Alexander Johan Hjalmar Skarsgård is a Swedish actor. Skarsgård was born August 25, 1976 in Stockholm, Sweden. He is the son of the famous Swedish actor Stellan Skarsgård and his first wife My Skarsgård.
He has six younger siblings: Gustaf , Sam, Bill, Eija, Valter and half-brother Ossian.
He is an adorable fan boy and loves the soccor team Hammarby IF. He keeps his personal life as quiet as possible and shocks fans when he gives bits and pieces of private information about himself.
Alex is most known for playing Eric Northman on True Blood.
"I was inspired by a TV documentary on lions. The way the male moves – confident, graceful, calm and quietly menacing. Make a wrong move and you’re dead. In his heart, Eric is a lion. An animal. Someone as powerful and experienced as Eric doesn’t need to show what he is. He only has to whisper, and people listen and obey. Eric also has a sensitive side, is very passionate, and can be a valuable friend. He does not like many people, but those he loves, he is very dedicated to.” - Alexander Skarsgard on Eric Northman
He was the wildest party animal I have ever seen. The two occasions we went out, Alex sang the Swedish football anthem and tried to fight an entire town. After that I was like, “Yeah dude, I get why you won’t hang out with us, if you get killed or go to an African prison, the producers are gonna be pissed.”