Meet Cristin Milioti, 'How I Met Your Mother's' long-awaited title character

It's official: the Girl With the Yellow Umbrella" is in fact "How I Met Your Mother's" titular mother. Fans have been waiting eight long seasons to learn who the woman Ted Mosby settles down with is, and after countless fakeouts and teases, the Season 8 finale revealed actress Cristin Milioti is that woman. So how did Milioti land the part of "How I Met Your Mother's" Mother? According to series co-creator Carter Bays, the show's casting director has been talking to Milioti for a while now. "Part of what helped us is our casting director Marisa [Ross], she sort of has been talking about Cristin for two years now," Bays tells Entertainment Weekly. "It helped that she turned us onto her and then the more we got to know Cristin and see her work, the more we realized, Yeah, she's the right choice. So that definitely helped, because we didn't want to do a big...


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