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19 years later: how the actors of the cult series How I Met Your Mother have changed. Photos then and now

Darya SkubNews
The cast of the TV series How I Met Your Mother (2005).

Admit it, how often have you watched How I Met Your Mother? Perhaps once was not enough. After all, you want to listen to the bright jokes of the characters over and over again, remember the unexpected plot twists and Barney's iconic phrase "It's going to be legen...wait for it...dairy!".

For most of the actors, the sitcom, which ran for 9 seasons (from 2005 to 2014), was a great start in their careers. Let's find out how their fates turned out after filming and what they look like now. Read about all this in the OBOZ.UA article.

1. Cobie Smulders (42 years old)

Canadian actress and model Cobie Smulders played TV journalist and proud Canadian Robin Scherbatsky in the series How I Met Your Mother. Before this sitcom, she had only appeared in cameo roles. In 2012, she made a big breakthrough in her career when she was invited to play Maria Hill in The Avengers. Since then, she has starred in several other Marvel films, as well as in the films Safe Harbor (2013), Results (2015), Intervention (2016) and the television series American Crime Story.

In 2012, Cobie got married to American actor and comedian Taran Killam. Subsequently, they had two daughters, Shailene and Janita.

19 years later: how the actors of the cult series How I Met Your Mother have changed. Photos then and now
19 years later: how the actors of the cult series How I Met Your Mother have changed. Photos then and now

2. Josh Radnor (49 years old)

American actor, director, and screenwriter Josh Radnor became known for his role as architect and hopeless romantic Ted Mosby in the comedy series How I Met Your Mother. This is one of the star's most successful projects. After filming, he and Australian musician Ben Lee formed the indie band Radnor and Lee and toured the world.

In 2010, Radnor's directorial debut, Happythankyoumoreplease, won the Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival in the Drama genre. From 2016 to 2017, the actor played Dr. Jedediah Foster in the historical medical drama Mercy Street, and in 2024 he appeared at The Public Theater in Itamar Moses' play Ally.

19 years later: how the actors of the cult series How I Met Your Mother have changed. Photos then and now

What about Josh's personal life? Unlike his character Ted Mosby, he was in no hurry to find a future bride. For many years, he didn't even think about a serious relationship (let alone marriage). It was only in January 2024, at the age of 49, that the man walked his chosen one, psychologist Jordan Jacobs, down the aisle.

19 years later: how the actors of the cult series How I Met Your Mother have changed. Photos then and now

3. Neil Patrick Harris (51 years old)

American actor, singer, producer, director, and illusionist Neil Patrick Harris played the womanizer Barney Stinson in the TV series How I Met Your Mother, who lives by the "bro code" and flirts with almost every girl he meets in New York. An interesting fact: the creators of the sitcom released The Playbook, which often helped Neil's character to creatively seduce beauties.

19 years later: how the actors of the cult series How I Met Your Mother have changed. Photos then and now

After filming the series, the actor continued to conquer Hollywood. Thus, he appeared in the films A Million Ways to Lose Your Head (2014), Downsizing (2017), The Matrix: Resurrection (2021), as well as in the series American Horror Story: Freak Show, Lemony Snicket: 33 Misfortunes" and "It's a Sin".

In 2004, Neil began dating actor and chef David Bartka, whom he married in a small ceremony in Italy in 2014. The couple is now raising twins, a son, Gideon, and a daughter, Harper, who were born to a surrogate mother.

19 years later: how the actors of the cult series How I Met Your Mother have changed. Photos then and now

4. Alison Hannigan (50 years old)

The American actress Alison Hannigan quickly became popular at the start of her career. First, she played Willow Rosenberg (in the Buffy the Vampire Slayer series), then Michelle Flaherty, a flutist in the school orchestra (in three American Pie films), and then kindergarten teacher Lily Aldrin (in the How I Met Your Mother series). After the completion of her latest project, Alison rarely appears in films. However, she enjoys voicing cartoon characters and hosting entertaining TV shows (one of which is Who's Fooling Pen and Teller).

19 years later: how the actors of the cult series How I Met Your Mother have changed. Photos then and now

In 2003, the celebrity married American film actor Alexis Denisof, whom she met on the set of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Now they are the parents of two daughters, Satyana Mary Denisof and Kiva Jane.

19 years later: how the actors of the cult series How I Met Your Mother have changed. Photos then and now

5. Jason Segel (44 years old)

In How I Met Your Mother, American actor, screenwriter, and musician Jason Segel plays Marshall Eriksen, a loyal friend of Ted's whom he met while studying at Wesleyan University. After the sitcom's release, this actor became a real "king of romantic comedies" - he starred in a dozen similar films, including The Teacher (2011), Adult Love (2012), 5 Years Almost Married (2012) and Sex Video (2014). In 2023, Jason landed the role of therapist Jimmy Laird in the Apple TV+ series True Grit and was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Best Actor in a Comedy Series.

19 years later: how the actors of the cult series How I Met Your Mother have changed. Photos then and now

Jason's character in How I Met Your Mother got married to Lily Aldrin and became the father of three children. In real life, the star continues to look for his future wife... For some time, he dated his colleague Linda Cardellini, and later - actresses Michelle Williams and Alexis Mixter. Now he is in a romantic relationship with actress Kyla Radomski.

19 years later: how the actors of the cult series How I Met Your Mother have changed. Photos then and now

6. Cristin Milioti (38 years old)

Spoiler alert: In the last season of How I Met Your Mother, American actress Cristin Milioti played Ted Mosby's wife Tracy McConnell. It was this role that helped her become world famous. After the project closed, the actress appeared in the TV series Black Mirror (2017) and Fargo (2015), as well as in the films The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) and Hangover in Palm Springs (2020). In 2023, she began acting as the villainous Sofia Falcone in the DC Comics series The Penguin (a spin-off of the Batman movie).

It is also known that Cristin is a talented singer. In 2021, she delighted her fans with the song 715 Creeks. As for her personal life, the actress keeps this information private.

19 years later: how the actors of the cult series How I Met Your Mother have changed. Photos then and now

7. Lyndsy Fonseca (37 years old)

American film actress Lyndsy Fonseca played Ted's daughter Penny Mosby in the TV series How I Met Your Mother. At the same time, she starred in the TV series Ordinary Miracles, Desperate Housewives, and a number of films. In 2021, the actress had the honor of playing the role of Laura Turner in the Disney+ series Turner & Hooch, a remake of the 1989 film of the same name.

19 years later: how the actors of the cult series How I Met Your Mother have changed. Photos then and now

In October 2016, Lyndsy married her colleague Noah Bean. Later they became parents of two daughters, Greta and Evelyn. Nowadays, the actress often refuses to shoot projects in order to spend as much time as possible with her family.

19 years later: how the actors of the cult series How I Met Your Mother have changed. Photos then and now

8. David Henrie (34 years old)

American actor, writer, and director David Henrie appeared in the series How I Met Your Mother as Luke Mosby, the son of Ted and Tracy. By the way, in 2024, he amused his fans on Instagram with a photo of himself reunited with his on-screen dad. "Found my father. Finally," he wrote.

19 years later: how the actors of the cult series How I Met Your Mother have changed. Photos then and now
19 years later: how the actors of the cult series How I Met Your Mother have changed. Photos then and now

In 2007, Henrie was cast as Justin Russo in the Disney Channel original series The Wizards of Waverly. Later, in 2014, he played the main character in the movie 1000 to 1: The Corey Weisman Story, as well as a number of minor characters in little-known films. Another important thing is that in the fall of 2024, the movie Reagan is scheduled to be released, where the celebrity will play Ronald Reagan as a teenager (the future president of the United States).

David dedicates his free time to his family: his wife Maria Cahill, whom he married in 2017, and his children. The couple has two daughters, Pia and Gemma, and a son, James.

19 years later: how the actors of the cult series How I Met Your Mother have changed. Photos then and now

Earlier, OBOZ.UA wrote about how Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway and other actors from the movie The Devil Wears Prada have changed their appearance.

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