The Most Famous Guest Stars to Ever Appear on How I Met Your Mother

2012 Summer TCA Tour - Day 7

How I Met Your Mother  ended its amazing 9 year run in March. Over the 208 episodes, countless guest stars have popped up. Some were quite memorable (Britney Spears), while others you may have forgotten about (Katie Holmes). Whether you remember them or not, these 12 actors were some of the most famous to ever appear on the show. In the words of Barney Stinson, there performances were, “legen wait for it dary.”

Sarah Chalke as Stella Zinman

Stella was my favorite of all of Ted’s girlfriends. Chalke made her first appearance as Stella in the 3rd season episode, “Ten Sessions.” Ted needed to get his butterfly tattoo removed, so he pays a visit to Stella. She gets the tat removed and Ted falls head over heels for her. Their first date lasted all of two minutes, but that is all it took for Stella to realize how awesome Ted was. Eventually, Stella breaks Ted’s heart and goes back to her ex who made a movie about the entire thing. Chalke starred in 10 episodes that last being in the final season.

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Tim Gerstenberger received a BA degree in Communication from Saginaw Valley State University and a MSA degree in Human Resources from Central Michigan University. He currently works as a Recruiter for Chemical Bank, one of the largest banks headquartered in the state of Michigan. His past work has been published on Yahoo! and Examiner. He also contributes to other television/celebrity based websites. He has had a passion for TV since an early age and some of his current favorite shows include: Friends, The Office, How I Met Your Mother, Happy Endings, Friday Night Lights, Bones, The Mindy Project, Chicago Fire, and The Good Wife. He currently resides in the Bay City, Michigan area.
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