Alexander Skarsgård

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Alexander Johan Hjalmar Skarsgård

Birthplace: Vällingby, Stockholm, Sweden
Immediate Family:

Son of Stellan Skarsgård and Private
Partner of Alexa Chung
Brother of Gustaf Skarsgård; Private; Bill Skarsgård; Private and Valter Skarsgård
Half brother of Private and Private

Occupation: Actor
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About Alexander Skarsgård

Alexander Skarsgård is a Swedish actor and director. He is best known for his roles as Eric Northman on HBO's hit TV show, True Blood, and Brad Colbert in Generation Kill.

Skarsgård was born in Stockholm, Sweden. He is the son of the famous Swedish actor Stellan Skarsgård and the brother of actor Gustaf Skarsgård (born 1980).

Skarsgård has acted in several Swedish TV series and movies and served in the Swedish Marines. In 2003 he was nominated for a Guldbagge for male supporting role in the movie Hundtricket - The Movie (English title: The Dog Trick). He revealed to the New York Daily News he used to be an anti-terrorist marine in Sweden.

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". As of 2010, he has three upcoming films in post-production, Metropia, Beyond the Pole, and Straw Dogs, co-starring Kate Bosworth and James Marsden. Straw Dogs is a remake of the 1971 movie of the same name. Filming began in August 2009 and has since wrapped. The film is set to be released in February 2011.

He will next co-star with his father in Lars von Trier's 2011 sci-fi film Melancholia.



Alexander Johan Hjalmar Skarsgård (Swedish pronunciation: [ˈskɑːʂɡoːɖ]; born August 25, 1976) is a Swedish actor. He is best known for his roles as vampire Eric Northman on the HBO series True Blood, Meekus in Zoolander and Brad Colbert in the HBO miniseries Generation Kill. He is the son of Swedish actor Stellan Skarsgård.

In 2016, Skarsgård appeared in War on Everyone and as Tarzan in the The Legend of Tarzan.


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August 25, 1976
Stockholm, Sweden