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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.

His first big break in the US was with the HBO miniseries "Generation Kill." His portrayal of Marine Sgt. Brad 'Iceman' Colbert astonished critics and audiences alike. Immediately following, Skarsgard was cast in the role of eric Northman, a 1,000-year-old Viking vampire, on HBO's hit series "True Blood," where he currently stars alongside Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer.

Skarsgard has also appeared in other projects like "Straw Dogs," "Melancholia," and is set to star in the upcoming "Tarzan."


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