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Where Cobie Smulders From How I Met Your Mother Is Now

For 208 episodes spanning from 2005 to 2014, Cobie Smulders won the hearts of everyone on-screen and off-screen with her role as Robin Scherbatsky. She was one of the five core characters in the New York-based sitcom "How I Met Your Mother."

The series followed Ted Mosby (Josh Radnor) as he navigated life in the big city as an architect searching for the love of his life. The entire story was laid out in flashback form, told by an older version of Ted (the late Bob Saget). Along with Ted for the ride are his buddy from college, Marshall Eriksen (Jason Segel); Marshall's wife, Lily Eriksen (Alyson Hannigan); their legend ... wait for it ... dary bro, Barney Stinson (Neil Patrick Harris); and Ted's on-again, off-again love interest, Robin.

Cobie Smulders appeared in the pilot episode as the girl across the bar who caught Ted's eye before embarking on a journey as his love interest, friend, and haunting memory he can't get past. Smulders' Canadian news anchor character with a tough exterior endeared her to the hearts of audiences everywhere all the way until the Season 9 finale, where she and Ted finally got together. Eight years past the show's end, this is what Cobie Smulders has been up to.

She is raising a family with her husband, Taran Killam

Cobie Smulders has spent the last decade building a family with her husband (fellow actor Taran Killam). They have shared multiple projects, one of them being "How I Met Your Mother." He played a character named Gary Blauman, who worked in the legal department at Goliath National Bank with Barney. But the sitcom set wasn't where the lovebirds got acquainted.

They both attended a mutual friend's birthday party when they were 22 years old. In an interview with People Magazine, Smulders tells the story of how they met. "We were 22, the friend was turning 30, so we were like, 'This chick is super old. Whoa.'" She continued, "We met and got along and he thought I was also 30. So it was a really funny meeting of like, 'When were you born?'" They tied the knot in 2012 and have been married ever since.

They share two daughters (Shaelyn Cado and Janita Mae), and she explained how they juggle their busy schedules and a family. "It's really about putting the girls first and having to be a bit choosy about work now and doing jobs that you only really want to do, so you're not leaving to feed some sort of ambition in yourself, but you take jobs because you really, really love it and you really have to do it."

She brought Maria Hill to life in the MCU

Speaking of sharing projects with her husband, Taran Killam is reportedly a massive fan of Marvel comics, a detail Cobie Smulders shared with Seth Meyers during an appearance on his show. That helped immensely when Smulders landed the role of Agent Maria Hill of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Maria Hill is another tough character Smulders plays perfectly with her no-nonsense demeanor and stoic look. Hill serves as the second-in-command to Director Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson), and along with Nick Coulson (Clark Gregg), she is one of the only people Fury trusts. When audiences first meet her, it is in 2012's "The Avengers." Smulders has portrayed Hill in numerous projects since then, including "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," "Captain America: The Winter Soldier," "Avengers: Age of Ultron," "Avengers: Infinity War," "Avengers: Endgame," and "Spiderman: Far From Home." Marvel fans can expect to see her again alongside Nick Fury in the upcoming Disney+ series "Secret Invasion."

During her interview with Seth Meyers, Smulders recounted that her husband's deep knowledge of the Marvel Universe helped her brush up on everything Marvel for her role. A decade later, his guidance has clearly paid off.

She tried her hand at Broadway

In 2017, three years after the finale of "How I Met Your Mother," Cobie Smulders took her act to the stage. She made her Broadway debut in Noel Coward's "Present Laughter." The show follows Garry Essendine, a self-obsessed actor going through a midlife crisis and indulging in all of his favorite things, such as women and wine.

Smulders didn't make her debut off-Broadway or in some small production. She went all out, starring next to Kevin Kline himself. In an interview with Theater Mania, she recounts what it was like starring alongside someone of Kline's caliber. "At first, obviously, it was intimidating. Then I realized how nice, giving, and encouraging they are. I was so lucky. I could learn from these people. They've been so supportive. Initially, it was, like, 'Holy s***, I have to keep up and maintain this performance over all these shows against these people.' Then I realized it's not a competition, a 'who does what better.' You're surrounded by such talent that it only makes you better, or strive to be better."

Smulders must have won people over and convinced them she belonged on the stage along with the other heavy hitters; her performance earned her a Theatre World Award.

She still finds time to work steadily

Despite her busy schedule with Marvel and her family, Cobie Smulders has found time to work on even more projects. In 2019, she starred in the short-lived drama "Stumptown," playing a Marine veteran who moves to Portland to take care of her brother with Down syndrome. She pays the bills by becoming a private investigator. The series also starred Jake Johnson ("New Girl" and "Spider-man: Into the Spiderverse"). "Stumptown" was a casualty of the pandemic, canceled due to COVID-19 scheduling issues.

Smulders didn't stay down for long, as she took on the role of Ann Coulter in the FX production of "Impeachment: American Crime Story." The series was a dramatized reenactment of the events surrounding President Bill Clinton's affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky. The production also starred Colin Hanks, Sarah Paulson, and Clive Owen (as President Bill Clinton).

Smulders had this to say about stepping into the shoes of the divisive media pundit: "I listened to almost every one of [Ann's] books. She's written quite a few and I've listened to a majority of them, if not all. So that was helpful." She continued, "She's a very public figure and she has a certain way of speaking in cadence and personality. So I looked into that. Also, this is a depiction of pop culture in the nineties. It was hard to gauge where she was at mentally and where she was, what her drive was at that point in her career. I did a lot of research."