Cristin Milioti (born August 16, 1985) is an American actress best known for her work in Broadway theatre. She is the 2010 star of That Face and received a Lucille Lortel Award nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress for her work in Stunning. In 2012, Milioti received a Tony Award nomination for Best Actress in a Musical for her work in Once. Her final performance as 'Girl' in Once was on March 24, 2013. On May 13, 2013, she became known for playing "The Mother" (credited as "The Girl with the Yellow Umbrella") in the hit U.S. sitcom How I Met Your Mother.