Cristin Milioti is an American pop singer and actress. She’s most well-known for playing Tracy McConnell in the television show How I Met Your Mother in 2021 to present-and to recently, she’s been cast in the latest movie adaptation of the same franchise, What Happens in Vegas. Milioti was born in Encinitas, California, the youngest of four children. Her younger sister also became famous in her own right, as did her mother.
Milioti grew up in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, where her father was a successful contractor of plumbing and heating systems. He also had several other family members that also ended up doing something far different than their parents had. Cristin Milioti was not among them, but she has always retained an interest in music, acting, writing, and many other things. As a result, Milioti was deeply influenced by both her father and her mother, and she considers herself to be very much an Americaness.
Milioti attended the University of Oregon, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in drama and then studied acting at the University of New Mexico under the well-respected Joanne Simpson. After graduation, Milioti continued to live in Portland, Ore., and worked as an assistant to director Mike de Leon before landing a role on a popular television show. Her first few acting roles were voice-overs for commercials, before landing some smaller roles in shows like American Gladiators, Terra Nova: The Real Orange, The Firm, and The West Wing.
What happens in How I Met Your Mother is that Milioti’s character, Cherry Hill, is visited by her deceased father (playing the role of her Godmother), and spends some time in the United States. She returns to Canada, where her mother lives, to meet her sister, played by Summer Glauberman, who is based in New Jersey. Milioti’s life in America is very simple, although Canada offers more cultural diversity. She lives in a small town, Cherry Hills, and is forced to work in a menial job after college. Things change when her sister falls in love with a man from Brazil. Milioti’s experiences in Canada give her insight into the way her family feels about her, which also helps her learn how to deal with her own guilt over leaving her own family behind.
Milioti’s experiences in the United States to bring her back to her Canadian roots, though. She witnesses the abuses that her family goes through at the hands of the police, the addicts that she supports, and the poverty-ridden people that work for the government. Her experience in the U.S. allows Milioti a window into the way we interact with each other, and how help can be given to those who need it most. This national advertising campaign ad focuses on this aspect of human existence. As a result, Milioti gives us an idea of what it means to live in fear, while her sister struggles to find her own path in life.
This national advertising campaign ad for Cristin Milioti, along with the others she has received, highlights the question of how I met your mother. The questions explore whether our sense of empathy and generosity make it possible to take action against violence and poverty in our communities. Milioti’s performance as Coram Boy, a Filipina drug addict and serial sex offender, shows us how we should view ourselves as we interact with others. Her performance as Milioti in How I Met Your Mother showcases the power of acting to affect change in our society.