Cristin Milioti will always be remembered for playing the titular “Mother” in How I Met Your Mother, but the actress has been in several notable titles since the sitcom ended. Despite playing the critical character, Milioti only starred in the ninth and final season after making her debut in the season 8 finale. Before bringing Tracy McConnell to life, Milioti gained acting credits with roles in TV shows like The Sopranos, The Good Wife, 30 Rock, and Nurse Jackie. Aside from a few indie movies, the actress also spent a lot of time performing on stage, including a Tony-nominated role in Once.
Milioti continued to appear in Once when it moved to Broadway, eventually winning a Grammy award for her musical work. The fact that she was a multi-talented rising figure helped her get the role of Tracy, considering the character’s connection to music. Milioti officially joined How I Met Your Mother in 2013, the same year she appeared in the comedy Bert and Arnie’s Guide to Friendship. She also portrayed Teresa Petrillo Belfort in Martin Scorsese’s critically-acclaimed film, The Wolf of Wall Street.
Sadly, Milioti only had a short time to shine in the CBS sitcom since it ended in March. Tracy’s fate in How I Met Your Mother remains a controversial topic to fans of the beloved series. Granted, the actress was able to find a new gig right away, acquiring the lead role of Zelda Vasco in NBC’s A to Z. In 2015, Milioti moved onto Fargo season 2, playing Betsy Solverson, before appearing in The Mindy Project, The Venture Bros., and the Black Mirror episode titled “USS Callister.” The Broadway vet also returned to the stage after joining David Bowie’s Lazarus as Elly.
More recently, Milioti had a lead role in season 2 of the CBS All Access comedy, No Activity, known for its ensemble cast and guest appearances. After having a small part in the romantic-comedy series Modern Love, Milioti briefly starred in an episode of 2020’s Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet opposite Jake Johnson. 2020 turned out to be a big year for the actress after serving as the female lead of Sarah Wilder in the time loop comedy Palm Springs, alongside Andy Samberg. The popularity of the Hulu movie gave Milioti more exposure to wider audiences, which has increased his star status. By the end of the year, she also appeared in the British mockumentary titled Death to 2020, reteaming with the Black Mirror creators.
Milioti is set to play Hazel Green-Gogol, a woman attempting to end a decade-long marriage before realizing her husband fitted her with a tracking device in her brain. Billy Magnussen plays the role of her husband, Byron, in a cast that includes Ray Romano, Dan Bakkedahl, Noma Dumezweni, and Augusto Aguilera. Next up, the former How I Met Your Mother actress will headline the forthcoming HBO Max original series, Made for Love.