The Biography of Alexander Skarsgard: His Relationship Status & Professional Life

The Primetime Emmy Award winner, Alexander Skarsgard is widely recognized for his HBO appearances in The Legend Tarzan, Generation Kill, and Big Little Lies. The famous Swedish actor served 18 months in the SakJakt (protect and hunt) of the Swedish Military. He had taken the gap from the entertainment industry in order to serve his country.

Alexander grabbed the very instant attention of the public through his incredible performances and roles in the films as well as TV series. On the other hand, Alexander is a supporter of feminism. Many of his admirers and fans are wondering if he is a married man. Some even ask about his net worth in 2020. Let’s discuss his personal and professional life in the lower sections of his biography.

Childhood of Alexander Skarsgard

Alexander Skarsgard was born as Alexander Johan Hjalmar on 25th August 1976 in Stockholm, Sweden. He holds a Swedish nationality and belongs to the white ethnic background. Born to his actor father, it was easy for Alex to get into the entertainment industry.

Alexander Skarsgard during his childhood with his father, Stellan John Skarsgard
Alexander Skarsgard during his childhood with his father, Stellan John Skarsgard
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After Skarsgard’s father talked to one of his director friends about his son, Alex offered a role at the age of seven. He was asked to play the role of Kalle Nubb in Ake and His World in 1984. This inspired him to pursue his professional career in the acting field. Following, he received an opportunity to play the lead role in the Swedish TV production, The Dog That Smiled which attracted huge public attention.

Parents & Siblings – Father

As we mentioned earlier, Alexander Skarsgard was born with a silver spoon in his mouth as his father, Stellan John Skarsgard is also a Swedish actor. He is well-recognized for his long term service in the entertainment industry since 1968. As Stellan is still active in his career, he is famous for his incredible roles in films like Breaking the Waves (1996), The Hunt for Red October (1990), and Cinderella (2015).

Stellan has eight children from his two marriages. Alexander was born from his first married life with My Skarsgard, a physician. Alex’s parents were married in 1975 and divorced in 2007. Following the divorce, Stellan is currently married to Megan Everett, who is also the step-mom of Alex.

Alexander Skarsgard with his brothers, Gustaf and Bill
Alexander Skarsgard with his brothers, Gustaf and Bill
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Mentioning his siblings, Alexander was raised along with his five own siblings and two half-siblings. His six siblings are Gustaf (b. 1980), Sam (b. 1982), Bill (b. 1990), Eija (b. 1992), and Valter (b. 1995). As a matter of fact, Alex is the child eldest in his family. His two half-siblings are Ossian and Kolbjorn.

When Stellan realized having enough children, he went through a vasectomy.

National Service

Alexander Skarsgard was a patriotic person since his childhood. As a result, he applied to do his national service when he was 19 years old. He worked in the section of SakJakt (“protect and hunt”) of the Swedish military.

while wearing a military uniform
Alexander Skarsgard in military uniform
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From his section side, Alexander used to deal with anti-sabotage and anti-terrorism. After completing 18 months of national military service, he moved to England in order to pursue his studies.

Educational Background

After returning to England, Alexander Skarsgard attended Leeds Beckett University and studied for six months. He was at the university in order to study English. Also, he once mentioned in an interview,

It was important to avoid London because I was traveling with a friend and we wanted to get the quintessential English experience

However, he could not study much, so he left. His father also supported him and never made any pressure on his life for his career and choices. He added about his dad and the time he spent in England saying,

He just said it was up to me, and that if I wasn’t loving it to do something else. I would have listened if he’d said to stay in it, but that could have turned me off acting.

At the end of the day, Alexander chose to establish his career in the entertainment industry as an actor.

Professional Life

Alexander Skarsgard returned his home country Sweden after thinking for a long. He again made a decision of pursuing his career in the Swedish entertainment field. At the initial phase of his career, he also went to theatrical productions. He then found the role of Meekus in the 2001 film, Zoolander. Later, he made his break as Sergeant Brad “Iceman” Colbert in the HBO miniseries, Generation Kill.

Alexander Skarsgard portrayed Perry Wright in Big Little Lies
Alexander Skarsgard portrayed Perry Wright in Big Little Lies
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Alexander slowly started making a space for himself in the film industry. He then came up with some famous roles in the films, Trust Me (2010), Straw Dogs (2011), The East (2013), Zoolander 2 (2016), The Aftermath (2019), etc. He is also a cast member of the 2020 American monster film, Godzilla vs. Kong alongside Eiza Gonzalez.

Alexander’s made his first TV debut as Fred in the TV film, Idag rod (1987). His TV credits are Revelations (2005), True Blood (2008-14), Big Little Lies (2017-19), On Becoming a God in Central Florida (2019) and many others.

Awards & Nominations

  • Won Odense International Film Festival Award for his work in To Kill a Child in 2003.
  • Nominated for Screen Actors Guild Awards for his performance in True Blood in 2010.
  • Won Scream Awards for Best Horror Actor category in True Blood in 2010.
  • Nominated for Satellite Awards for his role in Big Little Lies in 2018.
  • Won Screen Guild Awards for his acting skills in Big Little Lies in 2018.

Personal Life: Dating & Wife

Most of Alexander Skarsgard fans are wondering about his personal life as he prefers to live a low-key life. Although he is active on his Instagram with over 116k followers, he has not provided any concrete information about his relationship status. The 43 years old actor is speculated to be married, however, he has not confirmed the news.

Alexander Skarsgard and Alexa Chung
Alexander Skarsgard with his reported former girlfriend, Alexa Chung
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As per several tabloids, Alexander was in a beautiful relationship with the British model and fashion designer, Alexa Chung. Their love rumors took place in 2015 after they got spotted at St. Pancras International train station in London. The Us Weekly stated:

The two seemed happy but a bit tired. They walked through the station holding hands.

As Alex never talked about his relationship in front of the media, Alex reportedly broke up with Chung. They had a very on-and-off relationship. The reason for the break up was stated by E! Online which says:

No one cheated on anyone. It was a clean breakup that was caused by busy schedules and distance. They really did love each other and were pretty serious. They still have respect for each other.

The reports confirm that Alex is still a good friend of Chung. After his split with Chung, Alex was linked to the model Toni Garrn. However, there was no romantic spark between the two. At present, Alex seems to be enjoying his singlehood and focusing on his career rather than dating life.


The Swedish actor, Alexander Skarsgard has an athletic body shape. He stands at a height of 6 feet 4½ inches i.e. 1.94 m. Moreover, his weight is 196 lbs i.e. 89Kg. The handsome actor with white skin color has blue eyes. His hair color is dark brown. So far, he has not revealed his other body measurements.

Age, Birthday & Zodiac Sign

The Generation Kill star, Alexander is on his way to enter the mid-forties. Currently, he is at the age of 43. In the upcoming August, he will turn 44 as he celebrates his birthday every 25th of August. His zodiac sign is Virgo. A person born with Virgo sun sign is quick-witted, discipline, and generous.

How much Net Worth does Alex have?

The 43 years old, Alexander Skarsgard is playing roles in the films and TV series from 1984. Although he took seven years of a gap from the entertainment industry, his capability and skills led him to collect a hefty amount within a short period of time. During his appearance on True Blood, he used to earn $250,000 for each episode of the series.

One of his films, Zoolander was made with a total budget of $28 million that grossed $60.8 million in the box office. According to the Celebrity Net Worth, he has a total net worth of $12 million as of 2020. He is still active in his career and on the way of adding more earning in his capital. For now, he is spending a lavish life with his family.

Interesting Facts of Alexander Skarsgard

  • Alexander Skarsgard is a great fan of Swedish football and supports his hometown football club, Hammarby Football.
  • He received an honorary degree from Leeds Beckett University in July 2011.
  • Alex was active in a Walking With The Wounded fundraising program where the event was focused on the wounded soldiers.
  • Skarsgard is a Feminist.
  • Alex has appeared in a Lady Gaga video in 2009.
  • He loves fishing, boating and lying around the fire with red wine, however, he never smokes.
  • Skarsgard loves to keep his personal life private and doesn’t take fame too seriously.
  • He was on Empire Online’s list of the 100 Sexiest Movie Stars.

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