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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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Founder Ashleigh Dempster and Malin Akerman – Owen Kolasinski/BFA/REX/Shutterstock

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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.

Malin Akerman I'll See You In My Dreams premiere
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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.”

Malin Akerman Disney on Ice Let's Celebrate
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Malin Akerman: My Son Speaks Three Languages!

10/19/2014 at 02:00 PM ET

Malin Akerman Environmental Media Awards Jason Merritt/Getty

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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Malin Akerman: ‘Everything and Nothing’ Surprises Me About Motherhood

01/28/2014 at 01:00 PM ET

Malin Akerman ELLE Women in Television Stefanie Keenan/Getty

For the always stylish Malin Akerman, looking good has never really been an issue.

However, being a new mother presents its own set of style quandaries — such as how to get out of the house without spit up on her dress.

“It is very hard because all I want to do is hold that baby,” she told PEOPLE with a laugh, while attending ELLEs Women in Television Celebration last Wednesday in Los Angeles.

“So I put on the dress at the very last minute, and then scoot out without holding him or getting close because it happens all the time.”

And when 9-month old Sebastian isn’t adding his personal touches to couture gowns, he’s charming his mother.
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Malin Akerman Is ‘Anxious’ to Return to Work

08/05/2013 at 11:00 AM ET

Malin Akerman Television Critics Assocation Gregg DeGuire/Wireimage

Returning to set after giving birth can be a daunting task for actors, but new mom Malin Akerman hopes she has found a way to make it work.

“I had been looking in to television plots for a couple of years,” Akerman told PEOPLE Sunday at the Television Critics Association panel for her new ABC sitcom Trophy Wife.

“I get to be on home base now and get to go home and tuck my baby in to bed so that’s an extra, added bonus.”

Ackerman, who gave birth to son Sebastian in April, has apprehensions about heading back to filming on Friday.

“This will be the first time ever being a mom and working so I am a little bit nervous, a little bit anxious, but I am excited,” Akerman, 35, told reporters.

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