25 Things You Don’t Know About Me

first_imgSince her rise to fame in the early aughts, Malin Akerman has been in numerous films. And while you might recognize her best for all of her famous roles like those in 27 Dresses and The Proposal, there’s still so much you don’t know about her. The actress, 42, opened up exclusively to Us Weekly with 25 things about herself — including what her first Hollywood audition was, who the famous hunk she modeled with was before they both made it big and her biggest dreams. Read on to learn more about Friendsgiving star.1. I used to compete nationally in figure skating for 10 years.- Advertisement – 2. My parents always said you have to empty your pockets in order to fill them again. (It has to do with generosity.)3. I have toe thumbs.4. Right before I got The Comeback, I was considering going back to Canada to finish my degree in psychology.- Advertisement – 5. I am a bit color blind when it comes to black, gray and dark blue.6. My first audition in Hollywood was for The Hot Chick, but Rachel McAdams got [the role].7. Rachel and I had worked together prior to that in Canada on Shotgun Love Dolls.Malin Akerman: 25 Things You Don’t Know About Me!Malin Akerman and husband Jack Donnelly. Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP/Shutterstock- Advertisement – 8. I have four tattoos. The one on my left arm is for my son [Sebastian, 7, with ex Roberto Zincone] and my husband [Jack Donnelly].9. My mom was on the Swedish version of Survivor at 70 years old! She’s a true Viking!10. I once pretended to be Catholic so that I could get into my then-boyfriend’s high school. I didn’t want him hanging around all those girls in uniform without me!11. I have a dog but secretly want an owl. My husband won’t let me get one.12. When I moved to L.A., I did a photoshoot for Abercrombie & Fitch with a then-18-year-old Jamie Dornan.13. I love listening to podcasts about cold crime cases.14. The only time I ever tried taking a sleeping pill was on a plane. I woke up on the floor with a flight attendant holding my legs up and calling for an oxygen mask!15. I’m a certified youth and child development coach.16. I am so obsessed with Nutella that I cannot have it in the house.17. One of my favorite movies is Like Water for Chocolate.18. When I was 6, I broke my arm jumping off an old cannon because someone called me a chicken.19. I want to retire in Africa.20. My dream is to go to space. I’m a giant space nerd.21. When we wrapped [2009’s] Watchmen, we played paintball with the whole cast and crew.22. I have been stung by bees and wasps 12 times.23. I have a motorcycle license.24. I love planning birthday parties for others — especially surprises!25. When I first started dating Jack, I dared him to strip for me and my girlfriends poolside because he claimed he had worked as a Chippendales dancer for a summer in England — and he did! That’s when I knew I was going to marry him.Friendsgiving is out in select theaters and available on demand and digital.Listen to Watch With Us to hear more about your favorite shows and for the latest TV news! – Advertisement –last_img read more

You’ll be king of the castle in this Brisbane home with its own tower

first_imgA newspaper article from 1932 about the house at 100A Norman Cres, Norman Park. Picture: Realestate.com.au. The outlook from one of the rooms in 100A Norman Cres, Norman Park. Picture: Realestate.com.au.But Ms Mitchell said most of the inquiries she had received had come from renovation enthusiasts.“This is the ultimate renovator’s delight,” she said.“I’ve never seen a property like it — it’s just epic.” RECORD APARTMENT RESALE IN ABIAN YOU’VE NEVER SEEN A TARDIS LIKE THIS BESPOKE HOME IS BRISBANE’S CRAFTIEST The ornate ceilings inside the home at 100A Norman Cres, Norman Park. Picture: Realestate.com.au.Former prime minister Kevin Rudd and his wife, Therese Rein, sold their family home in Norman Crescent two years ago for $1.145 million and earlier this month, a five-bedroom house at 47 Norman Crescent sold for $1.89 million.100A Norman Crescent is scheduled for auction on Saturday, December 9. This home at 100A Norman Cr, Norman Park, is going to auction.Other features of the house include a billiard room, a formal dining room, a huge curved wall with french doors and two open fireplaces. Norman Park has become one of Brisbane’s most sought-after suburbs given its proximity to the CBD and the river.The latest data from property analytics company, CoreLogic, shows the median house price in the suburb has increased nearly 40 per cent from five years ago to $890,000. The view from the sunroom in the home at 100A Norman Cres, Norman Park. Picture: Realestate.com.au.Concept designs have been drafted by a heritage architecture company and an architect will be on hand at each of the upcoming inspections to provide advice for would-be buyers.Ms Mitchell said the owners had originally planned to renovate the home themselves, but their children had since moved out and the house was now too big for just the two of them. GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HERE The tower stands out on the home at 100A Norman Cres, Norman Park. Picture: Realestate.com.au.The couple adorned the six-bedroom, four-bathroom residence with lavish antiques and treasured furniture collected during their overseas travels. Not that it wasn’t ornate enough with its ceiling detailing, grand columns, open fireplaces and stained glass Georgian windows.Perhaps the most striking feature of the home though is the turret.Marketing agent Beth Mitchell of RE/MAX Results said it was one of only a handful left in Brisbane and boasted 360 degree views.“When you’re up on the turret, you’re standing taller than everyone,” she said.“It literally does take your breath away.” The home at 100A Norman Cres, Norman Park, holds a commanding position. Picture: Realestate.com.au.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus23 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market23 hours agoRecords show the property last sold for $2 million in 2008, which is still the highest price paid for a residential home in the suburb.A decade on, “Tranent” is expected to fetch more than that when it goes to auction next month.Sitting on a huge 1232 sqm of land comprising two lots with breathtaking city and river views, there is the opportunity for a buyer to make use of the smaller 360 sqm block to build another home and renovate the existing one on the larger block. This castle-like home at 100A Norman Cres, Norman Park, is for sale. Picture: Realestate.com.au.ONE of Brisbane’s most regal homes, complete with its own tower rising high above the city, is going under the hammer — and it’s set to break records.The grand mansion, “Tranent”, at 100A Norman Crescent is a rare piece of the city’s history, waiting to be restored to its former glory.Shortly after it was built in the early 1930s, The Courier-Mail ran an article about the home’s first owners — well-to-do Brisbane couple, John Bardwell and his wife, Frances.Frances was the daughter of John Archibald, a former Queensland politician and founder of the Brisbane Milling Company. The kitchen in the home at 100A Norman Cres, Norman Park. Picture: Realestate.com.au.last_img read more