How I Met Your Mother reveals the mother

SPOILERS: US sitcom finally reveals the actress who plays their elusive mother. Warning!

2013-05-14_1422SPOILERS: Long-running US sitcom How I Met Your Mother has finally revealed their elusive mother.

It’s only taken until the end of the eighth season to reveal actress Cristin Milioti, who has had roles in Nurse Jackie, 30 Rock, The Good Wife, The Sopranos, The Unusuals and Broadway roles, as the woman in question.

In the series, Ted Mosby (Josh Radnor) tells his children the long version of how he met their mother.

Milioti appeared identified only as “woman with umbrella,” but will return in the ninth and final season.

Source: TV Line


11 Responses

  1. Have to agree she looks like Lily (Alyson Hannigan) , I also was picturing her with blonde hair even though the kids are brunette. Now when will 7 bring back this show we still have 8 episodes to see.

  2. It’s going to be a big final season, I like how they waiting until the final scene to show her face, teasing with the yellow umbrella just before (sorry if that’s a spoiler) I was waiting for a known actor to show her face, maybe someone who has shown her face on the show before. But it’s kinda nice to have someone new, I do wonder how long we will have to wait for them to meet?

    One of the things I love about the show is how the back story has been built over the years. So glade this show was not canceled and the creators were able to weave to wonderful path for us to follow.

  3. I always thought the mother would be a hot well known actress but I guess the fact they kept tacking on seasons past the shows used by date rather than simply revealling her at the series end prohibits that.

  4. Glad we finally get to see her (well we’ve already seen her ankle but you get what I mean)! But I have to say she definitely isn’t the most attractive woman Ted has dated (see a collage of all Ted’s ex’s here: facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151579610975982&set=a.10151204612760982.497057.55568185981&type=1&theater ) and actually looks a bit like Lily (Alyson Hannigan)! Will be an interesting final season…so long as Seven screen it!

  5. i just love the photo you used David. Lily and Robin looked shocked and Horrified, meanwhile Barney and Marshal look like “really? thats her?”. Funny as.

  6. David, at least you did a better job at protecting the spoiler than the HIMYM Facebook page did, as they just posted her picture straight up on their newsfeed without any warnings. They really don’t know how global social media works. Last year they posted a special thank you video from the cast for their FB page getting 1 million fans however the video was only viewable in the US. Here is another reason why people are moving to download so they can be as up to date as possible with these unthinking networks…

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