Malin Maria Åkerman (born May 12, 1978) is a Swedish–Canadian actress and model born in Stockholm, Sweden. She moved to Canada at the age of two and as a child appeared in several television commercials before going on to win a modeling contract at age sixteen. Åkerman's subsequent acting career began with her debut on the Canadian television series Earth: Final Conflict in 1997, followed by many small television and film parts, including The Utopian Society (2003) and Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle (2004). Åkerman gained her first starring role as Lila in The Heartbreak Kid (2007), opposite Ben Stiller and the following year played a supporting role in the romantic comedy 27 Dresses (2008) with Katherine Heigl. In 2009, Åkerman got her big break when cast as Silk Spectre II in the superhero film Watchmen, for which she received a Saturn Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress. Other notable films include The Proposal, Couples Retreat, and The Bang Bang Club.
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