Cobie Smulders plays SHIELD Commander Maria Hill
Who is the actress that plays Maria Hill in The Avengers and Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD? That’s a question that I get quite a bit. The answer, of course, is Cobie Smulders. Hardcore comic book fans know exactly who Commander Maria Hill is and the role that she plays within the Marvel Universe. For others, Cobie Smulders is the only Maria Hill that they know. Either way, Cobie Smulders is getting a whole lot of attention from everyone now that she’s a central figure in Marvel’s movie and television empire.
Who is Cobie Smulders?
Cobie Smulders is a former model of Canadian origin who has achieved much more success with her acting than she ever did while just posing for photographs. One of her first acting jobs was as a guest star on the Showtime series Jeremiah. From there, she landed some larger roles on The L Word and a few small parts in some movies and television shows. Her biggest role, however, came in 2005 when she was cast as Robin Scherbatsky in the hit sitcom How I Met Your Mother.
When she landed the role of Commander Maria Hill in The Avengers, that was the start of a larger involvement in Marvel’s rapidly expanding movie and television universe. In addition to appearing in The Avengers, Cobie Smulders has also been featured in Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD television series and in the upcoming Captain America: The Winter Soldier movie. While she only had a minor role in the pilot episode of Agents of SHIELD, it’s expected that Smulders will play a larger role in the series once she wraps up shooting the final season of How I Met Your Mother.
Who is Agent Maria Hill?
Maria Hill is a member of SHIELD and holds the rank of Commander. First appearing in New Avengers #4, Maria Hill rose through the ranks of SHIELD rather quickly. After the events in Marvel’s Secret War event, Nick Fury was removed as Director of SHIELD by the President of the United States. Commander Maria Hill was then selected to replace Fury, though this only lasted for a short period of time. She eventually stepped down from the role of SHIELD Director, but remains as a high ranking officer within the organization.
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