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Alexander Skarsgård
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Date of Birth
August 25, 1976 (1976-08-25) (age 38)
Stockholm, Sweden
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Alexander Skarsgård, born August 25, 1976, is a Swedish actor who plays the role of Eric Northman on the HBO original series True Blood. He is the son of film actor Stellan Skarsgård and, on several scenes throughout the show, has spoken in his native Swedish. Alexander is a starring cast member who made his debut on the Season 1 episode "Escape from Dragon House" and has remained a prominent character through the series' second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh seasons.


Skarsgård has acted in several Swedish TV series and movies and served in the Swedish Marines. In 2003 he was nominated for a Guldbagge for male supporting role in the movie Hundtricket - The Movie (English title: The Dog Trick). He revealed to the New York Daily News he used to be an anti-terrorist marine in Sweden.

Since 2005, with his performances in Revelations and The Last Drop, he has taken part in international productions. In 2007 he played one of the main characters, Sgt. Brad Colbert, in the American miniseries Generation Kill.

In 2009, Skarsgård appeared in the music video for pop singer Lady GaGa's "Paparazzi".

In addition to his recurring role on "True Blood", which began its sixth season in 2013, Alexander has four upcoming films in post-production, The East, Disconnect, What Maisie Knew, and Battleship.


  • Battleship(2012)
  • What Maisie Knew (2012)
  • Disconnect (2012)
  • The East (2012)
  • Melancholia (2011)
  • Straw Dogs (2011)
  • True Blood (2008-present)
  • Trust Me (2010)
  • Moomins and the Comet Chase (2010)
  • 13 (2010)
  • Beyond the Pole (2009)
  • Metropia (2009)
  • Paparazzi (TV/Music Video) (2009)
  • Generation Kill (TV Mini-Series) (2008)
  • Järnets änglar (2007)
  • Golden Brown Eyes (TV Mini-Series) (2007)
  • Zoolander (2001)


Year Award Work Category Result
2003 Odense International Film Festival Att döda ett barn Grand Prix Won
Press Award Won
Guldbagge Awards Hundtricket - The Movie Best Supporting Actor Nominated
2009 Scream Award Eric Northman in True Blood Best Villain Won
Satellite Awards True Blood Best Television Ensemble Won
2010 SAG Awards True Blood Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Nominated
Saturn Award True Blood Best Supporting Actor in Television Nominated
Scream Award True Blood Best Horror Actor Won
NewNowNext Awards True Blood Brink of Fame: Actor Nominated
2011 Scream Award True Blood Best Horror Actor Won
Teen Choice Award True Blood Choice Vampire Nominated Award True Blood Best Performance of a Non-Human Character Won



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Season 1Edit

Season one appearances
"Strange Love" "The First Taste" "Mine" "Escape from Dragon House"
"Sparks Fly Out" "Cold Ground" "Burning House of Love" "The Fourth Man in the Fire"
"Plaisir D'Amour" "I Don't Wanna Know" "To Love Is to Bury" "You'll Be the Death of Me"

Season 7Edit

Season seven appearances
"Jesus Gonna Be Here" "I Found You" "Fire in the Hole" "Death is Not the End"
"Lost Cause" "Karma" "May be the Last Time" "Almost home"
"Love is to Die" "Thank you"

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