Malin Maria Åkerman (b. May 12, 1978) is a Swedish-Canadian actress. As a child, she appeared in several television commercials before going on to win a modelling contract at age sixteen. Åkerman's acting career began with her debut on the Canadian television series Earth: Final Conflict in 1997, after which she made appearances on several other Canadian productions. In the early 2000s, she had many television and film parts, including The Utopian Society (2003) and Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle (2004). Following a supporting role on the short-lived comedy series The Comeback (2005), Åkerman gained her first starring roles in the feature films The Heartbreak Kid (2007) and 27 Dresses (2008).
Åkerman was cast as Silk Spectre II in the 2009 superhero film Watchmen, a role for which she was nominated for a Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress. When asked about the role in an interview, Akerman replied:
This is a really cool role. She's sort of the psychology of the film because she's the only woman in the "Watchmen" aside from the previous "Watchmen." She is a femme fatale, she is a kick ass fighter, and I think she sort of carries the emotion of the film because she is the only woman amongst all of these men. They're going through sort of not being the Watchmen anymore and dealing with that as well as trying to figure out who is trying to kill them off. It's a really, really, really well written script. [It's a] really great role that I'm so excited to do because it's so opposite from what I just did. It's a wonderful novel and very true to the novel. If you're familiar with the novel that's it.
- Malin Akerman at the Internet Movie Database