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Billions Star Malin Akerman on Keeping Her Focus on Son Sebastian: ‘I Can’t Breathe Without Him’

08/09/2016 at 12:45 PM ET

Malin Akerman‘s son Sebastian has one proud mom.

“I can’t breathe without him,” Akerman told PEOPLE of her son, who turned 3 in April, at the Women’s Health and The Feed Foundation 5th Annual “Party Under the Stars” event in Bridgehampton, New York, on Saturday.

“I feel like I just had him, and now he’s talking back to me. He’s my absolute.

“By 12 o’clock tonight, I’ll be missing him. He’s so much fun, he’s amazing,” continues the Billions actress, 38, describing the evening as a “mama’s night out.”

Akerman, who was wearing a Stella McCartney jumpsuit with a plunging neckline, went on to describe the 3-year-old’s current loves. “It’s trucks and garbage trucks,” she says of young Sebastian. “Which is great in New York City because there are lots of them. You hear them all the time.”

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Malin Akerman ‘Sets Boundaries on a Daily Basis’ for Son Sebastian: ‘Three Is Really Challenging!’

06/30/2016 at 08:15 PM ET

Malin Akerman has been up to quite a lot lately.

In addition to starring in Showtime’s Billions, the actress, 38, is also single mother to 3-year-old son Sebastian and a fitness enthusiast and spokesperson. Despite all her involvements, Akerman’s relationship with her son remains her highest priority.

“The most important thing for me is trying to be present when I am with my son,” she told PEOPLE at the LG Fitness Fashion event Wednesday in New York.

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Malin Akerman Is Grateful She Waited to Become a Mom: ‘I Needed My Twenties to Grow Up’

03/15/2016 at 01:45 PM ET

Acting is all about timing, and Malin Akerman seems to have applied that skill to parenthood as well.

The actress spoke to PEOPLE at the AKID Brand Egg Hunt in Los Angeles on Sunday about waiting until she was in her 30s to start a family.

“I feel like it was the perfect timing,” Akerman says. “There’s no rush.”

She explains, “I needed my 20s to grow up, and now I feel like I’m a woman. I know a little bit more of what I’m doing, and I have a clearer idea of what kind of mother I want to be.”

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How Malin Akerman ‘Finds the Silver Lining’ in Divorce and Single Motherhood: ‘I Roll with the Punches’

01/21/2016 at 07:55 AM ET

You can thank Malin Akerman‘s dad for the actress’s sense of sunny optimism.

“You put my dad in a pile of [crap] and he will find the positive in it,” Akerman, 37, tells PEOPLE.

“I get that from him. I think everything happens for a reason. You just figure out why and you find the silver lining.”

And the star of Showtime’s Billions says she’s found her glass half-full philosophy to be particularly helpful when it comes to weathering life’s tougher moments, including the end of her six-year marriage in 2013.

“It was jarring at first,” says Akerman of her split from Roberto Zincone, with whom she shares 2½-year-old son Sebastian.

“It takes a minute to move through the emotions. But there is a beautiful thing about relationships where you grow each other to a point where you can’t grow each other any more.”

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Malin Akerman Wants to Focus on Being a Single Mom Before Dating

05/11/2015 at 02:00 PM ET

Even though he only turned 2 in April, Malin Akerman‘s son Sebastian is proving to have some of the comedy chops his mother is known for!

“Man, he’s got a sense of humor,” Akerman, 36, told PEOPLE at the premiere of her new film I’ll See You in My Dreams.

“He’s trying to pull jokes. He’ll do silly things, then look at me and say, ‘What? That’s crazy!’ That’s been real fun.”

So what kind of jokes can a 2-year-old pull? Well, the old “car in the water” prank seems to be his favorite.

“He’ll put his car in the water and he’ll go, ‘That’s crazy.’ He’s pulling at the comedy strings now. That’s a fun shift from being a sponge and soaking things in to now dealing the cards,” shares Akerman.

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Malin Akerman: Motherhood Is the ‘Best Job I’ve Ever Had’

12/15/2014 at 09:00 AM ET

Returning as Juna Millken to the HBO hit show The Comeback is a great gig for actress Malin Akerman, but not as good as being mom to 20-month-old son Sebastian.

Motherhood is amazing,” Akerman, 36, told PEOPLE at Thursday’s Disney on Ice presents Let’s Celebrate! in Los Angeles. “What mother would say it sucks? It’s a lot of work, but it’s the best job I’ve ever had.”

Akerman, who is a former figure skater, brought Sebastian to the evening’s festivities, where he got the chance to ice skate.

“I was a figure skater for 12 years. This was super special getting him on skates for the first time,” explains Akerman. “He did great. He was tap dancing instead of skating. I don’t know what means, so we’ll see.”

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Malin Akerman: My Son Speaks Three Languages!

10/19/2014 at 02:00 PM ET

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First steps? Been there. First words? Done.

Malin Akerman‘s baby boy Sebastian has learned a rare new skill: He’s is trilingual!

“I feel like every day is a milestone, but he’s running and walking up and down steps on his own now talking three languages, so it’s amazing,” The Comeback star said at Saturday’s Environmental Media Awards, hosted at Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, California.

“Whenever he sees his dad he starts speaking Italian, he sees me and starts speaking Swedish, and his nanny speaks English,” she explains. “So, it’s really just amazing to watch how a child’s brain works.”
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