Smulders at the CBS Comedies Premiere Party, Los Angeles, September 17, 2008
|Born||Jacoba Francisca Maria Smulders
April 3, 1982
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
|Residence||Los Angeles, California|
|Spouse(s)||Taran Killam (2012–present)|
Jacoba Francisca Maria "Cobie" Smulders (born April 3, 1982) is a Canadian actress and former model, known for her roles as Robin Scherbatsky on the television series How I Met Your Mother and Maria Hill in the 2012 film The Avengers.
Early life 
Smulders worked in modelling, which she later said she "kind of hated", adding that the experience made her hesitant about pursuing acting as a career: "You know you go into these rooms, and I've had the experience of people judging you physically for so long and I was over that. But then it was like, 'Oh no, I have to actually perform. I have to do well, and I have to have a voice, and I have to have thoughts now'".
Smulders' first role was as a guest in the Showtime science fiction series Jeremiah, and she has appeared in several television series since, including a recurring part in The L Word. On the New York stage, she has performed in Love, Loss, and What I Wore from at least June 10 to June 27, 2010. Her first permanent series role was in the short-lived ABC series Veritas: The Quest, and her second was television reporter Robin Scherbatsky on the CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother. Joss Whedon has suggested that he considered her for the role of Wonder Woman in his draft of the (cancelled) eponymous film. Smulders played Maria Hill in Whedon's 2012 film The Avengers and will reprise the role in the Russo brothers' 2014 film Captain America: The Winter Soldier  with the possibility of also reprising the role in the upcoming Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. series. 
Personal life 
Smulders and American actor Taran Killam became engaged in January 2009. They married on September 8, 2012 in Solvang, California. The couple has a daughter, Shaelyn Cado Killam (born May 14th 2009).
|2001||Candy from Strangers||Martina||Short film|
|2004||Walking Tall||Eye candy|
|2005||The Long Weekend||Ellen|
|2006||Escape||Psychotic brunette||Short film|
|2006||Dr. Miracles||Mrs. Peterson||Short film|
|2007||The Storm Awaits||Anabella DeLorenzo||Short film|
|2009||The Slammin' Salmon||Tara|
|2012||The Avengers||Agent Maria Hill|
|2013||Safe Haven||Carly Jo Wheatley|
|2013||The Delivery Man||Emma||Post-production|
|2014||They Came Together||Girlfriend of Paul Rudd's character||Completed|
|2014||Captain America: The Winter Soldier||Agent Maria Hill||Filming|
|2002||Special Unit 2||Zoe||"The Wish" (season 2: episode 13)|
|2002||Jeremiah||Deborah||"Thieves' Honor" (season 1: episode 11)|
|2003||Tru Calling||Sarah Webb||"Brother's Keeper" (season 1: episode 3)|
|2003–2004||Veritas: The Quest||Juliet Droil||Main role; 13 episodes|
|2004||Smallville||Shannon Bell||"Bound" (season 4: episode 9)|
|2005||The L Word||Leigh Ostin||"Luminous" (season 2: episode 7)
"Loud & Proud" (season 2: episode 11)
"L'Chaim" (season 2: episode 12)
"Lacuna" (season 2: episode 13)
|2005||Andromeda||Rhade's wife||"The Heart of the Journey: Part 1" (season 5: episode 21)
"The Heart of the Journey: Part 2" (season 5: episode 22)
|2005–present||How I Met Your Mother||Robin Scherbatsky||Main role|
|2010||How to Make It in America||Hayley||"Pilot" (season 1: episode 1)|
In several episodes of How I Met Your Mother Smulders plays Canadian pop star Robin Sparkles a.k.a. Robin Daggers, under which she recorded five songs released in digital media. The first single is also part of the Xbox 360 game Just Dance 3.
- 2006: "Let's Go to the Mall"
- 2008: "Sandcastles in the Sand"
- 2010: "Nothing Suits me Like a Suit" (Neil Patrick Harris feat. How I Met Your Mother Cast)
- 2010: "Two Beavers Are Better Than One" (feat. Kamille Rudisill/Nicole Scherzinger)
- 2013: "P.S. I Love You"
- Smulders, Cobie, quoted in Radnor, Josh (April 12, 2007). "A Most Engaging Story". TVGuide.com. Archived from the original on March 27, 2009. Retrieved September 19, 2009. "[My full birth name is] Jacoba Fransisca Maria Smulders."
- "Cobie Smulders Vitals". AskMen.com. Retrieved April 16, 2012.
- "Cobie Smulders on CBS Late Late Night". Youtube.
- Zuo, Mila (September 1, 2009). "The Elusive Charm of Cobie Smulders". Venus Zine. Archived from the original on July 22, 2011. Retrieved May 28, 2011.
- Wieselman, Jarett (June 10, 2010). "'Love, Loss' and two lovely ladies". New York Post. Archived from the original on October 18, 2010. Retrieved August 13, 2012.
- "Satin Tights No Longer". Whedonesque.com. February 3, 2007. Retrieved May 7, 2010.
- Graser, Marc (October 29, 2012). "Frank Grillo to play Crossbones in 'Captain America' sequel". Variety. Archived from the original on October 29, 2012. Retrieved October 29, 2012.
- DeSaulnier, Jordan (January 26, 2013). "IAR EXCLUSIVE: Cobie Smulders Talks 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier and 'S.H.I.E.L.D. TV Series". Rogue. Retrieved April 16, 2013.
- Alexander, Reagan (January 28, 2009). "HIMYM's Cobie Smulders Flashes Her New Engagement Ring". People. Retrieved November 25, 2009.
- "“SNL’s” Taran Killam Marries “How I Met Your Mother’s” Cobie Smulders — Exclusive". RumorFix. September 8, 2012. Retrieved September 9, 2012.
- Leon, Anya (July 3, 2009). "It's a Girl for Cobie Smulders". People. Retrieved November 25, 2009.
- Cobie Smulders. CBS
- Cobie Smulders Joins the ‘Starbuck’ Family. NextMovie (2012-08-27). Retrieved on 2013-01-07.
- Kroll, Justin; Sneider, Jeff (June 21, 2012). "Cobie Smulders Locks Pair of Pic Roles". Variety. Archived from the original on JUly 18, 2012. Retrieved July 18, 2012.
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