Cobie Smulders

Jacoba Francisca Maria "Cobie" Smulders (born April 3, 1982) is a Canadian actress and former model, known for her current role as Robin Scherbatsky on the CBS television series How I Met Your Mother and Maria Hill in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Smulders was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, to a Dutch father and an English mother. She was named after her great-aunt, 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. I have to do well, and I have to have a voice, and I have to have thoughts now'". After she quit modeling, she registered at the University of Victoria to study marine biology. During the summer, she took acting classes and decided to pursue her acting career. Smulders' first acting role was as a guest in the Showtime science fiction series Jeremiah, and she has appeared in several television series since, including a recurring role 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 ...

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The Long Weekend (2005)

Cooper is an actor who sees life as one big party, while Ed is in advertising and takes life too seriously. When Ed gets stressed over a deadline he has to meet, his brother Cooper works hard in trying to get his brother hooked up with a girl, thus a long weekend ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pat Holden
CAST:  Chris Klein  •  Brendan Fehr  •  Chandra West  •  Cobie Smulders

Cooper is an actor who sees life as one big party, while Ed is in advertising and takes life too seriously. When Ed gets stressed over a deadline he has to meet, his brother Cooper works hard in trying to get his brother hooked up with a girl, thus a long weekend ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pat Holden
CAST:  Chris Klein  •  Brendan Fehr  •  Chandra West  •  Cobie Smulders

They Came Together (2014)

A small business owner is about to lose her shop to a major corporate development.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Wain
CAST:  Cobie Smulders  •  Michael Shannon  •  Paul Rudd  •  Lynn Cohen

A small business owner is about to lose her shop to a major corporate development.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Wain
CAST:  Cobie Smulders  •  Michael Shannon  •  Paul Rudd  •  Lynn Cohen

The Avengers (2012)

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When an unexpected enemy emerges and threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster. Spanning the globe, a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joss Whedon
CAST:  Robert Downey Jr.  •  Chris Evans  •  Mark Ruffalo  •  Chris Hemsworth

When an unexpected enemy emerges and threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster. Spanning the globe, a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joss Whedon
CAST:  Robert Downey Jr.  •  Chris Evans  •  Mark Ruffalo  •  Chris Hemsworth

Delivery Man (2013)

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An affable underachiever finds out he's fathered 533 children through anonymous donations to a fertility clinic 20 years ago. Now he must decide whether or not to come forward when 142 of them file a lawsuit to reveal his identity.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ken Scott
CAST:  Vince Vaughn  •  Cobie Smulders  •  Chris Pratt  •  Britt Robertson

An affable underachiever finds out he's fathered 533 children through anonymous donations to a fertility clinic 20 years ago. Now he must decide whether or not to come forward when 142 of them file a lawsuit to reveal his identity.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ken Scott
CAST:  Vince Vaughn  •  Cobie Smulders  •  Chris Pratt  •  Britt Robertson

The Lego Movie (2014)

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An ordinary Lego mini-figure, mistakenly thought to be the extraordinary MasterBuilder, is recruited to join a quest to stop an evil Lego tyrant from gluing the universe together.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Phil Lord  •  Christopher Miller
CAST:  Cobie Smulders  •  Channing Tatum  •  Jonah Hill  •  Craig Berry

An ordinary Lego mini-figure, mistakenly thought to be the extraordinary MasterBuilder, is recruited to join a quest to stop an evil Lego tyrant from gluing the universe together.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Phil Lord  •  Christopher Miller
CAST:  Cobie Smulders  •  Channing Tatum  •  Jonah Hill  •  Craig Berry

Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)

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When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to The Avengers to stop him from ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joss Whedon
CAST:  Chris Hemsworth  •  Robert Downey Jr.  •  Scarlett Johansson  •  Jeremy Renner

When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to The Avengers to stop him from ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joss Whedon
CAST:  Chris Hemsworth  •  Robert Downey Jr.  •  Scarlett Johansson  •  Jeremy Renner

Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)

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After the cataclysmic events in New York with The Avengers, Steve Rogers, aka Captain America is living quietly in Washington, D.C. and trying to adjust to the modern world. But when a S.H.I.E.L.D. colleague comes under attack, Steve becomes embroiled in a web of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joe Russo  •  Anthony Russo
CAST:  Chris Evans  •  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Sebastian Stan  •  Anthony Mackie

After the cataclysmic events in New York with The Avengers, Steve Rogers, aka Captain America is living quietly in Washington, D.C. and trying to adjust to the modern world. But when a S.H.I.E.L.D. colleague comes under attack, Steve becomes embroiled in a web of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joe Russo  •  Anthony Russo
CAST:  Chris Evans  •  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Sebastian Stan  •  Anthony Mackie

Being Canadian (2015)

What does it actually mean to be Canadian? This humorous documentary, featuring interviews with a who's-who of famous Canadians, hopes to find the answer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Cohen
CAST:  Robert Cohen  •  Cobie Smulders  •  William Shatner  •  Nathan Fillion

What does it actually mean to be Canadian? This humorous documentary, featuring interviews with a who's-who of famous Canadians, hopes to find the answer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Cohen
CAST:  Robert Cohen  •  Cobie Smulders  •  William Shatner  •  Nathan Fillion

Safe Haven (2013)

A young woman with a mysterious past lands in Southport, North Carolina where her bond with a widower forces her to confront the dark secret that haunts her.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lasse Hallström
CAST:  Julianne Hough  •  Josh Duhamel  •  Cobie Smulders  •  David Lyons

A young woman with a mysterious past lands in Southport, North Carolina where her bond with a widower forces her to confront the dark secret that haunts her.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lasse Hallström
CAST:  Julianne Hough  •  Josh Duhamel  •  Cobie Smulders  •  David Lyons

Grassroots (2012)

Grant Cogswell, a liberal music critic decides to run for city council against a popular black incumbent and is assisted by a reporter who recently lost his job. Initially given no chance, things turn dark when Cogswell makes it into the general election. Based on ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Gyllenhaal
CAST:  Jason Biggs  •  Joel David Moore  •  Lauren Ambrose  •  Cobie Smulders

Grant Cogswell, a liberal music critic decides to run for city council against a popular black incumbent and is assisted by a reporter who recently lost his job. Initially given no chance, things turn dark when Cogswell makes it into the general election. Based on ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Gyllenhaal
CAST:  Jason Biggs  •  Joel David Moore  •  Lauren Ambrose  •  Cobie Smulders

The Slammin' Salmon (2009)

The brutal former heavyweight boxing champion Cleon "Slammin'" Salmon (Duncan), now owner of a Miami restaurant, institutes a competition to see which waiter can earn the most money in one night: the winner stands to gain $10,000, while the loser will endure a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kevin Heffernan
CAST:  Michael Clarke Duncan  •  Jay Chandrasekhar  •  Kevin Heffernan  •  Steve Lemme

The brutal former heavyweight boxing champion Cleon "Slammin'" Salmon (Duncan), now owner of a Miami restaurant, institutes a competition to see which waiter can earn the most money in one night: the winner stands to gain $10,000, while the loser will endure a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kevin Heffernan
CAST:  Michael Clarke Duncan  •  Jay Chandrasekhar  •  Kevin Heffernan  •  Steve Lemme

Avengers: Endgame (2019)

After the devastating events of Avengers: Infinity War, the universe is in ruins due to the efforts of the Mad Titan, Thanos. With the help of remaining allies, the Avengers must assemble once more in order to undo Thanos' actions and restore order to the universe ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joe Russo  •  Anthony Russo
CAST:  Josh Brolin  •  Chris Pratt  •  Brie Larson  •  Robert Downey Jr.

After the devastating events of Avengers: Infinity War, the universe is in ruins due to the efforts of the Mad Titan, Thanos. With the help of remaining allies, the Avengers must assemble once more in order to undo Thanos' actions and restore order to the universe ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joe Russo  •  Anthony Russo
CAST:  Josh Brolin  •  Chris Pratt  •  Brie Larson  •  Robert Downey Jr.

Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

As the Avengers and their allies have continued to protect the world from threats too large for any one hero to handle, a new danger has emerged from the cosmic shadows: Thanos. A despot of intergalactic infamy, his goal is to collect all six Infinity Stones, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joe Russo  •  Anthony Russo
CAST:  Robert Downey Jr.  •  Chris Evans  •  Josh Brolin  •  Samuel L. Jackson

As the Avengers and their allies have continued to protect the world from threats too large for any one hero to handle, a new danger has emerged from the cosmic shadows: Thanos. A despot of intergalactic infamy, his goal is to collect all six Infinity Stones, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joe Russo  •  Anthony Russo
CAST:  Robert Downey Jr.  •  Chris Evans  •  Josh Brolin  •  Samuel L. Jackson

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016)

Jack Reacher must uncover the truth behind a major government conspiracy in order to clear his name. On the run as a fugitive from the law, Reacher uncovers a potential secret from his past that could change his life forever.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Edward Zwick
CAST:  Tom Cruise  •  Cobie Smulders  •  Aldis Hodge  •  Danika Yarosh

Jack Reacher must uncover the truth behind a major government conspiracy in order to clear his name. On the run as a fugitive from the law, Reacher uncovers a potential secret from his past that could change his life forever.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Edward Zwick
CAST:  Tom Cruise  •  Cobie Smulders  •  Aldis Hodge  •  Danika Yarosh

The Intervention (2016)

A weekend getaway for four couples takes a sharp turn when one of the couples discovers the entire trip was orchestrated to host an intervention on their marriage.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Clea DuVall
CAST:  Natasha Lyonne  •  Cobie Smulders  •  Melanie Lynskey  •  Jason Ritter

A weekend getaway for four couples takes a sharp turn when one of the couples discovers the entire trip was orchestrated to host an intervention on their marriage.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Clea DuVall
CAST:  Natasha Lyonne  •  Cobie Smulders  •  Melanie Lynskey  •  Jason Ritter

Unexpected (2015)

An inner-city high school teacher discovers she is pregnant at the same time as one of her most promising students and the two develop an unlikely friendship while struggling to navigate their unexpected pregnancies.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kris Rey
CAST:  Cobie Smulders  •  Gail Bean  •  Anders Holm  •  Elizabeth McGovern

An inner-city high school teacher discovers she is pregnant at the same time as one of her most promising students and the two develop an unlikely friendship while struggling to navigate their unexpected pregnancies.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kris Rey
CAST:  Cobie Smulders  •  Gail Bean  •  Anders Holm  •  Elizabeth McGovern

Results (2015)

Two mismatched personal trainers' lives are upended by the actions of a new, wealthy client.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Bujalski
CAST:  Cobie Smulders  •  Guy Pearce  •  Kevin Corrigan  •  Giovanni Ribisi

Two mismatched personal trainers' lives are upended by the actions of a new, wealthy client.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Bujalski
CAST:  Cobie Smulders  •  Guy Pearce  •  Kevin Corrigan  •  Giovanni Ribisi

Ill Fated (2004)

Mark A. Lewis's tragic-comic adventure ILL FATED plunges the viewer into the boxed-in world of Jimmy, a small-town teen who seeks a better life but who sees dead-end signs at every turn out of town. His vague plan to leave and "look into college" is complicated by ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark A. Lewis
CAST:  Peter Outerbridge  •  Paul Campbell  •  John Callander  •  Nicki Clyne

Mark A. Lewis's tragic-comic adventure ILL FATED plunges the viewer into the boxed-in world of Jimmy, a small-town teen who seeks a better life but who sees dead-end signs at every turn out of town. His vague plan to leave and "look into college" is complicated by ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark A. Lewis
CAST:  Peter Outerbridge  •  Paul Campbell  •  John Callander  •  Nicki Clyne

Walking Tall (2004)

A former U.S. soldier returns to his hometown to find it overrun by crime and corruption, which prompts him to clean house.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kevin Bray
CAST:  Dwayne Johnson  •  Johnny Knoxville  •  Neal McDonough  •  Kristen Wilson

A former U.S. soldier returns to his hometown to find it overrun by crime and corruption, which prompts him to clean house.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kevin Bray
CAST:  Dwayne Johnson  •  Johnny Knoxville  •  Neal McDonough  •  Kristen Wilson

Noël Coward's Present Laughter (2017)

A self-obsessed actor in the midst of a mid-life crisis juggles a fawning ingenue, a crazed playwright, his ex-wife, and the personal lives of his friends. Originally broadcast as an episode of the PBS series "Great Performances" (season 45, episode 4).  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Horn
CAST:  Kevin Kline  •  Cobie Smulders  •  Kate Burton  •  Kristine Nielsen

A self-obsessed actor in the midst of a mid-life crisis juggles a fawning ingenue, a crazed playwright, his ex-wife, and the personal lives of his friends. Originally broadcast as an episode of the PBS series "Great Performances" (season 45, episode 4).  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Horn
CAST:  Kevin Kline  •  Cobie Smulders  •  Kate Burton  •  Kristine Nielsen
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