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Cristin Milioti Bio
Cristin Milioti (born August 16, 1985) is an American actress and singer. She is known for her work in Broadway theatre productions such as That Face, Stunning, and the Tony Award-winning musical Once. She is also known for playing Tracy McConnell on the sitcom How I Met Your Mother from 2013 to 2014, and Teresa Petrillo Belfort in the 2013 film The Wolf of Wall Street. She has won a Grammy Award and has been nominated for a Tony Award.
Milioti’s first acting roles were bit parts in national advertising campaign ads, notably one for the Ford Edge. 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, receiving a Lucille Lortel Award nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress for her work in Stunning. In 2012, she received a Tony Award nomination for Best Actress in a Musical for her work in Once, a play in which she had performed from 2011 to 2013. Her Once performance, with fellow principal soloist Steve Kazee, earned the 2013 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album. She also read aloud a short story for the 2011 This American Life episode “Adventure”.
In 2013, Milioti was cast in the 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 season eight finale titled “Something New“, and was promoted to a series regular for the series’ ninth and final season. Milioti portrayed Jordan Belfort‘s (played by Leonardo DiCaprio) first wife, Teresa Petrillo, in the 2013 Martin Scorsese film The Wolf of Wall Street. In February 2014, she was cast as Zelda, the female lead on NBC‘s comedy pilot A to Z.