Although some fans only know her as the tough agent from the Avengers movie, who often stole scenes with Samuel Lawson, Cobie Smulders is a multi-talented Canadian model and actress whose expertise has survived decades in Hollywood. She became so popular through her outstanding performances in “How I Met Your Mother”. In addition to movies and television shows, Cobie has also appeared in several theater productions, including Love Loss, What I Wore in 2010 and the comic The Present Laughter in 2017.
Cobie’s exceptional acting skills have earned her several award nominations, including People’s Choice Awards and EWwy Awards. She was also honored with the Theatre World Award in 2017. And since her breakthrough, fans have been trying to find out more about her private life, whether she is married and who her husband is. All this and more can be found in the following sections.
Who Is Cobie Smulders and Where’s She From?
Cobie Smulders was born on 3 April 1982 as the daughter of a Dutch father and a British mother. Her full name is Jacoba Francisca Maria Smulders and she is from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Her father is a dentist, while her mother worked as a professional fundraiser. She spent her early years in Vancouver with her four sisters Fiona, Melissa, Julie, and Amy.
From an early age, Cobie always wanted to be a doctor or marine biologist, but at some point when she was in high school, things took a different turn. She attended Lord Byng Secondary School, where she discovered her passion for modeling and decided to try her hand at it. During her modeling career, Cobie was allowed to visit many countries, including Germany, Italy, France, Greece, and other countries to perform as a model.
With her then-ascending modeling career, it would have been easy for Cobie to be distracted and not finish high school, but she withstood the odds and finally graduated in 2000. Although she studied acting throughout high school, she announced in an interview that she chose to model because it offered her more opportunities. Later, she had to give up modeling to devote herself entirely to acting.
How She Became Famous
After she had stopped modeling, Cobie Smulders enrolled at the University of Victoria, at the same time she also took acting lessons. She then decided to take a year or two off before returning to the university. She then launched her acting career and appeared in American television series such as Special Unit 2 (2002) and Jeremiah (2002). Her first major role came in 2003, when she played the role of Juliet Droil in the short-lived television show Veritas: The Search. However, the show was canceled after the first season.
Two years later, Cobie slipped into the role of a reporter in the 2005 CBS sitcom “How I Met Your Mother” and joined the Marvel cinema universe in 2012 when she was cast as Maria Hill in The Avengers. The actress was later to resume her role in sequels including Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014), Avengers: The Age of Ultron (2015), Avengers: Infinite War (2018), Avengers: Endgame and Spider-Man: Far From Home in 2019.
Cobie Smulders also played the role of Dex Parios in the ABC hit series Stumptown from 2019. The drama series is based on the comic of the same name and follows Dex Parios (Cobie Smulders), a sleazy bisexual army veteran who suffers from PTSD and has a brother to take care of. After her experience in military intelligence, she works as a private detective, but her harsh and inexcusable behavior puts her in the crossfire of hardcore criminals.
If you follow the series, you will agree that Cobie is doing her best, and she is currently experiencing the best time of her career. She said shooting with Tom Cruise helped her learn how to handle the action while shooting, so it was no problem at all to use all the tactics she had learned before. Also, the actress was able to accumulate a net worth of 18 million dollars through her acting exploits and other efforts.
What To Know About Cobie Smulders’ Husband and Kids
Cobie Smulders is happily married to the US actor, writer, and comedian Taran Killam. Their paths first crossed in 2000, and after a while, they began to meet. Nine years later they announced their engagement in January 2009. In September 2012, they walked down the aisle, and their wedding took place in Solvang, California. The event was well attended by friends, colleagues and family members.
Soon after their wedding, Cobie Smulders officially changed her name to Jacoba Francisca Maria Smulders-Killam, which she still bears today. Before their wedding, the couple welcomed their first child, a daughter named Shaelyn, in May 2009. Six years later, in 2015, their second daughter, whom they named Joelle, arrived. Since then, the couple has enjoyed a flourishing relationship and there are no signs of marital problems.
Meanwhile, her husband was born in California, USA, on April 1, 1982. He is the son of the famous American singer/songwriter Kriss Light Killen, known for her exploits with the Charlie Daniels Band. His father, Thomas Harold Killam III, was a member of the City Garage Theatre Group, so it is almost natural that he turned out to be an actor. He has appeared on several television shows, including SNL, MAD TV, Wild ‘n Out, The Amanda Show, the original movie Stuck in the Suburbs, Just Married, My Best Friend’s Girl and Big Fat Liar, to name but a few.
Cobie and her husband are known for sharing their happy moments with their fans on social media. In 2017, Taran celebrated his wife on Instagram after she appeared on stage in the Broadway comedy Present Laughter, which ran for days at the St. James Theatre. The couple currently lives with their children in New York City.