Cristin Milioti

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Cristin Milioti
Cristin milioti 120913.jpg
Milioti in December 2013
Born(1985-08-16) August 16, 1985 (age 28)
Cherry Hill, New Jersey, U.S.
OccupationActress, singer
Years active2006–present
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Cristin Milioti
Cristin milioti 120913.jpg
Milioti in December 2013
Born(1985-08-16) August 16, 1985 (age 28)
Cherry Hill, New Jersey, U.S.
OccupationActress, singer
Years active2006–present

Cristin Milioti (born August 16, 1985) is an American actress and singer known for her work in Broadway theatre productions such as That Face, Stunning and the Tony-winning Once. In the season eight finale of the sitcom How I Met Your Mother, it was revealed that she was to play the titular mother of the series.[1] She is also known for her film role as Teresa Petrillo Belfort in The Wolf of Wall Street. Milioti has won a Grammy Award and has also been nominated for a Tony Award.

Milioti singing at Joe's Pub in New York City, May 2013

Early life[edit]

Milioti was born and raised in Cherry Hill, New Jersey.[2] Milioti is partially of Italian descent, but calls her family "Olive Garden Italian".[3] In middle school, Cristin Milioti found her love of acting at Long Lake Camp for the Arts in Upstate New York.[4] She attended Cherry Hill High School East, graduating in 2003. She took acting classes at New York University, but dropped out during her freshman year.[5] However, she is still listed as an alumna in Tisch's advertising.[6]


Her first acting roles were bit parts in national advertising campaign ads, notably one for the Ford Edge.[7] She also appeared in television programs such as 30 Rock and films such as Greetings from the Shore. Milioti is also known for her stage performances. She was the 2010 star of That Face[8] and received a Lucille Lortel Award nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress for her work in Stunning. In 2012, Milioti received a Tony Award nomination for Best Actress in a Musical for her work in Once, a play in which she had been performing since 2011. Her final performance in Once, was on March 24, 2013.[9] Her performance in Once earned the Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album. She also read aloud a short story for a 2011 episode of This American Life entitled "Adventure".[10]

In 2013, she was cast in the hit CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother as the titular Mother (credited as "The Girl with the Yellow Umbrella", identified as Tracy McConnell in the series finale), appearing for the first time in the last episode of the eighth season, titled "Something New" and was promoted to a series regular for the series' ninth and final season.[11] Milioti portrayed Jordan Belfort's (played by Leonardo DiCaprio) first wife, Teresa Petrillo, in the Martin Scorsese-directed film The Wolf of Wall Street. The film was released in the U.S. on December 25, 2013.[12] In February 2014, she was cast as the female lead on NBC's comedy pilot, A to Z.[13]



2007Greetings from the ShoreDidi
2009Year of the CarnivoreSammy Smalls
2011AshleyCristinShort film
2012Sleepwalk with MeJanet Pandamiglio
2012I Am BenThe Journalist
2012The Brass TeapotBrandi
2013Bert and Arnie's Guide to FriendshipFaye
2013The Wolf of Wall StreetTeresa Petrillo Belfort
2014The OccupantsLucy


20063 lbsMegan RaffertyEpisode: "Bad Boys"
2006–07The SopranosCatherine Sacrimoni3 episodes
2009The UnusualsSketch Artist2 episodes
2010The Good WifeOnya EggertsonEpisode: "Taking Control"
201130 RockAbby FlynnEpisode: "TGS Hates Women"
2011Nurse JackieMonicaEpisode: "...Deaf Blind Tumor Pee-Test"
2013–14How I Met Your MotherThe Mother/Tracy McConnellSeason 8: guest (1 episode), season 9: series regular


2007The Devil's DiscipleEssie[14]Irish Repertory Theatre
2008Some Americans AbroadKatie Taylor
2009The Heart is a Lonely HunterMick KellyNew York Theatre Workshop
2009StunningLilyLincoln Center Theater
2010That FaceMiaManhattan Theatre Club
Nominated – Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Lead Actress
2011–2013OnceGirlNominated – Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical


  1. ^ Stransky, Tanner (May 13, 2013). ""How I Met Your Mother": Burning questions about the mother". 
  2. ^ Kaufman, Joanne (May 3, 2012). "A Cultural Conversation With Cristin Milioti: There Once Was a Girl", The Wall Street Journal, p. D4.
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  4. ^ Goldblatt, Henry. "'How I Met Your Mother': Meet The Mother, Cristin Milioti, for the first time -- EXCLUSIVE". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 28 January 2014. 
  5. ^ Adam B. Vary. "The Mother On "How I Met Your Mother" Explains Everything You Need To Know About Her". Retrieved 2014-03-16. 
  6. ^ HIMYM Podcast: Season 9, episode 5
  7. ^ "Ford Edge - Same City Better View (Milioti is in the back seat, gazing out the vehicle's sunroof)". Retrieved 2013-05-19. 
  8. ^ Terry Teachout, A Commanding Debut, Wall Street Journal, 21 May 2010, p. W5
  9. ^ "Tony Awards Nominations: Actress (Musical)". Gold Derby. 
  10. ^ "#448: Adventure!". This American Life. Retrieved 2013-12-11. 
  11. ^ Rorke, Robert (2013-05-14). "‘How I Met Your Mother’ finally reveals mom’s identity". Retrieved 2013-05-19. 
  12. ^ "Tony Award Nominee Cristin Milioti Weds DiCaprio In Scorsese's Wolf Of Wall Street". Retrieved 15 May 2013. 
  13. ^
  14. ^ Wall Street Journal
  15. ^ Broadway World website, accessed 28 May 2010

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