Swedish actor Alexander Skarsgard is known for his portrayals of Eric Northman in the HBO series ‘True Blood’, Meekus in ‘Zoolander’, and John Clayton in ‘The Legend of Tarzan’. He also earned accolades for starring as Brad Colbert in the HBO miniseries ‘Generation Kill’. For his role as Perry Wright in the HBO miniseries ‘Big Little Lies’, Alexander won a Primetime Emmy Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and a Golden Globe Award.
Alexander Skarsgard Biography
Alexander Skarsgard was born on the 25th of August 1976, in Stockholm, Sweden. He’s currently 45 years old.
|Alexander Johan Hjalmar Skarsgård
|25 August 1976
|45 years old
Family and Education
Alexander is the oldest son of actor Stellan Skarsgård and his first wife, My Skarsgård, a physician. He has five younger siblings, Gustaf, Sam, Bill, Eija, and Valter, and two half-brothers from his father’s second wife, Megan Everett. His brothers, Gustaf, Bill, and Valter are also actors
Alexander attended Leeds Beckett University in England to study English but stated that he did not study much and “had a blast” instead. He then joined Marymount Manhattan College in New York to study theatre.
In July 2011, Skarsgård received an honorary degree from Leeds Beckett University where he was formerly a student.
Girlfriend and Dating
Alexander Skarsgard dated British talk show host, Alexa Chung from 2015 to 2017.
|Feet – 6 feet 4.5 inches
Centimeters – 194 cm
Meters – 1.94 m
|Kilograms – 89 kg
Pounds – 196 lbs
Alexander Skarsgard began acting at the age of 7. He starred in the 1984 Swedish drama film Åke and His World (Swedish: Åke och hans värld) for his role as Kalle Nubb.
His first leading role was with the 2000 film The Dog Trick for her role as Robinson-Micke.
In 1987, he starred in a TV film Idag röd marking his television debut, in which he played the role of Fred.
Playing Eric Northman on the HBO series True Blood, Meekus in Zoolander and Brad Colbert in the HBO miniseries Generation Kill.
He has featured in advertising campaigns for brands like Calvin Klein.
|Duck Soup (1933)
Alexander Skarsgard Net worth
As of 2024, Alexander Skarsgard has an estimated net worth of $14 million. That money comes from his appearances in films, television, brand endorsements, and other business activities.
Alexander Skarsgard Facts
Skarsgård is a fan of Swedish football and supports Hammarby IF, a club based in Stockholm, his birth city.
In 2009, Skarsgård appeared in the music video for pop singer Lady Gaga’s “Paparazzi”.
He voiced the character ‘Stefan’ in the 2009 animated film Metropia, directed by Tarik Saleh.
He was the Ambassador for the American team for a Walking With The Wounded fundraising event for wounded soldiers.
Alexander did editorial shoots for The Wall Street Journal Magazine, GQ, and Details.
He has also appeared on the covers of magazines like Rolling Stone and many others.
He was named the Sexiest Man in Sweden five times.
In 2017, Skarsgard won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series for his stellar performance in HBO’s Big Little Lies.
Alexander has won numerous awards for his appearance on the TV series, True Blood.
He is a feminist.