The Cast of 'How I Met Your Mother' : Where Are They Now?

Catch up with Josh Radnor, Cobie Smulders, Neil Patrick Harris and the gang to see what they've been up to since the sitcom first aired in 2005

01 of 08

Josh Radnor

Josh Radnor
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Radnor played Ted Mosby, an architect living in New York City with his best friends, Robin, Marshall, Lily and Barney. Throughout the series, fans rooted for the show's most relatable character, who remained determined to find true love in the big city.

Radnor played Mosby on screen, while Full House's Bob Saget voiced Mosby as the show's narrator.

After a nine-season run on the show, Radnor moved on to play Dr. Jedediah Foster on the TV drama Mercy Street and Lonny Flash on the mystery-crime series Hunters, in addition to some theater work.

02 of 08

Cobie Smulders

Cobie Smulders
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The actress played badass TV journalist and proud Canadian Robin Scherbatsky. Fun fact: Scherbatsky was once a child pop star who went by the name of Robin Sparkles, which totally blew her crew's minds (and ours).

Smulders went on to kick more ass as Maria Hill in Avengers Endgame and joined another crew of friends as Lisa Turner in the TV series Friends from College. She is married to former SNL star Taran Killam, with whom she has two children.

03 of 08

Neil Patrick Harris

Neil Patrick Harris
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Need a wing man? Barney Stintson, played by Harris, was your guy. The ladies' man always wore a suit and lived his life by the bro code — Article 1: Bros before Hos.

Harris went on to play Count Olaf in Netflix's A Series of Unfortunate Events, and joined the fourth installment of the Matrix franchise, among other projects. He and husband David Burtka have twins Gideon and Harper.

04 of 08

Alyson Hannigan

Alyson Hannigan
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One-half of the show's favorite couple, Lily Aldrin, Hannigan portrayed a kindergarten teacher turned art consultant to The Captain. She was married to Marshall "Marshmallow" Erikson, and the two eventually welcomed son Marvin and daughter Daisy.

(Spoiler alert: In the final episode, Aldrin reveals she's expecting a third.)

Hannigan went on to voice Claire Clancy on the animated series Fancy Nancy and Dr. Ann Possible in the Kim Possible film. She married her Buffy the Vampire Slayer costar Alexis Denisof in 2003 and they have two daughters.

05 of 08

Jason Segel

Jason Segel
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Marshall Erikson lovds his Lilypad.

The other half of the show's favorite couple, played by Segel, was also roommates with Ted Mosby when they were college students at Wesleyan University. Introduced as a corporate lawyer in N.Y.C., Erikson later became a New York State Supreme Court judge.

Segel went on to play Dane Faucheux in the film Our Friend and created, produced and starred in AMC's Dispatches From Elsewhere.

06 of 08

Cristin Milioti

Cristin Milioti
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After seasons and seasons of suspense, Tracy McConnell, played by Milioti, was revealed to be Ted Mosby's wife and mother to their two children. Fans eventually found out that McConnell died from an unnamed illness, which prompted Mosby to share with his kids the story of how he met their mother. (And also kicked off one of the most controversial series finales ... ever.)

Milioti went on to play Betsy Solverson in Fargo and Whitney on The Mindy Project and recently starred opposite Andy Samberg in Palm Springs.

07 of 08

Lyndsy Fonseca

Lyndsy Fonseca
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Fonseca played Ted Mosby and Tracy McConnell's daughter Penny, and moved on to play Allison in the TV comedy RePlay and Angie Martinelli in the action series Agent Carter.

08 of 08

David Henrie

David Henrie
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As for Ted Mosby and Tracy McConnell's son, he was played by Disney star Henrie, who most recently directed and acted in the 2020 comedy, This Is the Year.

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