Malin Akerman isn’t a homebody, which is fortunate, since her job as an actress makes living out of a suitcase a necessity. Her coming AMC series Soulmates took her all the way to Milan pre-Covid-19 outbreak, while her Netflix movie, The Sleepover, shot in Boston.
“I’m really excited about it because it’s the first family film I’ve done,” says the star, who at the time, flew back home to Los Angeles every weekend. “My son never gets to see any of my work because none of it is family-friendly.”
Even though Akerman, 42, enjoys travel, she can’t resist the comforts of home. “I need a good balance of being at home and being out in the world,” she says. And after spending the better part of the past three years filming Showtime’s Billions in New York City, the Swedish-Canadian actress is happy to be back in L.A., where she shares a cozy Los Feliz house with her husband, Jack Donnelly, and 7-year-old son, Sebastian. She renovated about a year and a half ago, to give the space more of an indoor/outdoor flow.
“I decided to blow it out and make it a big open space, with sliding glass doors everywhere.” The result is a gorgeous Mediterranean-influenced space, perfect for family living. “When I am home, I do love it,” admits the star.
Below, a list of some of Akerman’s favorite items in her L.A. home.