Cobie Smulders

Cobie Smulders

Cobie Smulders is best known as frequent love interest Robin Sherbatsky from the hit sitcom ‘How I Met Your Mother.’ Perhaps the most memorable factoid about her character is the fact that she used to be a Canadian pop superstar and one-hit wonder named Robin Sparkles, which was revealed on the show in a music video for the very ‘80’s hit single "Let’s Go to the Mall." However, even though the long-running show has reached its final season, there’s no sign that she’ll be fading into obscurity anytime soon. The role put the Canadian actress in the spotlight and primed her for roles in movies like ‘Safe Haven’ and the 2012 ultra-blockbuster ‘The Avengers.’ Interestingly, Smulders had never given much thought to acting before her career started, and she only encountered the opportunity to act after years of modeling internationally. The dazzling brunette is married to comedian and Saturday Night Live cast member Karan Killam, with whom she has a daughter.

About Cobie Smulders

Jacoba Francisca Maria 'Cobie' Smulders (born April 3, 1982) is a Canadian actress and former model, known for her role as Robin Scherbatsky on the television series How I Met Your Mother and Maria Hill in The Avengers. Smulders was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, to a Dutch father and an English mother. She was named after her great-aunt, Jacoba, from whom she gained the nickname 'Cobie.' Smulders worked in modeling, 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.

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