Malin Åkerman

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Birth Name: Malin Maria Åkerman

Place of Birth: Stockholm, Sweden

Date of Birth: 12 May, 1978

Ethnicity: Swedish, along with remote Scottish and German

Malin Åkerman is a Swedish and Canadian actress, model, and singer. She is known for starring in the films Watchmen (2009) and The Final Girls (2015), among many others.

Malin was born in Stockholm, Sweden, the daughter of Pia Ann-Charlotte (Sundström), an aerobics teacher and model, and Magnus Gustaf Joachim Åkerman, an insurance broker. Her family moved to Ontario, Canada during her early years, and she spent some of her childhood in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Her sister is singer Jennifer Åkerman.

Malin is married to English actor Jack Donelly. Malin has a son with her former husband, Italian musician Roberto Zincone.

Malin’s paternal grandfather is Jonas Hugo Joachim Åkerman (the son of Oskar Magnus Joakim Åkerman and Hilda Maria Herlenius). Jonas was born in Gothenburg. Oskar was the son of Gustaf Richard Joachim Åkerman and Martina Elisabeth Sofia Albina Björnstjerna. Hilda was the daughter of Jonas Adolf Herlenius and Hilda Gustava Aurora Ekelund.

Malin’s paternal grandmother is Ann-Marie Signe Elisabeth Wicander (the daughter of Carl Gustaf/Gustav Wicander and Asta Elisabeth Rydin). Ann-Marie was born in Stockholm. Carl was the son of Gustaf/Gustav Adolf Wicander and Agnes Maria Johanna Mesterton. Asta was the daughter of Gustaf/Gustav Albert Rydin and Elisabeth Blackstadius.

Malin’s maternal grandfather was Tryggve Andreas Sundström (the son of Svante Andreas Sundström and Karin Astrid Evelina Lundqvist). Tryggve was born in Kuddby, Östergötland. Svante was the son of Anders Johan Sundström and Christina Ulrika Tollén. Astrid was the daughter of Karl August Lundqvist and Ida Johanna Johansdotter.

Malin’s maternal grandmother was Dagmar Viola Jakobsson (the daughter of Uno Linus Jakobsson and Emilia Ida Eriksson). Viola was born in Hemse, Gotland. Uno was the son of Carl Jacob Jakobsson and Wendla Dussina Pettersson. Emilia was born in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States, the daughter of Swedish parents, Emil Erik Eriksson, of Jonstorp, Skåne, and Anna Kristina Nikolina “Lena” Eriksson, of Levide, Gotland.

Malin’s parents are both Swedish. One of Malin’s paternal great-great-great-grandfathers, Karl Benedict Mesterton, was born in Finland, of mostly Swedish descent. One of Karl’s own great-great-great-grandfathers, Jakob James Mesterton, was born, c. 1625, in Scotland. This makes Malin of 1/1024th Scottish ancestry (through that line). Karl also had a small amount of German ancestry.

Sources: Genealogy of Malin Åkerman (focusing on her father’s side) – https://www.geni.com

Genealogy of Malin’s father (focusing on his mother’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Baptismal record of Malin’s maternal grandfather, Tryggve Andreas Sundström – https://sok.riksarkivet.se

Baptismal record of Malin’s maternal great-grandfather, Svante Andreas Sundström – https://sok.riksarkivet.se

Baptismal record of Malin’s maternal great-great-grandfather, Anders Johan Sundström – https://sok.riksarkivet.se

Baptismal record of Malin’s maternal great-great-grandmother, Christina Ulrika Tollén – https://sok.riksarkivet.se

Baptismal record of Malin’s maternal great-grandmother, Karin Astrid Evelina Lundqvist – https://sok.riksarkivet.se

Baptismal record of Malin’s maternal great-great-grandfather, Karl August Lundqvist – https://sok.riksarkivet.se

Baptismal record of Malin’s maternal great-great-grandmother, Ida Johanna Johansdotter – https://sok.riksarkivet.se

Baptismal record of Malin’s maternal grandmother, Dagmar Viola Jakobsson – https://sok.riksarkivet.se

Baptismal record of Malin’s maternal great-grandfather, Uno Linus Jakobsson – https://sok.riksarkivet.se

Baptismal record of Malin’s maternal great-great-grandfather, Carl Jacob Jakobsson – https://sok.riksarkivet.se

Baptismal record of Malin’s maternal great-great-grandmother, Wendla Dussina Pettersson – https://sok.riksarkivet.se

Birth record of Malin’s maternal great-grandmother, Emilia Ida Eriksson – https://www.familysearch.org

Baptismal record of Malin’s maternal great-great-grandfather, Emil Erik Eriksson – https://sok.riksarkivet.se

Baptismal record of Malin’s maternal great-great-grandmother, Anna Kristina Nikolina Eriksson – https://sok.riksarkivet.se

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  1. Manila says:

    Pia’s middle names are Ann-Charlotte. Magnus’ middle names are Gustaf Joachim.

    Jonas was born in Gothenburg.

    Ann-Marie was born in Stockholm.

    Malin’s maternal grandfather was Tryggve Andreas Sundström (the son of Svante Andreas Sundström and Karin Astrid Evelina Lundqvist). Tryggve was born in Kuddby, Östergötland. Svante was the son of Anders Johan Sundström and Christina Ulrika Tollén. Astrid was the daughter of Karl August Lundqvist and Ida Johanna Johansdotter.

    Malin’s maternal grandmother was Dagmar Viola Jakobsson (the daughter of Uno Linus Jakobsson and Emilia Ida Eriksson). Viola was born in Hemse, Gotland. Uno was the son of Carl Jacob Jakobsson and Wendla Dussina Pettersson. Emilia was born in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States, the daughter of Swedish parents, Emil Erik Eriksson, of Jonstorp, Skåne, and of Anna Kristina Nikolina “Lena” Eriksson, of Levide, Gotland.

    Baptismal record of Malin’s maternal grandfather, Tryggve Andreas Sundström – https://sok.riksarkivet.se/bildvisning/F0006799_00022

    Baptismal record of Malin’s maternal great-grandfather, Svante Andreas Sundström – https://sok.riksarkivet.se/bildvisning/A0008799_00071

    Baptismal record of Malin’s maternal great-great-grandfather, Anders Johan Sundström – https://sok.riksarkivet.se/bildvisning/C0017044_00027

    Baptismal record of Malin’s maternal great-great-grandmother, Christina Ulrika Tollén – https://sok.riksarkivet.se/bildvisning/C0015434_00161

    Baptismal record of Malin’s maternal great-grandmother, Karin Astrid Evelina Lundqvist – https://sok.riksarkivet.se/bildvisning/A0009887_00323

    Baptismal record of Malin’s maternal great-great-grandfather, Karl August Lundqvist – https://sok.riksarkivet.se/bildvisning/C0016521_00042

    Baptismal record of Malin’s maternal great-great-grandmother, Ida Johanna Johansdotter – https://sok.riksarkivet.se/bildvisning/A0010959_00007

    Baptismal record of Malin’s maternal grandmother, Dagmar Viola Jakobsson – https://sok.riksarkivet.se/bildvisning/00009920_00021

    Baptismal record of Malin’s maternal great-grandfather, Uno Linus Jakobsson – https://sok.riksarkivet.se/bildvisning/00010578_00056

    Baptismal record of Malin’s maternal great-great-grandfather, Carl Jacob Jakobsson – https://sok.riksarkivet.se/bildvisning/00010165_00032

    Baptismal record of Malin’s maternal great-great-grandmother, Wendla Dussina Pettersson – https://sok.riksarkivet.se/bildvisning/00010577_00066

    Birth record of Malin’s maternal great-grandmother, Emilia Ida Eriksson – https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2WHH-DCY

    Baptismal record of Malin’s maternal great-great-grandfather, Emil Erik Eriksson – https://sok.riksarkivet.se/bildvisning/00135824_00056

    Baptismal record of Malin’s maternal great-great-grandmother, Anna Kristina Nikolina Eriksson – https://sok.riksarkivet.se/bildvisning/C0072553_00025

  2. madman says:

    Karl Benedict Mesterton had no ethnic Finnish ancestry. He was of mostly Swedish descent, with German and Scottish to some degree. He also had some other ethnicities, but since I don’t know if they are worth mentioning ot not I’ll just link his genealogy:
    https://www.geni.com/people/Karl-Benedikt-Mesterton/6000000017728388001

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