Malin Maria Akerman, better known as Malin Akerman, is a Swedish-Canadian actress born May 12, 1978 in Stockholm (Sweden).
She was revealed to the general public in 2007 by her role as the unbearable girlfriend in the romantic comedy The Women of Her Dreams and a supporting role in the independent comedy The Brothers Solomon, with Will Forte. Subsequently, she landed her most famous role, that of the Silky Specter II in the blockbuster Watchmen: The Guardians (2009), a film adaptation of the eponymous comic-book by Zack Snyder.
However, it is in a comic register that she has a series of supporting comic roles in the cinema: in 27 dresses (2008), La Proposition (2009) and Therapy of couples (2010). She then moved on to a more independent cinema which allowed her to gradually return to a dramatic register: Happythankyoumoreplease, Elektra Luxx (2010), The Bang Bang Club (2011), The Giant Mechanical Man (2012), etc.
At the same time, his return to more commercial projects – the B-action films Without Compromise (2011), 12 heures (2012) and Enemy Code (2013), or the comedies Rock Forever (2012) and Peace, Love and more if affinities however end in failures.
It is finally in television series that she manages to remain in the foreground: after having been part of the cast of the comedy series Childrens Hospital (2010-2015) and playing the title role of the ephemeral comedy Trophy Wife ( 2013-2014), she has been playing the second female role in the drama series Billions since 2016.
Personal Information of Malin Akerman:
Full Name: Malin Maria Åkerman
Nationality: Swedish, Canadian
Age: 42 years old (in 2020)
Date Of Birth: May 12, 1978
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Zodiac Sign: Taurus
Father: Magnus Akerman
Mother: Pia Sundström
Sister(s): Jennifer Akerman, Mikaela Akerman
Marital Status: Married
Husband/Boyfriend: Jack Donnelly (m. 2018), Roberto Zincone (m. 2007–2014)
Son(s): Sebastian Zincone
Hobbies: Singing, Acting, Exercise, Reading
Favorite Food: Buffalo mozzarella, Sea Food Pasta, Dark Chocolate
Height: 5 ft 8 inches (1.72 m)
Weight: 56 kg (124 lbs)
Body Measurements: 34-26-35 inches
Bra Size/Breast: 34B
Waist: 26 inches
Hips: 35 inches
Dress Size: N/A
Hair Color: Blonde
Eye Color: Blue
Net Worth: $10 million
Personal Life of Malin Akerman:
Malin Åkerman married Italian musician Roberto Zincone on June 20, 2007 in Sorrento, Italy. She gave birth to a boy named Sebastian on April 16, 2013. The couple separated in November 2013. She revealed to be dyslexic, to have attention deficit disorder and to be hyperactive, having been diagnosed with these three conditions in childhood.
Early Life of Malin Akerman:
Born in Stockholm, Sweden to a part-time aerobics teacher and model mother and an insurance broker father, she was two years old when she moved with her family to Canada after her father graduated a job offer.
Four years later, Malin’s parents divorced and his father returned to Sweden. She also has a half-brother and two half-sisters when her parents each remarried. After her mother remarried, she moved to Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario.
During her teenage years, her mother divorced again and was educated in many different schools, including Sir Winston Churchill Secondary School, in Saint Catharines, Ontario. She also attended a Catholic school, although being raised in the Buddhist religion.
She recalls that parts of her childhood were “painful”, explaining that she loved her father and could only see him during school holidays, but thinks it is an advantage that her parents separated when she was young, that way, she can get used to him.
She visited her father in Falsterbo, Sweden during the school holidays and spoke to him regularly on the phone. She cites her parents as a “support and positive influence” in her life.
As a child, she had no intention of becoming an actress, her mother introduced her to modeling when she was in elementary school and made several advertising offers, but decided to quit at the age of twelve.
However, she returned to modeling after being found by model agency Ford Models in a mall in St. Catharines.
She signed with the agency and then won a contract with the Noxzema skin care company. Later, she moved into an apartment in Toronto while attending school at North Toronto Collegiate Institute.
At eighteen, she decided to become a child psychologist, her decision being inspired by the helplessness she sometimes felt during her childhood. She does modeling to provide him with education, including work in some television commercials and catalogs.
She studied for a year at York University in Toronto and was simultaneously offered television roles from people who had seen her in commercials. She saw her performances as opportunities to continue paying for her education, but finding it enjoyable, she decided to drop out of school to become an actress.
Professional Life of Malin Akerman:
Malin Akerman made her acting debut in the 1997 science fiction series Invasion Planet Earth in a small role as a robot. In 2000, she played a supporting role in the Sydney Fox series, The Adventurer, and made her film debut in the thriller The Skulls: Secret Society.
The following year, she landed a role in a pilot for MTV, Shotgun Love Dolls, with among others Rachel McAdams, but the project was ultimately not accepted, made appearances in the series Doc and Destins croisés, then moved to Los Angeles. Angeles, California, hoping to pursue a broad acting career. At first, she worked as a waitress and stayed at a friend’s house.
In 2003, she played a supporting role in the film The Utopian Society, which was edited by Francesco Sondelli, who was the guitarist of the alternative rock group Ozono.
The latter asked the young woman to contribute to the group with song lyrics and, later, to sing. Subsequently, she became the singer of the group, which will be renamed The Petalstones. The group’s debut album, Stung, was released in October 2005, but she left the group to focus on her acting career and admits that she “really can’t sing.”
In 2004, she played a small role in the comedy Harold and Kumar Hunt the Burger. She then played the supporting role of Juna in the series My Comeback, alongside Lisa Kudrow, which aired on HBO, but which will be short-lived.
Her participation in the series earned her the attention of the media, which earned the young actress access to broader role offers. The following year, she guest starred on one episode of Love Monkey and two episodes of the Entourage series.
Before the Entourage episodes aired, she landed a role in the comedy Les Frères Solomon, which met with commercial failure and a negative critical reception.
In 2006, she landed the main female role – that of Lila, the wife of the character played by Ben Stiller – in The Women of Her Dreams, by the Farrelly brothers, a remake of Brise-cœur, released in 1972, considered classic, well that the directors had doubts about shooting a new version at first.
Released in October 2007, The Women of His Dreams received overall bad reviews that they deemed “neither daring nor funny” like the directors’ previous films, but Åkerman’s performance was generally praised by critics and the film totals $ 127 million worldwide.
In 2007, she joined the cast of the romantic comedy 27 Dresses, directed by Anne Fletcher and with Katherine Heigl in the lead role. Åkerman plays the role of Heigl’s character’s sister.
Shot in the summer of 2007 and released in January 2008, the film received fairly low critical success upon its release, judging it to be a “cliché and above all forgettable”, but met with a box-office triumph with $ 160 million in global revenue.
In 2009, she was part of the cast of Watchmen: The Guardians, a film adaptation of the comic book of the same name by Alan Moore, in which she lends her features to the Silky Specter II.
The director of the film, Zack Snyder, preferred to entrust the role to the young woman rather than to confirmed actresses such as Jessica Alba and Milla Jovovich.
To prepare to step into her character’s shoes, she follows a strict diet and repeats her training harshly. In addition, she wears a brown wig, high heels and an uncomfortable latex costume, which offered little protection when performing stunts, and she often bruised herself while filming.
Åkerman believes that her character carries the emotion of the film, as she is the only woman among several men. When it was released in March 2009, the film achieved critical success, yet with quite varied opinions ranging from mixed to positive, and commercial – albeit modest due to its budget of $ 130 million – with $ 185 million of global box office revenue.
Although her performance earned her the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress and the Teen Choice Awards, reviews were generally negative towards her for her performance.
The same year, she was cast for the romantic comedy The Proposition, co-starring with Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds and filming for the second time under the direction of Anne Fletcher. She plays the ex-girlfriend of Reynolds character.
Moderately received by critics, however, he achieved enormous success with 317 million worldwide box office receipts and held one of the main roles in Couples Therapy, in which she became the wife of Vince Vaughn.
She loved playing a mother for the first time and tried to make her character as truthful as possible, which included dyeing her hair brown. Although its performance is hailed, the film is received negatively, but totals 171 million dollars in worldwide receipts.
In 2010, she played one of the female roles in Happythankyoumoreplease, directed by Josh Radnor. For her character, Annie, suffering from alopecia, she shaves her eyebrows and wears a flat hat to cover her hair.
Originally she was offered another role, but felt that she wanted to play Annie because she was different from her previous roles. Presented at the Sundance Film Festival, where it won the Audience Award, the comments varied on its release, but the actress managed to generate praise from critics.
After participating in an episode of How I Met Your Mother and having joined the cast of the Childrens Hospital series, in which Dr Valerie Flame becomes, who is also the narrator, she is part of the cast of the comedy The Best Friends, alongside Anna Paquin, Josh Duhamel and Katie Holmes. The film was released in theaters on a limited basis in September 2010.
In 2010, she was part of the cast of the comedy Elektra Luxx, sequel to Women in Trouble, alongside Carla Gugino and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. She plays Trixie, a clumsy pharmacy worker in love with the character of Gordon-Levitt, who is in love with the character of Gugino, a former porn actress. She got the role during a screening of Woman in Trouble56. Released on a limited basis, the feature film received unfavorable critical reception.