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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 3 October 1988Gothenburg, Västra Götalands län, Sweden
Birth NameAlicia Amanda Vikander
Height 5' 5½" (1.66 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Alicia Vikander was born on October 3, 1988 in Gothenburg, Västra Götalands län, Sweden as Alicia Amanda Vikander. She is an actress, known for Ex Machina (2015), A Royal Affair (2012) and Seventh Son (2014).

Trivia (12)

2011: Named as one of European films' Shooting Stars by European Film Promotion.
One of six children.
Got the part of Kitty in Anna Karenina (2012) after Saoirse Ronan turned it down, while she got the part of Alice in Seventh Son (2014) after Jennifer Lawrence backed out of the production.
Portrayed a humanoid robot in Ex Machina (2015) and a half-human/half-witch in Seventh Son (2014).
A trained ballet dancer. She studied ballet at the Royal Swedish Ballet School, but decided to pursue acting instead of ballet, following few injuries and subsequent foot and back surgeries.
One of her favorite experiences from the production of Anna Karenina (2012) was the filming that took place in the countryside outside of St. Petersburg, Russia. The temperatures dipped to -40 °C, and she stayed in a cabin for five days that didn't have hot water and only had benches instead of beds. Russian security guards protected her and co-star Domhnall Gleeson from wild wolves and bears that dominated the deserted area.
The directors she dreams to work with are Lars von Trier, Terrence Malick and Quentin Tarantino.
Daughter of stage actress Maria Fahl-Vikander and Svante Vikander, a psychiatrist.
Was chosen for her part in A Royal Affair (2012), following a long casting process where the casting directors were unable to find a fitting actress for the role of Queen Caroline Mathilde. In fact, the search gave so few results that the production almost was stalled. However, when they discovered Vikander she didn't speak the language that she was required to, but she was still considered to be perfect for the part. The crew made her go through an intense language lessons throughout two months. She succeed in the mastering the language and because of that, the production was back on track.
Before she mastered the Danish language she had to use in A Royal Affair (2012), she was able to practice all of her lines, since they had been recorded on her Iphone by one of her mother's friend.
Raised in Göteborg, Sweden.
One of two dancers/actresses to play artificial life forms. Summer Glau was a Prima Ballerina who played a cyborg in Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. Alicia was also a ballerina who played an android in Ex-Machina.

Personal Quotes (5)

I'd love to continue to work in Europe and the US. What I'm looking for is the right film and if that's a big studio film, or a tiny film being shot in a few days in Europe, that's not what I'm thinking about - it's about the project and who I'm going to do it with.
It's almost a kick that I'm looking for. I like to push myself, find new sides of myself and see how different the characters are that I can create with my craft.
[on being a brown-eyed, brown-haired Swede] I always get that question - where are your parents really from? Do you know where your dad's from? [My parents] are both from very small villages, from up north and south of Sweden. I'm [also] a quarter Finnish, but that doesn't really make me much darker.
I think I'm a big romantic, so being part of those stories, that's such a big part of anyone's life in general, that's such a humane thing.
Both my mom and my dad have always included me in intelligent conversations about people, about characters, about how people work. My dad and my mom still read all scripts that I find interesting.

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