|Alexander Skarsgard Quick Info|
|Height||6 ft 4½ in|
|Date of Birth||August 25, 1976|
Alexander Skarsgard is a Swedish actor, producer, director, voiceover artist, and writer who is best known for his roles like Eric Northman in True Blood, Perry Wright in Big Little Lies, Randall Flagg in The Stand, Tarzan/John Clayton in The Legend of Tarzan, Monroe Rutherford in The Diary of a Teenage Girl, and Michael in Melancholia.
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 in 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 at 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 at 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.
Actor, Director, Producer, Voiceover Artist, Writer
- Father – Stellan Skarsgård (Actor, Voiceover Artist)
- Mother – My Skarsgård (Physician; She specializes in working with addicts)
- Siblings – Gustaf Skarsgård (Younger Brother) (Actor), Sam (Younger Brother), Bill Skarsgård (Younger Brother) (Actor), Eija Skarsgård (Younger Sister), Valter Skarsgård (Younger Brother) (Actor), Ossian (Half-Brother), Kolbjörn (Half-Brother)
- Others – Jan Skarsgård (Paternal Grandfather), Gudrun (née Larsson) (Paternal Grandmother), Nils Johan Fredrik Günther/Guenther (Maternal Grandfather), Sonja Karin Marianne Svensson (Maternal Grandmother), Megan Everett (Stepmother)
He has been signed with –
- Principal Entertainment
- Inga From Sweden, Inc., Production Company, Beverly Hills, California, United States
- Creative Artists Agency, Talent and Literary Agency, Los Angeles, California, United States
6 ft 4½ in or 194 cm
89 kg or 196 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Alexander has dated –
- Anne Vyalitsyna (2012) – RUMOR
- Amanda Seyfried (2008) – American actress Amanda had dated briefly with this tall actor in 2008. She revealed about their her relationship with the True Blood hottie to Elle magazine.
- Izabella Miko (2009) – Polish actress Izabella had a fling with Alex in 2009.
- Evan Rachel Wood (2009) – American actress Evan Rachel Wood was RUMORED to be dating Alex after meeting him on the sets of the 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 the 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.
- Lucy Griffiths (2012) – Alexander was rumored to be dating actress Lucy Griffiths in 2012. They were even spotted together at the Los Angeles International Airport on July 8, 2012.
- 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 a fling with American actress Katie Holmes.
- Margot Robbie (2014) – It was RUMORed that he went out with Australian actress and producer Margot Robbie in 2014. They have also worked together in The Legend of Tarzan, a 2016 adventure film.
- Alexa Chung (2015-2017) – In May 2015, Alexander started dating British talk show host, Alexa Chung. In July 2017, they separated due to busy schedules.
- Toni Garrn (2017) – In July 2017, German model Toni Garrn and Alexander went on a blind date which was put by a mutual friend. It sparked dating RUMORs.
Race / Ethnicity
Alexander Skarsgård is of Swedish descent.
- Extremely tall frame yet lean with an 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
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
- Having been cast as Perry Wright in Big Little Lies as this performance won him several accolades including a Primetime Emmy Award for “Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Television Movie”, a Golden Globe Award for “Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film”, a Screen Actors Guild Award for “Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries”, and a Critics’ Choice Television Award for “Best Supporting Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries”
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 the gym if there is a long break between the shoots. He mainly lifts weights there. Whereas, his co-star, Joe Manganiello does a heavy workout. Joe visits the gym six days a week, and workouts 2 times daily.
Alexander Skarsgard Favorite Things
Source – IMDb
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 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 the “Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Screen Ensemble” for his work in the 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.
- The role of superhero Thor in the Marvel Studio films was first offered to Alexander. He even did his final audition in the full costume. Liam Hemsworth was in the race too. Somehow, it was later offered to Chris Hemsworth who accepted it.
- He is not on social media.