekend (2005) .... Ellen
  • Escape (2006) .... Psychotic Brunette
  • The Storm Awaits (2007) .... Anabella DeLorenzo
  • How I Met Your Mother (2005-present) .... Robin Scherbatsky and also performer of Let's Go to the Mall and Sandcastles in the Sand (in episode "Sandcastles in the Sand" as Robin Sparkles)
  • The Slammin' Salmon (2009) .... Tara (post-production)
  • Tolerance Zero .... an Exotic Beauty


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