Jacoba Francisca Maria "Cobie" Smulders (born April 3, 1982) is a Canadian actress and model. She is best known for her roles as Robin Scherbatsky on the television series How I Met Your Mother (2005–2014) and Maria Hill in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Smulders was born in Vancouver, British Columbia to a Dutch father and an English mother. She was named after her great-aunt, from whom she gained the nickname "Cobie". Smulders describes herself as "a fluent listener" of French. She is also of Spanish and Portuguese descent.