Bill Skarsgård is a Swedish actor. He portrayed Pennywise the Dancing Clown in the supernatural horror films It and It Chapter Two, based on Stephen King’s novel of the same name and appeared in the comedy Simple Simon, the dystopian thriller The Divergent Series: Allegiant and the espionage thriller Atomic Blonde. He also starred in the supernatural horror series Hemlock Grove and the anthology horror series Castle Rock.

Birth Name

Bill Istvan Günther Skarsgård

Nickname

Billie

Profession

Actor

Nationality

Swedish

Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Bill Skarsgard was born on the 9th of August 1990 in Vällingby, Sweden.

Age

He is currently 29 years old.

Sun Sign

Leo

Ethnicity

White

Religion

Atheist

Education

There isn’t much information regarding his education.

Family Details

  • Father – Stellan Skarsgård (Actor)
  • Mother – My Sonja Marie Agnes (Actress)

  • Siblings – Alexander Skarsgård (Older Brother) (Actor), Gustaf Skarsgård (Older Brother) (Actor), Valter Skarsgård (Younger Brother) (Actor), Sam Skarsgård (Older Brother) (Actor), Eija Skarsgård (Younger Sister) (Model)
  • Relatives – Ossian Skarsgård (Half-Brother), Kolbjörn Skarsgård (Half-Brother), Megan Everett (Step-Mother)

Marital Status

Single

Girlfriend / Spouse

Bill Skarsgård has dated –

  • Alida Morberg (2016-Present) – Skarsgård is in a relationship with Swedish actress Alida Morberg. In October 2018, the couple became parents to a baby daughter.

Physical Statistics

Height

  • In feet – 6 feet 3¼ inches
  • In centimeters – 191 cm
  • In meters – 1.91 m

Weight

  • In Kilograms – 85 kg
  • In Pounds – 188 lbs

Body Measurements

  • Measurements – 40–14–32
  • Chest – 40 in or 102 cm
  • Arms / Biceps – 14 in or 35.5 cm
  • Waist – 32 in or 81 cm

Body Build

Athletic

Eye Color

Green

Hair Color

Light Brown

Sexuality

Straight

Professional Statistics

Famous For

Bill became known to the worldwide audience after he played It / Pennywise the Dancing Clown in the 2017 American supernatural horror film It. It was based on the 1986 novel of the same name by Stephen King.

Film Debut

In 2000, Bill Skarsgård made his theatrical debut by playing Klasse in thriller film White Water Fury directed by Amanda Adolfsson. His older brother Alexander was also cast in the film.

Television Debut

In 2002, Bill made his television show debut in a mini-series called Laura Trenter – Dad, the Policeman in 2 episodes.

Brand Endorsements

Bill has not appeared in a commercial for any brand yet.

Awards & Nominations

YearNominated WorkAssociationCategoryResult
2011Simple SimonGuldbagge AwardsBest ActorNominated
Young Artist AwardsBest Performance in an International Feature Film – Leading Young ActorNominated
2012HimselfBerlin International Film FestivalShooting Stars AwardWon
2017ItFright Meter AwardsBest Supporting ActorWon
Seattle Film Critics AwardsBest VillainNominated
2018ItSaturn AwardsBest Supporting ActorNominated
MTV Movie & TV AwardsBest VillainNominated
Teen Choice AwardsChoice Movie VillainNominated

Bill Skarsgård Favorites

  • Favorite TV Shows – The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones
  • Favorite Singer – Kendrick Lamar
  • Favorite Movies – Oldboy (South Korean Action movie)

Bill Skarsgård Net worth

Bill Skarsgård has an estimated net worth of $5 million dollars as of 2019.

Social Media Profiles

Bill does not have any social media accounts.

Some Lesser Known Facts About Bill Skarsgård

  • Instead of acting, he initially aspired to roam across the Trans-Siberian railroad after finishing his graduation.
  • Ironically, all his siblings are taller than him which makes him the shortest in his family.
  • Initially, before the casting of Bill for the role of Pennywise in the movie It, actor Will Poulter who has appeared in Maze Runner was the first choice.
  • In 2011, Skarsgård was nominated for a Guldbagge Award for his leading role as Simon in Simple Simon.
  • Bill has a fear of boredom and being alone as he has always been a part of a huge family.
  • At the age of 21, he won the European Film Academy’s Shooting Stars Award in 2012.
  • He was around 7 years old when he used to get nightmares about dinosaurs after he saw the movie, Jurassic Park.
  • He is a night person and hates waking up early in the morning.
  • His father is a renowned actor who has starred in movies like The Avengers, Thor, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Goodwill Hunting and others.
  • In April 2014, Skarsgård featured on the cover of Hero a bi-annual men’s fashion and culture magazine, shot by Hedi Slimane. In the issue, he is interviewed by his father.
  • He likes cooking food.
  • To understand the character of Pennywise better, he read the entire novel of 1200 pages in just 10 days. He also watched the television series and even listened to the audiobook when he was out.
  • His first American film was The Divergent Series: Allegiant, a 2016 science fiction thriller film, in which he played the role of Matthew.
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