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Rob Harris

So we all finally know the tragic yet uplifting truth behind the identity of Ted's eventual wife, and after listening to his rambling story over eight epic seasons the finale was rather tough to take.

Now that How I Met Your Mother is fast approaching a decade old, I thought It'd be a great opportunity to take a look at where it all began, and also where it's all heading. What did the actor's look like way back in season one, and what have they been up to since? Look no further than here:

Josh Radnor as Ted Mosby

Age in season one: 30

Age now: 40

What he's been up to since: The multi-talented Randor wrote, directed and starred in his second film, Liberal Arts, back in 2012. Nowadays you can find him performing in Ayad Akhtar's Broadway play Disgraced, currently showing at the Lyceum Theater.

Jason Segel as Marshall Eriksen

Age in season one: 25

Age now: 35

What he's been up to since: Towards the end of the show's run Segel began working on a series of young adult novels, using an idea he's been nurturing since the age of 21.

The End of the Tour, in which he plays the acclaimed writer and all-round genius, the late David Foster Wallace, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year.

Cobie Smulders as Robin Scherbatsky

Age in season one: 22

Age now: 32

What she's been up to since: Smulders has just recently given birth to her second child , which she shares with American actor Taran Killam. Smulders is due to reprise her role as Maria Hill in Marvel's upcoming blockbuster, Avengers: Age of Ultron!

Neil Patrick Harris as Barney Stinson

Age in season one: 31

Age now: 41

What he's been up to since: An accomplished stage performer, Harris won a Tony award last year for his starring role in Hedwig and the Angry Inch. The immensely talented actor came out as gay back in 2006 and has since got married to his long time partner, David Burtka. How I Met Your Mother's director Pam Fryman even officiated the ceremony!

Alyson Hannigan as Lily Aldrin

Age in season one: 30

Age now: 40

What she's been up to since: Since reprising her breakout comedy role in American Reunion in 2012, Hannigan has stayed relatively out of the public's eye. She's married to her Buffy the Vampire Slayer co-star Alexis Denisof, both of whom are godparents to Joss Whedon's son!


Which character was your favorite?


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