Alexander Skarsgård

Alexander Skarsgård

Swedish, Actor
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Alexander Skarsgård

Alexander Johan Hjalmar Skarsgård ( born 25 August 1976) is a Swedish actor. He played Brad "Iceman" Colbert in the miniseries Generation Kill (2008) and Eric Northman in the television series True Blood (2008–2014). His role as Perry Wright in the television series Big Little Lies (2017–2019) earned him several accolades, including a Primetime Emmy Award, a Golden Globe Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award. He has also appeared in the films Melancholia (2011) and The Legend of Tarzan (2016).

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Full name at birth
Alexander Johan Hjalmar Skarsgård
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Claim to fame
Eric Northman on True Blood
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Date of birth
25 August 1976
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Place of birth
Stockholm, Sweden
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Age
45
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Actor
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Height
6' 4½" (194 cm)
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Weight
200 lbs (90.7 kg)
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Distinctive feature
  • Light Brown (natural) & Blonde (dyed)
  • Skarsbrow", i.e. he habitually lifts his left eyebrow quizzically
  • Cleft chin and razor-sharp cheekbones
  • Mellow Voice
  • Tall
  • Is A Bird On His Leg That Was Drawn By His Brother.
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Tattoo
He has a tattoo of a green bird on his left leg
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13
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Residence
East Village, Manhattan, New York, U.S.
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Net worth
$12,000,000 USD
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  • School of architecture in Stockholm
  • Marymount Theatre School.
  • Leeds Metropolitan University
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  • Principal Entertainment
  • Creative Artists Agency
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ACTING CAREER

Known for
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"I enjoy everything. Every single part of it is great -- just going to work, every day, and working on this show. It`s HBO and it`s Alan Ball. Just look at the cast, and the writing is phenomenal. I couldn`t ask for a better job. I`m so happy to have the job. And, it was challenging, definitely in the beginning, when I was trying to find the character. I was reading the books and trying to figure out who this guy was, and also trying to find that balance of making him likable, but menacing. I wanted people to be intimidated by him, but intrigued, at the same time. -- on what is the most enjoyable and the most challenging aspects of working on "True Blood"."
  • Appeared as Lady Gaga`s boyfriend in the music video for her single, "Paparazzi".
  • Did his conscript military service at the Berga Naval Academies as a sergeant (Patrol Leader) with the SakJakt-unit of the Swedish Navy.
  • When he came back to Sweden after two years in New York it didn`t take him long to land his first part as a grown up (in Christina Olofsson`s "Happy End" 1999). Since then he has done over fifteen movies in Scandinavia and is today one of Swedens most beloved stage and screen actors.
  • Made his debut in Allan Edwalls award winning drama "Ake och hans varld" in 1983. Worked frequently as a child actor during the 80s and became a huge teenage star when he played "Jojo" in Rumle Hammerichs "Hunden som log" in 1989.
  • The interest for Alexander Skarsgard outside of Scandinavia has grown rapidly over the last few years, and he has recently signed with the agency Endeavor in Los Angeles and New York and with Markham & Froggatt, Britains most acclaimed agency, to represent him in Europe. He can already be seen in big international movies such as "Zoolander" "The Last Drop" and "Revelations".

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