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About alexander skarsgard

Alexander Skarsgard :

Swedish actor Alexander Skarsgård gained widespread attention for his breakout role as a vampire on the HBO series "True Blood" (2008–14). Skarsgård came to be known for his ability to excel in dark, intense roles, as in films such as "Straw Dogs" (2011) and "Hold the Dark" (2018) as well as in the critically acclaimed HBO miniseries "Big Little Lies" (2017). His performance in the latter earned him both a Golden Globe Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award in 2018.

Early life :

Alexander Johan Hjalmar Skarsgård was born in Stockholm, Sweden and is the eldest son of famed actor Stellan Skarsgård. Among his siblings are actors Gustaf Skarsgård, Bill Skarsgård, and Valter Skarsgård. For most of his formative years, his father was an acclaimed actor in Europe but had not yet achieved the international fame that came after his star turn in Breaking the Waves (1996). Young Alexander was raised under modest circumstances in a working-class Swedish neighborhood as his parents wanted their children to have as normal an upbringing as possible.

Personal life :

Known For- Vampire Eric Northman

Nickname- vampire Eric Northman

Full Name- Alexander Johan Hjalmar Skarsgård

Profession -Actor

Age- 45 years old (in 2022)

Date of Birth- August 25, 1976

Birthplace -Vällingby, Stockholm, Sweden

Zodiac Sign- Virgo

Career :

Early in his career, after military service, he tried several acting jobs, television and stage roles. He rose to prominence with the role in the movie ‘The Dog Trick’, for which he also received a nomination at Guldbagge Awards for ‘Best Supporting Actor’. His major breakthrough role was in the HBO television miniseries ‘Generation Kill’ as Sergeant Band Colbert. He took training to master the American accent. He was then cast in the role of Eric Northman in the American dark fantasy horror television series ‘True Blood’ based on a novel by Charlaine Harris. The season streamed for seven seasons with 80 episodes. He portrayed the role of a 1000- year old, love interest of heroine, Norse vampire sheriff. Skarsgard featured in the popular music video ‘Paparazzi’ by Lady Gaga. He also lent his voice for the character Stefan in the movie Metropia. His other movie appearances include Melancholia, Straw Dogs, Battleship, What Maisie Knew, Disconnect, The East, and The Legend of Tarzan.

Alexander Skarsgard has been named the ‘Sexiest Man’ in Sweden for five times. He appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone in 2010 alongside his True Blood co-stars. He has bagged several awards and accolades including two Odense International Film Festival Awards, Scream Awards, and Satellite Award. He was dating British Fashion journalist Alexa Chung.

Achievements :

2017 Winner
Primetime Emmy Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie
Big Little Lies (2017)


2018 Winner
Critics Choice Award Best Supporting Actor in a Movie Made for Television or Limited Series
Big Little Lies (2017)

2017 Winner
Gold Derby TV Award TV Movie/Mini Supporting Actor
Big Little Lies (2017)

2018 Winner
Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Big Little Lies (2017)