Date of birth: April 3, 1982
Profession: Actress and former model.
Nickname: Cobie Smulders
Hometown: Vancouver, British Columbia
Astral sign: Aries
Height: 1.73 m
Jacoba Francisca Maria Smulders 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\". As a child, Smulders wanted to be either a doctor or a marine biologist, but started to gain an interest in acting in high school, appearing in several school productions. She finished high school in 2000 at Lord Byng Secondary School with high honours, being voted \"Most Respected\". Discovered by a modelling agency in her teens, she started to model internationally.