Cristin Milioti (born August 16, 1985) is an American actress and singer known for her work in Broadway theatre productions such as , That Face and the Stunning Tony-winning . She is also known for playing Once Tracy McConnell ("The Mother") on the sitcom (2013–2014), as well as her film role as Teresa Petrillo Belfort in How I Met Your Mother (2013). Milioti has won a The Wolf of Wall Street Grammy Award and has also been nominated for a Tony Award.
Milioti singing at Joe's Pub in New York City, May 2013
Early life [ edit ]
Milioti was born and raised in
Cherry Hill, New Jersey. She is partially of [1 ] Italian descent, but calls her family " Olive Garden Italian". In middle school, she found her love of acting at Long Lake Camp for the Arts in New York. [2 ] She attended [3 ] Cherry Hill High School East, graduating in 2003. She took acting classes at New York University, but dropped out during her freshman year. However, she is still listed in the university's advertising. [4 ] [5 ]
Her first acting roles were bit parts in national advertising campaign ads, notably one for the Ford Edge.
She also appeared in television programs such as [6 ] and films such as 30 Rock . Milioti is also known for her stage performances. She was the 2010 star of Greetings from the Shore That Face and received a [7 ] Lucille Lortel Award nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress for her work in . In 2012, Milioti received a Stunning Tony Award nomination for Best Actress in a Musical for her work in , a play in which she had been performing since 2011. Her final performance in Once Once, was on March 24, 2013. Her performance in [8 ] Once earned the Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album. She also read aloud a short story for a 2011 episode of entitled "Adventure". This American Life [9 ]
In 2013, she was cast in the hit
CBS sitcom as the titular How I Met Your Mother Mother (credited as "The Girl with the Yellow Umbrella", identified as Tracy McConnell in the series finale), appearing for the first time in the last episode of the eighth season, titled " Something New" and was promoted to a series regular for the series' ninth and final season. Milioti portrayed [10 ] Jordan Belfort's (played by Leonardo DiCaprio) first wife, Teresa Petrillo, in the Martin Scorsese-directed film . The film was released in the U.S. on December 25, 2013. The Wolf of Wall Street In February 2014, she was cast as the female lead on NBC's comedy pilot, [11 ] playing the part of Zelda. A to Z [12 ]
Filmography [ edit ]
Television [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ Kaufman, Joanne (May 3, 2012). "A Cultural Conversation With Cristin Milioti: There Once Was a Girl", , p. D4. The Wall Street Journal
^ Goldblatt, Henry. ". Entertainment Weekly 'How I Met Your Mother': Meet The Mother, Cristin Milioti, for the first time – EXCLUSIVE" . Retrieved 28 January 2014.
^ Adam B. Vary. "The Mother On "How I Met Your Mother" Explains Everything You Need To Know About Her". Buzzfeed.com . Retrieved 2014-03-16.
^ HIMYM Podcast: Season 9, episode 5
^ "Ford Edge – Same City Better View (Milioti is in the back seat, gazing out the vehicle's sunroof)". Splendad.com . Retrieved 2013-05-19.
^ Terry Teachout, A Commanding Debut, Wall Street Journal, 21 May 2010, p. W5
^ "Tony Awards Nominations: Actress (Musical)". Gold Derby.
^ "#448: Adventure!". This American Life . Retrieved 2013-12-11.
^ Rorke, Robert (2013-05-14). "‘How I Met Your Mother’ finally reveals mom’s identity". NYPOST.com . Retrieved 2013-05-19.
^ "Tony Award Nominee Cristin Milioti Weds DiCaprio In Scorsese's Wolf Of Wall Street" . Retrieved 15 May 2013.
^ Wall Street Journal
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