Alexander Skarsgård

by ethnic on September 6, 2010

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Birth Name: Alexander Johan Hjalmar Skarsgård

Place of Birth: Stockholm, Sweden

Date of Birth: August 25, 1976

Ethnicity: Swedish

Alexander Skarsgård is a Swedish actor. He starred as Tarzan in the film The Legend of Tarzan (2016).

Alexander is the son of actor Stellan Skarsgård (Stellan John Skarsgård), and of his wife, My, a physician. Among his siblings are actors Gustav Skarsgård, Valter Skarsgård, and Bill Skarsgård. His family’s surname was “Nilsson” several generations back.

Alexander’s paternal grandfather is Jan Sören Nilsson/Skarsgård (the son of Johan Hjalmar Adactus Nilsson and Ruth Johanna Carlsson). Johan was the son of Johan Nilsson and Olivia Augusta Petersson. Ruth was the daughter of Peter Gustaf Carlsson and Constance Matilda Sofia Eugenia Bohmann.

Alexander’s paternal grandmother is Gudrun Larsson (the daughter of Sigurd Antonius Larsson and Astrid Elisabeth Matilda Bengtsson). Sigurd was the son of Anton Larsson and Anna Sopia Nilsdotter Larsson. Astrid was the daughter of Janne Bengtsson and Julia Andersdotter.

Alexander’s maternal grandfather was Nils Johan Fredrik Günther/Guenther (the son of Johan Fredrik Wiliam Günther and Anna Ragnhild Amalia Sjöberg). Alexander’s great-grandfather Johan was the son of Johan Fredrik Günther and Selma Lovisa Sandell. Anna was the daughter of August Julius Sjöberg and Nancy Johansson.

Alexander’s maternal grandmother was Sonja Karin Marianne Svensson (the daughter of Gustaf Albert Svensson and Karin Henrietta Isaksson). Gustaf was the son of Frans Gustaf Svensson and Hildur Kristina Sofia Andersson/Laestander/Lindqvist. Alexander’s great-grandmother Karin was the daughter of Gustaf Henrik Isaksson and Hilda Olivia Stenström.

Sources: Genealogies of Alexander Skarsgård (focusing on his father’s side) –

Birth record of Alexander’s paternal great-grandfather, Johan Hjalmar Adactus Nilsson –

Birth record of Alexander’s paternal great-grandmother, Astrid Elisabeth Matilda Bengtsson –

Genealogy of Alexander’s maternal grandparents, Nils Johan Fredrik Günther/Guenther and Sonja Karin Marianne Svensson –

Birth record of Alexander’s maternal great-grandfather, Gustaf Albert Svensson –

Birth record of Alexander’s maternal great-grandmother, Karin Henrietta Isaksson –

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{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Malin Ljungstedt January 3, 2012 at 7:59 am

No,he is born as Skarsgård

Rebecca Rose February 14, 2011 at 7:00 pm

He’s sooooo yummy!!! Mmmmm mmm mmm mmmm MMMM!

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