His birth name is Alexander Johan Hjalmar Skarsgard. He was born on August 25.1976 in Stockholm Sweden. He is the son of actor Stellan Skarsgard and My Skarsgard. Made his debut in Allan Edwalls award winning drama “Ake och hans varld” in 1983. (photos of Alexander from the movie are shown above on this page to the left). 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. Alexander was not comfortable with being a celebrity at such a young age so he quit acting.
During the eight years he did not act, he studied Political Science and completed his Military service in the Marines in Sweden. However and luckily for us, the pull and desire he felt for acting returned! He enrolled at Marymount Theatre School in New York City in 1997.
A complete listing of the movies and roles Alexander has held is on the page titled “Filmography”. His current role is on the TV show on HBO -True Blood. On True Blood, Alexander portrays the 1000 year old Viking Vampire, Eric Northman. For information on his current role on True Blood please see the page titled “Current Role”.