Alexander Skarsgard Net Worth, Height, Bio, Facts

Alexander Skarsgard Biography
  • Name: Alexander Skarsgard
  • Age: 42 years old
  • Height: 6ft 4in (193 cm)
  • Occupation: Actor
  • Net Worth: US $12 Million
  • Status: Alive

Alexander Skarsgard is a Swedish film and television actor. He starred as “Eric Northman” on the HBO series True Blood, and as “Perry Wright” on the miniseries Big Little Lies. His film credits include The Legend of Tarzan (2016), Melancholia (2011) and Battleship (2012). Alexander Johan Hjalmar Skarsgard was born on August 25, 1976 in Stockholm, Sweden. His father, Stellan Skarsgard, is an actor, and his mother, My Agnes, a doctor. He has five younger siblings, Gustaf, Bill, Valter, Sam and Eija. He also has two half-brothers, Ossian and Kolbjorn. Skarsgard attended Leeds Beckett University in England, followed by Marymount Manhattan College in New York City. He also served in the Swedish military.

Skarsgard appeared in minor film and television roles as a child. His film debut was Ake and His World (1984). He landed his breakout role as “Jojjo” in The Dog That Smiled (1989). He was 13 at the time and the role brought him fame in Sweden. In 1999, he had a recurring role on the Swedish sop opera Vita logner. He was also voted Sweden’s sexiest man in 1999. Skarsgard made his American film debut as “Meekus” in the comedy film, Zoolander (2001). The film was directed by Ben Stiller and stars Stiller and Owen Wilson. He also had a small role as “Adam” in Zoolander 2 (2016). Skarsgard wrote and directed the short film, To Kill a Child (2003). It was featured at both the Tribeca and Cannes film festivals. The project won 2 Awards from the Odense International Film Festival.

In 2008, Skarsgard starred as Sergeant Brad “Iceman” Colbert on the HBO miniseries Generation Kill. The series was based on Evan Wright’s 2004 book of the same name. His next big role was as “Eric Northman” on the HBO series True Blood. The show ran for 7 seasons from September 2008 to August 2014. That role earned him 4 Scream Awards, including 2 for best horror actor. Skarsgard played a Viking vampire “Perry Wright” alongside Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman on the miniseries Big Little Lies. His performance earned him an Emmy Award for outstanding supporting actor in a limited series or movie.

Skarsgard and his father Stellan both appeared in the film Melancholia (2011). The film was directed by Lars von Trier and the main cast include Kirsten Dunst and Charlotte Gainsbourg. He starred as commander “Stone Hopper” opposite Taylor Kitsch in Battleship (2011). Skarsgard held the title role in David Yates’ The Legend of Tarzan (2016). The film made $356 million at the box office. Other notable films include Straw Dogs (2011) with James Marsden, The Giver (2014) with Jeff Bridges, and the upcoming Hold the Dark (2018) with Riley Keough.

Alexander Skarsgard is a little over 6ft 4in tall and he’s of Swedish descent. He currently resides in Los Angeles, California. His net worth is estimated at $12 million. Skarsgard dated actress Kate Bosworth from 2009 to 2011 and television host Alexa Chung from 2015 to 2017.

Alexander Skarsgard Bio, Net Worth, Facts
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Alexander Skarsgard Age, Birthday, Salary, Wiki

  • Birth Name: Alexander Johan Hjalmar Skarsgard
  • Birthday: August 25, 1976
  • How Old : Age: 42 years old
  • Place of Birth: Stockholm, Sweden
  • Zodiac Sign: Virgo
  • How Tall : Height: 6ft 4in (193 cm)
  • Occupation: Actor
  • Years Active: 1984-present
  • Net Worth & Salary: US $12 Million
  • Marriage(s):
  • Death-O-Meter: Alive

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