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Alexander Johan Hjalmar Skarsgård (born 25 August 1976) is a Swedish actor. He is best known for his roles as Brad "Iceman" Colbert in the miniseries Generation Kill (2008), Eric Northman in the television series True Blood (2008–2014) and Perry Wright in the television series Big Little Lies (2017–2019). The lattermost earned him several accolades, including a Primetime Emmy Award, a Golden Globe Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award. He has also appeared in films such as Melancholia (2011) and The Legend of Tarzan (2016). He will portray Randall Flagg in the upcoming CBS ALL Access 2020 miniseries The Stand.

Alexander Johan Hjalmar Skarsgård was born on 25 August 1976, in Stockholm, Sweden. He is the eldest son of actor Stellan Skarsgård and physician My Skarsgård. He has five younger siblings: Gustaf, Sam, Bill, Eija and Valter, and two half-brothers from his father's second wife, Megan Everett. Gustaf, Bill and Valter are also actors.

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