Facts of Alexander Skarsgard

  • Birth Date : August 25, 1976
  • Birth Place : Stockholm, Sweden
  • Country : Sweden
  • Gender : Male
  • Marital Status : Single
  • Horoscope : Virgo
  • Net Worth : $12 million
  • Height : 6.4 ft
  • Weight : 89 kg
  • Eye Color : Dark Brown Eyes


Alexander Skarsgard is a popular Swedish actor. He is known for playing vampire Eric Northman on the HBO series True Blood, Meekus in Zoolander, and Brad Colbert in the HBO miniseries Generation Kill.

Alexander Skarsgard was born to Stellan Skarsgård and My Agnes on August 25, 1976, in Stockholm, Sweden. His nationality is Swedish but his ethnicity is unknown. He grew up along with his siblings: Gustaf Skarsgård (Younger Brother) (Actor), Sam (Younger Brother), Bill (Younger Brother) (Actor), Eija (Younger Sister), Valter (Younger Brother) (Actor), Ossian (Half-Brother), Kolbjörn (Half-Brother).

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Alexander moved to England to study English at Leeds Metropolitan University. But, he said he didn’t study much. Instead, he “had a blast” there.

In 1997, he moved to New York, USA to study theaters at Marymount Manhattan College. He studied there for 6 months and left for Sweden. After so much time in July 2011, Skarsgard received an honorary degree from Leeds Metropolitan University.

Journey Of life

Alex started acting at 7. Soon, he rose to fame. But, anyhow he could not tolerate the recognition, he received, and so wanted to quit acting in 1989. He left it for a total of 7 years.

Alex served in the Swedish military for 18 months in a unit which deals with anti-sabotage and anti-terrorism. He left the military job in 1996. Alexander Skarsgard’s debut music video appearance was in Lady Gaga‘s “Paparazzi” in 2009.

Furthermore, he appeared in a 1984 Swedish drama film directed by Allan Edwall, titled Åke and His World (Swedish: Åke och Hans värld) for his role as Kalle Nubb. He was 7 years old at that time. In 1989 (when he was 13), he got nationwide popularity. But, he could not tolerate that and quit acting for a continuous 7 years.

Similarly, he became the sexiest man in Sweden in 1999. Also, he has given his voice for his role as Stefan in the 2009 animated movie, Metropia. He has co-directed the 2003 movie To Kill a Child with Björne Larson.

Likewise, he has received many awards for his regular appearance on the TV series, True Blood. The role of superhero Thor in the Marvel Studio films was first offered to Alexander. He even did his final audition in the full costume. Liam Hemsworth was in the race too.

Awards and Achievements

Alex received a nomination for the “Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Screen Ensemble” for his work in the 2012 movie Battleship as “Commander Stone Hopper”.

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How Rich Is Alexander Skarsgard?

He has accumulated a net worth of‎ $12 million. But there is no information regarding his salary.

Net worth Salary
$12 million. Under Review

Personal Life

Alexander has a long list of dating history. Amanda Seyfried (2008) – American actress, Amanda had dated briefly with this tall actor in 2008. She revealed her relationship with True Blood hottie to Elle magazine.

Izabella Miko (2009) – Polish actress, Izabella had a fling with Alex in 2009. Evan Rachel Wood (2009) – American actress, Evan Rachel Wood was rumored to be dating Alex after meeting him on the sets of the supernatural drama, True Blood in 2009.

Kate Bosworth (2009-2011) – This American actress commenced dating Alex in Fall 2009 and confirmed her relationship in 2010. They first met in October 2009 on the sets of the 2011 movie Straw Dogs. They call it quits in and around July 2011.

Alicia Vikander (2012) – From January to March 2012 Lucy Griffiths (2012) – Alexander was rumored to be dating actress Lucy Griffiths in 2012. They were even spotted together at the Los Angeles International Airport on July 8, 2012.

Elizabeth Olsen (2012) – Elizabeth had a fling with the actor in 2012. They were seen getting comfortable during Vanity Fair’s 2012 Oscar Party on February 26. According to an eyewitness, “They were talking in a corner, for a long time”. She also talked about the same on ET Canada (via People).

Ellen Page (2012-2013) – From June 2012 to April 2013, the Canadian actress, Ellen Page dated Swedish actor, Alex.

Katie Holmes (2014) – In 2014, he had a fling with American actress, Katie Holmes.

Alexa Chung (2015-2017) – In May 2015, Alexander started dating British talk show host, Alexa Chung. In July 2017, they separated due to busy schedules.

Alexander Skarsgard: Rumors and Gossip

He was involved in rumors for his relationships with Anne Vyalitsyna (2012), Charlize Theron (2012), and Taylor Swift (2013).

Likewise, He was rumored to be in a relationship with Toni Garrn (2017).

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Alexander Skarsgard: Body Status

Alexander has a height of 6 feet 4 inches and weighs 89kg. Also, he has brown hair and blue eyes.

Personal FitnessTrainer

Alexander takes high calorie, high protein diet, and goes to the gym if there is a long break between the shoots. He mainly lifts weights there. Whereas, his co-star, Joe Manganiello does a heavy workout. Joe visits the gym six days a week, and workouts 2 times daily.


  • Food: Moose Stew
  • Actress: Isabelle Huppert
  • Movie: Duck Soup (1933)
  • Actor: Gary Oldman

Social media followers

Alexander is active on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. He has 237.7k followers on Facebook, around 78k followers on Instagram, and 2.33k followers on Twitter.


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