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Cobie Smulders' character on this show wasn't originally Canadian
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As a girl, Cobie had set her sights on becoming a doctor or a marine biologist. In fact, it wasn't until high school that Cobie started to explore acting after appearing in several school productions. As a teenager, Cobie caught the eye of a modeling agency, which led to several years of world travel to places such as France, Japan, Italy, Greece, and Germany. Yet even as Cobie's modeling career was on the rise, she still managed to attend school, graduating from high school in with honors.
Since then, the Vancouver-born actress has been a fixture on the small and big screens, displaying her versatility through an array of disparate roles in a wide range of genres. Despite her high profile in Hollywood, though, there's a lot that even her most devoted fans may not know about this talented Canadian actress. Prepare to learn even more by delving into the untold truth of Cobie Smulders. Robin's nationality , however, wasn't planned, but was rather the result of a happy accident. Of Robin's first episode as an out-and-proud Canadian, Smulders said she was pleased that her character got to brag about Canada's "universal health care and our school system and all these great things that Canada provides.
She was named after her great-aunt, from whom she gained the nickname "Cobie. Smulders worked in modelling, which she later said she "kind of hated", adding that the experience made her hesitant about pursuing acting as a career: "You know you go into these rooms, and I've had the experience of people judging you physically for so long and I was over that. But then it was like, 'Oh no, I have to actually perform. I have to do well, and I have to have a voice, and I have to have thoughts now. In her youth, Smulders aspired to be a marine biologist. I studied acting throughout high school, then modeling took over because it brought more opportunity. At the same time, that summer, I was taking acting classes and decided to give that a year or two instead of going back to school. I always wanted to go back to school. I was looking into taking some classes part-time, but marine biology involves a lot of lab time.