Malin Akerman Poster


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Overview (3)

Born in Stockholm, Stockholms län, Sweden
Birth NameMalin Maria Åkerman
Height 5' 8" (1.73 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Malin was born in Stockholm, Sweden and raised in Toronto, Canada. Her mother, Pia (Sundström), is a model and aerobics instructor, and her father, Magnus Åkerman, is an insurance broker. They moved to Toronto when she was age 2. At age 5, she began appearing in TV commercials. Her parents divorced when she was 6 and her father returned to Sweden.

At age 17, she won the Canadian title of Ford Supermodel. This enabled her to spend 3 years as a catwalk model in Europe. She decided to become a child psychologist and enrolled in York University but she was offered a guest role in Earth: Final Conflict (1997) so she turned her attention back to acting. She moved to Los Angeles in 2001 and won roles in both TV and film. Her breakthrough role came when she was cast as Silk Spectre II in Watchmen (2009).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Kad

Spouse (2)

Jack Donnelly (1 December 2018 - present)
Roberto Zincone (20 June 2007 - 2014) ( divorced) ( 1 child)

Trivia (27)

Is the lead singer of a rock band named Ozono, who later changed their name to "The Petal Stones".
Named #80 in FHM magazine's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2006" supplement. (2006).
Raised in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada and attended York University, studying psychology.
U.S. feature film debut was in the independent film The Utopian Society (2003), where she met the film's editor, Francesco Sondelli, who was also the founding band leader of "Ozono". Sondelli was the second editor on The Utopian Society (2003) and had met Akerman when she went to loop a line of dialog at the then-editor's house. Akerman was eventually absorbed into the the band, which changed its name to "The Petal Stones", where she met and eventually married fellow band member and drummer Roberto Zincone.
Ranked #59 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2008 list.
Was named one of the "Ten Actors to Watch" by Variety (2007).
Daughter of a model mother and an insurance broker father.
She is Swedish, but she moved to Canada with her family when she was two years old. She speaks Swedish fluently and celebrates all Swedish holidays.
Her paternal family resides in Falsterbo, Skåne, in the south of Sweden.
Her mother is Pia Åkerman Sundström. Malin grew up with her in Canada.
Her father is Magnus Åkerman and her step-mother is Vera Stevens. They both appeared on the Swedish reality-show "Skånefruar" (2010).
She has two younger half-sisters, Mikaela Akerman and Jennifer Akerman. They share the same father.
Replaced Lindsay Lohan in the role of Linda Lovelace in Lovelace (2013) (aka Inferno: A Linda Lovelace Story (????)), due to Lohan's admittance to the Betty Ford Center following her DUI prison stint.
Her favorite films are Annie Hall (1977), No Country for Old Men (2007), Pan's Labyrinth (2006), Dirty Dancing (1987) and Betty Blue (1986).
Ranked #92 in the 2011 FHM list of "100 Sexiest Women in the World".
Her first name means "cunning" or "shrewd" in French.
On June 20, 2007, she married her boyfriend of 4 years Roberto Zincone at Grand Hotel Moon Valley in Sorrento, Italy. Every year, they used to spend their holidays in Naples, Zincone's native city, until separation in 2013.
Has a son, Sebastian Zincone (b. April 16, 2013), with her ex-husband Roberto Zincone.
Was 7 months pregnant with her son Sebastian when she filmed the pilot episode of Trophy Wife (2013).
Returned to work 3 months after giving birth to her son Sebastian to film the 1st season of Trophy Wife (2013).
(November 27, 2013) Her husband of 6 years Roberto Zincone filed for divorce following a separation of a few days.
In a relationship with the actor Colin Egglesfield as of March 2014.
Actor she'd most like to work with is Cate Blanchett. [2016]
Admits that "Nutella" spread is a major guilty pleasure.
Counts Rock of Ages (2012) as one of her personal favorites of her own films.
(December 1, 2018) Married her boyfriend of nearly 2 years Jack Donnelly in a beach ceremony in Tulum, Mexico, in front of their family and friends. The couple was first spotted sharing a smooch last March in Puerto Rico while on vacation. Last October, Akerman announced their engagement on Instagram. Earlier this year, she made an appearance on Live! with Kelly: Joshua Jackson/Malin Akerman (2018) and revealed she and Donnelly had known each other for several years before they began dating.
Was diagnosed with dyslexia and ADHD as a child and still takes medication for the latter as an adult.

Personal Quotes (66)

[on Tom Cruise] There's an aura around him. He's professional, positive, upbeat, always smiling, always encouraging. I mean. it's crazy how huge a star he is, yet he's actually a real person, so down to earth. He engages everyone, cast and crew.
I like when you watch a film and you feel like you're a part of somebody's life for an hour and a half.
I always did TV commercials and made great money to put myself through school. That became guest starring roles on TV shows.
People are all vulnerable in so many different ways. We go into survival mode a lot of times.
Don't hate me, but I've always been skinny. I got lucky.
I can't walk by chocolate without eating it.
I'm a big pasta fan. I'm a big Italian food fan. Anything Italian - I love cheese, mozzarella. Mozzarella is my favorite, so I have to say anything Italian, I'll take it.
I am extremely lucky that I have a husband who is so supportive. He's not in the slightest bit jealous or worried about the things I do in certain scenes.
I was a groupie for a year and followed a band. I dated the drummer of the band.
I get horrified when I have to do table reads with the whole cast, because there's a lot of stuttering coming from me, so I have to do a lot of prep.
I'm the type of person who doesn't want to sit alone in a restaurant or bar.
How can you not love a man banging on the drums? He knows how to keep a rhythm.
As a girl I wanted the Cyndi Lauper hairstyle, with the shaved side of the head, or the Sharon Stone perm from 'Total Recall.'
A lot of big studio films, which are fun and great, tend to have a formula, and you've seen it before, and it's a new version of it.
We all in real life put on these masks - we don't swear when we're around certain people... When we come home, when you're on your own I'm sure you're really different than when you're with your boss.
The funny thing is that my husband couldn't be sweeter. He looks like this bad boy. He's got tattoos and earrings and a mohawk, but when you talk to him and he's around you, he's such a gentleman. He holds doors for ladies. He pulls out chairs. He cooks. He cleans.
I love a good Slash guitar riff. It's sexy!
I have this weird obsession with kids and old people falling. Like, funny falls. It is awful, but it's the thing that makes me laugh the most.
I don't mind being goofy and silly. I love to make people laugh and I'm not self-conscious.
I don't have a problem with being a woman. Women's bodies are so beautiful.
I always love the quirky stuff, which is why I love 'Childrens Hospital.' That really pushes the envelope of comedy.
I think it's critical in any character you play that it really is about reacting instead of acting. You can always tell when a person is acting.
I think Cate Blanchett is fabulous - she just shines in everything she does - and I'm a big Susan Sarandon fan.
I still get excited by working with big names. You have that initial moment of, 'Oh my goodness, I'm going to work with Tom Cruise!'
I never was shy, but as far as telling jokes, I'm the worst. I like physical comedy; it's where I feel comfortable.
I love seeing when actors go from one genre to the next because I feel like most of them can pull it off.
Modeling was never anything that was a career choice. I did catalog work in Toronto to make money so that I could go to school.
Jennifer Aniston and Paul Rudd are really amazing, lovely people and really great comedic actors.
I'm gluten intolerant, so that automatically cuts carbs from my diet.
I'd love to do all types of film, not just comedy, although I love comedy.
I think we can leave mullets back in the '80s. I'm really not a big fan of them.
There isn't a woman alive who doesn't have problems with her body. Including me!
People do think you're more intelligent if you have dark hair. But my husband definitely prefers me as a blonde.
Nutella. I dig my spoon in and eat it straight out of the jar. I can easily go through one a week.
My only requirement for life is that I don't get stuck in a rut.
Women have a way of contorting things sometimes. We all have our moods, ups and downs.
When you live in L.A., it is easy to stay fit, as the weather is amazing.
When I get dolled up to go out, men turn their heads and I'm used to it. But I think all women are sexy and should embrace that side of themselves.
Unfortunately, I like to feel a little stubble when I kiss. Women are too soft.
Those are my favorite kind of parts to do, just being a goofball and seeing how far you can go with something until you're just way out of line.
They say that your second trimester is when you get most of your energy and it's the 'easiest' part of the pregnancy.
I loved 'Pan's Labyrinth.' It transported me into another world. I like fantasy worlds; I love 'Lord of the Rings' as well, for that reason, because you really get to get out of reality and go somewhere else.
I don't really have an issue with showing certain parts of my body. I'd rather not, but it's not a big deal. Growing up in Sweden, it's natural over there.
Every time I'm in Canada I feel more Swedish, and every time I'm in Sweden I feel more Canadian. I belong in both places and I love them both equally. It's funny because the Swedes claim me as their Swedish pride and the Canadians call me their Canadian girl. I'll take it all.
You've got to allow yourself the things you enjoy or you'll just be miserable.
Who doesn't love a funny girl who can look sexy at the same time?
It's a great beauty tip, if you ever want to look five years younger, to shave off your eyebrows. It's amazing what it does. It really shaves off the years.
I think recharging is important, absolutely. Every now and then, you need maybe a couple of weeks to just chill out and let your emotions balance themselves out a little bit.
I would love to interview Dave Grohl. I just think he's an amazing musician, and I grew up listening to Nirvana, so I have so many questions about that.
I'm such a bad shopper for myself. I love fashion and all that kind of stuff, but that's sort of the last thing I want to do when I'm done with a film is go shopping. I want to just chill.
In '87, I was about 9 years old, and so at that point I was wearing, like, fluorescent green T-shirts and acid-wash jeans and leg warmers, and my hair was in a ponytail with a scrunchie and I had the teased bangs that were up in a rainbow shape. It was crazy.
Anytime you get to work with an actor who is beyond you in experience and talent, I feel like they make you a better actor. You really bring up your game.
I believe in eating as nutritiously as I can all the time... My mother raised me on fresh - rather than processed - foods, and that's how I eat on a regular basis.
I do love doing films; I love going out and creating different characters for each film, and not having to be stuck with one role for many, many years. It's a creative liberty that I love.
I have been a goof my whole life. I wasn't really the popular girl in school and didn't have any boyfriends in high school because I was a nerd. I was a geek.
I have to say: 'Couples Retreat,' when we got that script, was a work in progress. What you see onscreen is not at all what you saw in the first draft. There was a lot of rewriting during, before, and a lot of improv. That happens a lot with comedies I've been in. There's always a lot of improv, which is the magic of the moment. That's fun as well.
I love the Coen brothers. They're so brilliant, and they always surprise you in one way or another. 'A Serious Man' was awesome. I like stuff like that, that kind of throws you for a loop. It takes you on a journey that is unexpected.
I love when you get to work with people you know because there's so much more trust, and you're much more willing to be vulnerable in a scene with someone you trust.
I meet so many pretty girls who are like, 'Here I am! Don't you want me because I look good?' That concept is so weird to me. I want to know, 'What else do you have going on?'
I shouldn't say this, but I always love the sidekicks. I want to do a leading-lady role in a film - absolutely. But I find that a lot of times I get attracted to the sidekick role. They stand out a little more because they're quirkier, they're funnier, they're crazier.
I was always active as a kid. I was a professional figure skater for many years and I was a dancer, so it's just been part of my life, and I think that creates a certain body type.
I'm a tooth person... I like quirky teeth. My husband has little teeth with spaces in between them. He hates them and I love them. I like people with buckteeth, and I like it when they crinkle a bit. It's very charming.
I've always felt so different from how I look. I meet so many pretty girls who are like, 'Here I am! Don't you want me because I look good?' That concept is so weird to me. I want to know, 'What else do you have going on?'
Turns out, I couldn't catch them - or even get close to them. I realized that sharks are amazing, beautiful animals who have absolutely no interest in checking me out.
Women have a way of contorting things sometimes. We all have our moods, ups and downs. Or if the guy doesn't say anything when you walk out with a new top and the guy has no idea why you're mad at him. So of course, women are complicated.
I wouldn't have made it past the first round of American Idol auditions. It was months before our first song was recorded. The guys were like, 'Just seeng!' And I was like, 'I don't know how to seeng! Can't I just play the triangle?'

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