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Malin Akerman appears in a still from the 2012 film, Wanderlust. - Provided courtesy of Universal Pictures

Malin Akerman expecting first child with husband Roberto Zincone

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09/28/2012 by Olivia Allin

Malin Akerman is expecting her first child with husband Roberto Zincone, the "Rock of Ages" actress' rep confirmed to OTRC.com on September 28.

The Sweden-born actress met Zincone when she was the lead singer in the band The Petalstones and Zincone was the drummer. The Italian musician did not speak English, so when they spent time together after band practice, he would bring a dictionary.

Akerman told Esquire magazine in 2009 that they would "sit for hours with a bottle of wine, a pack of cigarettes, and an English dictionary, because he didn't speak a word of English."

Akerman, who speaks English, Swedish, French and Spanish, married Zincone at the Grand Hotel Moon Valley in Sorrento, Italy on June 20, 2007.

The 34-year-old actress had her first starring role opposite Ben Stiller in "The Heartbreak Kid." She also had roles in "Wanderlust," "27 Dresses," "The Proposal," "Couples Retreat" and "The Watchmen."

Akerman did not catch her break immediately though and told OnTheRedCarpet.com that when she moved to Los Angeles, she was homeless for awhile.

"When I first came out here, I was completely jobless for a whole year," Akerman told OnTheRedCarpet.com at the "Wanderlust" premiere. "It was not fun but I was young enough that I didn't have anyone depending on me. I actually had a great time with my best friend. We were really creative with how we were going to get food and how we were going to make payments for rent. I did not sell my body on the street, if you were wondering... I've had moments of being completely homeless. I wandered L.A. That's how I was introduced to L.A. It was great."

Akerman currently stars in the Adult Swim comedy series "Childrens Hospital" and recently appeared opposite Tom Cruise in the musical, "Rock of Ages."

Akerman will next portray Blondie singer Debbie Harry in the 2013 film, "CBGB." The movie, which concentrates on New York's legendary nightclub of the same name, also stars Justin Bartha, Johnny Galecki, Ashley Greene, Ryan Hurst, Alan Rickman and Rupert Grint.

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