May. 12th, 1978
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Malin Maria Åkerman (Swedish pronunciation: [ˈmɑːlɪn ˈoːkər.ˈman]; born May 12, 1978) is a Swedish Canadian actress, model and singer. She is best known as an actress, first making appearances in several Canadian productions. In the early 2000s, she had many television and film parts, including The Utopian Society (2003) and Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle (2004). Following a supporting role on the comedy series The Comeback (2005), Åkerman gained her first starring roles in the feature films The Heartbreak Kid (2007) and 27 Dresses (2008).
Åkerman was cast as Silk Spectre II in the 2009 superhero film Watchmen, a role for which she was nominated for a Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress. The same year, she had supporting and starring roles in both The Proposal and Couples Retreat, two commercial hits that garnered mixed to negative reviews. In 2010, she became part of the main cast on the comedy series Childrens Hospital. She starred in four feature films in 2012, including the comedy Wanderlust and the musical film Rock of Ages. In 2012, she had a recurring role on the sitcom Suburgatory and starred in the short-lived ABC comedy series Trophy Wife from 2013 to 2014.
Apart from acting and occasional modelling, Åkerman has had a brief music career as the lead vocalist for alternative rock band The Petalstones, but eventually left to focus on her acting career. She was married to the band's drummer Roberto Zincone from 2007 until 2013.
- Raised in Toronto, Canada and attended York University, studying psychology.
- Is the lead singer of a rock band named Ozono, who later changed their name to The Petalstones.
- Ranked #59 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2008 list.
- Named #80 in FHM magazine's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2006" supplement. (2006).
- Was named one of the "Ten Actors to Watch" by Variety (2007).
- Speaks fluent Swedish.
- U.S. feature film debut was in the independent feature film, _The Utopian Society (2003)_ (qv) where she met the films' editor, 'Francesco Sondelli' (qv) who was also the founding band leader of "Ozono". Sondelli was the 2nd editor on _The Utopian Society (2003)_ (qv) 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' (qv).