COBIE SMULDERS (Jo) is one of the stars of the long-running CBS sitcom "How I Met Your Mother." She plays Robin Sherbatsky, a guy's girl and former Canadian teen pop sensation Robin Sparkles. Robin is the only person to ever steal the heart of infamous womanizer Barney (Neil Patrick Harris). The show has been 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. Smulders recently completed production on a pair of feature comedies: David Wain's THEY CAME TOGETHER, opposite Paul Rudd and Amy Poehler, and THE DELIVERY MAN, with Vince Vaughn and Chris Pratt.
Segueing effortlessly between the big and small screen, Smulders recently starred in box-office record-breaker THE AVENGERS opposite Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner and Scarlett Johansson. She played S.H.I.E.L.D. operative Maria Hill, second-in-command to Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson). The highest grossing film of 2012, THE AVENGERS has raked in more than $1.5 billion worldwide.
Other film credits include GRASSROOTS, THE SLAMMIN' SALMON and THE LONG WEEKEND. Previously she played a starring role on the ABC drama "Veritas" and made appearances on the critically acclaimed Showtime series "The L Word."
On stage Smulders has performed in Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron's Off Broadway hit "Love, Loss, and What I Wore" at the Westside Theatre. Directed by Karen Carpenter, the play was based on Ilene Beckerman's 1995 book about clothes and the memories they trigger. Other theater credits include "Singin' in the Rain," "Grease" and "Women and Wallace."
Born in Canada, Smulders speaks fluent French.
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