Who is Alexander Skarsgard?

Alexander ‘Johan-Hjalmar’ Skarsgard is a fascinating actor of unique character. He is also the son of a famous Swedish actor named Stellan Skarsgard. He is best known for his performances in movies and series like True Blood (2008-2014), The Legend of Tarzan (2016), Big Little Lies (2017-2019), Zoolander (2001), Generation Kill (2008), and Straw Dogs (2011).

He also served in Sweden’s military for 18 months.

Quick Info
Full NameAlexander Johan Hjalmar Skarsgård
Date of Birth25 August 1976
Birth PlaceStockholm, Sweden
Parent(s)Stellan Skarsgard and My Skarsgard
Age44 Years
Height6 feet 4 (1.94 m)
Spouse(s)/Partner(s)Amanda Seyfried (2008)
Kate Bosworth (2009-2011)
Elizabeth Olsen (2012)
Ellen Page (2013)
Katie Holmes (2014)
Alexa Chung (2015)
Net worthUS $12 million


Alexander Skarsgard was born on the 25th of August, 1976 in Stockholm, Sweden to Stellan Skarsgard and My Skarsgard. His father is a famous and brilliant actor of Sweden and her mother worked as a physician. He is the eldest of five siblings. Their names are Gustaf, Sam, Bill, Eija, and Valter.

After his father and mother separated, his father married Megan Everett.

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Being the eldest son of Stellan Skarsgard, he started acting at the age of 7. As he started getting recognition, he quit acting because he didn’t like the attention he was getting in 1989.

There is no information as to where he did his high school from. But after he served the Swedish military when he was 19, he relocated to England and studied English at the Leeds Metropolitan University. He has been reported saying that he had lots of fun there in the university. He got his honorary degree finally in July of 2011 from the university.

After that, he went to New York and studied theatres at the Marymount Manhattan College in 1997. However, he left the college and moved back to his own country, Sweden, after studying there for just 6 months.


Alexander Skarsgard has dated a lot of women so far. He was rumored to have dated Anne Vyalitsyna in 2012 which was false. In 2008, the Swedish actor dated Amanda Seyfried. Similarly, he had no more than just a hookup with Izabella Miko, a Polish actress.

There were lots of rumors about his dating life. There were rumors like he dated Charlize Theron in 2012, Taylor Swift in 2013, Evan Rachel Wood in 2009, Lucy Griffiths in 2012, and Toni Garrn in 2017 (which was actually just a one-time blind date).

Alexander Skarsgard was in a relationship with Kate Bosworth, whom he met in Alex in Fall, from 2009 to 2011. Shortly after that, he got into a relationship with Elizabeth Olsen in 2012 but separated the same year.

He was also seen going out with the Canadian actress, Ellen Page for almost a year in 2012 and 2013. He also dated Katie Holmes and Alexa Chung in 2014 and 2015 respectively.

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Alexander Skarsgard made his first debut when he was just seven years old in the movie called Ake and His World as Kalle Nubb. He got lots of attention from the media for his work.

Some of his excellent works are Zoolander (2001) as Meekus, Battleship (2012) as Commander Stone Hopper, Zoolander 2 (2016) as Adam, War on Everyone (2016) as Terry Monroe, The Legend of Tarzan (2016) as Tarzan and a lot more.

Some of his other works are The Dog That Smiled (1989) as Jojjo, White Water Fury (2000) as Anders, The Dog Trick (2002) as Robinson-Mike, Beyond the Pole (2009) as Terje, Straw Dogs (2011) as Charlie Venner, The Hummingbird Project (2018) as Anton Zaleski and many others.

Television Shows

Alexander’s first appearance in the television show was in the show called Idag rod as Fred. 

Alexander Skarsgard most popular and successful shows are Generation Kill (2008) as Brad ‘Iceman’ Colbert, True Blood (2008-2014) as Eric Northman starring Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Nelsan Ellis, Sam Trammell, Big Little Lies (2017-2019) as Perry Wright, and Drunk History (2018) as James Dunn.


Through his hard work and talent, he has been nominated a total of 21 times for various prestigious awards and has won about 11 times. For Big Little Lies, he has won Critics’ Choice Television Awards, Screen Actors Guild Awards, Primetime Emmy Awards, and Golden Globe Awards.

Similarly, for True Blood, he’s won Scream Awards five times and for To Kill a Child, he’s won Odense International Film Festival twice.

Alexander Skarsgard

Age, Height, Nationality, and Zodiac

Alexander is of Swedish national and his ethnicity is Swedish as well.

Alexander Skarsgard is 44 Years old as of 2021. He is a man of athletic build with a height of 1.94 m or 6 feet 4 and a half inch and weight 89 kg or 196 lbs. Similarly, his waist size is 32 inches, chest size is 44 inches, and biceps is 14 inches.

Likewise, his hair color is dark brown while his eye color is blue. He wears shoes of size 13 US as he is a very huge man.

His zodiac sign is Virgo.

Social media

While Alexander claims to be on Instagram, no one has been able to find it most probably because he has kept his account private. He isn’t active on any other social media like Twitter or Facebook. At least, no social media that we know of. 

Net worth

Alexander Skarsgard is a millionaire having a net worth of approximately $12 million.