Alexander Skarsgård

Actor
Actor Alexander Skarsgrd 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 ... Read more »
Born: 08/25/1976 in Sweden

Filmography

Actor (32)

Tarzan 2016 (Movie)

John Clayton III, Lord Greystoke (Actor)

Hidden 2015 (Movie)

Ray Hewitt (Actor)

The Diary of a Teenage Girl 2015 (Movie)

Monroe (Actor)

The Giver 2014 (Movie)

Father (Actor)

True Blood 2008 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

Disconnect 2013 (Movie)

Derek Hull (Actor)

The East 2013 (Movie)

Benji (Actor)

What Maisie Knew 2013 (Movie)

Lincoln (Actor)

Battleship 2012 (Movie)

Commander Stone Hopper (Actor)

13 2011 (Movie)

Jack (Actor)

Melancholia 2011 (Movie)

Michael (Actor)

Scream 2010 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

Straw Dogs 2011 (Movie)

Charlie (Actor)

Beyond the Pole 2010 (Movie)

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Metropia 2010 (Movie)

Voice of Stefan (Actor)

Moomins and the Comet Chase 2010 (Movie)

Moomintroll (Voice)

Scream 2009 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

The 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Presenter

Trust Me 2010 (Movie)

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Generation Kill 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

The Burrowers 2007 (Movie)

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Kill Your Darlings 2006 (Movie)

Geert (Actor)

Exit 2005 (Movie)

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Som man bäddar 2005 (Movie)

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The Dog Trick 2002 (Movie)

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Zoolander 2001 (Movie)

Meekus (Actor)

Leijat Helsingin Ylla 2000 (Movie)

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Dykaren 1999 (Movie)

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Vingar av glas 1999 (Movie)

Johan (Actor)

Happy End 1998 (Movie)

Bamse (Actor)

Ake och hans Varld 1984 (Movie)

Kalle Nubb (Actor)

American Horror Story (Tv Show)

Actor

Biography

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.

Relationships

Kate Bosworth Actor

Companion
Reportedly began dating October 2009 Ended relationship June 2011

My Guenther

Mother

Eija Skarsgard

Sister

Sam Skarsgard Actor

Brother

Stellan Skarsgård Actor

Father
Born June 13, 1951

Gustaf Skarsgård Actor

Brother

Bill Skarsgård Actor

Brother

Valter Skarsgård Actor

Brother

Evan Rachel Wood Actor

Companion
Met on the HBO set of "True Blood" Dated briefly No longer together

EDUCATION

Leeds Metropolitan University

2011
Earned a Camebridge Proficiency Certificate

Marymount Theatre School

New York , New York
(1997)

Milestones

2013

Featured in the drama "What Maisie Knew"

2013

Starred in the thriller "The East"

2012

Cast as one of the leads in the sci-fi action feature "Battleship"

2011

Co-starred opposite Kirsten Dunst in Lars Von Trier's apocalyptic drama "Melancholia"

2011

Co-starred in Rod Lurie's remake of "Straw Dogs"

2008

Portrayed Brad 'Iceman' Colbert in the HBO miniseries "Generation Kill"

2008

Cast as the handsome vampire Eric Northman on HBO's "True Blood," based on Charlaine Harris' novel series The Southern Vampire Mysteries

2005

Cast in the NBC miniseries "Revelations"

2003

Wrote and directed first film "Att döda ett barn"

2001

Cast in first U.S. film, playing the dim-witted male model Meekus in "Zoolander"

1999

Landed his first role as an adult, in Christina Olofssons' "Happy End"

1989

Became a teen star when he played 'Jojo' in Rumle Hammerichs' "Hunden som log"

1983

Made his debut in Allan Edwalls award-winning drama "Ake och hans varld"

Took an eight-year hiatus from acting to concentrate on school and military service

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