Gustaf Skarsgård is a prominent Swedish actor, recognized for his roles as Floki in the historical Drama series Vikings and as Karl Strand in the HBO series Westworld The actor is also a member of the famous Skarsgård family which has produced several notable Hollywood stars including Stellan Skarsgård, Bill Skarsgård and Alexander Skarsgård.
Gustaf Caspar Orm Skarsgård was born on November 12, 1980 in Stockholm, Sweden, into the family of Stellan and My Skarsgård. He has five siblings and two half-brothers by his father’s second wife, Megan Everett. Gustaf started acting at a very young age, appearing in the Swedish film Codename Rooster Rogue when he was just nine years old. From 1999 to 2003 Gustaf attended the Swedish National Academy of Mime and Drama, also known as Teaterhögskolan in Swedish. He then joined the Royal Dramatic Theater and while there he performed in many works of Shakespeare.
In 2003, Gustaf Skarsgård featured in the drama film, Mal , a film based on Jan Guillou’s novel of the same title. He also appeared in the Norwegian film, The Color of Milk in 2004. In 2006, the Swedish actor played the role of Johan in Kid in da Hood and won a Guldbagge Award for Best Actor. The following year, he won the Shooting Stars award from the European Film Academy. Other films he has appeared in over the years: Patrick, 1.5, Trust Me, Kon-Tiki , Arn – The Knight Templar , and Arn – The Kingdom at the End of the Road
Gustaf Skarsgård is also known for his television work; the actor has been involved in several television series and miniseries. The fame he enjoys today is the result of his presence on television and the fact that the public loves what he does. He has featured in TV series such as Min Van Percysmagiska gymnastikskor (1994), Cleo (2002), Snapphannr (2006), Bibliotekstjuven (2011), Vikings (2013) and Westworld (2018), the latter two contributing immensely to his international popularity.
The family and siblings of Gustaf Skarsgård
Gustaf Skarsgård comes from a respected family in Sweden. His father, Stellan Skarsgård, is a well-known and respected veteran actor. Stellan is known for his roles in films such as Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest , Angels and Demons , Thor , Avengers: Age of Ultron and many more. Gustaf-Mon Skarsgård’s mother, on the other hand, is a doctor.
The first of his siblings is his older brother, Alexander Skarsgård. He is an actor known for his role as Eric Northman in the series. True blood The award-winning actor previously served in the Swedish army before choosing to become an actor. Sam Skarsgård is another brother who was once an actor. although he abandoned the profession, he still enjoys the fame accorded to the family. He appeared in several films including Invisible (2002) and Skuggvörld (2005). He is now a full-time doctor like his mother and believes that not everyone is cut out for the entertainment world.
Bill Skarsgård is another chip on the old block. He starred in the films The Divergent Series: Allegiant (2016) and Atomic Blonde (2017), but he is best known for his role as Pennywise in It (2017).
Eija Skarsgård is the only daughter in the family. it also enjoys the privilege associated with the name Skarsgård. She is a model and is very active on social media, especially Instagram.
Valter Skarsgård, the newest member of the Stellan and My’s syndicate, is also an actor. Although the youngest, he also created a successful career with films such as Details (2003) and Arn- Le Royaume au bout de la route (2008).
Interestingly, all of the actors including the patriarch are over 6 feet tall. There is also a healthy rivalry between the actors, but they always keep their status as brothers in mind, even as they constantly reach new heights in their careers.
Stellan, for his part, was praised for his parental intuition in guiding them all to a successful career path. His sons repeatedly describe him as very supportive.
Gustaf’s half-brothers, Ossian and Kolbjörn, are not left out. Hopefully they will become popular names in entertainment as siblings; but for now, they are still too young to decide.
girlfriend or wife
The Swedish actor, who is currently reported to be single, once had a romantic relationship with Swedish actress Hanna Carolina Alström. The actors separated in 2005 after six years of existence. Like Gustaf, Hanna was also born in Stockholm, Sweden in 1981 and started as an actress at Unga Teatern. She also attended the Royal Dramatic Theater and the Swedish National Academy of Mime and Drama. She is best known for portraying Princess Tilde of Sweden in the action film Kingsman: The Secret Service and its sequel Kingsman: The Golden Circle