Alexander Skarsgard

Biography

Alexander Skarsgard (born 25.08.1976)
Alexander Skarsgard is a Swedish actor best known for his role in the vampire series 'True Blood'.

Alexander Skarsgard: Childhood
Alexander Skarsgard was born in Stockholm, Sweden. His parents are actor Stellan Skarsgard and physician My.
He landed his first acting role at aged 7 in 'Åke och hans värld' ('Åke and His World') and became well-known by the age of 13 at which point he quit the film business for 7 years.
At 19, he served in the army for 18 months before attending Leeds Metropolitan University in England for less than a year studying English.
In 1997, he began a theatre course at Marymount Manhattan College in New York but soon returned to Sweden.

Alexander Skarsgard: Acting career
Alexander Skarsgard won the role of Meekus in 'Zoolander' starring Ben Stiller in 2001.
He landed a Guldbagge nomination in 2003 for his appearance in 'Hundtricket-the Movie' ('The Dog Trick').
After moving to LA in 2004, he won a breakthrough role in the war series 'Generation Kill' opposite James Ransone and Lee Tergesen for which he had to learn an American accent.
He appeared in 'True Blood' opposite Anna Paquin in 2008 after sending in an audition tape to the producers.
In 2009, he made an appearance in Lady Gaga's 'Paparazzi' music video. In the same year, he also gave his voice to Stefan in the animated movie 'Metropia'.
In 2010, he appeared in the British comedy 'Beyond the Pole' starring Rhys Thomas and Stephen Mangan.
In 2011, he appeared in Lars von Trier's 'Melancholia' alongside Kirsten Dunst and the 'Straw Dogs' remake with Kate Bosworth and James Marsden.
In 2012, he was in sci-fi flick 'Battleship' with Taylor Kitsch and Rihanna.
Alexander Skarsgard: Other career ventures
Alexander Skarsgard modelled suits for Hickey Freeman in 2010 in an ad campaign that reached The Wall Street Journal Magazine, GQ and Details.

Alexander Skarsgard: Personal life
Alexander Skarsgard supports Swedish football team Hammarby IF.
He received an honorary degree in 2011 from Leeds Metropolitan University.
In 2011, he split with Kate Bosworth who he had been in a relationship with for 2 years.
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28th March 2014 -

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Alexander Skarsgård Gets Naked To Celebrate Reaching South Pole In Antarctica

9th January 2014 -

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Swedish actor Alexander Skarsgård wasn't fazed by the cold breeze as he bared all when reaching the South Pole in Antarctica.This isn't the first time the 'True Blood' actor has stripped down as he...

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15th October 2013 -

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28th September 2013 -

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Prince Harry Prepares For Antarctic Challenge By Spending Night In Freezer

18th September 2013 -

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HBO Will Finally Stake True Blood In 2014

4th September 2013 -

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22nd August 2013 -

 Movie Review

Even though this drama is based on a 115-year-old novel, it feels powerfully timely today in the way it recounts events surrounding a particularly grim divorce. As we see the story through the eyes of...

'True Blood' Finale: Alexander Skarsgard Naked, But Did He Die?

19th August 2013 -

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True Blood Episode 6 Recap: There'll Be More 'Dead Meat' Next Week

5th August 2013 -

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True Blood season 6, episode 6 entitled 'Dead Meat' aired last night (Sunday 4th August). There was more trouble for the imprisoned vampires and, as usual, Sookie was being hankered after by a handsome and...

The East

28th June 2013 -

 Movie Review

Despite a bunch of cold characters and a deeply contrived plot, this film is so infused with hot topicality that we are held in its grip all the way through. The issue is corporate irresponsibility...

Alexander Skarsgard And Onata Aprile Talk Bonding And Parenting In An Interview On Their New Film 'What Maisie Knew'

6th May 2013 -

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'True Blood' star Alexander Skarsgard and young Onata Aprile talk about their new film 'What Maisie Knew' at a New York press junkett. They discuss their bonding activities, fatherhood and the general message of the...

Disconnect

8th March 2013 -

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With the 21st century world revolving around the it, people are becoming gradually more and more dependent on the internet, and it isn't without consequences. Derek and Cindy's marriage is on the rocks as he...

What Maisie Knew

7th March 2013 -

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17th January 2013 -

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Star of Juno and Hard Candy, Ellen Page has been being harassed by a crazed stalker, but has won out after a judge finally ordered the man stay away from Page and not contact her...

Battleship

16th January 2012 -

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The ocean is vast. Many parts of it are unexplored by man; those parts make perfect hiding places for an armada of unknown origins.When this armada makes itself known, the Hopper brothers are dispatched between...

13

22nd September 2011 -

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Vince Ferro is badly in need of money to support his family. His only source of income comes from working low paying construction jobs. One day, Vince overhears a conversation about a recently deceased man,...

Melancholia

31st August 2011 -

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In a grand castle located in the beautiful countryside, Justine and Michael have married. They enter their reception to cheers and applause and everyone agrees that Justine has never looked happier or more beautiful. The...

True Blood star Alexander Skarsgard filming on the set of "What Maisie Knew" in Manhattan

23rd August 2011 -

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Swedish actor Alexander Skarsgard best known for his role as a vampire in the successful 'True Blood' TV show films on the set of his new movie "What Maisie Knew"."What Maisie Knew", tells the story...

Alexander Skarsgard Turns Father Figure For 'What Maisie Knew'

15th August 2011 -

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Alexander Skarsgard, the Swedish actor best known for playing Eric Northman in 'True Blood, spotted on the set of his upcoming movie 'What Maisie Knew'. Wearing a navy shirt with grey trousers, Skarsgard filmed a...

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