Alicia Vikander

Actor, Dancer
Born in Sweden in 1988, Alicia Vikander trained as a dancer in addition to acting. The Gothenburg native's first onscreen role was in the Swedish TV movie "Min balsamerade mor," in 2002, although her big break didn't ... Read more »
Born: 10/03/1988 in Gothenburg, Västra Götalands län [SE-14], SE

Filmography

Actor (23)

Ali & Nino 2016 (Movie)

(Actor)

Jason Bourne 2016 (Movie)

(Actor)

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2016 (Tv Show)

Guest

The Light Between Oceans 2016 (Movie)

Isabel Sherbourne (Actor)

Tulip Fever 2016 (Movie)

Sophia (Actor)

Burnt 2015 (Movie)

Anne Marie (Actor)

Conan 2015 (Tv Show)

Guest

Ex Machina 2015 (Movie)

Ava (Actor)

Ingrid Bergman in Her Own Words 2015 (Movie)

(Narrator)

Late Night with Seth Meyers 2015 (Tv Show)

Guest

Seventh Son 2015 (Movie)

Alice (Actor)

Son of a Gun 2015 (Movie)

Tasha (Actor)

Testament of Youth 2015 (Movie)

Vera Brittain (Actor)

The Danish Girl 2015 (Movie)

Gerda (Actor)

The Man from U.N.C.L.E. 2015 (Movie)

Gaby (Actor)

Hotell 2013 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Fifth Estate 2013 (Movie)

Anke Domscheit (Actor)

A Royal Affair 2012 (Movie)

Queen Caroline Mathilda (Actor)

Anna Karenina 2012 (Movie)

Kitty (Actor)

The Crown Jewels 2011 (Movie)

Fragrancia (Actor)

Pure 2010 (Movie)

Katarina (Actor)

Biography

Born in Sweden in 1988, Alicia Vikander trained as a dancer in addition to acting. The Gothenburg native's first onscreen role was in the Swedish TV movie "Min balsamerade mor," in 2002, although her big break didn't come until her stint in the Swedish soap opera "Andra Avenyn" ("Second Avenue") (SVT, 2007-2010). In 2012, Vikander made her first international appearances in the period pieces "A Royal Affair" (2012) and "Anna Karenina" (2012). Although her supporting role in Joe Wright's "Anna Karenina" was her English-language debut, "A Royal Affair" gained her equal or greater acclaim, as she was the lead actress, and the film was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the 2013 Academy Awards. Predictably, the exposure led to a variety of new roles. She appeared in the fantasy action film "The Seventh Son" (2014), and the Australian crime thriller "Son Of A Gun" (2014), but also stayed true to her period roots for films like "Testament of Youth" (2015), in which she played World War I pacifist Vera Brittain. Vikander next played the android in Alex Garland's acclaimed artificial intelligence drama "Ex Machina" (2015), her biggest international role to date. She quickly followed that breakthrough with supporting roles in the summer action reboot "The Man from U.N.C.L.E." (2015), epic fantasy "Seventh Son" (2015), period romance "The Light Between Oceans" (2015), John Wells-directed restaurant drama "Adam Jones" (2015), and "The Danish Girl" (2015), starring Eddie Redmayne. That film, directed by Tom Hooper and based on the life of Lili Elbe, one of the first known recipients of sex-reassignment surgery, was a critical and popular success that won Vikander numerous honors for her role as artist Gerta Wegener, including Screen Actors Guild and Critics Choice awards, plus the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.

Relationships

Michael Fassbender Actor

Boyfriend
Began dating after working together on "The Light Between Oceans"

Maria Fahl Vikander Actor

Mother
Maria raised Alicia as a single mother from the age of five months.

Svante Vikander

Father

Milestones

2015

Starred opposite Michael Fassbender in "The Light Between Oceans," directed by Derek Cianfrance

2015

Starred opposite Kit Harington and Emily Watson in "Testament of Youth"

2015

Made her International breakthrough in Alex Garland's science fiction drama "Ex Machina."

2015

Starred in Guy Ritchie's "The Man from U.N.C.L.E." opposite Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer.

2015

Co-starred with Jeff Bridges and Julianne Moore in the fantasy "Seventh Son"

2012

Made her English-speaking debut in Joe Wright's "Anna Karenina."

2010

Garnered critical acclaim for her feature debut in "Pure"

2007

Made her TV debut in the Swedish hit series "Andra Avenyn" ("Second Avenue").

Bonus Trivia

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Trained at the Royal Swedish Ballet School beginning at age 9.

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Moved from Gothenburg to Stockholm alone at the age of 15 to continue her ballet training, but her dance career was ended by injury at the age of 18.

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"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." EE Baftas, 2015

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