Malin Akerman

Malin Akerman


Named one of Variety‘s 10 Actors to Watch in 2007, Swedish-Canadian actress Malin Akerman has since been tearing up Hollywood with her beauty and charisma, her sharp comedic timing and her touching dramatic performances. Akerman recently starred in the title character of ABC’s critically-acclaimed comedy, Trophy Wife, opposite Bradley Whitford, Marcia Gay Harden, and Michaela Watkins.

Before starring in a television series, Malin was best known for her diverse film roles. In 2012 she graced the big screen in Wanderlust, with Paul Rudd and Jennifer Aniston, sang alongside Tom Cruise in the musical adaptation of the Broadway hit Rock of Ages, and starred in Sebastian Gutierrez’s nod to classic film noir, Hotel Noir. At the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival Akerman shared the big screen with Ryan Philippe and Taylor Kitsch in Steven Silver’s The Bang Bang Club. She was seen in theaters nationwide in the 2010 Sundance Audience-Award winner, Happythankyoumoreplease, opposite Kate Mara, Zoe Kazan and Josh Radnor. In 2009 Akerman was seen in the comedy Couples Retreat, opposite Vince Vaughn, Kristen Bell, Jason Bateman, and Jon Favreau, and co-starred in Zack Snyder’s blockbuster Watchmen, which opened at number one with more than $50 million in box office sales. She was in the 2008 romantic comedy 27 Dresses, directed by Anne Fletcher, and a year later joined Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds in Fletcher’s The Proposal. In 2007 she starred alongside Ben Stiller in The Heartbreak Kid, directed by the Farrelly brothers.

No stranger to the small screen, Akerman’s breakthrough came in 2005 on the HBO series The Comeback with Lisa Kudrow. She had a memorable recurring role on the third season of Entourage as well ABC’s hit comedy, Suburgatory, was seen in a special episode of How I Met Your Mother, and stars in the third season of Adult Swim’s Emmy Award-winning medical-drama parody, Children’s Hospital.

Akerman most recently completed the feature film Final Girls, opposite Taissa Farmiga and Nina Dobrev, and directed by Todd Strauss-Schulson. This horror-comedy follows a girl grieving the loss of her mother, a scream queen in the 1980s, who is sucked into the world of her mother’s most famous horror movie.

Akerman currently resides in Los Angeles. In her spare time, she enjoys volunteering for organizations such as Opportunity International and the Environmental Media Association.