Actor Alexander Skarsgård exuded a mysterious magnetism that made him a natural to play dark, often disturbed characters. He amassed a decade's worth of work in Sweden before emerging as the fan...
Became a teen star when he played 'Jojo' in Rumle Hammerichs' "Hunden som log"
Featured in the drama "What Maisie Knew"
Co-starred opposite Kirsten Dunst in Lars Von Trier's apocalyptic drama "Melancholia"
Cast as one of the leads in the sci-fi action feature "Battleship"
Co-starred in Rod Lurie's remake of "Straw Dogs"
Portrayed Brad 'Iceman' Colbert in the HBO miniseries "Generation Kill"
Made his debut in Allan Edwalls award-winning drama "Ake och hans varld"
Cast as the handsome vampire Eric Northman on HBO's "True Blood," based on Charlaine Harris' novel series The Southern Vampire Mysteries
Cast in first U.S. film, playing the dim-witted male model Meekus in "Zoolander"
Starred in the thriller "The East"
Cast in the NBC miniseries "Revelations"
Took an eight-year hiatus from acting to concentrate on school and military service
Landed his first role as an adult, in Christina Olofssons' "Happy End"
Wrote and directed first film "Att döda ett barn"
Actor Alexander Skarsgård exuded a mysterious magnetism that made him a natural to play dark, often disturbed characters. He amassed a decade's worth of work in Sweden before emerging as the fanged bad-boy Eric Northman on HBO's gripping vampire series, "True Blood" (2008- ). Skarsgård first impressed as a stoic Marine leader in the HBO miniseries "Generation Kill" (2008), based on journalist Evan Wright's painstakingly accurate account of the Iraq invasion. But it was his turn as the calculating and incredibly attractive Viking vampire that made Skarsgård into a bona fide Hollywood star. The juicy role often featured him in various stages of undress with frequent sex-dream partner, Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin). While he initially came off mean and manipulative, Skarsgård's take on Eric slowly revealed a softer, more caring side, which showcased the actor's range and led to many more riveting roles throughout his career.