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Alexander Skarsgård Bio, Age, Family, Girlfriend, Films, Net Worth

Alexander Skarsgård Biography

Alexander Skarsgård (Alexander Johan Hjalmar Skarsgård) is a Swedish actor best known for his role as Brad “Iceman” Colbert in the miniseries Generation Kill (2008).

He is also known for portraying Eric Northman in the television series True Blood (2008–2014), Perry Wright in the television series Big Little Lies (2017–2019), and Randall Flagg in the miniseries The Stand, the lattermost of which earned him a Golden Globe Award and a Primetime Emmy Award.

Alexander Skarsgård Age

Skarsgård was born on August 25, 1976, in Stockholm, Sweden. He is 44 years of age as of 2020.

Alexander Skarsgård Height

Skarsgård stands at a height of 1.94m.

Alexander Skarsgård Family

Skarsgård was born to actor Stellan Skarsgård and physician My Skarsgård. He was raised in Stockholm and is the firstborn son of his father. His siblings are Gustaf, Sam, Bill, Eija, and Valter, and two half-brothers from his father’s second wife, Megan Everett. Three of his brothers, Gustaf, Bill, and Valter are also actors.

Alexander Skarsgård Girlfriend

Skarsgård was in a relationship with Alexa Chung, a British writer, TV presenter, and model from 2015 to 2017. He later dated actress Kate Bosworth but he is not yet married.

Alexander Skarsgård Photo
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Alexander Skarsgård Education

Skarsgård attended Leeds Beckett University and later enrolled in a theater course at Marymount Manhattan University.

Alexander Skarsgård Career

Skarsgård started his acting career at the age of eight and continued working in films and on Swedish television until he turned sixteen and decided to go on with his education.

He starred in a variety of Swedish productions and rose to fame in his homeland, but he wanted to expand his horizons by working in other countries. A trip to Los Angeles netted him an agent as well as a role in the Ben Stiller film Zoolander (2001). Skarsgård then returned to Sweden, where he continued to hone his acting skills in films and plays such as “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” and “Bloody Wedding.” He also co-wrote and directed the award-winning short film Att döda ett barn (2003), which premiered at the Tribeca and Cannes Film Festivals.

With the miniseries Generation Kill, he got his big break (2008). He spent seven months broiling in Namibia’s desert, but it was well worth the effort. Critics and viewers alike were astounded by his depiction of Marine Sgt. Brad “Iceman” Colbert. After completing Generation Kill (2008), he was cast in the role of “Eric Northman,” a 1,000-year-old Viking vampire on the hit series True Blood, thanks to the writer’s strike (2008).

Alan Ball, the man behind Six Feet Under, built the series (2001). True Blood (2008) was based on Charlaine Harris’ “Sookie Stackhouse” novels and based on quality scripts, excellent acting, and the public’s fascination with the vampire genre.

Alexander Skarsgård Filmography


  • Åke and His World
  • The Dog That Smiled
  • Happy End
  • The Diver
  • White Water Fury
  • Wings of Glass
  • Kites Over Helsinki
  • Zoolander
  • The Dog Trick
  • Järnets änglar
  • Metropia
  • Beyond the Pole
  • Trust Me
  • Moomins and the Comet Chase
  • 13
  • Straw Dogs
  • Melancholia
  • Battleship
  • What Maisie Knew
  • Disconnect
  • The East
  • The Giver
  • Hidden
  • The Diary of a Teenage Girl
  • Zoolander 2
  • War on Everyone
  • The Legend of Tarzan
  • Mute
  • The Hummingbird Project
  • Hold the Dark
  • The Aftermath
  • Long Shot
  • The Kill Team
  • Passing
  • Godzilla vs. Kong
  • The Northman

TV Shows

  • Vita Ioger
  • Judith
  • Revelations
  • Cuppen
  • Golden Brown Eyes
  • Generation Killing
  • True Blood
  • Big Little Lies
  • Drunk History
  • The Stand

Alexander Skarsgård Net Worth

Skarsgård has an estimated net worth of about $12 million.


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