Alexander Skarsgard is a Swedish actor. He is best known for his roles as vampire Eric Northman on the HBO series True Blood, Meekus in Zoolander, the title character in The Legend of Tarzan, Brad Colbert in the HBO miniseries Generation Kill and Perry Wright in the HBO series Big Little Lies, for which he won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie, a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie and a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor, Series, Miniseries or Television Film.

Birth Name

Alexander Johan Hjalmar Skarsgård


Alex, Askars


Actor, Director



Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Alexander Skarsgard was born on August 25, 1976, in Stockholm, Sweden.


He’s currently 42 years old.


East Village, Manhattan, New York, United States

Sun Sign







Alexander attended Leeds Beckett University in England to study English but stated that he did not study much and “had a blast” instead. He then joined Marymount Manhattan College in New York to study theatre. In July 2011, Skarsgård received an honorary degree from Leeds Beckett University where he was formerly a student.

Family Details

  • Father – Stellan Skarsgård (Actor)
  • Mother – My Skarsgård (Physician; She specializes in working with addicts)
  • Siblings – Gustaf Skarsgård (Younger Brother) (Actor), Sam (Younger Brother), Bill(Younger Brother) (Actor), Eija (Younger Sister), Valter (Younger Brother) (Actor), Ossian (Half-Brother), Kolbjörn (Half-Brother)
  • Others – Megan Everett (Stepmother)

Marital Status



Girlfriend / Spouse

Alexander Skarsgard dated –

  • Amanda Seyfried (2008) – American actress, Amanda had dated briefly with this tall actor in 2008. She revealed about her relationship with True Blood hottie to Elle magazine.
  • Izabella Miko (2009) – Polish actress, Izabella had a fling with Alex in 2009.
  • Evan Rachel Wood (2009) – American actress, Evan Rachel Wood was RUMORED to be dating with Alex after meeting him on the sets of supernatural drama, True Blood in 2009.
  • Kate Bosworth (2009-2011) – This American actress commenced dating Alex in Fall 2009 and confirmed her relationship in 2010. They first met in October 2009 on the sets of 2011 movie Straw Dogs. They call it quits in and around July 2011.
  • Alicia Vikander (2012) – From January to March 2012, his name was connected with this Swedish actress.
  • Lucy Griffiths (2012) – Alexander was rumored to be dating actress Lucy Griffiths in 2012. They were even spotted together at the Los Angeles International Airport on July 8, 2012.
  • Elizabeth Olsen (2012) – Elizabeth had a fling with the actor in 2012. They were seen getting comfortable during Vanity Fair’s 2012 Oscar Party on February 26. According to an eyewitness, “They were talking in a corner, for a long time”. She also talked about the same on ET Canada (via People).

  • Ellen Page (2012-2013) – From June 2012 to April 2013, the Canadian actress, Ellen Page dated Swedish actor, Alex.
  • Katie Holmes (2014) – In 2014, he had a fling with American actress, Katie Holmes.
  • Alexa Chung (2015-2017) – In May 2015, Alexander started dating British talk show host, Alexa Chung. In July 2017, they separated due to busy schedules.
  • Toni Garrn (2017) – In July 2017, German model Toni Garrn and Alexander went on a blind date which was put by a mutual friend. It sparked dating RUMORs.

Physical Statistics


  • In feet – 6 feet 4½ inches
  • In centimeters – 194 cm
  • In meters – 1.94 m


  • In Kilograms – 89 kg
  • In Pounds – 196 lbs

Body Measurements

  • Chest – 44 in or 112 cm
  • Waist – 32 in or 81 cm
  • Arms / Biceps – 14 in or 35½ cm

Body Build


Eye Color


Hair Color

Dark Brown

Shoe Size

He wears a shoe of size 13 (US).



Professional Statistics

Famous For

Playing vampire Eric Northman on the HBO series True Blood, Meekus in Zoolander and Brad Colbert in the HBO miniseries Generation Kill.

Film Debut

He appeared in a 1984 Swedish drama film directed by Allan Edwall, titled Åke and His World (Swedish: Åke och hans värld) for his role as Kalle Nubb. He was 7 years old at that time.

Television Debut

In 1987, he starred in a TV film Idag röd marking his television debut, in which he played the role of Fred.

Brand Endorsements

He has featured in advertising campaigns for brands like Calvin Klein.

Awards & Nominations

2003Odense International Film FestivalTo Kill a ChildGrand PrixWon
Odense International Film FestivalPress AwardWon
Guldbagge AwardsHundtricket – The MovieBest Supporting ActorNominated
2009Scream AwardTrue BloodBest VillainWon
Best Television EnsembleWon
2010Screen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesNominated
Saturn AwardBest Supporting Actor in TelevisionNominated
NewNowNext AwardsBrink of Fame: ActorNominated
Scream AwardBest Television PerformanceNominated
Scream AwardBest Horror ActorWon
2011Teen Choice AwardsChoice VampireNominated
Scream AwardBest Horror ActorWon
Scream AwardBest EnsembleWon
2012Robert AwardMelancholiaBest Supporting Actor (Årets mandlige birolle)Nominated
Fangoria Chainsaw AwardsStraw DogsBest Supporting ActorNominated
2017Emmy Awards (Primetime)Big Little LiesOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Television MovieWon
Golden Globe AwardsBest Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television FilmWon
Satellite AwardsBest Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries or Film – TelevisionNominated
Critics’ Choice AwardsBest Supporting Actor in a Television Movie or MiniseriesWon
Screen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or MiniseriesWon

Alexander Skarsgard Favorites

  • Favorite Actor – Gary Oldman
  • Favorite Actress – Isabelle Huppert
  • Favorite Movie – Duck Soup (1933)
  • Favorite Food – Moose Stew

Alexander Skarsgard Net worth

Skarsgard has an estimated net worth of $12 million dollars as of 2019. That money comes from his appearances in films, television, brand endorsements and other business activities.

Social Media Profile

He is not on social media.

Some Lesser Known Facts About Alexander Skarsgard

  • He received his first role at the age of 7 in the film. A director friend of his father selected Alexander for this role.
  • In 1989 (when he was 13), he got nationwide popularity. But, he could not tolerate that and quit the acting for a continuous 7 years.
  • Alex had also donated his autographed items to Hammarby football club to raise funds by auctioning them.
  • Skarsgård is a fan of Swedish football and supports Hammarby IF, a club based in Stockholm, his birth city.
  • In 2009, Skarsgård appeared in the music video for pop singer Lady Gaga’s “Paparazzi”.
  • He voiced the character Stefan in the 2009 animated film Metropia, directed by Tarik Saleh.
  • In October 2010, he participated in “Bajen Aid” by donating several items he had autographed and auctioned to raise money for the Hammarby football club.
  • Alex was nominated for “Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Screen Ensemble” for his work in 2012 movie Battleship as “Commander Stone Hopper”.
  • He was the Ambassador for the American team for a Walking With The Wounded fundraising event for wounded soldiers.
  • He did editorial shoots for The Wall Street Journal Magazine, GQ and Details.
  • He has also appeared on the covers of magazines like Rolling Stone and many others.
  • He was named the Sexiest Man in Sweden five times.
  • He own numerous awards for his appearance on the TV series, True Blood.
  • In 2017, Skarsgard won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series for his stellar performance in the HBO’s Big Little Lies.
  • In 2018, he played opposite Keira Knightley in “ The Aftermath “, a film set in 1946 post-war Hamburg,where he portrays a sensitive German architect, forced to take in a British military couple in his stately home.


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