Alexander Johan Hjalmar Skarsgård
Alex started acting at 7. Soon, he rose to fame. But, anyhow he could not tolerate the recognition, he received, and so wanted to quit acting in 1989. He left it for a total of 7 years.
Alex served at the Swedish military for 18 months in a unit which deals with anti-sabotage and anti-terrorism. He left the military job in 1996. Alexander moved to England to study English from Leeds Metropolitan University. But, he said he didn’t study much. Instead, he “had a blast” there.
In 1997, he moved to New York, USA to study theaters from Marymount Manhattan College. He studied there for 6 months and left for Sweden.
After so much time in July 2011, Skarsgard received an honorary degree from Leeds Metropolitan University.
- Father – Stellan Skarsgård (Actor)
- Mother – My Skarsgård (Physician; She specializes in working with addicts)
- Siblings – Gustaf (Younger Brother) (Actor), Sam (Younger Brother), Bill (Younger Brother) (Actor), Eija (Younger Sister), Valter (Younger Brother) (Actor), Ossian (Half-Brother), Kolbjörn (Half-Brother)
- Others – Megan Everett (Stepmother)
6 ft 4½ in or 194 cm
89 kg or 196 lbs
Alexander dated –
- Anne Vyalitsyna – RUMOR
- Amanda Seyfried (2008) – American actress, Amanda had dated briefly with this tall actor in 2008. She revealed about her relationship with True Blood hottie to Elle magazine.
- Izabella Miko (2009) – Polish actress, Izabella had fling with Alex in 2009.
- Evan Rachel Wood (2009) – American actress, Evan Rachel Wood was RUMORED to be dating with Alex after meeting him on the sets of supernatural drama, True Blood in 2009.
- Kate Bosworth (2009-2011) – This American actress commenced dating Alex in Fall 2009 and confirmed her relationship in 2010. They first met in October 2009 on the sets of 2011 movie Straw Dogs. They call it quits in and around July 2011.
- Alicia Vikander (2012) – From January to March 2012, his name was connected with this Swedish actress.
- Elizabeth Olsen (2012) – Elizabeth had a fling with the actor in 2012. They were seen getting comfortable during Vanity Fair’s 2012 Oscar Party on February 26. According to an eyewitness, “They were talking in a corner, for a long time”. She also talked about the same on ET Canada (via People).
- Charlize Theron (2012) – RUMOR
- Ellen Page (2012-2013) – From June 2012 to April 2013, the Canadian actress, Ellen Page dated Swedish actor, Alex.
- Taylor Swift (2013) – RUMOR
- Katie Holmes (2014) – In 2014, he had fling with American actress, Katie Holmes.
- Alexa Chung (2015-Present) – Since May 2015, Alexander is dating British talk show host, Alexa Chung.
Race / Ethnicity
- Extremely tall frame yet lean with athletic physique
- Distinctive mellow voice
- “Skarsbrow”, which means he habitually lifts his left eyebrow quizzically
- Brown hair and magnetic blue green eyes
- Frequently plays very calm restrained individuals, often with positions of authority (e.g. Meekus from Zoolander)
- Cleft chin and razor-sharp cheekbones
His measurements may be –
- Chest – 44 in or 112 cm
- Waist – 32 in or 81 cm
- Arms / Biceps – 14 in or 35½ cm
He wears a shoe of size 13 (US).
Calvin Klein (June 2012)
Best Known For
Playing vampire Eric Northman on the HBO series True Blood, Meekus in Zoolander and Brad Colbert in the HBO miniseries Generation Kill.
First Music Video
Alexander Skarsgard’s debut music video appearance was in Lady Gaga‘s “Paparazzi” in 2009.
He appeared in a 1984 Swedish drama film directed by Allan Edwall, titled Åke and His World (Swedish: Åke och hans värld) for his role as Kalle Nubb. He was 7 years old at that time.
First TV Show
In 1987, he appeared in a TV show Idag röd for his role as Fred.
Alexander takes high calorie, high protein diet and goes to gym, if there is long break between the shoots. He mainly lift weights there. Whereas, his co-star, Joe Manganiello does heavy workout. Joe visits the gym six days a week, and workouts 2 times daily.
Alexander Skarsgard Favorite Things
- Food – Moose Stew
- Actress – Isabelle Huppert
- Movie – Duck Soup (1933)
- Actor – Gary Oldman
Alexander Skarsgard Facts
- He likes Swedish football and supports Hammarby IF, a football club based in Stockholm, Sweden.
- Alex had also donated his autographed items to Hammarby football club to raise funds by auctioning them.
- He received his first role at the age of 7 in the film. A director friend of his father selected Alexander for this role.
- In 1989 (when he was 13), he got nationwide popularity. But, he could not tolerate that, and quit the acting for a continuous 7 years.
- He was voted as the sexiest man in Sweden in 1999.
- He has given his voice for his role as Stefan in the 2009 animated movie, Metropia.
- Alex was nominated for “Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Screen Ensemble” for his work in 2012 movie Battleship as “Commander Stone Hopper”.
- He has co-directed the 2003 movie To Kill a Child with Björne Larson.
- He has received many awards for his regular appearance on the TV series, True Blood.
- He is not on social media.