Cristin Milioti

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Cristin Milioti
Cristin Milioti July 13, 2014 (cropped).jpg
Milioti in July 2014
Born (1985-08-16) August 16, 1985 (age 32)
Cherry Hill, New Jersey, U.S.
Occupation Actress, singer
Years active 2006–present

Cristin Milioti (born August 16, 1985) is an American actress and singer. She has worked in Broadway theatre productions such as That Face, Stunning, and the Tony Award-winning musical Once. She also played the titular Mother on the sitcom How I Met Your Mother from 2013 to 2014, Teresa Petrillo Belfort in the 2013 film The Wolf of Wall Street, and Betsy Solverson in the second season of Fargo (2015). She has won a Grammy Award and has been nominated for a Tony Award.

Early life[edit]

Milioti was born on August 16, 1985 in Cherry Hill, New Jersey.[1] She is of Italian descent, and calls her family "Olive Garden Italian".[2] In middle school, she found her love of acting at Long Lake Camp for the Arts in New York City.[3] She attended Cherry Hill High School East, graduating in 2003. She took acting classes at New York University, but dropped out during her freshman year.[4] However, she is listed in the university's advertising.[5]

Career[edit]

Milioti playing ukulele in 2013

Milioti's first acting roles were bit parts in national advertising campaign ads, notably one for the Ford Edge.[6] She also appeared in television programs such as 30 Rock and films such as Greetings from the Shore. Milioti is also known for her stage performances. In 2007, she appeared on Broadway as Alice Ashbrook in Helen Edmundson's award-winning adaptation of Jamila Gavin's novel Coram Boy.[7] She was the 2010 star of That Face,[8] receiving a Lucille Lortel Award nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress for her work in Stunning.[9] In 2012, she received a Tony Award nomination for Best Actress in a Musical for her work in Once, a play in which she had performed from 2011 to 2013.[10] Her Once performance, with fellow principal soloist Steve Kazee, earned the 2013 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album. She also read aloud a short story for the 2011 This American Life episode "Adventure".[11] In 2012 she appeared on several songs of Glen Hansard's debut album Rhythm and Repose.

In 2013, Milioti was cast in the CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother as the titular Mother, appearing for the first time in the season eight finale titled "Something New", and was promoted to a series regular for the series's ninth and final season.[12] Milioti portrayed Jordan Belfort's (played by Leonardo DiCaprio) first wife, Teresa Petrillo, in the 2013 Martin Scorsese film The Wolf of Wall Street.[13] In February 2014, she was cast as Zelda, the female lead on NBC's comedy A to Z which premiered that October and aired for one season of thirteen episodes, canceled after the fifth.[14] In 2015, she co-starred on the second season of FX's Fargo as Betsy Solverson, the cancer-stricken wife of state trooper Lou Solverson and mother of future deputy Molly Solverson. In 2017, Milioti appeared in the fourth season of the sci-fi anthology show Black Mirror as Nanette Cole in the episode "USS Callister".

Filmography[edit]

Milioti at Joe's Pub in New York, 2013

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2007 Greetings from the Shore Didi
2009 Year of the Carnivore Sammy Smalls
2011 Ashley Cristin Short film
2012 Sleepwalk with Me Janet Pandamiglio
2012 I Am Ben The Journalist
2012 The Brass Teapot Brandi
2013 Bert and Arnie's Guide to Friendship Faye
2013 The Wolf of Wall Street Teresa Petrillo Belfort
2014 The Occupants Lucy
2015 It Had to Be You Sonia
2017 Breakable You Maud Weller

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2006 3 lbs Megan Rafferty Episode: "Bad Boys"
2006–07 The Sopranos Catherine Sacrimoni 3 episodes
2009 The Unusuals Sketch Artist 2 episodes
2010 The Good Wife Onya Eggertson Episode: "Taking Control"
2011 30 Rock Abby Flynn Episode: "TGS Hates Women"
2011 Nurse Jackie Monica Episode: "...Deaf Blind Tumor Pee-Test"
2013–14 How I Met Your Mother Tracy McConnell / The Mother 14 episodes
2014–15 A to Z Zelda Vasco 13 episodes
2015–16 The Mindy Project Whitney 5 episodes
2015 Family Guy Becca (voice) Episode: "Roasted Guy"
2015 Fargo Betsy Solverson 9 episodes
2016 The Venture Bros. Sirena / Kate (voice) 2 episodes
2017 Black Mirror Nanette Cole Episode: "USS Callister"

Stage[edit]

Year Title Role Venue(s)
2006 The Lieutenant of Inishmore Mairead (Understudy) Lyceum Theatre
2007 Coram Boy[7] Alice Ashbrook Imperial Theatre
2007 The Devil's Disciple Essie Irish Repertory Theatre
2008 Crooked Laney
2008 Some Americans Abroad Katie Taylor
2009 The Heart is a Lonely Hunter Mick Kelly New York Theatre Workshop
2009 Stunning Lily Lincoln Center Theater
2010 The Little Foxes Alexandra New York Theatre Workshop
2010 That Face Mia Manhattan Theatre Club
2011 Once Girl American Repertory Theatre
New York Theatre Workshop
2012–13 Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre
2015–16 Lazarus Elly New York Theatre Workshop
2017 After The Blast Anna Lincoln Center Theater

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Association Category Work Result Ref.
2011 Lucille Lortel Award Outstanding Lead Actress That Face Nominated [15]
2012 Tony Award Best Actress in a Musical Once Nominated [16]
2013 Grammy Award Best Musical Theater Album Once Won [17]
2016 Critics' Choice Television Award Best Supporting Actress in a Movie/Miniseries Fargo Nominated [18]
2018 MTV Movie & TV Award Most Frightened Performance Black Mirror Nominated [19]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kaufman, Joanne (May 3, 2012). "A Cultural Conversation With Cristin Milioti: There Once Was a Girl", The Wall Street Journal, p. D4.
  2. ^ "Cristin Milioti Has A Drunk Personality". Conan. 13 February 2014. Retrieved 25 June 2017. 
  3. ^ Goldblatt, Henry. "'How I Met Your Mother': Meet The Mother, Cristin Milioti, for the first time – Exclusive". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 28 January 2014. 
  4. ^ 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. 
  5. ^ HIMYM Podcast: Season 9, episode 5
  6. ^ "Ford Edge – Same City Better View (Milioti is in the back seat, gazing out the vehicle's sunroof)". Splendad.com. Retrieved 2013-05-19. 
  7. ^ a b Isherwood, Charles (2007-05-03). "Coram Boy - Theater - Review". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2017-08-25. 
  8. ^ Terry Teachout, A Commanding Debut, Wall Street Journal, 21 May 2010, p. W5
  9. ^ Cox, Gordon (April 5, 2010). "Lortel Award nominations announced". Variety. 
  10. ^ "Tony Awards Nominations: Actress (Musical)". Gold Derby. Archived from the original on 2013-10-03. 
  11. ^ "#448: Adventure!". This American Life. Retrieved 2013-12-11. 
  12. ^ Rorke, Robert (2013-05-14). "'How I Met Your Mother' finally reveals mom's identity". NYPOST.com. Retrieved 2013-05-19. 
  13. ^ "Tony Award Nominee Cristin Milioti Weds DiCaprio In Scorsese's Wolf Of Wall Street". Retrieved 15 May 2013. 
  14. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (12 February 2014). "Cristin Milioti Tapped As Co-Lead For NBC Comedy Pilot 'A To Z'". Deadline. Retrieved 20 September 2014. 
  15. ^ "2010 Nominations and Recipients". lortelaward.com. 
  16. ^ "Once, Clybourne Park, Porgy and Bess, Audra McDonald, Salesman Win 2012 Tony Awards". Playbill. 
  17. ^ "Past Winners Search". Grammy.Com. 
  18. ^ "'Mad Max,' 'Fargo' Top Critics' Choice Nominations". Critics' Choice Awards. December 14, 2015. Retrieved December 14, 2015. 
  19. ^ Nordyke, Kimberly (May 3, 2018). "MTV Movie & TV Awards: 'Black Panther,' 'Stranger Things' Top Nominations". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on May 3, 2018. Retrieved May 3, 2018. 

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