Jacoba Francisca Maria (Cobie) Smulders was born on April 3rd 1982 in Vancouver, British Columbia. Her father was Dutch and her mother is of British decent. Oddly enough she describes herself as, “a fluent listener” of the French language. She was also named after her mother’s aunt “Cobie”. She is best known for her work, on the television show ‘How I Met Your Mother’, where she played the character Robin Scherbatsky.