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Also Known As: Alexander Skarsgard, Alexander Johan Hjalmar Skarsgrd Died:
Born: August 25, 1976 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Sweden Profession: actor

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Actor Alexander Skarsgård exuded a mysterious magnetism that made him a natural to play dark, often disturbed characters. He amassed a decade's worth of work in Sweden before emerging as the fanged bad-boy Eric Northman on HBO's gripping vampire series, "True Blood" (2008- ). Skarsgård first impressed as a stoic Marine leader in the HBO miniseries "Generation Kill" (2008), based on journalist Evan Wright's painstakingly accurate account of the Iraq invasion. But it was his turn as the calculating and incredibly attractive Viking vampire that made Skarsgård into a bona fide Hollywood star. The juicy role often featured him in various stages of undress with frequent sex-dream partner, Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin). While he initially came off mean and manipulative, Skarsgård's take on Eric slowly revealed a softer, more caring side, which showcased the actor's range and led to many more riveting roles throughout his career.

Actor Alexander Skarsgård exuded a mysterious magnetism that made him a natural to play dark, often disturbed characters. He amassed a decade's worth of work in Sweden before emerging as the fanged bad-boy Eric Northman on HBO's gripping vampire series, "True Blood" (2008- ). Skarsgård first impressed as a stoic Marine leader in the HBO miniseries "Generation Kill" (2008), based on journalist Evan Wright's painstakingly accurate account of the Iraq invasion. But it was his turn as the calculating and incredibly attractive Viking vampire that made Skarsgård into a bona fide Hollywood star. The juicy role often featured him in various stages of undress with frequent sex-dream partner, Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin). While he initially came off mean and manipulative, Skarsgård's take on Eric slowly revealed a softer, more caring side, which showcased the actor's range and led to many more riveting roles throughout his career.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Tarzan (2016)
2.
 Hidden (2013)
3.
 East, The (2013)
4.
 Disconnect (2013)
5.
 What Maisie Knew (2013)
6.
 Battleship (2012)
7.
 Straw Dogs (2011)
8.
 Melancholia (2011)
10.
 Beyond the Pole (2010)
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Milestones close milestones

1983:
Made his debut in Allan Edwalls award-winning drama "Ake och hans varld"
1989:
Became a teen star when he played 'Jojo' in Rumle Hammerichs' "Hunden som log"
:
Took an eight-year hiatus from acting to concentrate on school and military service
1999:
Landed his first role as an adult, in Christina Olofssons' "Happy End"
2001:
Cast in first U.S. film, playing the dim-witted male model Meekus in "Zoolander"
2003:
Wrote and directed first film "Att döda ett barn"
2005:
Cast in the NBC miniseries "Revelations"
2008:
Portrayed Brad 'Iceman' Colbert in the HBO miniseries "Generation Kill"
2008:
Cast as the handsome vampire Eric Northman on HBO's "True Blood," based on Charlaine Harris' novel series <i>The Southern Vampire Mysteries</i>
2011:
Co-starred in Rod Lurie's remake of "Straw Dogs"
2011:
Co-starred opposite Kirsten Dunst in Lars Von Trier's apocalyptic drama "Melancholia"
2012:
Cast as one of the leads in the sci-fi action feature "Battleship"
2013:
Featured in the drama "What Maisie Knew"
2013:
Starred in the thriller "The East"
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Education

Leeds Metropolitan University: - 2011
Marymount Theatre School: New York , New York -

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