Alexander Skarsgard – Net Worth, Age, Wikipedia, Family, Biography

Alexander Skarsgard Wiki Biography

Alexander Skarsgard was born on the 25th August 1976, in Stockholm, Sweden, and is an actor probably best known for his role as Eric Northman in the HBO hit series “True Blood” (2008-2014). Skarsgard also appeared in the mini-series “Generation Kill” (2008), and in movies such as “Battleship” (2012), and “The Legend of Tarzan” (2016). His career started in 1984.

Have you ever wondered how rich Alexander Skarsgard is, as of late 2016? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Skarsgard’s net worth is as high as $12 million, an amount earned through his successful acting career. In addition to being a popular actor in Hollywood, Skarsgard has also played in Swedish cinemas, which has contributed to his wealth.

Alexander Skarsgard Net Worth $12 Million

Alexander Skarsgard was a son of My Agnes, a physician, and Stellan Skarsgard, the famous Swedish actor. He has five younger siblings and two half-brothers of whom Gustaf, Bill, Sam, and Valter are also actors. Alexander made his debut in a movie when his father’s friend offered him a role in “Åke och hans värld” in 1984. Skarsgard later appeared in “Idag röd” (1987) and “The Dog That Smiled” (1989), before deciding to join the Swedish military at the age of 19.

After finishing his 18 months service, Alexander went to England to study at the Leeds Beckett University, and stayed there for six months before moving to New York City to enrol in a theatre course at Marymount Manhattan College in 1997. He returned to Sweden and secured roles in the TV series “Vita lögner” (1999) and the movie “Happy End” (1999). In the early 2000’s, Skarsgard played in Swedish films such as “The Diver” (2000), “White Water Fury” (2000), and “Wings of Glass” (2000), as well as the Finnish film “Kites Over Helsinki” (2001). His first Hollywood project came in 2001 when he appeared in “Zoolander” starring Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson. He continued with “The Dog Trick” (2002), “Om Sara” (2005), “Kill Your Darlings” (2006) with Lolita Davidovich, “Cuppen” (2006), and “Exit” (2006) with Mads Mikkelsen, contributing steadily to his net worth.

Skarsgard biggest role at the time was a leading role as Sgt. Brad ‘Iceman’ Colbert in the Emmy-winning mini-series called “Generation Kill” in 2008. From that point, Alexander’s career would take a huge lift as his popularity rose. Also in 2008, he started playing the powerful vampire named Eric Northman in the HBO series “True Blood”, appearing in 76 episodes and the last two seasons, during which Skarsgard’s salary was $275,000 per episode.

Early in this decade, Skarsgard had parts in Géla Babluani’s “13” (2010), Lars von Trier’s “Melancholia” (2011) starring Kirsten Dunst, Charlotte Gainsbourg, and Kiefer Sutherland, and “Straw Dogs” (2011) with James Marsden. He later played in “Battleship” (2012), “What Maisie Knew” (2012) with Julianne Moore, “Disconnect” (2012) starring Jason Bateman, and “The East” (2013). Most recently, Skarsgard had parts in “The Giver” (2014) with Brenton Thwaites, Jeff Bridges, and Meryl Streep, “The Diary of a Teenage Girl” (2015), “Hidden” (2015), “Zoolander 2” (2016), and “The Legend of Tarzan” (2016). He is currently filming “The Aftermath” with Keira Knightley, “Mute” with Justin Theroux, and Paul Rudd, and TV series “Big Little Lies” that will come out in 2017.

Regarding his personal life, Alexander Skarsgard has apparently been dating British fashion journalist and model Alexa Chung since 2015. He is a big fan of Swedish football club Hammarby IF and helped to raise money for financially struggling club. Skarsgard currently lives in Los Angeles.

Full Name Alexander Skarsgård
Net Worth $12 Million
Date Of Birth August 25, 1976
Place Of Birth Stockholm, Stockholms län, Sweden
Height 6′ 4½” (1.94 m)
Profession Actor, Director, Writer
Education Leeds Beckett University, Marymount Manhattan College
Nationality Swedish
Parents My Skarsgård, Stellan Skarsgård
Siblings Bill Skarsgård, Gustaf Skarsgård, Valter Skarsgård, Eija Skarsgård, Sam Skarsgård, Kolbjörn Skarsgård, Ossian Skarsgård
Awards Hamptons International Film Festival Special Recognition for Breakthrough Performer, Satellite Award for Best Television Ensemble, Hamptons International Film Festival Special Recognition for Breakthrough Performer, Satellite Award for Best Television Ensemble
Nominations Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series, Teen Choice Award for Choice Vampire, Robert Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series, Teen Choice Award for Choice Vampire…
Movies The Legend of Tarzan, Melancholia, The Diary of a Teenage Girl, Battleship, Straw Dogs, Zoolander, What Maisie Knew, The Giver, The East, Åke and His World, Metropia, Hidden, The Dog Trick, Zoolander 2, Beyond the Pole, Wings of Glass, White Water Fury, The Last Drop, Kill Your Darlings, Never Be M…
TV Shows True Blood, Generation Kill, Leende guldbruna ögon, Revelations, Vita lögner, A Drop of True Blood, True Blood, Generation Kill, Leende guldbruna ögon, Revelations, Vita lögner, Big Little Lies, A Drop of True Blood
1 Towering height and lean yet impressively athletic physique
2 Cleft chin and razor-sharp cheekbones
3 Frequently plays very calm restrained individuals, often with positions of authority (Ex. Meekus from Zoolander)
4 Blonde hair and magnetic blue green eyes
5 “Skarsbrow”, i.e. he habitually lifts his left eyebrow quizzically
6 Distinctive mellow voice
Title Salary
True Blood (2008) $275,000 per episode (2013-2014)
1 [on being unsure about the skimpy costumes for Tarzan] I don’t want to disappoint the audience. It was important to me that before he met other people, the character never used to wear clothes. It would look absurd if a man raised by apes would suddenly start blushing and covering up. Tarzan would go naked and so I had to as well. The jungle’s very humid. I’m quite pleased I didn’t have to wear any clothes.
2 [on playing Tarzan as a superhero] I see Tarzan as the original superhero. But he doesn’t need a cape, or gadgets, or a mutation to be badass. His superpower lies in his fists. It’s about what’s a human being capable of physically. It’s someone who learns to work with the jungle and not against it.
3 I grew up in a very secular society. I have atheist parents. My morality never came from religion or from scripture, but that doesn’t mean I can’t have the same values or ethics.
4 I was nervous when I first started True Blood (2008). If you do a play or a movie, you know the complete arc of the character. You can see the end. But with a show like True Blood, you don’t know what’s going to happen.
5 (2011) The nice thing is that as long as I’m doing this TV show, I’ve got fuck-you money. So I can say no to things. I never want to be in a position where I can’t defend why I said yes.
6 (2011, on L.A.) You walk into the coffee shop, and the girl asks how your day is. When I first moved here, I loved that. I know it’s shallow and superficial and she doesn’t give a fuck about my day, but I still like it. It’s difficult to get to know a Swede. But once you do, you’re in.
7 I spent two months in Fredericksburg, Texas, when I was 8, while my father shot a movie, and I loved it. I just embraced the whole cowboy culture. I got myself a pair of awesome boots and a cowboy hat. Then I got back to Sweden in September to go back to school, and I was so proud of my cowboy boots. I told my mom and my dad, “I’m going to wear these bad boys to school today, and all the kids are going to love me. I’m going to be the coolest kid in school.” Then I showed up and everyone was like, “Dude, why are you wearing ladies’ boots?” They didn’t really work in Sweden. I wore them that one day, and then I ran home and cried and never wore those boots again.
8 (2011, on his father) We’re more like brothers than father and son. We hang out. I’ll take him out with my buddies in LA or in Stockholm, and it’s never awkward or anything. He’s 60, but he likes to party.
9 (2010, on his family life growing up) The doors were always open. On any given night, there would be 10 to 15 people around the dinner table. It was very loud, very crazy, there was a lot of food, a lot of alcohol, but it was also very loving. I was very much part of the chaos but I also had my room, and in there, when I was four or five, I would organize my cars and my action figures. I needed some kind of structure, I think, because it was so chaotic in the rest of the apartment.
10 (2010, on his career) I’m always looking for something that’s real and that’s got meat on it. I think it’s artistic suicide if you’re too vain, or if you’re afraid to play ugly. I would never fall for that.
11 (2010, on moving to L.A. in 2004) The industry is very small in Sweden,’ he says. ‘There are a lot of great young filmmakers coming up now but 10 years ago it was very different. I was fortunate enough to be working, but when I was 28 or 29 and the offers were still “college guy, misunderstood, wants the girl”, I just needed something different.
12 When I step into a project, I need to feel that there’s a challenge, something new, something fresh about it. That being said, I’m kind of attracted to characters with a darkness or a sadness that they carry with them.
13 I was fascinated by the male lion, the way he moved, the confidence. When he just sat down and looked straight at the cameraman, he did absolutely nothing, but for a second you didn’t know whether he was going to yawn and fall asleep or pounce. I thought it would be interesting to try to find that. You don’t show your teeth, you don’t say anything, you don’t show it. It’s the not knowing that’s interesting. Anything could happen. -on studying film of wild lions that helped inspire his performance as Eric Northman.
14 I wasn’t like a Hollywood child actor – “I’m five! I can sing, I can dance, I can act! I wanna be a star!” – the movie I did [at 13] was because the director was a friend of my dad’s. I told my parents, I don’t want to do this any more. My dad said, “You have to love it, if you don’t feel that way, do the other thing, whatever it is.” I’m very grateful that he did that. I would have listened to him if he’d said, “Keep going”. I would have tried, and I would have done it for a few more years probably, but I’m absolutely sure I wouldn’t be acting today. I would have crashed and burned after a while.
15 I don’t want people to know too much about me. It’s easier for people to suspend belief that way. There’s a risk when people see you in a part and they’re watching Alexander Skarsgard. Also, I learned from my father to keep your integrity and protect your family…there are certain things that you can talk about and certain things you shouldn’t talk about.
16 I enjoy everything. Every single part of it is great — just going to work, every day, and working on this show. It’s HBO and it’s Alan Ball. Just look at the cast, and the writing is phenomenal. I couldn’t ask for a better job. I’m so happy to have the job. And, it was challenging, definitely in the beginning, when I was trying to find the character. I was reading the books and trying to figure out who this guy was, and also trying to find that balance of making him likable, but menacing. I wanted people to be intimidated by him, but intrigued, at the same time — on what is the most enjoyable and the most challenging aspects of working on True Blood (2008).
17 Yeah. First of all, sex and violence are always something that attracts an audience, and vampire stories usually have a lot of both. And, vampires symbolize consistency and something that’s permanent, in a world where everything is constantly changing — humans, animals, nature and even mountains will change over time. To have something that will just stand the test of time is attractive. Eric has been around for a thousand years, and he hasn’t changed one bit. That intrigues people. What makes good drama is that people are intrigued by that and drawn towards it, but at the same time, that comfort they feel in something that is consistent, is also lethal and can kill them in a second. That creates a good platform for drama. — on why people are attracted to vampires and the whole sub-genre in general.
1 In the movie “Hitch” (2005,) Alex’s face is on the top of the front page of the tabloid that is held up by Sarah’s coworker in front of the newsstand.
2 He is the first “Tarzan” actor to not wear a loincloth.
3 Is in a relationship with talk show host Alexa Chung.
4 Ranked #30 on Empire Online list of the 100 Sexiest Movie Stars in 2013.
5 Stepson of Megan Everett-Skarsgard.
6 He speaks French, Swedish, and English.
7 A fan of Robert Duvall.
8 The eldest of six children.
9 Did his conscript military service at the Berga Naval Academies as a sergeant (Patrol Leader) with the SakJakt-unit of the Swedish Navy.
10 When he came back to Sweden after studying acting for two years in New York, it didn’t take him long to land his first part as a grownup (in Christina Olofsson’s Happy End (1999)).
11 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 too strong and he enrolled at Marymount Theatre School in New York City.
12 Favorite actor is Gary Oldman.
13 His favorite movie is Duck Soup (1933).
14 His favorite actress is Isabelle Huppert in the movie The Piano Teacher (2001).
15 Older brother of Gustaf Skarsgård, Sam Skarsgård, Bill Skarsgård, Eija Skarsgård, and ‘Valter Skarsgård’ , and two half-brothers, Ossian and Kolbjörn.
16 Son of actor Stellan Skarsgård and My Skarsgård.
17 Supports the Stockholm based football club Hammarby IF
18 He lives in an apartment in Stockholm, Sweden, near his parents.
19 His mother is a doctor.
20 Five times voted the sexiest man in Sweden.
21 Voted the sexiest man in Sweden in 1999.


Title Year Status Character
Fever Heart 2018 pre-production
Big Little Lies 2017 TV Series post-production Perry Wright
Mute 2017 filming Leo Beiler
The Aftermath 2017 pre-production Stefan Lubert
The Kill Team pre-production
The Legend of Tarzan 2016 John Clayton Tarzan
War on Everyone 2016 Terry Monroe
Zoolander 2 2016 Adam
Hidden 2015/I Ray
The Diary of a Teenage Girl 2015 Monroe
True Blood 2008-2014 TV Series Eric Northman
The Giver 2014 Father
Eastbound & Down 2013 TV Series Adult Toby Powers
The East 2013 Benji
Disconnect 2012/I Derek Hull
What Maisie Knew 2012 Lincoln
Battleship 2012 Commander Stone Hopper
Straw Dogs 2011 Charlie
Melancholia 2011 Michael
Puss 2010 Alex
Muumi ja punainen pyrstötähti 2010 Moomintroll (English version, voice)
True Blood: Webisodes 2010 TV Series short Eric Northman
13 2010/I Jack
Beyond the Pole 2009 Terje
Metropia 2009 Stefan (voice)
Lady Gaga: Paparazzi 2009 Video short The Boyfriend
Generation Kill 2008 TV Mini-Series Sgt. Brad ‘Iceman’ Colbert
Järnets änglar 2007 Stefan
Leende guldbruna ögon 2007 TV Mini-Series Boogey Knights Sångare
Exit 2006/I Fabian von Klerking
Cuppen 2006 TV Movie Micke
The Last Drop 2006 Lt Jürgen Voller
Kill Your Darlings 2006 Geert
Never Be Mine 2006 Short Christopher
Om Sara 2005 Kalle Öberg
Revelations 2005 TV Mini-Series Gunnar Eklind (uncredited)
Som man bäddar… 2005 Nisse
Hjärtslag 2004 Short Piloten
Hundtricket – The Movie 2002 Micke
D-dag – Den færdige film 2001 TV Movie Lise’s papsøn
Zoolander 2001 Meekus
Drakarna över Helsingfors 2001 Robin Åström
Hundtricket 2000 Short Micke
Vingar av glas 2000 Johan
Järngänget 2000 Anders
Judith 2000 TV Mini-Series Ante Lindström
Dykaren 2000 Ingmar
D-dag 2000 TV Movie Lise’s papsøn
D-dag – Lise 2000 TV Movie Lise’s papsøn
Happy End 1999/I Bamse Viktorsson
Vita lögner 1999 TV Series Marcus Englund
Hunden som log 1989 Jojjo
Idag röd 1987 TV Movie Pojken
Åke och hans värld 1984 Kalle Nubb


Title Year Status Character
It’s Supposed to be Easy 2017 Short co-producer completed


Title Year Status Character
Att döda ett barn 2003 Short


Title Year Status Character
Att döda ett barn 2003 Short writer


Title Year Status Character
The Embryo Who Came in from the Cold 2016 thanks post-production


Title Year Status Character
The Jonathan Ross Show 2016 TV Series Himself
The Noite com Danilo Gentili 2016 TV Series Himself
Chelsea 2016 TV Series Himself
Made in Hollywood 2013-2016 TV Series Himself
Extra 2016 TV Series Himself
Conan 2013-2016 TV Series Himself – Guest
Entertainment Tonight 2016 TV Series Himself
The Talk 2016 TV Series Himself – Guest
WGN Morning News 2016 TV Series Himself
Live with Kelly and Michael 2011-2016 TV Series Himself – Guest / Himself
Late Night with Seth Meyers 2016 TV Series Himself
Good Morning America 2016 TV Series Himself – Guest
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert 2016 TV Series Himself
2016 MTV Movie Awards 2016 TV Special Himself – Presenter: Movie of the Year
Días de cine 2016 TV Series Himself
Questions and Answers: Diary of a Teenage Girl 2016 Video documentary short Himself
Diary of a Teenage Girl: Marielle’s Journey – Bringing the Diary to Life 2016 Video documentary short Himself
The IMDb Studio 2015 TV Series short Himself
The European Film Awards 2015 TV Movie Himself – Presenter: European Achievement in World Cinema
Up Close with Carrie Keagan 2013 TV Series Himself
Reel Junkie 2013 TV Series Himself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2011-2013 TV Series Himself – Guest
Good Day L.A. 2013 TV Series Himself
All Hands on Deck: The Cast of ‘Battleship’ 2012 Video short Himself
Battleship: Battle Stations 2012 Video short Himself
Battleship: Commander Pete 2012 Video short Himself
Battleship: Engage in Battle 2012 Video short Himself
Battleship: Navy Games 2012 Video short Himself
Battleship: Preparing for Battle 2012 Video short Himself
Battleship: The Real Navy 2012 Video short Himself
HBO First Look 2012 TV Series documentary Himself
TV Festival Du Cannes 2011 2011 TV Movie Himself
Scream Awards 2010 2010 TV Special Himself
The 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards 2010 TV Special Himself – Co-Presenter: Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special and Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
Gomorron 2000-2010 TV Series Himself / Himself – Från filmen Puss
16th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2010 TV Special Himself
The 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2010 TV Special Himself – Audience Member
Scream Awards 2009 2009 TV Special Himself
Making ‘Generation Kill’ 2008 TV Short documentary Himself
True Blood-Lines: A New Type 2008 TV Movie documentary Himself
DP/30: Conversations About Movies 2007 TV Series Himself
The Making of ‘Kill Your Darlings’ 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself

Archive Footage

Title Year Status Character
Gomorron 2016 TV Series Himself
Entertainment Tonight 2016 TV Series Himself
Tellement Gay! Homosexualité et pop culture 2015 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Live with Kelly and Michael 2013 TV Series Himself
Made in Hollywood 2012 TV Series Himself

Won Awards

Year Award Ceremony Nomination Movie
2011 Breakthrough Performer Hamptons International Film Festival Melancholia (2011)
2011 Scream Award Scream Awards Best Horror Actor True Blood (2008)
2010 Scream Award Scream Awards Best Horror Actor True Blood (2008)
2009 Special Achievement Award Satellite Awards Best Ensemble, Television True Blood (2008)
2009 Scream Award Scream Awards Best Villain True Blood (2008)
2003 Grand Prix Odense International Film Festival Att döda ett barn (2003)
2003 Press Award Odense International Film Festival Att döda ett barn (2003)

Nominated Awards

Year Award Ceremony Nomination Movie
2012 Chainsaw Award Fangoria Chainsaw Awards Best Supporting Actor Straw Dogs (2011)
2012 Robert Robert Festival Best Supporting Actor (Årets mandlige birolle) Melancholia (2011)
2011 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Choice Vampire True Blood (2008)
2010 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Supporting Actor on Television True Blood (2008)
2010 Dorian Award Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (GALECA) Breakout Award True Blood (2008)
2010 The More, Please! Breakout Award Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (GALECA)
2010 Nexty NewNowNext Awards Brink of Fame: Actor True Blood (2008)
2010 Scream Award Scream Awards Best Television Performance True Blood (2008)
2010 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series True Blood (2008)
2003 Guldbagge Guldbagge Awards Best Supporting Actor (Bästa manliga biroll) Hundtricket – The Movie (2002)