Why Cobie Smulders is about to become your new Hollywood crush

Star Quality: Cobie Smulders 

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How COBIE SMULDERS is COMing OUT FROM BEHIND THE S.H.I.E.L.D. TO TAKE THE LIMELIGHT and become your new Hollywood crush.

With the new Tom Cruise movieJack Reacher: Never Go Back, out worldwide from the end of October, you can be pretty sure that audience reactions will be: 
 

  1. impressed nods at Cruise being a lithe kick-ass 54-year old 
  2. an ‘oh-it’s-her!’ response to his co-star, Cobie Smulders

Nerds know and love the Canadian actress as Maria Hill, the S.H.I.E.L.D. agent in the two Avengers movies and Captain America: The Winter Soldier (and three episodes of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), while sitcom fans enjoyed seeing her in over 200 episodes of How I Met Your Mother. But she has never been front and centre in a Hollywood blockbuster: Never Go Back is her breakout role and she’s excellent in it.

Tinseltown regularly takes flak for bad decisions – feeble CGIfests, unnecessary reboots –and here’s another: waiting too long to give Cobie Smulders the marquee billing she deserves. 

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THE FACTS: 

  • FULL NAME: Jacoba Francisca Maria Smulders
  • BORN: April 3, 1982 (age 34) Vancouvre, British Columbia, Canada
  • SPOUSE: Taran Killam
  • CHILDREN: 2
  • FAMOUS FOR: How I Met Your Mother, The Avengers
  • UPCOMING ROLES: Why We’re Killing Gunther​Literally Right Before Aaron
  • DID YOU KNOW: Cobie is a certified scuba diver

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