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10 Things To Know About Malin Ackerman

Malin Ackerman dons skin-tight latex for her role as Silk Spectre II in the much-anticipated film “The Watchmen,” which hits theaters today. We remembered her from “Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle” and “27 Dresses,” but wanted to get to know her a little better. Find out more about this self-described “Swedish-Canadian mutt” after the jump.

  1. Ackerman was born in Stockholm, Sweden, but her parents moved their family to Canada when she was two years old because her father, an insurance broker, had a career opportunity.
  2. She was persuaded to go into modeling after going on some of her model mother’s fashion shoots.
  3. And at 16, she won the Ford Supermodel of Canada search.
  4. After moving to L.A. to pursue her acting career, Ackerman became the lead singer in the alt-rock band The Petalstones, which called it quits after they couldn’t get major label backing.
  5. She married the band’s drummer Roberto Zincone in June 2007. “I went back to acting, but kept my husband.”
  6. Ackerman had to wear a corset that made her waist three inches tinier in “The Watchmen,” so her shoulders would look more muscular.
  7. She’s a devout chocolate lover. “I can’t walk by chocolate without eating it,” she said in Women’s Health. She also has an addiction to Nutella, a chocolate and hazelnut spread. Us too!
  8. Ackerman wants “a big table of kids,” but says she and her husband will probably have two biological children and adopt one.
  9. She keeps up on American politics by reading MoveOn.org, even though she can’t vote in U.S. elections.
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