Alexander Johan Hjalmar Skarsgard Net WorthReal Name: Alexander Johan Hjalmar Skarsgard
Date of Birth: 08/25/1976
Place of Birth: Stockholm, Sweden
2017 Net Worth: $12 Million
Profession: Actor, director
Alexander Skarsgard Biography
Alexander Skarsgard was born in August of 1976 in Stockholm, Sweden. He is the oldest son of actor Stellan Skarsgard. A friend of his father gave Skarsgard his first acting role in Ake and His World, when he was only 7 years old. He later took the lead role in the Swedish television production The Dog That Smiled in 1989. This film made him famous in his home country but at 13, the attention made him uncomfortable. He did his national duty in the Swedish military for 18 months, attended Leeds Metropolitan University in England for 6 months.
After a 7 year hiatus, Skarsgard returned to acting in Sweden, picking up jobs in film, television, and theatrical productions. It was while he was on a vacation in the US that he landed the role of Meekus in the film Zoolander in 2001. He moved to Los Angeles in 2004 but continues to work in Sweden. He is perhaps best known for his roles in the HBO dramas Generation Kill, Straw Dogs, and True Blood. Skarsgard also appears in the music video Paparazzi by Lady Gaga and has won the title of Sexiest Man Alive in his home country a whopping 5 times in a row. He recently bought a home in Los Angeles in the Los Feliz area. This home cost just shy of $2 million featuring a 30 foot living room with floor to ceiling windows.
Skarsgard has also appeared in several other films including Melancholia, Battleship, and What Maisie Knew. This Swedish star loves soccer and has donated several items for auction to raise money for the Hammarby football club. Skarsgard trekked to the South Pole, alongside Price Harry, to raise money for a charity for wounded soldiers in December of 2013. Skarsgard has a current net worth of $12 million, which is sure to increase as it was recently announced that he would star in the upcoming film Tarzan as the title character.