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Alexander Skarsgård


Alexander Johan Hjalmar Skarsgård was born in Stockholm, Sweden and is the eldest son of famed actor Stellan Skarsgård. Among his siblings are actors Gustaf Skarsgård, Bill Skarsgård, and Valter Skarsgård. For most of his formative years, his father was an acclaimed actor in Europe but had not yet achieved the international fame that came after ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 11 wins & 14 nominations. See more awards »

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True Blood Eric Northman
(2008-2014)
Straw Dogs Charlie
(2011)
Melancholia Michael
(2011)
The Legend of Tarzan John Clayton / Tarzan
(2016)

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 2019 The Aftermath (completed)
Stefan Lubert
 2018 The Little Drummer Girl (TV Mini-Series)
Becker
- Episode #1.6 (2018) ... Becker
- Episode #1.5 (2018) ... Becker
- Episode #1.4 (2018) ... Becker
- Episode #1.3 (2018) ... Becker
- Episode #1.2 (2018) ... Becker
 2018 Hold the Dark
Vernon Slone
 2018 The Hummingbird Project
Anton Zaleski
 2018 Tumi: Latitude (Video short)
 2018/II Mute
Leo
 2018 Drunk History (TV Series)
Dr. James Dunn
- Heroines (2018) ... Dr. James Dunn
 2017 Big Little Lies (TV Series)
Perry Wright
- You Get What You Need (2017) ... Perry Wright
- Burning Love (2017) ... Perry Wright
- Once Bitten (2017) ... Perry Wright
- Push Comes to Shove (2017) ... Perry Wright
- Living the Dream (2017) ... Perry Wright
 2016 The Legend of Tarzan
John Clayton / Tarzan
 2016 War on Everyone
Terry Monroe
 2016 Zoolander 2
Adam
 2015/I Hidden
Ray
 2008-2014 True Blood (TV Series)
Eric Northman
- Thank You (2014) ... Eric Northman
- Love Is to Die (2014) ... Eric Northman
- Almost Home (2014) ... Eric Northman
- May Be the Last Time (2014) ... Eric Northman
- Karma (2014) ... Eric Northman
 2014 The Giver
Father
 2013 Eastbound & Down (TV Series)
Adult Toby Powers
- Chapter 29 (2013) ... Adult Toby Powers
 2013 The East
Benji
 2012/I Disconnect
Derek Hull
 2012 What Maisie Knew
Lincoln
 2012 Battleship
Commander Stone Hopper
 2011 Straw Dogs
Charlie
 2011 Melancholia
Michael
 2010 Puss
Alex
 2010 Muumi ja punainen pyrstötähti
Moomintroll (English version, voice)
 2010 True Blood: Webisodes (TV Series short)
Eric Northman
- Eric & Pam (2010) ... Eric Northman
 2010/I 13
Jack
 2009 Beyond the Pole
Terje
 2009 Metropia
Stefan (voice)
 2009 Lady Gaga: Paparazzi (Video short)
The Boyfriend
 2008 Generation Kill (TV Mini-Series)
Sgt. Brad 'Iceman' Colbert
- Bomb in the Garden (2008) ... Sgt. Brad 'Iceman' Colbert
- Stay Frosty (2008) ... Sgt. Brad 'Iceman' Colbert
- A Burning Dog (2008) ... Sgt. Brad 'Iceman' Colbert
- Combat Jack (2008) ... Sgt. Brad 'Iceman' Colbert
- Screwby (2008) ... Sgt. Brad 'Iceman' Colbert
 2007 Järnets änglar
Stefan
 2007 Leende guldbruna ögon (TV Mini-Series)
Boogey Knights Sångare
- Episode #1.3 (2007) ... Boogey Knights Sångare
- Episode #1.2 (2007) ... Boogey Knights Sångare
 2006/I Exit
Fabian von Klerking
 2006 Cuppen (TV Movie)
Micke
 2006 The Last Drop
Lt Jürgen Voller
 2006 Kill Your Darlings
Geert
 2006 Never Be Mine (Short)
Christopher
 2005 Om Sara
Kalle Öberg
 2005 Revelations (TV Mini-Series)
Gunnar Eklind (uncredited)
 2005 Som man bäddar...
Nisse
 2004 Hjärtslag (Short)
Piloten
 2001 D-dag - Den færdige film (TV Movie)
Lise's papsøn
 2001 Zoolander
Meekus
 2001 Drakarna över Helsingfors
Robin Åström
 2000 Hundtricket (Short)
Micke
 2000 Vingar av glas
Johan
 2000 Järngänget
Anders
 2000 Judith (TV Mini-Series)
Ante Lindström
- Del 2 (2000) ... Ante Lindström
 2000 Dykaren
Ingmar
 2000 D-dag (TV Movie)
Lise's papsøn
 2000 D-dag - Lise (TV Movie)
Lise's papsøn
 1999/I Happy End
Bamse Viktorsson
 1999 Vita lögner (TV Series)
Marcus Englund
- Episode #3.40 (1999) ... Marcus Englund
- Episode #3.39 (1999) ... Marcus Englund
- Episode #3.38 (1999) ... Marcus Englund
- Episode #3.37 (1999) ... Marcus Englund
- Episode #3.36 (1999) ... Marcus Englund
 1989 Hunden som log
Jojjo
 1987 Idag röd (TV Movie)
Pojken
 1984 Åke och hans värld
Kalle Nubb
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Other Works:

Appeared in Lady Gaga's "Paparazzi" music video. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Interviews | 6 Articles | 40 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Alexander Skarsgaard | Alexander Skarsgard

Height:

6' 4½" (1.94 m)
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Personal Quote:

Yeah. First of all, sex and violence are always something that attracts an audience, and vampire stories usually have a lot of both. And, vampires symbolize consistency and something that's permanent, in a world where everything is constantly changing -- humans, animals, nature and even mountains will change over time. To have something that will just stand the test of time is attractive. Eric ... See more »

Trivia:

He auditioned for the title roles in Thor (2011) and Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) but lost out on both. See more »

Trademark:

Frequently plays very calm restrained individuals, often with positions of authority (Ex. Meekus from Zoolander) See more »

Nickname:

Alex

Star Sign:

Virgo

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