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Alexander Skarsgård
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Date of Birth
August 25, 1976 (1976-08-25) (age 37)
Birthplace
Stockholm, Sweden
Role
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Alexander Skarsgård plays the role of Eric Northman. He was born in Sweden on August 25, 1976 and is the son of film actor Stellan Skarsgård. In several scenes throughout the show, he has spoken Swedish. He has been part of the starring cast since the episode "Escape from Dragon House" and remains a starring cast member for the sixth season.

Life and careerEdit

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.

Films & TelevisionEdit

  • 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)

Awards and nominationsEdit

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
TV.com Award True Blood Best Performance of a Non-Human Character Won

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AppearancesEdit

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 two appearances
"Nothing but the Blood" "Keep This Party Going" "Scratches" "Shake and Fingerpop"
"Never Let Me Go" "Hard-Hearted Hannah" "Release Me" "Timebomb"
"I Will Rise Up" "New World in My View" "Frenzy" "Beyond Here Lies Nothin'"
Season three appearances
"Bad Blood" "Beautifully Broken" "It Hurts Me Too" "9 Crimes"
"Trouble" "I Got a Right to Sing the Blues" "Hitting the Ground" "Night on the Sun"
"Everything Is Broken" "I Smell a Rat" "Fresh Blood" "Evil is Going On"
Season four appearances
"She's Not There" "You Smell Like Dinner" "If You Love Me, Why Am I Dyin'?" "I'm Alive and on Fire"
"Me and the Devil" "I Wish I Was the Moon" "Cold Grey Light of Dawn" "Spellbound"
"Let's Get Out of Here" "Burning Down the House" "Soul of Fire" "And When I Die"
Season five appearances
"Turn! Turn! Turn!" "Authority Always Wins" "Whatever I Am, You Made Me" "We’ll Meet Again"
"Let's Boot and Rally" "Hopeless" "In the Beginning" "Somebody That I Used to Know"
"Everybody Wants to Rule the World" "Gone, Gone, Gone" "Sunset" "Save Yourself"
Season six appearances
"Who Are You, Really?" "The Sun" "You're No Good" "At Last"
"Fuck the Pain Away" "Don't You Feel Me" "In the Evening" "Dead Meat"
"Life Matters" "Radioactive"
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