Star Quality: Cobie SmuldersHow 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 movie, Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, out worldwide from the end of October, you can be pretty sure that audience reactions will be:
- impressed nods at Cruise being a lithe kick-ass 54-year old
- 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.
- 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