Cobie Smulders - Biography

Last Modified: Sep 25, 2022

Cobie Smulders
Nick Name: Cobie
Profession: Actress
Best Known For: How I met your Mother (TV series)
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: $25 million

Personal Details

Born on : April 3, 1982 (age 41)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Jacoba Francisca Maria Smulders
Birth Place: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Horoscope: Aries
Father's Name: Bert Smulders
Mother's Name: N/A
Siblings: 7

Sisters (Amy, Julie, Melissa, Fiona)
Brothers (Mark, Adam, Scott)

High School: Lord Byng Secondary School
University: University of Victoria
Ethnicity: Multi-ethnic (British, Dutch)
Nationality: Canadian


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Married Date: September 8, 2012
Husband's Name: Taran Killam
Children: 2

Shaelyn Cado Killam (daughter)
Janita Mae Killam (daughter)

Body Measurements

Height: 1.73 meter (5 feet 8 inch)
Weight: 64 kg (141.10 lb)
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Eye Color: Blue
Shoe Size: 8 US
Dress Size: 4 US
Breast Size: 34 inch
Waist Size: 23 inch
Hip Size: 33 inch
Bra Size: 32
Cup Size: B

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Who is Cobie Smulders?

Cobie Smulders is a popular face in TV series and movies. Best known for her role in How I met your Mother, the Canadian-born actress is both talented and gorgeous. Does Cobie Smulders look like Amanda Cerny? Many have shared their thoughts on the topic and many see the similarity between the two. 

Cobie Smulders – Age, Parents, Siblings

Born Jacoba Francisca Maria Smulders, Cobie Smulders’ birth took place on April 3, 1982. She was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada to a British mother and Dutch father Bert Smulders. Although the names of her parents have not yet been revealed, we do know that she has seven siblings. Her four sisters are Amy, Julie, Melissa, Fiona, and her three brothers are Mark, Adam, and Scott.

Source: Instagram (young Cobie Smulders)

Education, Ethnicity

Growing up, she dreamt of becoming a doctor or marine biologist. After graduating from Lord Byng Secondary School with honors in 2000, Smulders took a short break from education before finally studying at the University of Victoria. There she studied marine biology while also taking part-time acting classes. As marine biology required a lot of lab time, she put her schooling on hold to pursue a career in acting.

Her ethnicity includes English and Dutch.

Cobie Smulders – Boyfriend, Marriage, Husband, Children

Smulders began a relationship with American actor, comedian, and writer Taran Killam. She got engaged to her boyfriend in January 2009 after dating for around 4 years. The couple married after more than 3-year engagement on September 8, 2012, in Solvang, California. 

The Hollywood duo has two children together, both girls. Their first daughter named Shaelyn Cado Killam was born on May 16, 2009. Around 6 years later, the couple welcomed their second daughter in January 2015 named Janita Mae Killam.

The family now resides in Los Angeles, California, USA without any rumors of extramarital affairs or divorce.

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Source: Heightline (Cobie Smulders with husband Taran Killam)

Cobie Smulders – Career

Early Days

Cobie Smulders started acting in school productions while in high school. After graduation, she spent some time modeling as it brought her more opportunities. For several years, she traveled to France, Japan, Italy, Greece, and Germany.  But later, she began to "kind of hate" modeling. 

So, she joined the University. Here again, Smulders put her degree on hold to give acting a few years.

Her first acting roles were in Special Unit 2 (2001)Candy from Strangers (2001), and Jeremiah (2002), as a guest, which was followed by a recurring role in The L Word. She finally was able to land a permanent role in the ABC series Veritas: The Quest, but the series was canceled only after one series. On the bright side, Cobie Smulders’ acting skills were already beginning to be recognized. 

In 2005, she landed her breakthrough role of Robin Scherbatsky in CBS’ How I Met Your Mother. She played the character for the entire nine seasons alongside actors Josh Radnor, Neil Patrick Harris, Jason Segel, and Alyson Hannigan. 

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Source: HuffPost (Cobie Smulders with co-stars Josh Radnor, Neil Patrick Harris, Jason Segel, Alyson Hannigan)

Films, Series

Cobie Smulders also has found success in movies as an actress, especially in Marvel Movies as S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Maria Hill. She has appeared in The Avengers (2012), Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014), Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), Avengers: Infinity War (2018), Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019), etc. 

Smulders reprised the same role in the TV series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. alongside Clark Gregg and also has a recurring role in the Netflix series A Series of Unfortunate Events

Smulders has also lent her voice for Wonder Woman in 2014’s The Lego Movie. Moreover, the Canadian actress has played supporting roles in Safe Haven (2013), Delivery Man (2013), They Came Together (2014), and Tom Cruise in the 2016 movie Jack Reacher: Never Go Back


On the set of Safe Haven, Smulders worked with Julianne Hough, Mimi Kirkland, Noah Lomax, David Lyons, and Tora Hallstrom.

Cobie Smulders – Awards, Nominations

Cobie Smulders has been nominated for EWwy Award (2013)- category Best Supporting Actress: Comedy, 2014’s People's Choice Award- category Favorite TV Gal Pals (shared with Alyson Hannigan), and 2017 Theatre World Award for Present Laughter.

Among her nominations, Smulders has won the EWwy Award while she was named Honoree by Theatre World Award.

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Source: (Cobie Smulders as Agent Maria Hill)

Cobie Smulders – Health issues

In 2015, Cobie Smulders revealed that in 2007, she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer at age 25. She was shooting season three of How I Met Your Mother. She had surgeries to remove tumors from her ovaries and was left with one-third of an ovary. 

But cancer had already spread to her lymph nodes. She had to undergo numerous surgeries to treat cancer, over two years’ time. She was even told that she would never be able to get pregnant naturally, which has been proven wrong.

Also in 2015, she lost the role of Harriet Grant in Confirmation to Zoe Lister-Jones, because she had broken her leg.

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Cobie Smulders – Net Worth, Salary

The net worth of Smulders is estimated to be around $25 million while the figure on her annual salary is unknown.

Cobie Smulders – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, Cobie Smulders is followed by millions of followers and counting.

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