Known as a Swedish actor and being the son of Swedish actor Stellan Skarsgard, Alexander Skarsgard starred for his roles as vampire Eric Northman on the HBO series True Blood, Meekus in Zoolander and Brad Colbert in the HBO miniseries Generation Kill. In 2009, he appeared in the music video for pop singer
Lady Gaga's "Paparazzi". In 2012, alongside Taylor Kitschand Rihanna, he appeared in Peter Berg's Battleship. Skarsgard starred in Zal Batmanglij's 2013 film, The East.The upcoming film he will star is Tarzan.
Born in Stockholm , Sweden, he was given the first film role at the age of seven by a director who is a friend of his father.In 1989, he starred with the lead role in the Swedish TV production Hunden som log ( The Dog That Smiled) at the age of thirteen, making him famous in Sweden. But, he quited acting for the next seven years. At age 19, he applied to do his national service. He served in the Swedish military for 18 months. After completing his service in 1996, he left Sweden and attended Leeds Metropolitan University in England for six months.
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