Cristin Milioti
Birth Date:
August 16, 1985
Birth Place:
Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA
5' 2" (1.58 m)
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Cristin Milioti is an American actress of stage, film and television. She is known for her Tony Award nominating performance on the acclaimed musical “Once” (2011-2013) and for her work on other Broadway plays like “Stunning” (2009) and “That Face” (2010). More recently, she played the role of Jordan Belfort's first wife on the Oscar nominated film “The Wolf of Wall Street” (2013), opposite Leonardo DiCaprio. Milioti portrays The Mother on the ninth and final season of “How I Met Your Mother” (2013-2014).      

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Childhood and Family:

Cristin Milioti was born on August 16, 1985, in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. She is of Greek ancestry. While attending Long Lake Camp for the Arts in Upstate New York while in middle school, she discovered her love for acting. Cristin graduated from Cherry Hill High School East in 2003. She then took acting classes at New York University, but quit during her freshman year.    

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Cristin Milioti appeared in several national advertising campaign ads, including one for the Ford Edge, before landing a recurring role as Catherine Sacrimoni on the HBO drama series “The Sopranos” in 2006. It was followed by a guest spot on the CBS short lived series “3 lbs” (also 2006). She made her feature film acting debut as Didi in the coming-of-age romantic comedy  “Greetings from the Shore” (2007), starring Kim Shaw, Paul Sorvino, David Fumero and Jay O. Sanders.

Also in 2007, Milioti played the role of Essie in a revival stage production of “The Devil's Disciple,” written by Irish dramatist, George Bernard Shaw. She remained on stage to play Laney on “Crooked,” Katie Taylor on “Some Americans Abroad” (both 2008) and Mick Kelly on the off Broadway production of “The Heart is a Lonely Hunter” (2009). The petite actress got recognition for playing Lily on the Broadway play “Stunning” (2009), a performance that also brought her a Lucille Lortel Award nomination in the category of Outstanding Lead Actress. She portrayed Mia on a 2010 New York production of “That Face,” opposite Christopher Abbott and Laila Robins.

While busy on the stage, Milioti appeared on two episodes of the ABC comedy/drama series “The Unusuals” (2009) and appeared as Onya Eggertson on an episode of “ The Good Wife” called “Taking Control” (2010). She returned to feature films with a leading role on “Year of the Carnivore” (2009), a Canadian romantic comedy about a grocery store detective with a crush on a boy who rejects her because she has too little sexual experience. She went on to make guest appearances on “30 Rock” (2011, playing Abby Flynn) and “Nurse Jackie” (2011, playing Monica), and also had a supporting role on the short film “Ashley” (2011).    

In 2012, Milioti was cast as Janet Pandamiglio on the independent comedy film “Sleepwalk with Me,”  which was directed by, written by and starring Mike Birbiglia. The film premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival in the NEXT category, and was met with critical praise. She worked with Gaelan Connell, Tim Jo, Ahna O'Reilly on the comedy film “I Am Ben,” which was released on March 1, 2012, and played the role of Brandi on “The Brass Teapot,” a 2012 comedy/thriller movie starring  Juno Temple, Michael Angarano and Alexis Bledel. The same year, she also appeared in an episode of “Late Show with David Letterman.”

In 2012, Milioti was nominated for a Tony Award in the category of  Best Actress in a Musical for her starring turn as Girl in the musical “Once,” a play which she had been performing in since 2011. She remained with the show until March 24, 2013. She also shared a Grammy award for Best Musical Theater Album for her work on “Once: A New Musical.”

Milioti had a role on Jeff Kaplan's award winning comedy film “Bert and Arnie's Guide to Friendship,” which was released on June 18, 2013. Following a guest starring role as The Girl with the Yellow Umbrella on an episode in season 8, the New Jersey native actress joined the cast of the CBS sitcom “How I Met Your Mother” on its ninth season in the regular role of The Mother. The season 9 premiered on September 23, 2013.   

Milioti portrayed the first wife Teresa Petrillo on Martin Scorsese's film adaptation of Jordan Belfort's memoir, “The Wolf of Wall Street,” starring Leonardo DiCaprio as Belfort, a New York stockbroker who runs a firm that engages in securities fraud and corruption on Wall Street in the 1990s. Released on December 25, 2013, the film received earned positive reviews from critics, and was nominated for five Academy Awards in 2014, including Best Picture and Best Director.

Recently, Milioti has completed filming the leading role of Lucy on the upcoming thriller movie “The Occupants,” directed and co-written by Todd Alcott.


Grammy: Best Musical Theater Album, “Once: A New Musical,” 2013 Show Less
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