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Alexander Skarsgård
Born Alexander Johan Hjalmar Skarsgård
August 25, 1976 (1976-08-25) (age 33)
Stockholm, Sweden
Occupation Actor, director
Years active 1984–present

Alexander Johan Hjalmar Skarsgård (Swedish pronunciation: [ˈskɑːʂɡoːɖ]; born August 25, 1976) is a Swedish actor and director. He is the son of Swedish actor Stellan Skarsgård and the brother of actor Gustaf Skarsgård (born 1980).


Life and career

Skarsgård was born in Stockholm, Sweden. He has acted in several Swedish TV series and movies and served in the Swedish Marines.[1] In 2003 he was nominated for a Guldbagge for male supporting role in the movie Hundtricket - The Movie (English title: The Dog Trick).[2]

Since 2005, with his performances in Revelations and The Last Drop, he has taken part in international productions. In 2007 he played one of the main characters, Sgt. Brad Colbert, in the American miniseries Generation Kill. He is an original member of the ensemble cast of HBO's television drama series True Blood. Skarsgård plays the role of Eric Northman, the local vampire sheriff and owner of Fangtasia, a vampire bar.

In 2009, Skarsgård appeared in the music video for pop singer Lady Gaga's "Paparazzi". He also has three upcoming films currently in post-production, Metropia, Beyond the Pole, and Straw Dogs, co-starring Kate Bosworth and James Marsden.[3]. Straw Dogs is a remake of the 1971 movie of the same name. Filming began in August 2009 and has since wrapped. [4] The film is set to be released in February 2011.[5]

Skarsgård is also one of several actors in the running to play Captain America in the upcoming film The First Avenger: Captain America.

Awards and nominations

Year Award Work Category Result
2003 Odense International Film Festival Att döda ett barn Grand Prix Won[6]
Press Award Won[6]
Guldbagge Awards Hundtricket - The Movie Best Supporting Actor Nominated[6]
2009 Scream Award Eric Northman in True Blood Best Villain Won[7]
2009 Satellite Awards True Blood Best Television Ensemble Won[8]
2010 SAG Awards True Blood Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Nominated[9]
2010 Saturn Award True Blood Best Supporting Actor in Television Nominated



Year Title Role Notes
1984 Åke and His World Kalle Nubb
1989 The Dog That Smiled Jojjo
1999 Happy End Bamse Viktorsson
2000 The Dog Trick Micke Remade as Hundtricket - The movie in 2002
The Diver Ingmar
White Water Fury Anders
Wings of Glass Johan
2001 Kites Over Helsinki Robin Åström
Zoolander Meekus
2004 Heartbeat The pilot
2005 Double Shift Nisse
The Last Drop Lt. Jergen Voller
Om Sara Kalle Öberg
2006 Never Be Mine Christopher
Kill Your Darlings Geert
Score Micke
Exit Fabian von Klerking
2007 Järnets änglar Stefan
2009 Metropia Stefan Voice
2010 Trust Me Alex Also known as Puss in Sweden
13 Jack
Beyond the Pole Terje
2011 Straw Dogs Charlie [10]


Year(s) Title Role Notes
1987 Idag röd Fred
1999 Vita lögner Marcus Englund 10 episodes
2000 D-dag Lise's stepson Released as a movie in 2001
Judith Ante Lindström
2005 Revelations Gunnar Eklind
2006 Cuppen Micke
2007 Golden Brown Eyes Boogey Knights singer
2008 Generation Kill Sgt. Brad 'Iceman' Colbert
2008- True Blood Eric Northman


Year Title Other notes
2003 To Kill a Child Co-directing with Björne Larson

Music Videos

Year Role Video
2009 Boyfriend Paparazzi by Lady Gaga


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