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Alexander Skarsgard: Bio, family, net worth

Alexander Skarsgard: Bio, family, net worth

Last updated on: November 26, 2023

Alexander Skarsgard is a Swedish actor. He is best known for his acting in movies and TV shows like The Legend of Tarzan, True Blood, Big Little Lies, The Aftermath, Battleship.

Know Alexander Skarsgard bio, career debut, girlfriend or dating history, age, height, awards, favorite things, body measurements, spouse, net worth, car collections, address, date of birth, school, residence, religion, father, mother, children, and much more.

As of April 2024, Alexander Skarsgard is 47 years and 7 months old, his estimated net worth is $14 million and he stands at a height of 6 feet and 4½ inch (194 cm or 1.94 m) tall.


Alexander Skarsgard was born on August 25, 1976, in Stockholm, Sweden. His mom is My Skarsgard and his father is Swedish actor Stellan Skarsgard, who has seemed in such films as The Hunt for Red October, Good Will Hunting, Pirates of the Caribbean and Mamma Mia! With this sort of pedigree, it changed into the simplest herbal for Alexander Skarsgard to pursue appearing as a child. At age seven, in 1984, he appeared in his first film, a model of the famous children’s e-book Ake and his World.

After appearing in numerous other minor film and tv roles as a child, Skarsgard had a step forward while his 1989 movie The Dog That Smiled has become a wonder hit and made the younger actor, nevertheless only thirteen years antique, a countrywide celebrity. Unlike most teenage boys who could be pleased to come to be famous, Skarsgard was put off. “The reputation was scary to me,” he recalls. “When humans stare at you and you study about yourself in papers — at thirteen it simply were given very confusing. I concept that if that is what it’s like to be famous, I don’t adore it one bit.”

Acting Break

Skarsgard gives up appearing and for the subsequent seven years, he says he “did nothing.” After this extended length of goofing off together with his buddies, at the age of 19 he joined an antiterrorist unit inside the Swedish marines. “It turned into countrywide service,” he says. “Although once I did it, it turned into quite smooth to get out of. Most of my buddies didn’t do military service. But they spent those 15 months hanging out consuming and smoking pot. The motive I did it — I became 19 and grew up in downtown Stockholm. It’s like some other European metropolis, and I changed into a metropolis kid. If it rains, you don’t pass outside. I desired the challenge. I become curious. I desired to see what it would do to me to go through all of this.”

During his 15 months inside the marines, he skilled in hand-to-hand combat, small-squad warfare tactics, and anti-sabotage attacks. “I hated it a maximum of the time,” he admits. “A lot of the men I served with wanted to be James Bond, while I become a hippie. But it turned into accurate for me.”

After his stint inside the navy, Skarsgard and a friend decided to enroll at Leeds Metropolitan University in England. After the one’s tough months in the marines, he explains, “I just needed a break, with a purpose to chill. So did my friend. So we went there and studied, but it turned into basically simply putting out and having fun. We lived in this basement with no heating, napping in napping bags, and shared a toilet with a drug dealer, who was passionate about the queen of Sweden for some motive… It turned into a form of frightening.” Skarsgard spent six months frequently partying at Leeds until, he says, “This mind came up — what do I need to do with my life? Acting came up again and I thought maybe I have to deliver it a final move.”

Comeback in Acting

Skarsgard moved to New York City to have a look at the theater for 12 months at Marymount Manhattan College and then back to his native country to resume his appearing career. In 1999, a complete decade after he cease acting, Skarsgard started out pursuing numerous Swedish film and tv roles. He made his American film debut as an airheaded male model in the wildly popular 2001 comedy Zoolander. He then again to Sweden to write and direct To Kill a Child (2003), an acclaimed short movie featured at the Tribeca and Cannes movie festivals.

Although he changed into very a hit in Sweden over the following several years, he longed to return to the American display. The opportunity got here while he turned into forged as Marine Sergeant Brad “Iceman” Colbert inside the acclaimed HBO miniseries Generation Kill, which becomes based on Evan Wright’s e-book about the 2003 American invasion of Iraq. The display turned into a shot over seven severe months in Namibia, South Africa, and Mozambique. It obtained rave reviews, and Skarsgard earned essential acclaim for his performance.

Asked whether or not his revel in within the Swedish marines prepared him for the position, Skarsgard says, “My training changed into very much like what the one’s guys went through — the details, the extent of recognition and the way you take care of your guns and gear. It turned into very beneficial for me to have gone through that inside the Swedish marines… That being said, it’s nonetheless the Swedish marines. We don’t go to Iraq. People don’t shoot us… Our remaining conflict became 2 hundred years ago.”

Very rapidly after filming Generation Kill, Skarsgard turned into solid in Alan Ball’s HBO collection True Blood. He took on the role of Eric Northman, an effective 1,000-year-vintage Viking vampire locked in a love triangle with every other vampire (played with the aid of Stephen Moyer) and a human waitress (Anna Paquin). Skarsgard frequently appeared inside the buff in love scenes on the show, boosting his reputation amongst adoring fans.


Long a seriously acclaimed and popular actor in Sweden, his prominent function on HBO’s True Blood helped make Skarsgard a complete-fledged celebrity within the United States as well. He went on to appear in the American movies Straw Dogs, with James Marsden and Kate Bosworth (2011), and Battleship (2012), with Liam Neeson. He additionally regarded on the huge screen for the first time with his father, Stellan, in Melancholia (2011), directed by way of Lars von Trier.

In 2016, Skarsgard starred in the remake of The Legend of Tarzan, alongside Margot Robbie. While the flick gave him the threat to flex his abs as an action hero, he also flexed vast dramatic chops the following 12 months within the HBO collection Big Little Lies, earning both Emmy and Golden Globe wins for his villainous flip as Perry Wright.

In 2018, the actor starred in the Netflix characteristic Mute, as a bartender who searches for his lacking girlfriend in the futuristic seedy underworld of Berlin, Germany, with an assist from two Americans, played via Paul Rudd and Justin Theroux.

Skarsgard, who’s unmarried, changed into stated to be dating True Blood co-superstar Evan Rachel Wood at one factor and has additionally been romantically linked to Bosworth and Elizabeth Olsen.


Full Name

Alexander Johan Hjalmar Skarsgård


Alex, Askars






Åke and His World (1984)

TV Show

Idag röd (1987) (Television Film)

Vita lögner (1999)

Best Known for

True Blood (2008)


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Personal life

Date of Birth

25 August 1976


As of 2023 Alexander Skarsgard age is 46 years old

Zodiac sign



Alexander Skarsgard signature



Birth Place

Stockholm, Sweden.


East Village, Manhattan, New York, U.S.

School / College / University

Leeds Metropolitan University in England.

Marymount Manhattan College in the USA to study theaters.

Educational Qualification




Race / Ethnicity


Food Habits



Boating, fishing.


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Physical Stats & More


  • In feet: 6 ‘ 4½”
  • In Centimeters: 194 cm
  • In meters: 1.94 m


  • In kilograms: 89 kg
  • In Pounds: 196 lbs

Body Measurements

  • Chest Size: 44 inches
  • Biceps Size: 14 inches
  • Waist Size: 32 inches

Shoe size

13 (US)

Eye color


Hair Color

Dark Brown





Stellan Skarsgård (Actor)

Alexander Skarsgard with his father Stellan Skarsgård


My Sonja Marie Agnes (Physician; She specializes in working with addicts)

Alaxander Skarsgard with her mother My Sonja Marie Agnes


Gustaf Skarsgård (Younger Brother) (Actor)

Alexander Skarsgard with brother Gustaf Skarsgård

Sam Skarsgard (Younger Brother)

Bill Skarsgard's brother Sam Skarsgård

Bill Skarsgard (Younger Brother) (Actor)

Eija Skarsgard (Younger Sister)

Bill Skarsgard's sister Eija Skarsgård


Valter Skarsgard (Younger Brother) (Actor)

Alexander Skarsgard's brother Valter Skarsgard

Ossian (Half-Brother)

Kolbjörn (Half-Brother)


He has a son


Megan Everett (Stepmother)

Alexander Skarsgars's step mother Megan Everett

Relationship & More

Marital Status

In a relationship with Tuva Nuvotny

Marriage Date


Affairs or dating history

Tuva Nuvotny 

Amanda Seyfried (2008)

Alexander Skarsgard and Amanda Seyfried dated

Izabella Miko (2009)

Alexander Skarsgard and Izabella Miko dated

Evan Rachel Wood (2009) – Rumored

Alexander Skarsgard and Evan Rachel Wood dated Rumored

Kate Bosworth (2009—2011)

Alexander Skarsgard and Kate Bosworth dated for 3 years

Alicia Vikander (2012)

Alexander Skarsgard and Alicia Vikander dated

Lucy Griffiths (2012)

Alexander Skarsgard and Lucy Griffiths dated

Elizabeth Olsen (2012)

Alexander Skarsgard and Elizabeth Olsen dated

Charlize Theron (2012) – Rumored

Alexander Skarsgard and Charlize Theron dated

Ellen Page (2012—2013)

Alexander Skarsgard and Ellen Page dated

Taylor Swift (2013) – Rumored

Alexander Skarsgard and Taylor Swift dated - Rumor

Katie Holmes (2014)

Alexander Skarsgard and Katie Holmes dated

Alexa Chung (2015—2017)

Alexander Skarsgard and Alexa Chung dated

Favorite Things

Favorite Color – Red

Favorite food – Moose Stew

Favorite actress – Isabelle Huppert

Favorite actor – Gary Oldman

Favorite movie – Duck Soup (1933)

Money Factor

Net Worth 2024

Alexander Skarsgard Net Worth

$14 million

Source of Income – acting

Car collection

1. Porsche Carrera S
2. Audi A8
3. Toyota Prius
4. Audi R8


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Alexander Skarsgard interesting and unknown facts

1. Alex’s full name is Alexander Johan Hjalmar Skarsgård.

2. Alexander Skarsgård was born in Stockholm, Sweden.

3. He is the eldest son of actor Stellan Skarsgård and his first wife, My (née Agnes), a physician.

4. He has 5 younger siblings: Gustaf, Sam, Bill, Eija and Valter, and two half-brothers, Ossian and Kolbjörn. Gustaf, Bill, Sam, and Valter also are actors.

5. A buddy of his father, who was a director, gave Skarsgård his first movie position whilst he was seven years old.

6. He performed Kalle Nubb in Åke och hans värld (Åke and His World).

7. In 1989, the lead role inside the Swedish tv production Hunden som log (The Dog That Smiled) made him well-known in Sweden at the age of thirteen.

8. Uncomfortable with being recognized, he gives up acting for the subsequent seven years.

9. At age 19, he carried out to do his countrywide provider.

10. He served in the Swedish army for 18 months, in a unit that treated anti-sabotage and anti-terrorism in the Stockholm archipelago.
11. After completing his carrier in 1996 he left Sweden and attended Leeds Beckett University in England for six months.

12. He enrolled to observe English but admits he did not look at lots and “had a blast” instead.

13. After seven years of faraway from appearing, he started to don’t forget it again. In 1997, he enrolled in a theater course at Marymount Manhattan College and moved to New York City.

14. He again to Stockholm after six months, but the time he spent studying theater confirmed him that he wanted to act. Upon his go back to Sweden, Alexander Skarsgård began choosing up performing jobs, running in movies, tv, and theatrical productions.

15. While on vacation inside the United States, he auditioned for and landed the function of Meekus in the 2001 movie Zoolander.

16. In 2003, his work in Hundtricket-the Movie (The Dog Trick) earned him a Guldbagge Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor.

17. He becomes named the Sexiest Man in Sweden 5 times.

18. He moved to Los Angeles in 2004 but continued to work in Sweden.[

19. His break got here whilst he turned into solid as Sergeant Brad “Iceman” Colbert in the significantly acclaimed HBO miniseries Generation Kill.

20. The part of Brad Colbert was the nearest to a “lead” in Generation Kill, and director Susanna White and executive producer David Simon at the beginning disagreed about casting Skarsgård. White desired to solid him but Simon became now not satisfied he could pull off the American accent.

21. After four auditions in three cities, Alexander Skarsgård found out the part turned into his just 36 hours before he needed to board an aircraft for Namibia wherein the venture was filming.

22. Just earlier than leaving to shoot Generation Kill, Alexander Skarsgård heard about True Blood, a new series HBO become developing primarily based on the Southern Vampire Mysteries collection of novels via Charlaine Harris. At first, he was uncertain approximately playing a vampire, however, whilst he found out that Alan Ball, author of the HBO series Six Feet Under and Academy Award-triumphing screenwriter of American Beauty, became in the back of the mission, he despatched in an audition tape.

23. The audition changed into for the position of Bill Compton, which in the end went to Stephen Moye

24. In 2009, Skarsgård appeared inside the track video for pop singer Lady Gaga’s “Paparazzi”.

25. He was the voice of Stefan inside the 2009 animated movie Metropia, directed by using Tarik Saleh.

26. In 2010, Skarsgård portrayed Terje, gay Norwegian trekking to the North Pole, within the British mockumentary Beyond the Pole.

27. Suit maker Hickey Freeman chose Skarsgård to version a new look it debuted in 2010.

28. Annie Leibovitz photographed the ad campaign which appeared in The Wall Street Journal Magazine, GQ and Details.[

29. He covered the September 2010 problem of Rolling Stone together with his True Blood co-stars, Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer.

30. Alexander Skarsgård seemed in two 2011 films. Melancholia, an apocalyptic movie directed by means of Lars von Trier and starring Kirsten Dunst, Charlotte Gainsbourg, and Kiefer Sutherland, premiered on the 2011 Cannes Film Festival.

31. Alexander Skarsgård regarded in Straw Dogs, a remake of the 1971 film of the equal name, as Charlie Venner.

32. He has been in a dating with British model and style journalist Alexa Chung seeing that 2015.

33. Alexander Skarsgård is partial to Swedish football and supports Hammarby IF, a club based in Stockholm, his delivery city.

34. In October 2010, he participated in “Bajan Aid” with the aid of donating several items he had autographed and auctioning them off to raise cash for the Hammarby football club.

35. In July 2011, Alexander Skarsgård received an honorary diploma from Leeds Metropolitan University where he became previously a student.

36. Alexander Skarsgård was America Ambassador for the American team for a Walking With The Wounded fundraising event for wounded soldiers.

37. He trekked to the South Pole towards Team UK (Prince Harry, Ambassador) and Team Canada/Australia (“The Wire” actor Dominic West, Ambassador).

38. A few days into the trek, it became decided that the competition a part of the race could be canceled because of risky terrain and climate conditions, so the groups combined forces and continued.

39. Alongside Prince Harry, West, and numerous wounded soldiers, he efficaciously made it to the South Pole on December 13, 2013.

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