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Alexander Skarsgard          

Stars as Eric Northman on HBO's "True Blood"

Alexander Skarsgard is quickly becoming one of the most sought-after actors in Hollywood. he began his acting career at the age of eight and worked steadily in films and on Swedish television. Skarsgard went on to study theatre at the Leeds Metropolitan University in the UK and at Marymount Manhattan College in New York. He returned to Sweden immediately following and appeared in a number of productions making him a star in his native country. A visit to Los Angeles landed him a part in the hit comedy "Zoolander," where he starred alongside Ben Stiller and Will Ferrell.

Skarsgard returned home to Sweden to continue honing his acting skills with roles in film and theatrical productions including "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf" and "Bloody Wedding." He also co-wrote and co-directed an award winning short, "Att doda ett barn" ("To Kill a Child"), which was shown at the Tribeca and Cannes Film Festivals.

He is best known for his roles as Brad "Iceman" Colbert in the miniseries Generation Kill (2008), Eric Northman in the television series True Blood (2008–2014), Randall Flagg in the miniseries The Stand, and Perry Wright in the television series Big Little Lies (2017–2019), which earned him a Golden Globe Award, a Primetime Emmy Award, a Critics' Choice Television Award, and a Screen Actors Guild Award. He has also appeared in films, notably Melancholia (2011), The Legend of Tarzan (2016), and Godzilla vs. Kong (2021).

In 2019, he portrayed a sensitive German architect in The Aftermath, a film set in 1946 post-war Hamburg. Skarsgård stars in The Stand, a CBS All Access miniseries based on the 1978 novel of the same name by Stephen King, portraying Randall Flagg, a "charismatic rockabilly demon".


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