Birth Name: Alexander Johan Hjalmar Skarsgård
Birth date: August 25, 1976. (Stockholm, Sweden)
Height: 6? 4? – 6? 5? / 1.94cm
Family: Has 4 brothers and 1 sister… plus Papa Stellan has one more on the way. He has around 400 cousins.
Alexander Skarsgård is a Swedish actor who is best known for his roles in the television shows Generation Kill and True Blood. He served in the military at the Berga Naval Academies as a sergeant with the SakJakt-unit of the Swedish Navy.
Not comfortable with being a celebrity at such an early age, Alexander decided to quit acting. During almost eight years he turned down every offer he got. Instead he studied Political Science, did his Military service in the Marines and intended to study at an school of architecture in Stockholm. But in 1997 his longing for acting grew to strong and he enrolled at Marymount Theatre School in New York City.
The interest for Alexander Skarsgard outside of Scandinavia has grown rapidly over the last few years, and he has recently signed with the agency Endeavor in Los Angeles and New York and with Markham & Froggatt, Britains most acclaimed agency, to represent him in Europe. He can already be seen in big international movies such as Zoolander, The Last Drop, and Revelations.
He made his debut in Allan Edwalls award winning drama Ake och hans varld in 1983. Worked frequently as a child actor during the 80s and became a huge teenage star when he played Jojo in Rumle Hammerichs Hunden som log in 1989.
When he came back to Sweden after two years in New York it didnt take him long to land his first part as a grown up in Christina Olofssons Happy End 1999. Since then he has done over fifteen movies in Scandinavia and is today one of Swedens most beloved stage and screen actors.