Malin Akerman

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 two. At age five, she began appearing in TV commercials. Her parents divorced when she was six and her father returned to Sweden.

At 17, she won the Canadian Ford Supermodel title and spent three years as a 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 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.

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Cast Credits

Easy (2016)
Guest starring as Lucy
Billions (2016)
Starring as Lara Axelrod (12 episodes)
Chelsea (2016)
Guest starring as Malin Akerman
Lip Sync Battle (2015)
Guest starring as Malin Akerman
The Late Late Show with James Corden (2015)
Guest starring as Malin Akerman
Welcome to Sweden (2014)
Guest starring as Malin Akerman
Hollywood Game Night (2013)
Guest starring as Malin Akerman
Trophy Wife (2013)
Starring as Kate Harrison (22 episodes)
Burning Love (2013)
Guest starring as Willow (5 episodes)
Suburgatory (2011)
Guest starring as Alex (3 episodes)
Childrens Hospital (2008)
Starring as Dr. Valerie Flame / Ingrid Hagerstown (42 episodes)
Love Monkey (2006)
Starring as Kira
The Comeback (2005)
Starring as Juna
How I Met Your Mother (2005)
Guest starring as Movie Stella
The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003)
Guest starring as Malin Akerman
Jimmy Kimmel Live (2003)
Guest starring as Malin Akerman
Witchblade (2001)
Guest starring as Karen Bronte
Relic Hunter (1999)
Guest starring as Elena
Earth: Final Conflict (1997)
Starring as Avatar