Cobie Smulders is one of the most talented actresses of Hollywood. Her role as Robin from How I Met Your Mother is one of the best sit-com characters we’ve ever had. She went from a relatively low-key TV actress to a bonafide starlet. You may think you know this Canadian-born actress Cobie Smulders, but did you know “Cobie” isn’t even her real name? Here are 15 facts about Cobie Smulders even the fanatics don’t know.
1. Her real name Jacoba Francisca Maria Smulders.
2. She has seven siblings, four brothers, and three sisters.
3. Her first movie credit was a minuscule role in 2004’s Walking Tall when she appeared as eye candy in a role credited as “Exotic Beauty.”
4. Cobie Smulders used to be a model and spent five years traveling Europe as part of the job. The actress has described how she hated the experience. She even elaborated by saying that the whole thing made her hesitant about pursuing an acting career.
5. She spent a summer studying the works of Shakespeare in London. She also attended a workshop on the poet and playwright in 2007, when she was already a star in her role as Robin Scherbatsky in How I Met Your Mother.
6. She wanted to become either a marine biologist or a doctor. Both career paths are entirely different from each other as well as from what she is doing right now!
7. Cobie is really from Canada, and she is also fluent in French.
8. She just loves comic books.
9. She secretly wishes she were a mermaid.
10. She prefers eating pizza and watching a movie at home to dressing up and going out.
11. She is not good at math.
12. She wasn’t the first choice to play Robin Scherbatsky. Love Hewitt turned down the opportunity to play Robin outright. This opened the door for Cobie Smulders to come in and make the part her own.
13. Cobie Smulders was recommended for the part of ‘Maria Hill’ in The Avengers by Alyson Hannigan- herHow I Met Your Mother co-star. Alyson Hannigan is friends with Joss Whedon as they worked together on Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
14. She has never handled a real gun, unlike Robin Scherbatsky.
15. Her sister played for Holland women’s basketball team.
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