Many avid film and television watchers undoubtedly know Malin Akerman – a famous Canadian actress, model and singer who has appeared in several cult-favourite productions over the years. Though she started out as a model, Malin has evolved into a well-respected film and TV star. She has made appearances in productions like The Utopian Society, The Comeback and Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle.
Her first starring role was with the 2007 film The Heartbreak Kid. She also later appeared in 27 Dresses. Since then, she has appeared in movies and series like Watchmen, Couples Retreat, The Proposal, Children’s Hospital, Wanderlust, Suburgatory, Trophy Wife and Rock of Ages. She also had a brief stint in music as the lead vocalist of a rock band known as Petalstones.
Malin is the daughter of an Aerobic teacher and a part-time model – Pie Akerman and Magnus Akerman – an insurance broker. She was born in Stockholm, Sweden on the 12th of May 1978. When she was two years old, her family relocated to Canada when her dad landed a new job there. Sadly, her parents got divorced four years later. Both her mom and dad remarried, giving her two half-sisters and a half-brother in the process, but her mom still divorced for the second time a few years later.
Growing up, Malin Akerman attended Sir Winston Churchill Secondary School in St. Catharines, Ontario. She also later attended a Catholic school even though she was brought up as a Buddhist. Becoming an actress was very far from Malin’s initial plans as she had her eyes on modelling. She was introduced to modelling by her mother and started getting modelling jobs, she left the industry at the age of twelve but returned to it after four years and won a modelling contract with a skincare company, Noxzema.
She then relocated to Toronto when she joined the North Toronto Collegiate Institute. Malin Akerman also attended Dante Alighieri Academy. When she was eighteen, she decided to become a child psychologist as a result of the helplessness she experienced during her formative years. She then attended York University for a year.
While at York, the emerging actress got several guest roles on TV because of her modelling experience. She found herself enjoying the profession and made the conscious decision to drop out of school to pursue a career in acting
When she was active as the lead singer of the band Petalstones, Malin Akerman began dating the band’s drummer – Roberto Zincone. Even though Roberto couldn’t speak English, they were able to communicate through the aid of a dictionary. They eventually got married on the 20th of June 2007 at the Grand Hotel Moon Valley in Sorrento, Italy. Unfortunately, their marriage ended in 2013 but not before the birth of their only child Sebastian Zincone, who was born on the 16th of April 2013.
Malin Akerman has since gone into a second marriage with Jack Donnelly – a famed actor of British origin. They tied the knot on the 1st of December 2018.
Malin Akerman’s annual salary has never been published but her net worth has been pegged at an impressive $10 million. Her wealth is a result of her acting career and her stint as a model. Seeing as she is still relevant in the entertainment industry, that net worth is expected to go up in future years.
Other Facts About Malin Akerman
1. Body Stats
The famed actress stands at a height of 5 feet 7 inches with a matching body weight of 56 kg. Her general body stats are listed as 34-26-35 for bust, waist and hips respectively. Malin Akerman wears an 8 US shoe size, a 10 US dress size while her bra size is 34B.
2. Social Media Profile
Malin Akerman has an established presence on the social media with personal accounts on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. Her Facebook account has amassed over 252 thousand fans, she can boast of over 117 thousand followers on her Twitter handle and over 380 thousand followers on Instagram.
Malin has several tattoos on her body; the letter ‘Z’ inscribed on her right wrist is in honour of her ex-husband’s surname – Zincone. On the upper part of her back, she tattooed a lotus flower which is inspired by her Buddhist religion.
4. Thoughts on Nudity
Malin Akerman is known for making nude appearances in her movies, she appeared nude in the films The Heartbreak Kid and Watchman. The actress believes nudity is natural and this stems from her frequent childhood visits to Sweden where nudity is not sexualized.