Although born in Sweden, Malin Akerman’s family moved to Toronto when she was just two years old. Her parents would later divorce and she moved with her mother to Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, home of The Shaw Festival. Eventually she returned to Toronto and attended the North Toronto Collegiate Institute. In an interview with the Toronto Star, Akerman once said, “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.” At the age of seventeen, Akerman won the Ford Supermodel of Canada search and as a result landed a number of television commercials. She eventually decided to pursue a career in acting and moved to California. Ackerman played the dual role of Laurie Jupiter and Silk Spectre II in Watchmen. She played the role of Lara Axelrod opposite Paul Giamatti (as Chuck Rhoades) and Damian Lewis (as Bobby Axelrod) in 37 episodes of the Showtime drama series Billions. Akerman costared with Dwayne Johnson and Naomie Harris in Rampage. The 2018 Warner Bros. film was directed by Canadian Brad Peyton with a score from Ontario-born composer Andrew Lockington.
Features & TV Movies: VR indicates Direct-to-Video Release
The Skulls (2000) The Circle (2001) Shotgun Love Dolls (TV-2001) The Utopian Society (2003) Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle (2004) The Invasion (2007) The Brothers Solomon (2007) The Heartbreak Kid (2007) Heavy Petting (2007) 27 Dresses (2008) Watchmen (2009) The Proposal (2009)
Couples Retreat (2010) Happythankyoumoreplease (2010) The Romantics (2010) Elektra Luxx (2010) The Bang Bang Club (2010) Kaylien (2011, short) Catch 44 (2011) Wanderlust (2012) The Giant Mechanical Man (2012) Rock of Ages (2012) The Numbers Station (2012) Cottage Country (2012) The Smart One (TV-2012) Stolen (2012) Hemlock Drive (2013) CGBG (2013) I’ll See You in My Dreams (2014) The Final Girls (2015) The Ticket (2016) Misconduct (2016) Rampage (2018) To the Stars (2019) En del av mitt hjärta (2019)
TV Series – Guest appearances: Earth: Final Conflict (1997)
The Others (2000) Relic Hunter (2000) Twice in a Lifetime (2001) Doc (2001) Witchblade (2001) A Nero Wolfe Mystery (2002) Love Monkey (2006) Entourage (2006)
Funny or Die Presents (2010) How I Met Your Mother (2010) Burning Love (2012) Suburgatory (2012, 2013) Robot Chicken (voice, 2013) Newsreaders (2013, 2014) Welcome to Sweden (2014) Sin City Saints (2015) Easy (2016) Drunk History (2019) Dollface (2019)
Medical Police (2020) Soulmates (2020) Prism (2020)