Who is Squirrel on The Masked Singer US?

Squirrel on The Masked Singer
(Image credit: Michael Becker/Fox)

Squirrel had everyone talking. One of the characters to debut during DC Superheroes Night on The Masked Singer US season 9 had people guessing; there's a tweet featuring a set of ice skates so early chatter was that she might be a figure skater, but the slight tease of her tongue under her whiskered nose almost makes it feel like she's laughing at us because she's going to prove everyone wrong. 

Squirrel made her debut on The Masked Singer along with Gargoyle and Wolf during DC Superheroes Night. After making it to the Battle Royale with Gargoyle, Squirrel ended up moving on. 

She was unmasked during Sesame Street Night.

So who is she? Let's take a look at the clues to see if we can figure out who is Squirrel on The Masked Singer.  

Squirrel on The Masked Singer

(Image credit: Michael Becker/Fox)

Who is Squirrel on The Masked Singer US?

Squirrel was unmasked after her performance on Sesame Street Night. She turned out to be none other than actress and model Malin Ackerman (Watchmen, 27 Dresses, Rampage). 

Who is Squirrel on The Masked Singer US? Song picks

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DC Superheroes Night:

Squirrel gave the audience a rousing performance of Pink's "Try."

In the Battle Royale against Gargoyle, she gave a rousing performance of "Kryptonite" by 3 Doors Down. 

Sesame Street Night:

Squirrel performed "Just the Two of Us" by Grover Washington Jr.

In the Battle Royale against Fairy, Squirrel performed "On Top of the World" by Imagine Dragons.

Who is Squirrel on The Masked Singer US? Clues

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DC Superheroes Night Clues:

Celebrity Clue: The Celebrity Clue was delivered by DC Chief Creative Officer Jim Lee and it was "hero time." Squirrel said, "Just like that piece of art, I put time into my work. But it’s all worth it when I get to see the final product, like this clue, ‘hero time.’"

Voiceover clue: "Yeah, that’s me. You might be asking how I got myself into this mess. Growing up I was just your average professional ice skater with Olympic dreams. I wanted to be a toxicologist. Side note, my superpower is empathy. But instead, I found myself in the psycho city of Hollywood. What happened next could have happened to billions of bombshells. I modeled for a major agency, did some teen acne commercials, landed some sitcom parts and made out with Tom Cruise. These days I love getting to play superheroes just as much as I love getting to play the girl next door who’s also funny. What can I say, I’ve got range. So, that’s pretty much how I ended up here. All dolled up in a sexy squirrel costume just to show you how nuts I am."

Sesame Street Night Clues:

Celebrity Clue: Buffalo Bills' Damar Hamlin brought out a football that had a picture of panelist Ken Jeong on it. Squirrel said, "Ken, this is not the first time we've worked together. But it is the first time you've had more lines."

Voiceover Clue: "My coming out as the squirrel last week was nuts. I had some tough competition, but I knew if I got into the battle royale I could tap into my inner rock star and really show what I’m made of. Now that I’m sitting in the champion seat, I’m feeling a new fire. I’m working hard to make sure no one’s going to take this title from me, especially not on ‘Sesame Street’ night. I’m dedicating my performance to the Count because my kid is his number one fan. That guy’s got some style. Just like this new clue. [A wedding gown]. Say yes to the guess."

Who is Squirrel on The Masked Singer US? Costume clues

Squirrel has big ears, a big tail and some big energy! She's dressed in a very futuristic-looking blue and silver suit, with boots lined with white faux fur. She's even wearing a leathery corset decorated with acorns. It's possible that her costume is a reference to someone who comes prepared for every possible scenario; we all know that squirrels like to hide their nuts for a rainy day, so it's safe to say that The Masked Singer's Squirrel might be ready for a downpour!

You can tell that Squirrel is used to performing, either as a dancer or a figure skater. Look at how she uses her hands. She's clearly someone who knows how to move, and we can’t wait to see who’s under the mask!

Who is Squirrel on The Masked Singer US? Guesses

There were a lot of guesses as to Squirrel's identity during DC Superheroes Night, including Naomi Watts, Katie Holmes, Renee Zellweger, Margot Robbie and Uma Thurman.

On Sesame Street Night, the panelists guessed Katherine Heigl, Kate Hudson, Malin Ackerman and Anne Hathaway.

The Masked Singer season 9 airs Wednesdays at 8 pm ET/PT on Fox.

Sarabeth Pollock
Editorial Content Producer


Sarabeth joined the What to Watch team in May 2022. An avid TV and movie fan, her perennial favorites are The Walking Dead, American Horror Story, true crime documentaries on Netflix and anything from Passionflix. You’ve Got Mail, Ocean's Eleven and Signs are movies that she can watch all day long. She's also a huge baseball fan, and hockey is a new favorite.  

When she's not working, Sarabeth hosts the My Nights Are Booked Podcast and a blog dedicated to books and interviews with authors and actors. She also published her first novel, Once Upon an Interview, in 2022.