#PorOndeAnda: Cobie Smulders, Robin Scherbatsky from How I Met Your Mother?

Canadian actress Cobie Smulders was hugely successful during the series’ nine seasons How I Met Your Mother, when playing the also Canadian Robin Scherbatsky.

Since the end of the CBS program, she has ventured out among the superheroes of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as well as participating in some other film and TV productions.

Check out #PorOndeAnda the actress Cobie Smulders.

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The beginning of the career

Before playing Robin, Cobie had a small and successful modeling career. She worked for a while in the United States and Europe, until she decided to leave the profession and try to be an actress.

His first TV work was in science fiction Jeremiah, in 2002. Then, she continued with small participations in other programs like Veritas: The Quest, Smallville, Andromeda and The L word.

Its almost participation in Lost

The actress’s career could have been quite different. Cobie auditioned to play the character Kate in the then new series Lost, but she ended up losing the role to another Canadian actress, Evangeline Lilly. Today, the two actresses are great friends. “She owes me a lot because I went and failed the test,” joked Cobie in an interview.

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The start in HIMYM

The following year, she finally landed a prominent role on TV by joining the cast of the new CBS series, How I Met Your Mother, to play Robin Scherbatsky.

The curious thing is that Robin originally would not be Canadian, but when they learned of the actress’s nationality, the show’s producers decided to play with it, which became a big mark for the character, including her successful past in Canada as Robin Sparkles.

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Serious illness

At 25, during the recording of the 3rd season of How I Met Your Mother, she was diagnosed with cancer in her ovaries. After undergoing several surgeries, the actress managed to win the battle against the disease, however she confessed: “I think I will never feel free from cancer”.

The beginning in the universe of heroes

In 2007, his friend Joss Whedon was preparing a film version of Wonder Woman. Cobie was one of the actresses listed to play the heroine, but after some difficulties, the project was canceled.

A few years later, Whedon took charge of the production of The Avengers, released in 2012. He invited her to play S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Maria Hill. Cobie agreed without even reading the script.

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Since then, she has reprized her role in several other films in the Marvel universe, as in Captain America 2: The Winter Soldier, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Avengers: Infinity War, Avengers: Endgame and Spider-Man: Far From Home, besides appearing in several episodes of the series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Other works

In 2016, she starred, alongside Tom Cruise, in the action movie Jack Reacher: No Return, in which he had to execute several action scenes, leaving aside the stuntman in some situations.

The following year, Cobie joined the cast of the series Friends From College, from Netflix, however, the series was canceled after just two seasons.

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His most recent work on TV was in the series Stumptown, also adapted from the comics, in which she played the character Dex Parios. The series was launched in 2019, but in 2020, due to the covid-19 pandemic, the program ended after its 2nd season.

Well, it seems that Cobie has really remained superactive in the entertainment world!

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