Malin Maria Akerman was born in Stockholm, Sweden on May 12th, 1978. A career opportunity for her father would motivate him to move his family to Canada when Malin was just two years old.
Bright and captivating Malin began modeling and doing television commercials at the early age of five.
The separation of her parents a year later would initiate an early independence coupled with a sensitivity for the arts.
At 17 she won the Ford Supermodel of Canada search, and interest from international agents led Malin to spend her summers in Europe modeling until she finished high school.
She persued a successful modeling career for several years, only to need an eventual break from it which brought her back home to Toronto to York University; an experience which quickly inspired her to get back into acting.
A guest star role in a Steven Speilberg television show would come next. Along with the realization that acting was her true passion. Several guest and supporting roles would ensue, and in 2001 she was flown to L.A to screen test for a Disney movie. She didn´t get the part(!) but signed with a distinguished manager in California.
Since then Malin has been working consistently and is slowly becoming a household name in Hollywood.