Cobie Smulders portrayed S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Maria Hill (pictured) in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, appearing in the films The Avengers (2012), Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014), Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), Avengers: Infinity War (2018) and Spider-Man: Far From Home. Fluent in French, Smulders was born Jacoba Francisca Maria Smulders and grew up wanting to be a doctor or a marine biologist, but started to explore acting after appearing in several high school productions. She was one of the stars of the CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother, playing the role of Robin Sherbatsky, which ran for nine seasons ending in 2014. The show was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series, a People’s Choice Award for Favorite TV Comedy and a Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Show: Comedy. Spotted by a modelling agency when she was in her teens, Smulders began her career working internationally in such exotic destinations as France, Italy, Greece, and Germany. She now lives in Los Angeles. Cobie Smulders plays the role of Dex Parios on the series Stumptown. Her character suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder caused by five tours in Afghanistan when she starts investigating local crime in Portland, Oregon. Fellow Canadian actress Tantoo Cardinal plays the enigmatic head of the casino Dex frequents and is also the mother of her ex-boyfriend.
Features & TV Movies:
Candy from Strangers (2002)
TV Series – Cast:
A Series of Unfortunate Events (2017)
Secret Invasion (2022, mini-series)
How to Make It in America (2010)
The Simpsons (voice, 2020)