Cobie Smulders is a former international model and an award-winning Canadian actress known for her film and TV roles. Cobie’s most popular role was as Robin Scherbatsky in How I Met Your Mother which earned her a People’s Choice Award nomination.
Cobie has also acted on stage for theatre productions like the 2010 Love Loss, What I wore and the Present Laughter in 2017. For charity, the Canadian actress in 2014 filmed a Public Service Announcement with Oceana, a non-profit international ocean conservation organization.
She has appeared in movies like The Avengers, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Safe Haven and They Came Together. Cobie has also appeared in over fifteen TV productions including an episode of Smallville, Jeremiah, Friends From College, Veritas: The Quest, amongst others. She also did a voice over in Animals and Nature Cat.
Cobie Smulders Bio, Age
The actress and comedian was born on April 3, 1982. Jacoba Francisca Maria Smulders has a Dutch father who is a dentist and an English mother who worked as a professional fundraiser. Cobie who was named after her grand aunt has three brothers – Scot, Adam, Mark and four sisters- Fiona, Melissa, Julie and Amy. She grew up in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. She attended Lord Byng Secondary School and the University of Victoria where she obtained a degree in Marine biology. Growing up, she had always wanted to be a doctor but things took a different turn in high school.
Cobie experienced an unplanned romance with acting in high school. While at it, the beautiful young girl got entangled with modelling which took her to several countries of the world. This did not affect her academics as the star left high school with honours and was known as “Most Respected” student. After the tours and modelling jobs that came with it, Cobie finally decided to stick to acting.
For her first role ever in a TV series, Cobie played the Juliet Droil character in the ABC program Veritas: The Quest. The well-travelled stunning beauty is a pro at scuba diving, loves sports and is fluent in French language.
Husband, Family Life
Cobie Smulders is married to Taran Killam and they have two children. Like his wife, Taran is an actor, comedian and voice artist. The couple started dating in 2000 and got engaged in January 2009. Their engagement lasted for 3 long years before they were married in September 2012, thereby changing Cobie’s full legal name to Jacoba Francisca Maria Smulders-Killam. The celebrity couple welcomed their first child and daughter, Cado Killam in 2009 and in 2015, they welcomed a baby boy.
Becoming a mother for the How I Met Your Mother actress is a dream come true. In 2007, Cobie was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. The doctors left her very little hope of ever bearing her own children. There were tumours on both ovaries and the cancer was found to have spread to her lymph nodes and surrounding tissues. Following the urgency of the diagnosis, she underwent series of surgeries to remove the cancerous tissues. This, according to the doctors, threatened her chances of being a mother. However, Cobie has defied medical expectations and is today, a happy mother of two. Cobie Smulders and family currently reside in New York City.
Did you know that Cobie is 2 days younger than her husband? Yes, she is. Taran is known for posting pictures of his wife or the family’s happy moments on social media. In 2017, he celebrated his wife on Instagram on her onstage performance of Broadway comedy, Present Laughter, which ran for days at St. James Theatre.
Cobie was part of the 2015 Kris Swanberg movie Unexpected, which centred on pregnancy from the female perspective. The story also looked into the crisis women go through in balancing work and family life. Being a mother and a career woman; coupled with her initial ovarian cancer diagnosis, Cobie was a perfect fit for the job.
The Canadian actress has an estimated net worth of $18 million. She earned a salary of $225,000 for every episode of How I Met Your Mother. She was the 11th highest paid actresses in 2013 and the 4th richest on How I Met Your Mother cast. According to Forbes, she has done more movie roles than her co-actors on the show.
The Canadian beauty’s height is 5 ft 6 inch (1.73 m).