They say that an apple never falls far from the tree, and so we probably know that Bill Skarsgård would not have pursued any career other than acting. When he was growing up, young Bill toyed with the idea of becoming a doctor, engineer, or something else in the natural sciences, but there was a strain on acting, which somehow runs in the family, and in the end, he could not escape it. His father was a Swedish actor, while his three older brothers are accomplished Hollywood actors. Read to learn more about the Swedish actor.
Bill Skarsgard’s Biography
He was born with the actor gene flowing in his veins when he appeared in the family of actor Stellan Skarsgård and doctor My Sonja Marie Agnes on August 9, 1990. His birth name was Bill Istvan Günther Skarsgård and his first contact with the earth took place in Vällingby, Stockholm, Sweden.
His father Stellan had over a dozen children but from two marriages. Skarsgård has seven siblings, including half-brothers and sisters; three of his older brothers Alexander, Gustaf, and Valter are all actors. His other biological siblings are Sam and Eija Skarsgård (sister). His half-brothers and sisters (from his father’s second marriage) are Ossian and Kolbjörn Skarsgård.
Although nothing is known about his education, except that he majored in science, young Skarsgård was constantly traveling with his father as he moved from set to set in the prime of his acting career. He has lived in Mexico, Cambodia, etc., and his interaction with different cultures has broadened his views on life and also sharpened his mind for a better understanding of human relationships and interactions.
Apart from that, visiting several locations with his father has done two things for Bill Skarsgård. Firstly, it gave him the opportunity to become familiar with some of the big guns in the business, which helped him launch his own acting career. Second, it exposed him and introduced him to a world he would later call his own when he decided to take on children’s roles – his first in 2000.
As mentioned above, Bill Skarsgard acting career began with a role in the Swedish thriller Järngänget from 2000, when he was only 10 years old and played the leading role together with his older brother Alexander. Interestingly, he was the younger brother of the character of his brother in the movie. After his first movie role, Bill waited until he was 18 years old to get another leading role. While he waited, he starred in several Swedish short films – Spending the Night and Pigan Brinner – and in the TV mini-series Laura Trenter – Dad, the Policeman.
In 2008, he appeared in Arn – The Kingdom at the End of the Road at the side of his father and his older brother Gustaf Skarsgård. In 2010 he would play the leading roles in Behind the Blue Sky as Martin and also appear in the love drama Simple Simon as Simon. His performance in the latter earned him a nomination for the “Guldbagge Award”. In 2011 he played another leading role in The Crown Jewels, where he played alongside the popular Swedish actress Alicia Vikander.
Bill Skarsgard received his first positive reviews and roles when foreign films called for him. His first film was Anna Karenina (2012), where he played the role of Captian Machouten. The following year he also got a role in the American horror series Hemlock Grove, where his portrayal of the Roman Godfrey, a vampire who is also half-human, ensured that he took his place in the popularity rankings.
In 2016 he played the character of Matthew in the science fiction film series The Divergent Series: Allegiant, Atomic Blonde, Alteration, It and Battlecreek followed in 2017, and his other works include Deadpool 2, Assassination Nation, and It 2.
Family Life – Parents, Siblings
Bill Skarsgård comes from a fairly large family consisting of a father, a mother, a stepmother, six brothers, and a sister. His father, Stellan Skarsgard, was a Swedish actor and his mother, My Sonja Marie Agnes, was a doctor. His stepmother is Megan Everett and she is the mother of Ossian and Kolbjörn, his last two brothers, while his biological siblings are: Alexander, Gustaf, Sam, Valter, and Eija.
As mentioned above, three of his older brothers have also entered the world of their father’s illusory world and are celebrated actors in their own right. Alexander Skarsgard is known for his roles in Zoolander, True Blood, The Legend of Tarzan, etc. Gustaf Skarsgård, who began acting at the age of nine, is known for his roles in the TV series Vikings and the 2010 film The Way Back.
Who is Bill Skarsgard’s Girlfriend?
There is not much to find when you take a look into Bill Skarsgård’s dating history. Maybe this is because he has a good balance between professional and personal matters. However, when it comes to his girlfriend and his current relationship, Skarsgård is currently in a romantic relationship with Swedish actress Alida Morberg.
Born on January 30, 1985, the actress of Insane (2010) and Sensoria (2015) is the daughter of Per Morberg, a Swedish actor and film director. She is five years older than her boyfriend Bill, with whom she has been dating since 2015. According to reports, the couple is expecting a child this summer.
Other Facts About Bill Skarsgard
Bill Skarsgard is a fine young man. He is 6 feet (1.95 m) and 4 inches (1.95 m) tall, while his body weight is 187 lbs (85 kg). He has brown hair and green eyes.
Normally his height would dwarf most actors in the area, but since he comes from a family of giants, he is the “smallest” in the family among his brothers.
Skarsgard’s family is the only living family in Sweden with the family name “Skarsgård”.
As a journeyman – a consequence of his blossoming career – Bill Skarsgard sees himself as homeless, as he has to travel constantly to keep to the given schedules.
His role as Pennywise the Dancing Clown in the horror movie It (2017) was received with a mixture of criticism and admiration.