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Malin Akerman, who was named one of Variety’s “10 Actors to Watch” in 2007, has since been tearing up Hollywood with her beauty, charisma and moxie. The Swedish-Canadian actress, best known for her sharp comedic timing and cover-girl good looks, has also wowed audiences with her touching dramatic performances. Akerman recently starred alongside Ryan Phillippe and Taylor Kitsch in Steven Silver’s The Bang Bang Club, a drama based on the true-life experiences of four combat photographers capturing the fnal days of South African apartheid.
Akerman also appeared in The Romantics, directed by Galt Niederhoffer, and the 2010 Sundance Film Festival Audience Award winner Happythankyoumoreplease. In The Romantics, Akerman shared the screen with co-stars Katie Holmes, Anna Paquin, Josh Duhamel, Adam Brody and Elijah Wood. She joined Kate Mara, Zoe Kazan and Josh Radnor in Radnor’s directorialdebut Happythankyoumoreplease. As Annie, a woman struggling with alopecia, Akerman gives “one of the most genuine and heartfelt performances from this year” (Erik Davis, Fandango).
She can also be seen in Sebastian Gutierrez’s fun and sexy Elektra Luxx, which premiered in March 2010 at the SXSW Festival, and Aaron Harvey’s Catch .44, alongside Bruce Willis and Forest Whitaker.
In October 2009, Akerman starred in the Peter Billingsley-directed hit comedy Couples Retreat, opposite Vince Vaughn, Kristen Bell, Jason Bateman and Jon Favreau. In March of the same year, she co-starred as the “strong, yet vulnerable” (Bob Bloom, Journal and Courier) Laurie Jupiter / Silk Spectre II in Zack Snyder’s blockbuster Watchmen, which opened at No. 1 with more than $50 million in box-offce sales. For her role in the flm, she was nominated for a Teen Choice Award.
In 2008, Akerman starred in the hit romantic comedy 27 Dresses, with Katherine Heigl, James Marsden and Edward Burns, under the direction of Anne Fletcher. Akerman joined Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds, and reunited with Fletcher, on the romantic comedy The Proposal, which also topped the box offce after its debut and grossed more than $100 million to date.
In 2007, Akerman could be seen alongside Ben Stiller in the slapstick comedy The Heartbreak Kid, directed by the Farrelly brothers. She is often remembered for her delightful portrayal of wacky nutjob Lila in this cult classic. Akerman’s other credits include Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle, The Brothers Solomon and The Utopian Society.
Despite her wide-ranging experience with feature flms, Akerman is also no stranger to the small screen. Her breakthrough came in 2005 on the HBO series The Comeback, which starred Lisa Kudrow as a washed-up sitcom actress. Akerman gained the attention of both critics and audiences for her role as Juna Millken, a popular model / musician who befriends Kudrow’s character as she tries to resuscitate her career. Akerman most recently costarred in the second season of Adult Swim’s Childrens Hospital -a hilarious medical-drama parody. She also had a memorable recurring role on the third season of HBO’s hit series Entourage. She was most recently seen in a special episode of How I Met Your Mother.
Born in Stockholm, Sweden, Akerman moved to Toronto, Canada, at the age of two. By age fve, she had already begun to model and act in television commercials, and at 17, she won the Ford Supermodel of Canada Search. After attending college as a psychology major, Akerman relocated to California to focus on acting. It was there where Akerman met her drummer husband, Roberto, while performing as the lead singer of the alternative rock band The Petalstones.
Born: Ashley Churchill Williams
Birth Date: November 12th, 1978
Birth Place: Westchester County, New York, USA
Height: 5′ 7″ (1,7 m)
Ashley Williams was born on November 12, 1978 in Westchester County, New York, USA as Ashley Churchill Williams. She is an actress, known for Oyunun Sonu (2011), Ödünç Sevgili (2011) and En Siddetli Sene (2014). She has been married to Neal Dodson since May 29, 2011. They have one child.
Ashley Williams stars as Heather Burke in the independent film “Margin Call,” which debuted at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. The film stars Kevin Spacey, Jeremy Irons and Zachary Quinto.
Segueing between the big and small screen, Williams most recently wrapped production on the TNT pilot “Bird Dog,” a mystery about an unlikely team of cops who happen to be father and daughter. She won over audiences starring alongside Mark Feuerstein in the NBC television series “Good Morning Miami” and in the Lifetime telefilm “Montana Sky,” adapted from the best-selling book by Nora Roberts.
Ashley Williams also had a memorable arc on the comedy “How I Met Your Mother,” which was so popular she won an online poll conducted by the production staff as to whom fans would most like to see revealed as “the mother.” Her other television credits include a recurring role on the Holly Hunter series “Saving Grace,” Lifetime’s telefilm “The Front” and guest-starring roles on “The New Adventures of Old Christine,” “Retired at 35,” “Love Bites,” “Monk” and “Law and Order: SVU,” to name just a few.
Born in Westchester, New York, Ashley studied at Boston University’s renowned School of Theatre Arts and was a member of the acting company at the prestigious Williamstown Theatre Festival at Williams College. She was an understudy for both Rachel Weisz and Gretchen Mol in Neil LaBute’s off-Broadway play “The Shape of Things.” At various times during the run of the play, Ashley performed both roles. She also starred alongside Wendie Malick in the off-Broadway play “Burleigh Grimes,” at the Dodger Stages.