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Jacoba Francisca Maria "Cobie" Smulders (born
April 3, 1982) is a Canadian
and former international model, best known for her
current role as Robin Scherbatsky on the CBS television series How I
Met Your Mother.
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".
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
She currently resides in Los Angeles, California.
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. Cobie
Smulders had her first child, a daughter Shaelyn Cado Killam, on
May 16, 2009.
On January 28, 2009, it was announced that Smulders and Killam
are engaged. She is also a Vancouver Canucks fan. 
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
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
Unit 2 (1 episode, "The Wish", 2002) .... Zoe
- Jeremiah (1 episode,
"Thieves' Honor", 2002) .... Deborah
- Veritas: The Quest (13 episodes, 2003) .... Juliet
Calling (1 episode, "Brother's Keeper", 2003) .... Sarah
- Walking Tall (2004) ....
- 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
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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