Birth Name: Cobie Smulders
Birth Place: Vancouver, British Columbia, CA
Jacoba Francisca Maria Smulders was born on April 3, 1982, in Vancouver, B.C. to a Dutch father and an English mother. Named after a great-aunt, "Cobie" grew up in the Canadian city, speaking fluent French and dreaming of becoming a doctor or marine biologist when she was not busy playing sports. These plans, however, were quickly set aside once she got a taste of performing in various high school plays. While she was still in her teens, a second career venue opened up after an agency contracted the willowy brunette for modeling work. Despite a whirlwind tour of Europe and Asia on assignments, Smulders still managed to graduate from her school with high honors in 2000. After a brief return t...
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