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 starred in the feature film Final Girls in 2015, opposite Taissa Farmiga and Nina Dobrev, and had a role opposite Blythe Danner in 2015’s critically acclaimed film, I’ll See You in My Dreams. She also appeared on the big screen in 2016 in Lionsgate’s Misconduct opposite Anthony Hopkins and Al Pacino, as well as the independent film The Ticket (opposite Dan Stevens and directed by Ido Fluk), which made its feature debut at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival. She will next be starring as the villain in New Line Cinema’s Rampage, opposite Dwayne Johnson and Naomie Harris.
Akerman’s range in comedy and drama is exemplified by her diverse body of work in film and television. In 2007, she starred alongside Ben Stiller in The Heartbreak Kid, directed by the Farrelly brothers, followed by the 2008 romantic comedy, 27 Dresses, directed by Anne Fletcher, and a year later she joined Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds in Fletcher’s The Proposal. 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 No. 1 with more than $50 million in box-office sales. She was seen in theaters nationwide in the 2010 Sundance Audience Award winner, Happythankyoumoreplease, opposite Kate Mara, Zoe Kazan and Josh Radnor, and 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.
In 2012, Akerman 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.
Akerman is also no stranger to the small screen. Her 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 as 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, Childrens Hospital. From 2013-2014 she starred in the title character of ABC’s comedy, Trophy Wife, opposite Bradley Whitford, Marcia Gay Harden and Michaela Watkins.
Akerman currently resides in Los Angeles and New York. In her spare time, she enjoys volunteering for organizations such as the Environmental Media Association, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, and Opportunity International