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Cobie Smulders portrays Mrs. Quagmire in the Netflix adaptation of A Series of Unfortunate Events.

Biography

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. Yet even as Cobie's modeling career was on the rise, she still managed to attend school, graduating from high school in 2000 with honors.

Once out of high school, Cobie continued modeling internationally until the opportunity arose to audition for film and television. It was not long before Cobie's natural ability as an actress impressed casting directors, landing her guest spots on television series such as Special Unit 2 (2001) and Jeremiah (2002). In addition, Cobie also appeared in the short Candy from Strangers (2001) directed by fellow Canadian rising star Eric Johnson.

Cobie got her big break just months later when she landed the role of Juliet Droil in the ABC program Veritas: The Quest (2003). The series marked her first series role for television.[1]

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role Notes
2001 Candy from Strangers Martina Short
2004 Walking Tall Exotic Beauty
2004 Ill Fated Mary
2005 The Long Weekend Ellen
2006 Escape Psychotic Brunette Short
2006 Dr. Miracles Mrs. Peterson Short
2007 The Storm Awaits Anabella DeLorenzo Short
2009 The Slammin' Salmon Tara
2012 The Avengers Agent Maria Hill
2012 Grassroots Clair
2013 Safe Haven Jo
2013 Delivery Man Emma
2014 They Came Together Tiffany
2014 The Lego Movie Wonder Woman Voice
2014 Captain America: The Winter Soldier Maria Hill
2014 Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. Maria Hill
2015 Unexpected Samantha Abbott
2015 Results Kat
2015 Avengers: Age of Ultron Maria Hill
2016 The Intervention Ruby
2016 Jack Reacher: Never Go Back Turner
2017 Literally, Right Before Aaron Allison
2017 Killing Gunther Lisa
2017 Present Laughter Joanna Lyppiatt
2018 Avengers: Infinity War Maria Hill Uncredited
2018 Alright Now Joanne
2019 The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part Wonder Woman Voice
2019 Avengers: Endgame Maria Hill
2019 Spider-Man: Far from Home Maria Hill
Cicada Sophie

Television

Year Title Role Notes
2002 Special Unit 2 Zoe One Episode
2002 Jeremiah Deborah One Episode
2003 Tru Calling Sarah Webb One Episode
2003-2004 Veritas: The Quest Juliet Droil
2004 Smallville Shannon Bell One Episode
2005 Andromeda Rhade's Wife
2005 The L Word Leigh Ostin
2010 How to Make It in America Hayley One Episode
2005-2014 How I Met Your Mother Robin Scherbatsky
2013-2015 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Maria Hill
2016 Animals. Anni One Episode
2017 A Series of Unfortunate Events Mother
2017-2018 Nature Cat Nature Dog Voice
2017-2019 Friends from College Lisa Turner
2019 Arrested Development Young Lucille
2019 Stumptown Dex Parios

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Behind the Scenes

Sources

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