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Question 1- Americas, What is the biggest lesson that you've ever learned from an acting/modeling job? What advice do you have for young people who also have big dreams to follow a career such as yours?

Question 2- Africa/Europe, We love your work as an environmentalist and marine biologist in training. One of our programs focus points this year is clean water/water sanitation. How did growing up on Canada's West Coast ignite your affinity for the environment? What can young people do now to support the environment?

Question 3- Asia/Australia, We love the work that you do with Oceana and Planet Oat to support clean oceans and clean water, what can young people do now to support clean oceans across the globe?

Overview (3)

BornApril 3, 1982 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Birth NameJacoba Francisca Maria Smulders
Height5' 8" (1.73 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Cobie Smulders was born on April 3, 1982, in Vancouver, British Columbia, to a Dutch father and an English mother. As a girl, Cobie had set her sights on becoming a doctor or a marine biologist. In fact, it wasn't until high school that Cobie started to explore acting after appearing in several school productions. As a teenager, Cobie caught the eye of a modeling agency, which led to several years of world travel to places such as France, Japan, Italy, Greece, and Germany. 

She is best known for her starring role as Robin Scherbatsky in the CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother (2005–2014) and as S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Maria Hill in the Marvel Cinematic Universe superhero films The Avengers (2012), Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014), Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), Avengers: Infinity War (2018), Avengers: Endgame (2019), and Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019), as well as several guest appearances on ABC's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Spouse (1)

Taran Killam(8 September 2012 - present) ( 2 children)