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Alicia Amanda Vikander

Birthplace: Johanneberg, Göteborg, Göteborgs och Bohus län, Västergötland, Sweden
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Daughter of Private and Private
Wife of Michael Fassbender
Half sister of Niclas Hannes Vikander; Private; Private; Private and Private

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About Alicia Vikander

Alicia Amanda Vikander (born 3 October 1988) is a Swedish actress. Vikander began her career by appearing in Swedish short films and television series, most notably in the popular TV drama Andra Avenyn. She made her feature film debut in the film Pure, for which she won the Guldbagge Award for Best Actress. Vikander gained international attention when she appeared in the 2012 adaptation of Anna Karenina, co-starred in the Academy Award-nominated Danish film A Royal Affair and in the Julian Assange biopic The Fifth Estate.

In 2015, she portrayed Vera Brittain in Testament of Youth and an AI in Ex Machina, for which she has received a Golden Globe nomination. Vikander also portrayed painter Gerda Wegener in The Danish Girl, receiving Golden Globe and SAG nominations, and the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.


Vikander trained in ballet from the age of nine with the Royal Swedish Ballet School in Gothenburg. Her dance career was sidelined by injuries in her late teens.

Vikander began her career by appearing in a number of short films and television roles in her native Sweden. She became well known in Scandinavia for her role in the popular Swedish TV drama Andra Avenyn (2008–2010).

Vikander received critical acclaim for her feature film debut, playing the leading role of Katarina in the Swedish film Pure (2010). The film centers around the troubled secretary Katarina, who desperately tries to escape her life. With this role, Vikander won the Rising Star Award in 2010 at the Stockholm Film Festival, the Shooting Star Award at the Berlin International Film Festival and the prestigious Guldbagge Award for Best Actress.

Vikander gained public recognition and critical acclaim for her starring role as Artificial intelligence Ava in Alex Garland's directorial debut Ex Machina, for which she received a nomination for the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture and the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role.


Vikander was born in Gothenburg, the daughter of Maria (Fahl) Vikander, a stage actress, and Svante Vikander, a psychiatrist. Her parents are from small villages in the north and south of Sweden, respectively.[2] They separated when Vikander was two months old, and she was mostly raised by her single mother. She has five half-siblings on her father's side. While growing up, Vikander says she got the best of both worlds, being an only child to her mother and being surrounded by a big family when she went to her father’s house every second week.

Her ancestry is Swedish and Finnish.

Om Alicia Vikander (svenska)

Alicia Amanda Vikander, född 3 oktober 1988 i Johannebergs församling i Göteborg,[1] är en svensk dansare och skådespelare.

Vikander fick sitt genombrott 2010 med filmen Till det som är vackert och tilldelades för sin rollprestation Guldbaggen för bästa kvinnliga huvudroll. 2012 blev hon uppmärksammad internationellt genom den danska filmen A Royal Affair och inledde därefter en framgångsrik karriär utomlands, bland annat med den bärande rollen i Testament of Youth (2014) och en av huvudrollerna i Ex Machina (2015). Vid Oscarsgalan 2016 vann hon en Oscar i kategorin Bästa kvinnliga biroll för rollen som Gerda Wegener i filmen The Danish Girl.

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Alicia Vikander's Timeline

October 3, 1988
Johanneberg, Göteborg, Göteborgs och Bohus län, Västergötland, Sweden