Alexander Skarsgard


TV Show: TRUE BLOOD which airs Sundays at 9pm on HBO.

His Character: Eric Northman, a 1000 year old Viking vampire, and owner of “Fangtasia.”

Why we like him: Alexander SkarsgÃ¥rd was able to make us intrigued and sort of infatuated with Eric in True Blood by only appearing in a few episodes. He gives the character of Eric a quiet confidence that only a few actors are able to pull off. In addition, his work on Generation Kill was incredible. Now if that’s not reason enough to like him, I don’t know what is.


Alexander studied Political Science and did his Military service in the Marines and intended to study at an school of architecture in Stockholm. In 1997 Alexander enrolled at Marymount Theatre School in New York City to pursue his passion in acting.

Alexander has signed with the agency Endeavor in Los Angeles and New York and with Markham & Froggatt, Britains most acclaimed agency, to represent him in Europe. This union has proved quite fruitful as he has some big international movies like Zoolander.

Alexanders family are parents, his father Stellan Skarsgard who is also an actor(Pirates of the Caribbean, Mamma Mia), and mother is My Skarsgard.


Recent Filmography:

Metropia (2009) (in production) …. Stefan

Beyond the Pole (2009) (post-production) …. Terje

“True Blood” …. Eric Northman (9 episodes, 2008)

“Generation Kill” …. Sgt. Brad ‘Iceman’ Colbert (7 episodes, 2008)

Järnets änglar (2007) …. Stefan

“Leende guldbruna ögon” (2007) TV mini-series …. Boogey Knights sÃ¥ngare

Exit (2006) …. Fabian von Klerking

Cuppen (2006) (TV) …. Micke

Kill Your Darlings (2006) …. Geert

Never Be Mine (2006) …. Christopher

Om Sara (2005) …. Kalle Öberg

The Last Drop (2005) …. Lt Jergen Voller

“Revelations” (2005) TV mini-series …. Gunnar Eklind (unknown episodes)

Som man bäddar… (2005) …. Nisse

Hjärtslag (2004) …. Piloten

Hundtricket – The movie (2002) …. Micke

D-dag – Den færdige film (2001) (TV) …. Lise’s papsøn

Zoolander (2001) …. Meekus


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Alexander Skarsgard

Alexander Skarsgard

Alexander Skarsgard