Malin Åkerman

Malin Maria Akerman (born 12 May 1978) is a Swedish-American raised in Canada, actress, producer and model. In the early 2000s, she had several small television and film parts in both Canadian and American productions, including The Utopian Society (2003) and Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle (2004). Following a supporting role on the HBO mockumentary sitcom The Comeback (2005), she gained her first co-starring roles in the romantic comedy films The Heartbreak Kid (2007) uncredited in The Invasion (2007) 27 Dresses (2008). She played the female lead in Watchmen (2009) as Silk Spectre II, a role for which she was nominated for a Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress. In 2009, Åkerman had supporting and starring roles in the romantic comedies The Proposal and Couples Retreat. From 2010 to 2016, she starred on the Adult Swim comedy series Childrens Hospital. In 2012, she co-starred in the comedy Wanderlust and the musical film Rock of Ages. She had her first lead television role with the short-lived ABC comedy series Trophy Wife (2013–2014). She later co-starred in the film I'll See You in My Dreams (2015) and the action film Rampage (2018). Since 2016, Åkerman has had a main role on the Showtime drama series Billions as Lara Axelrod. Apart from acting and modelling, Åkerman had a brief music career as the lead vocalist for alternative rock band The Petalstones in the early 2000s, but eventually left to focus on her acting career. She has been married twice, first from ...

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Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle (2004)

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Nerdy accountant Harold and his irrepressible friend, Kumar, get stoned watching television and find themselves utterly bewitched by a commercial for White Castle. Convinced there must be one nearby, the two set out on a late-night odyssey that takes them deep into ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Danny Leiner
CAST:  John Cho  •  Kal Penn  •  Paula Garcés  •  Neil Patrick Harris

Nerdy accountant Harold and his irrepressible friend, Kumar, get stoned watching television and find themselves utterly bewitched by a commercial for White Castle. Convinced there must be one nearby, the two set out on a late-night odyssey that takes them deep into ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Danny Leiner
CAST:  John Cho  •  Kal Penn  •  Paula Garcés  •  Neil Patrick Harris

The Skulls (2000)

A senior at an ivy league college, who depends on scholarships and working on the side, gets accepted into the secret society The Skulls. He hopes it betters chances at Harvard but The Skulls is not what he thought and comes at a price.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Cohen
CAST:  Joshua Jackson  •  Paul Walker  •  Hill Harper  •  Leslie Bibb

A senior at an ivy league college, who depends on scholarships and working on the side, gets accepted into the secret society The Skulls. He hopes it betters chances at Harvard but The Skulls is not what he thought and comes at a price.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Cohen
CAST:  Joshua Jackson  •  Paul Walker  •  Hill Harper  •  Leslie Bibb

The Utopian Society (2006)

6 college students from different backgrounds, are assigned to work together on a final project. These six students have so far spent no time together, can't stand each other and must pass this final assignment in order to pass the class. The assignment is to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John P. Aguirre
CAST:  Austin Nichols  •  Sam Doumit  •  Malin Åkerman  •  Mat Hostetler

6 college students from different backgrounds, are assigned to work together on a final project. These six students have so far spent no time together, can't stand each other and must pass this final assignment in order to pass the class. The assignment is to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John P. Aguirre
CAST:  Austin Nichols  •  Sam Doumit  •  Malin Åkerman  •  Mat Hostetler

Watchmen (2009)

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In a gritty and alternate 1985 the glory days of costumed vigilantes have been brought to a close by a government crackdown, but after one of the masked veterans is brutally murdered, an investigation into the killer is initiated. The reunited heroes set out to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Zack Snyder
CAST:  Malin Åkerman  •  Billy Crudup  •  Carla Gugino  •  Jeffrey Dean Morgan

In a gritty and alternate 1985 the glory days of costumed vigilantes have been brought to a close by a government crackdown, but after one of the masked veterans is brutally murdered, an investigation into the killer is initiated. The reunited heroes set out to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Zack Snyder
CAST:  Malin Åkerman  •  Billy Crudup  •  Carla Gugino  •  Jeffrey Dean Morgan

The Romantics (2010)

Seven close friends reunite for the wedding of two of their friends. Problems arise because the bride and the maid of honor have had a long rivalry over the groom.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Galt Niederhoffer
CAST:  Katie Holmes  •  Anna Paquin  •  Josh Duhamel  •  Dianna Agron

Seven close friends reunite for the wedding of two of their friends. Problems arise because the bride and the maid of honor have had a long rivalry over the groom.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Galt Niederhoffer
CAST:  Katie Holmes  •  Anna Paquin  •  Josh Duhamel  •  Dianna Agron

Happythankyoumoreplease (2011)

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Captures a generational moment - young people on the cusp of truly growing up, tiring of their reflexive cynicism, each in their own ways struggling to connect and define what it means to love and be loved. Six New Yorkers juggle love, friendship, and the keenly ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Josh Radnor
CAST:  Josh Radnor  •  Malin Åkerman  •  Kate Mara  •  Zoe Kazan

Captures a generational moment - young people on the cusp of truly growing up, tiring of their reflexive cynicism, each in their own ways struggling to connect and define what it means to love and be loved. Six New Yorkers juggle love, friendship, and the keenly ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Josh Radnor
CAST:  Josh Radnor  •  Malin Åkerman  •  Kate Mara  •  Zoe Kazan

Stolen (2012)

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Master thief Will Montgomery is just released from the State penitentiary after serving a 10 year sentence, is contacted by Vincent, his ex comrade in crime, who is holding Will’s teenage daughter ransom in a hijacked taxi cab. Vincent will only surrender her when ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Simon West
CAST:  Nicolas Cage  •  Malin Åkerman  •  Josh Lucas  •  Sami Gayle

Master thief Will Montgomery is just released from the State penitentiary after serving a 10 year sentence, is contacted by Vincent, his ex comrade in crime, who is holding Will’s teenage daughter ransom in a hijacked taxi cab. Vincent will only surrender her when ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Simon West
CAST:  Nicolas Cage  •  Malin Åkerman  •  Josh Lucas  •  Sami Gayle

Rock of Ages (2012)

A small town girl and a city boy meet on the Sunset Strip, while pursuing their Hollywood dreams.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adam Shankman
CAST:  Tom Cruise  •  Bryan Cranston  •  Malin Åkerman  •  Russell Brand

A small town girl and a city boy meet on the Sunset Strip, while pursuing their Hollywood dreams.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adam Shankman
CAST:  Tom Cruise  •  Bryan Cranston  •  Malin Åkerman  •  Russell Brand

Camp Hollywood (2004)

A porn star, a bank robber and a Shakespearean actor are some of the subjects of Camp Hollywood, a feature documentary about the residents of a legendary Hollywood hotel. Seen through the eyes of a Canadian comic who's come out to L.A. for the first time, Camp ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve Markle
CAST:  Steve Markle  •  David Julian Hirsh  •  Brooke Nevin  •  Maury Chaykin

A porn star, a bank robber and a Shakespearean actor are some of the subjects of Camp Hollywood, a feature documentary about the residents of a legendary Hollywood hotel. Seen through the eyes of a Canadian comic who's come out to L.A. for the first time, Camp ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve Markle
CAST:  Steve Markle  •  David Julian Hirsh  •  Brooke Nevin  •  Maury Chaykin

Hotel Noir (2012)

Los Angeles, 1958: a detective holes up in a downtown hotel awaiting killers to come get him. During the course of one night he will meet various occupants of the hotel and the truth of how he came to be in his present situation will be revealed.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sebastián Gutiérrez
CAST:  Carla Gugino  •  Danny DeVito  •  Malin Åkerman  •  Rufus Sewell

Los Angeles, 1958: a detective holes up in a downtown hotel awaiting killers to come get him. During the course of one night he will meet various occupants of the hotel and the truth of how he came to be in his present situation will be revealed.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sebastián Gutiérrez
CAST:  Carla Gugino  •  Danny DeVito  •  Malin Åkerman  •  Rufus Sewell

CBGB (2013)

A look at New York's dynamic punk rock scene through the lens of the ground-breaking Lower East Side club started by eccentric Hilly Kristal in 1973 which launched thousands of bands.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Randall Miller
CAST:  Alan Rickman  •  Rupert Grint  •  Malin Åkerman  •  Johnny Galecki

A look at New York's dynamic punk rock scene through the lens of the ground-breaking Lower East Side club started by eccentric Hilly Kristal in 1973 which launched thousands of bands.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Randall Miller
CAST:  Alan Rickman  •  Rupert Grint  •  Malin Åkerman  •  Johnny Galecki

Wanderlust (2012)

Rattled by sudden unemployment, a Manhattan couple surveys alternative living options, ultimately deciding to experiment with living on a rural commune where free love rules.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Wain
CAST:  Paul Rudd  •  Malin Åkerman  •  Jennifer Aniston  •  Lauren Ambrose

Rattled by sudden unemployment, a Manhattan couple surveys alternative living options, ultimately deciding to experiment with living on a rural commune where free love rules.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Wain
CAST:  Paul Rudd  •  Malin Åkerman  •  Jennifer Aniston  •  Lauren Ambrose

The Numbers Station (2013)

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When the moral values of a longtime wetwork black ops agent is tested during his last operation, he receives an unfavorable psych evaluation. Now he is given a break and a seemingly uncomplicated assignment of simply protecting the security of a young female code ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kasper Barfoed
CAST:  John Cusack  •  Malin Åkerman  •  Hannah Murray  •  Liam Cunningham

When the moral values of a longtime wetwork black ops agent is tested during his last operation, he receives an unfavorable psych evaluation. Now he is given a break and a seemingly uncomplicated assignment of simply protecting the security of a young female code ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kasper Barfoed
CAST:  John Cusack  •  Malin Åkerman  •  Hannah Murray  •  Liam Cunningham

Cottage Country (2013)

When Todd takes his girlfriend Cammie up to the family cottage for a reclusive proposal, the last thing he expected to be doing was dealing with was his slacker brother and his hippie girlfriend. But in this comedy of errors, Todd and Cammie, have to deal with his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Wellington
CAST:  Malin Åkerman  •  Tyler Labine  •  Dan Petronijevic  •  Lucy Punch

When Todd takes his girlfriend Cammie up to the family cottage for a reclusive proposal, the last thing he expected to be doing was dealing with was his slacker brother and his hippie girlfriend. But in this comedy of errors, Todd and Cammie, have to deal with his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Wellington
CAST:  Malin Åkerman  •  Tyler Labine  •  Dan Petronijevic  •  Lucy Punch

The Phenomenon: The Comic That Changed Comics (2009)

The history and impact of the graphic novel Watchmen.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Eric Matthies
CAST:  Malin Åkerman  •  Jackie Earle Haley  •  Carla Gugino  •  Gerard Way

The history and impact of the graphic novel Watchmen.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Eric Matthies
CAST:  Malin Åkerman  •  Jackie Earle Haley  •  Carla Gugino  •  Gerard Way

The Giant Mechanical Man (2012)

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An offbeat romantic comedy about a silver-painted street performer and the soft spoken zoo worker who falls for him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lee Kirk
CAST:  Jenna Fischer  •  Chris Messina  •  Topher Grace  •  Malin Åkerman

An offbeat romantic comedy about a silver-painted street performer and the soft spoken zoo worker who falls for him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lee Kirk
CAST:  Jenna Fischer  •  Chris Messina  •  Topher Grace  •  Malin Åkerman

Catch.44 (2011)

The lives of three female assassins take a sudden turn when their charming boss lures them into one last job. They soon find themselves thrust into a bizarre situation involving a psychotic hit man, a grizzled trucker and a delusional line cook.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Aaron Harvey
CAST:  Bruce Willis  •  Malin Åkerman  •  Nikki Reed  •  Deborah Ann Woll

The lives of three female assassins take a sudden turn when their charming boss lures them into one last job. They soon find themselves thrust into a bizarre situation involving a psychotic hit man, a grizzled trucker and a delusional line cook.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Aaron Harvey
CAST:  Bruce Willis  •  Malin Åkerman  •  Nikki Reed  •  Deborah Ann Woll

The Bang Bang Club (2011)

In the early to mid '90s, when the South African system of apartheid was in its death throes, four photographers - Greg Marinovich, Kevin Carter, Ken Oosterbroek and João Silva - bonded by their friendship and a sense of purpose, worked together to chronicle the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Silver
CAST:  Malin Åkerman  •  Ryan Phillippe  •  Taylor Kitsch  •  Frank Rautenbach

In the early to mid '90s, when the South African system of apartheid was in its death throes, four photographers - Greg Marinovich, Kevin Carter, Ken Oosterbroek and João Silva - bonded by their friendship and a sense of purpose, worked together to chronicle the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Silver
CAST:  Malin Åkerman  •  Ryan Phillippe  •  Taylor Kitsch  •  Frank Rautenbach

Elektra Luxx (2011)

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A favor for a woman from her past throws the life of a pregnant, retired porn star into chaos.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sebastián Gutiérrez
CAST:  Carla Gugino  •  Joseph Gordon-Levitt  •  Timothy Olyphant  •  Adrianne Palicki

A favor for a woman from her past throws the life of a pregnant, retired porn star into chaos.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sebastián Gutiérrez
CAST:  Carla Gugino  •  Joseph Gordon-Levitt  •  Timothy Olyphant  •  Adrianne Palicki

Unity (2015)

Despite the advent of science, literature, technology, philosophy, religion, and so on -- none of these has assuaged humankind from killing one another, the animals, and nature. UNITY is a film about why we can't seem to get along, even after thousands and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shaun Monson
CAST:  Jessica Chastain  •  Zoe Saldana  •  Lena Headey  •  Amanda Seyfried

Despite the advent of science, literature, technology, philosophy, religion, and so on -- none of these has assuaged humankind from killing one another, the animals, and nature. UNITY is a film about why we can't seem to get along, even after thousands and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shaun Monson
CAST:  Jessica Chastain  •  Zoe Saldana  •  Lena Headey  •  Amanda Seyfried
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