Alexander Skarsgård

Actor + Director
Born Aug 25, 1976

Alexander Johan Hjalmar Skarsgård 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.

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Alexander Skarsgård.


1976 Birth Born on August 25, 1976.


1996 19 Years Old After completing his service in 1996 he left Sweden and attended Leeds Beckett University in England for six months. … Read More


1997 20 Years Old After seven years away from acting, he started to consider it again. In 1997, he enrolled in a theater course at Marymount Manhattan College and moved to New York City. … Read More
2001 24 Years Old Upon his return to Sweden, Skarsgård began picking up acting jobs, working in film, television and theatrical productions. While on vacation in the United States, he auditioned for and landed the role of Meekus in the 2001 film Zoolander.
2003 26 Years Old In 2003, his work in Hundtricket-the Movie (The Dog Trick) earned him an Guldbagge Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor. … Read More
2004 27 Years Old He moved to Los Angeles in 2004 but continued to work in Sweden. … Read More


2009 32 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2009, Skarsgård appeared in the music video for pop singer Lady Gaga's "Paparazzi".
In 2010, Skarsgård portrayed Terje, a gay Norwegian trekking to the North Pole, in the British mockumentary Beyond the Pole.
2011 34 Years Old Skarsgård appeared in two 2011 films. … Read More
2012 35 Years Old In 2012, Skarsgård appeared alongside Taylor Kitsch and Rihanna in Peter Berg's Battleship, an adaptation of the Hasbro game. … Read More
2013 36 Years Old 1 More Event
Skarsgård starred alongside Brit Marling and Ellen Page in Zal Batmanglij's 2013 film, The East.
2016 39 Years Old 1 More Event
Skarsgård played Tarzan in the 2016 film The Legend of Tarzan. … Read More
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