Apr. 3rd, 1982
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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Jacoba Francisca Maria "Cobie" Smulders-Killam (née Smulders; born April 3, 1982) is a Canadian actress. She is best known for her roles as Robin Scherbatsky on the television series How I Met Your Mother (2005–14) and Maria Hill in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Smulders never gave much thought to acting. Born in Vancouver, British Columbia, as a girl, Smulders had set her sights on becoming a doctor or a marine biologist. In fact, it wasn't until high school that Smulders started to explore acting after appearing in several school productions. As a teenager, Smulders caught the eye of a modeling agency, which led to several years of world travel to places such as France, Japan, Italy, Greece, and Germany. Yet even as Smulders's modeling career was on the rise, she still managed to attend school, graduating from high school in 2000 with honors.
Once out of high school, Smulders continued modeling internationally until the opportunity arose to audition for film and television. It was not long before Smulders's natural ability as an actress impressed casting directors, landing her guest spots on television series such as Special Unit 2 (2001) and Jeremiah (2002). In addition, Smulders also appeared in the short Candy from Strangers (2001) directed by fellow Canadian rising star 'Eric Johnson'.
Smulders got her big break just months later when she landed the role of Juliet Droil in the ABC program Veritas: The Quest (2003). The series marked her first series role for television.
In June 2010, Smulders made her Off-Broadway debut in Love, Loss, and What I Wore at The Westside Theatre.
Smulders played Maria Hill in the 2012 film The Avengers. She received training from a Los Angeles SWAT team trainer to handle guns in order to portray the character. Smulders reprised the role in two episodes of the television series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Captain America: The Winter Soldier in 2014 and is set to do so again in Avengers: Age of Ultron in 2015. Joss Whedon has suggested he had considered her for the role of Wonder Woman in his draft of the eponymous film, which did not go into production. Smulders did voice a Lego version of Wonder Woman in the 2014 animated film The Lego Movie. It was the first time her character had a theatrical film appearance.
In 2013, Smulders had a supporting role in the romance film Safe Haven. She also starred in the comedy-drama Delivery Man and They Came Together.
Smulders and American actor 'Taran Killam' became engaged in January 2009. They married (September 8, 2012), in Solvang, California. The couple resides in Los Angeles, California. They have one daughter, Shaelyn (b. May 2009) and a son (b. January 2015).
- Was voted "Most Respected" by her classmates her senior year in high school.
- While announcing his departure from the long-awaited _Wonder Woman (2011)_ (qv) feature, 'Joss Whedon' (qv) joked that she was his choice to play Princess Diana of Themiscyra (WW herself).
- Is of Dutch-British descent.
- Former model.
- Gave birth to her first child with 'Taran Killam' (qv), a girl named Shaelyn Cado Killam on May 16th 2009.
- Participated in various sports as a teenager including tennis, swimming and soccer.
- Announced she is expecting her first child, with boyfriend 'Taran Killam' (qv), in late Spring 2009. [November 26, 2008].