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Malin Akerman: Not Your Average 'Trophy Wife'

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Malin Akerman says when she first got the script for "Trophy Wife", she wasn't interested because the title turned her off. But after reading it, she realized there was a lot more to the show that what she expected and took the job. Malin talked to Steve and Maria about the show and how it continues to go in directions that pleasantly surprise her.

Maria also had a chance to tell Malin why she is a part of something she is truly obsessed with and talk to her about whether or not she kisses her son on the lip. "Trophy Wife" airs Tuesday nights at 9:30 on ABC.

Fun facts about Malin Akerman (Source: Wikipedia)

1.) Malin Maria Akerman is a Swedish Canadian actress, model and singer. She was born in Stockholm, Sweden and moved to Canada at the age of two. 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) and "Rock of Ages" (2012).

2.) Akerman 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. The same year, she had supporting and starring roles in both The Proposal and Couples Retreat, two commercial hits that garnered mixed to negative reviews. In 2010, she became part of the main cast on the comedy series Childrens Hospital. She starred in four feature films in 2012, including the comedy Wanderlust and the musical film Rock of Ages. Since 2012, she has had a recurring role on the sitcom Suburgatory and currently plays the lead role on the ABC sitcom Trophy Wife.

3.) Apart from acting and occasional modelling, Akerman has had a brief music career as the lead vocalist for alternative rock band The Petalstones, but eventually left to focus on her acting career.

‘Trophy Wife' airs on Tuesday nights at 9:30pm on ABC.

Follow Malin Akerman on Twitter: @MalinAkerman

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