Swedish actor Alexander Skarsgard known for playing the roles as Eric Northman in the HBO series True Blood, Meekus in Zoolander, and John Clayton in The Legend of Tarzan. He is also for known 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 Johan Hjalmar Skarsgård
Birthday / Date of Birth
Alexander Skarsgard was born on 25 August 1976, in Stockholm, Sweden.
He’s currently 42 years old.
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.
- Father – Stellan Skarsgård (Actor)
- Mother – My Skarsgård (Physician)
- 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)
Alexander Skarsgard dated British talk show host, Alexa Chung from 2015 to 2017. His past encounters were stars such as Katie Holmes, Ellen Page, Elizabeth Olsen, Alicia Vikander, Kate Bosworth, Izabella Miko and Amanda Seyfried.
- In feet – 6 feet 4.5 inches
- In centimeters – 194 cm
- In meters – 1.94 m
- In Kilograms – 89 kg
- In Pounds – 196 lbs
- Measurements – 44-14-32
- Chest – 44 inches
- Biceps – 14 inches
- Waist – 32 inches
She wears a size 13 (US) shoe.
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.
Alexander Skarsgard Favorites
- Favorite Food – Moose Stew
- Favorite Actor – Gary Oldman
- Favorite Actress – Isabelle Huppert
- Favorite Movie – Duck Soup (1933)
Alexander Skarsgard Net worth
Skarsgard has an estimated net worth of $14 million as of 2018. That money was result of his appearances in films, television, brand endorsements and other business activities.
He owns an uber luxurious villa in Los Angles that is equipped with all amenities swimming pool, sauna, jacuzzi, home cinema and home office. He owns Audi A8.
Social Media Profiles
He’s not on social media.
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 for 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.
He 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 the HBO’s Big Little Lies.
He own numerous awards for his appearance on the TV series, True Blood.