Then & Now – How I Met Your Mother Cast

THEN - Neil Patrick Harris
THEN - Neil Patrick Harris
Actor Neil Patrick Harris arrives at the 57th Annual Emmy Awards on September 18, 2005. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
NOW - Neil Patrick Harris
NOW - Neil Patrick Harris
Neil Patrick Harris attends the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
THEN - Cobie Smulders
THEN - Cobie Smulders
Actress Cobie Smulders arrives at The Museum of Television & Radio Annual Los Angeles Gala at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on November 7, 2005 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Phil McCarten/Getty Images)
NOW - Cobie Smulders
NOW - Cobie Smulders
Actress Cobie Smulders attends the Vanity Fair Campaign Hollywood 'Young Hollywood' party on February 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Angela Weiss/Getty Images)
THEN - Alyson Hannigan
THEN - Alyson Hannigan
Actress Alyson Hannigan arrives at the Universal Pictures' Premiere of "Serenity" held at Universal Studios on September 22, 2005 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
NOW - Alyson Hannigan
NOW - Alyson Hannigan
Actress Alyson Hannigan arrives at The Hollywood Reporter's 22nd Annual Women In Entertainment Breakfast at Beverly Hills Hotel on December 11, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
THEN - Jason Segel
THEN - Jason Segel
Actor Jason Segel poses for photos as he attends CBS "How I Met Your Mother" High Speed Dating Event at Grand Central Terminal September 29, 2005 in New York City. (Photo by Paul Hawthorne/Getty Images)
NOW - Jason Segel
NOW - Jason Segel
Jason Segel attends the CW, CBS And Showtime 2013 Summer TCA Party on July 29, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)
THEN - Josh Radnor
THEN - Josh Radnor
Actor Josh Radnor poses for photos as he attends CBS "How I Met Your Mother" High Speed Dating Event at Grand Central Terminal September 29, 2005 in New York City. (Photo by Paul Hawthorne/Getty Images)
NOW - Josh Radnor
NOW - Josh Radnor
Actor Josh Radnor attends the 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards at Santa Monica Beach on March 1, 2014 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
For years, The Mother was identified only by her yellow umbrella. (iStockphoto)
THEN - The Mother For years, The Mother was identified only by her yellow umbrella. (iStockphoto)
NOW - Cristin Milioti
NOW - Cristin Milioti
Actress Cristin Milioti attends the 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
How I Met Your Mother Through The Years - Pilot
How I Met Your Mother Through The Years - Pilot
HIMYM Series Finale Airs on March 31, 2014 "Pilot" -- Cobie Smulders (right) Neil Patrick Harris (center) and Josh Radnor, of the CBS Pilot HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER Photo: Monty Brinton/CBS
How I Met Your Mother Through The Years - Season 1
How I Met Your Mother Through The Years - Season 1
HIMYM Series Finale Airs on March 31, 2014 "Purple Giraffe" -- Neil Patrick Harris, Cobie Smulders, Josh Radnor, Jason Segel and Alyson Hannigan, from the new CBS series HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER. Photo: Ron P. Jaffe/ CBS
How I Met Your Mother Through The Years - Season 1
How I Met Your Mother Through The Years - Season 1
HIMYM Series Finale Airs on March 31, 2014 "Return of The Shirt" -- Josh Radnor stars as Ted in HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER, a new television series on the CBS Television Network. Photo: Bill Inoshita / CBS
How I Met Your Mother Through The Years - Season 1
How I Met Your Mother Through The Years - Season 1
HIMYM Series Finale Airs on March 31, 2014 "The Pineapple Incident" - Barney (Neil Patrick Harris), Marshell( Jason Segel), Ted (Josh Radnor) and Lily (Alyson Hannigan) in of HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER . Photo: Robert Voets/ CBS
How I Met Your Mother Through The Years - Season 1
How I Met Your Mother Through The Years - Season 1
HIMYM Series Finale Airs on March 31, 2014 "Nothing Good Ever Happens After 2 A. M." - coverage of How I Met Your Mother. Photo: Cliff Lipson / CBS.
How I Met Your Mother Through The Years - Season 1
How I Met Your Mother Through The Years - Season 1
HIMYM Series Finale Airs on March 31, 2014 "Come On"- While Ted (Josh Radnor, pictured) makes one last attempt to win Robin'Œs heart, Marshall and Lily are at odds, on the first season finale of HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER on the CBS Television Network. Photo: RON JAFFE/ CBS.
How I Met Your Mother Through The Years - Season 2
How I Met Your Mother Through The Years - Season 2
HIMYM Series Finale Airs on March 31, 2014 "Come On"- While Ted (Josh Radnor, pictured) makes one last attempt to win Robin'Œs heart, Marshall and Lily are at odds, on the first season finale of HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER on the CBS Television Network. Photo: RON JAFFE/ CBS.
How I Met Your Mother Through The Years - Season 2
How I Met Your Mother Through The Years - Season 2
HIMYM Series Finale Airs on March 31, 2014 "Robin Sparkles" -- Cobie Smulders stars as Robin in HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER, on the CBS Television Network. Photo: Cliff Lipson/CBS
How I Met Your Mother Through The Years - Season 2
How I Met Your Mother Through The Years - Season 2
HIMYM Series Finale Airs on March 31, 2014 "Single Stamina" -- While Barney struggles with the fact that all of his friends have settled into the boring state of coupledom,“ his number one wingman, his gay, black brother James (played by guest star Wayne Brady), arrives on the scene, on HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER, on the CBS Television Network. Photo: Robert Voets/CBS
How I Met Your Mother Through The Years - Season 2
How I Met Your Mother Through The Years - Season 2
HIMYM Series Finale Airs on March 31, 2014 "Something Blue" -- Barney (Neil Patrick Harris), Ted (Josh Radnor) andRobin (Cobie Smulders), star in the season finale episode of on HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER on the CBS Television Network. Photo: Karen Neal/Fox
How I Met Your Mother Through The Years - Season 3
How I Met Your Mother Through The Years - Season 3
HIMYM Series Finale Airs on March 31, 2014 "Slapsgiving" -- Ted (Josh Radnor) and Robin (Cobie Smulders) on HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER, on the CBS Television Network. Photo: Monty Brinton/CBS
How I Met Your Mother Through The Years - Season 3
How I Met Your Mother Through The Years - Season 3
HIMYM Series Finale Airs on March 31, 2014 "Slapsgiving" -- Episodic coverage of the CBS series HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER, scheduled to air on the CBS Television Network. Photo: Monty Brinton/CBS
How I Met Your Mother Through The Years - Season 3
How I Met Your Mother Through The Years - Season 3
HIMYM Series Finale Airs on March 31, 2014 "Ten Sessions"--Continuing his passionate quest to find the woman who will one day be his wife, Ted (series star, Josh Radnor) pursues his beautiful dermatologist, Stella (guest star, Sarah Chalke). While Stella turns down his repeated efforts for a date, her office receptionist, Abby (guest star, Britney Spears) becomes smitten with Ted, on HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER, on the CBS Television Network. Photo: Monty Brinton/CBS
How I Met Your Mother Through The Years - Season 3
How I Met Your Mother Through The Years - Season 3
HIMYM Series Finale Airs on March 31, 2014 "Sandcastles in the Sand" -- When Robin (Cobie Smulders) rekindles things with an old flame, James Van Der Beek ("Dawson's Creek") guest stars as Robin's first boyfriend Simon. He crushes Robin again, but Barney, in his own inimitable style, helps her realize that she is awesome, on HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER, on the CBS Television Network. Randy Tepper/CBS
How I Met Your Mother Through The Years - Season 4
How I Met Your Mother Through The Years - Season 4
HIMYM Series Finale Airs on March 31, 2014 "Woooo!" -- Robin (Cobie Smulders) rediscovers the "Woo Girls," a group of single girls who like to go out and party. Meanwhile, on HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER, on the CBS Television Network. Jamie-Lynn Sigler guest stars as Jillian. Photo: Karen Neal/Fox
How I Met Your Mother Through The Years - Season 5
How I Met Your Mother Through The Years - Season 5
HIMYM Series Finale Airs on March 31, 2014 "The Rough Patch"-- After Barney (Neil Patrick Harris) and Robin (Cobie Smulders) hit a rough patch in their relationship, Lily devises the perfect plan to break them up, calling in help from Robin's famous friend, Alan Thicke, on HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER, on the CBS Television Network. Photo: Monty Brinton/CBS
How I Met Your Mother Through The Years - Season 5
How I Met Your Mother Through The Years - Season 5
HIMYM Series Finale Airs on March 31, 2014 "Home Wreckers" -- Ted (Josh Radnor) buys a dilapidated house and takes Lily (Alyson Hannigan), Marshall (Jason Segel), Barney (Neil Patrick Harris) and Robin (Cobie Smulders) to see it, on HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER, on the CBS Television Network. Photo: Sonja Flemming/CBS
How I Met Your Mother Through The Years - Season 5
How I Met Your Mother Through The Years - Season 5
HIMYM Series Finale Airs on March 31, 2014 "The Wedding Bride" -- Ted (Josh Radnor) takes a date, Royce (Judy Greer), to see a new hit movie, on HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER, on the CBS Television Network. Photo: Eric McCandless/FOX
How I Met Your Mother Through The Years - Season 6
How I Met Your Mother Through The Years - Season 6
HIMYM Series Finale Airs on March 31, 2014 "Blitzgiving" -- Ted leaves the bar early to prepare a Thanksgiving feast for the gang, (from left) Marshall (Jason Segel), Ted (Josh Radnor), and Steve (Jorge Garcia, guest stars), on HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER, on the CBS Television Network. Photo: Eric McCandless/FOX
How I Met Your Mother Through The Years - Season 6
How I Met Your Mother Through The Years - Season 6
HIMYM Series Finale Airs on March 31, 2014 "LEGENDADDY" -- Barney (Neil Patrick Harris) finally meets his dad, Jerry (John Lithgow), on HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER, Monday, March 21 (8:00-8:30 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Photo: Sonja Flemmming/CBS
How I Met Your Mother Through The Years - Season 7
How I Met Your Mother Through The Years - Season 7
HIMYM Series Finale Airs on March 31, 2014 "The Slutty Pumpkin Returns" -- Ted (Josh Radnor) and Naomi (Katie Holmes) revisit the rooftop Halloween party where they first met on HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER, on the CBS Television Network. Photo: Monty Brinton/CBS
How I Met Your Mother Through The Years - Season 8
How I Met Your Mother Through The Years - Season 8
HIMYM Series Finale Airs on March 31, 2014 "The Final Page, Part One And Two" -- After years of uncertainty of where their relationship is going, Barney (Neil Patrick Harris) pops the question to Robin (Cobie Smulders) and she said yes on HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER, on the CBS Television Network. Photo: Ron P. Jaffe/Fox
How I Met Your Mother Through The Years - Season 9
How I Met Your Mother Through The Years - Season 9
HIMYM Series Finale Airs on March 31, 2014 "The Locket" -- Lily (Alyson Hannigan, right) is the first of the gang to officially meet "The Mother," (Cristin Milioti, left) on the ninth and final season premiere of HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER, on the CBS Television Network. Photo: Cliff Lipson/CBS
How I Met Your Mother Through The Years - Season 9
How I Met Your Mother Through The Years - Season 9
HIMYM Series Finale Airs on March 31, 2014 "The Lighthouse" Two years in the future, Ted (Josh Radnor, left) asks The Mother (Cristin Milioti, right) to marry him and she says yes, on HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER, on the CBS Television Network. Photo: CBS
How I Met Your Mother Through The Years - Season 9
How I Met Your Mother Through The Years - Season 9
HIMYM Series Finale Airs on March 31, 2014 "Last Forever Parts One and Two" Ted finally finishes telling his kids the story of how he met their mother, on the special one-hour series finale of HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER, Monday, March 31 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Pictured: Josh Radnor as Ted, Cobie Smulders as Robin, Jason Segel as Marshall, Alyson Hannigan as Lily, and Neil Patrick Harris as Barney. Photo: Ron P. Jaffe/Fox
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