Cobie Smulders

by lenkastyle on January 13, 2014

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Birth Name: Jacoba Francisca Maria Smulders

Place of Birth: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Date of Birth: April 3, 1982

*Dutch (father)
*English (mother)

Cobie Smulders is a Canadian actress and model. Her father is Dutch. Her mother is English. Cobie is married to American actor and comedian Taran Killam, with whom she has two children.

Cobie’s paternal grandfather was Emile Joseph Marie Smulders (the son of Henricus Petrus Augustus Johannes Smulders and Margaretha Johanna Josephina Catharina Conijn). Emile was Dutch. Henricus was the son of Augustinus Franciscus Smulders and Catharina Maria Westerlaken. Margaretha was the daughter of Nicolaas Adrianus Conijn and Maria Geertruida Aleida Terwindt.

Cobie’s paternal grandmother was Alida F.J.M. van der Lande (the daughter of Johannes Antonius Lebuïnus van der Lande and Alida Johanna Maria Jurgens). Cobie’s grandmother Alida was born in Deventer, The Netherlands. Cobie’s great-grandfather Johannes was the son of Johannes Christaan Lebuïnus van der Lande and Wilhelmina Elisabeth Maria Jansen. Cobie’s great-grandmother Alida was the daughter of Johannes Gerardus Jurgens and Theodora Francisca Henriette Bijvoet.

Sources: Genealogies of Cobie Smulders (focusing on her father’s side) –

Obituary of Cobie’s paternal grandmother, Alida F.J.M. (van der Lande) Smulders –

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MettaWorkPlease January 24, 2017 at 12:21 pm

She’s got an appearance you can find from Netherlands to Lebanon, that’s why for years she was tipped to play Wonder Woman

andrew March 28, 2017 at 1:33 pm


DefisDre November 29, 2015 at 5:49 pm

Cobie Smulders is a very Dutch name.

cwm85 July 26, 2015 at 4:38 pm

I thought she was Jewish but Dutch makes sense with her surname.

neiltennant July 26, 2015 at 1:23 pm


some people have i know say that they have met many spanish women who look like her

and she indeed has something exotic

plus she was named after her aunt who had a spanish name

chances are high that she also has spanish blood

follers July 26, 2015 at 1:25 pm

“Jacoba Francisca” is a Dutch name, not necessarily Spanish. Her father’s genealogy goes back many generations in the Netherlands, with no Spanish ancestors.

cwm85 July 27, 2015 at 8:25 am

She’s dutch dude… no Spanish ancestry documented.

byyong83 November 13, 2015 at 8:12 am

No Spanish, just look at another dark Dutch actress Famke Janssen.

Western Europeans do have a common ancestory with people from Iberia (Spain & Portugal). Celts where known for having Black hair. Its just that the UK, Belgians and Dutch interbred more with Germans and Scandinavians more.

Look at French people, those from the north look more German and those from the South look more Spanish.

athelya November 26, 2015 at 12:32 pm

theres way more celts in europe than germanics

J420 December 4, 2015 at 7:43 pm

She doesn’t have any Spanish blood. I’ve seen many Dutch people that look like her. Dark hair is common for Europeans.

Masterlord March 11, 2017 at 6:06 am

She could pass of as a slavic woman from Eastern Europe as well

Aylin January 17, 2014 at 1:01 pm

She’s naturally beautiful.

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