42 Facts About Alicia Vikander


Alicia Vikander is the recipient of various accolades, including an Academy Award, and nominations for two Golden Globe Awards and three British Academy Film Awards.


Alicia Vikander began her acting career in Swedish short films and television series and first gained recognition for her role in the drama series Andra Avenyn.


Alicia Vikander made her feature film debut in Pure, for which she won the Guldbagge Award for Best Actress.


Alicia Vikander gained wider recognition in 2012 for playing Kitty in Joe Wright's adaptation of Anna Karenina and Queen Caroline Mathilde in the Danish film A Royal Affair.


Alicia Vikander achieved global recognition for her roles as Vera Brittain in Testament of Youth, a humanoid robot in Ex Machina, for which she was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, and Gerda Wegener in The Danish Girl, for which she won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.


In 2016, Alicia Vikander was listed by Forbes in its 30 Under 30 list.


Alicia Vikander has since starred in the action film Jason Bourne, the fantasy film The Green Knight, and the miniseries Irma Vep.


Alicia Amanda Vikander was born on 3 October 1988 in Gothenburg to Maria Fahl, a stage actress, and Svante Vikander, a psychiatrist.


Alicia Vikander's parents are from small villages in the north and south of Sweden, respectively.


Alicia Vikander has said she had the best of both worlds growing up, being an only child to her mother and being surrounded by a large family when she went to her father's house every second week.


Alicia Vikander is one-quarter Finnish; her maternal great-aunt moved from Finland to Sweden to escape World War II.


Alicia Vikander started her acting career at age seven, starring in a production of Kristina fran Duvemala at The Goteborg Opera, which was written by Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson from ABBA, performing in the play for three and a half years.


Alicia Vikander appeared in several musicals at the Opera, such as The Sound of Music and Les Miserables.


Alicia Vikander won her episode with praise from the judges for her stage presence.


Alicia Vikander trained in ballet from age nine with the Svenska Balettskolan i Goteborg.


At 15, Alicia Vikander moved from Gothenburg to train at the ballet's upper school in Stockholm, living on her own.


Alicia Vikander trained one summer at the American Academy of Ballet in New York.


Alicia Vikander auditioned for drama school but was turned down twice.


At one point, Alicia Vikander was admitted to law school but she never attended, following her dreams to become an actress instead.


Alicia Vikander began her career by appearing in a number of short films and television roles in her native Sweden.


Alicia Vikander later appeared in Swedish TV drama Andra Avenyn from 2008 to 2010.


Alicia Vikander received critical acclaim for her feature film debut, playing the leading role of Katarina in the Swedish film Pure.


Alicia Vikander became represented by Tavistock Wood management in the UK, and shortly afterwards she signed with United Talent Agency in the US.


In 2012, Alicia Vikander gained international attention for playing the key role of Kitty in the English-language film adaptation of Anna Karenina, starring Keira Knightley.


Alicia Vikander was named as one of the 10 Actors to Watch: Breakthrough Performances of 2012 at the 20th Hamptons International Film Festival, was nominated for BAFTA Rising Star Award in 2013, and received the Editor's Choice Award at the 2013 Elle Style Awards.


Alicia Vikander had the leading role of Erika in the Swedish film Hotell, for which she got the Marrakech International Film Festival Award for Best Actress.


The film was released in Australia on 16 October 2014 and received mixed reviews; Alicia Vikander was praised for her performance.


Alicia Vikander had the leading role of pacifist Vera Brittain in Testament of Youth alongside Kit Harington and Emily Watson.


On 6 May 2016, it was announced that Alicia Vikander set up a production company called Vikarious along with her agent Charles Collier.


Alicia Vikander starred opposite Eva Green and Charlotte Rampling as sisters in conflict travelling through Europe toward a mystery destination.


In 2016, Alicia Vikander starred opposite Matt Damon in Jason Bourne, directed by Paul Greengrass.


Alicia Vikander then appeared in the adaptation of the novel The Light Between Oceans, directed by Derek Cianfrance, with Michael Fassbender and Rachel Weisz.


Alicia Vikander portrayed Lara Croft in the action reboot film Tomb Raider, which was released on 16 March 2018.


In 2019, Alicia Vikander starred in the short film I Am Easy to Find directed by Mike Mills, which was part of the eighth album of the same name by The National.


That same year, Alicia Vikander starred in the psychological thriller Earthquake Bird opposite Riley Keough directed by Wash Westmoreland for Netflix.


In 2020, Alicia Vikander portrayed a young Gloria Steinem in the biographic drama The Glorias directed by Julie Taymor, which had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2020.


Alicia Vikander next starred opposite Dev Patel in the medieval fantasy The Green Knight directed by David Lowery which was released by A24.


Alicia Vikander starred in the thriller Beckett, opposite John David Washington directed by Ferdinando Cito Filomarino and produced by Luca Guadagnino, Blue Bayou directed by Justin Chon, and she will star in Firebrand as Queen Catherine Parr, replacing Michelle Williams.


Alicia Vikander identifies as a feminist and has advocated for gender equality in film, commenting:.


Alicia Vikander added her signature to an open letter published in the Swedish newspaper Svenska Dagbladet.


In 2020, Alicia Vikander recorded a narration of the audiobook chapter "Pippi Longstocking Moves Into Villa Villekulla", supporting the global charitable initiative "Pippi of Today", a collaboration between The Astrid Lindgren Company and Save the Children, to create awareness and raise money for girls on the move.


In 2021, Alicia Vikander recorded the song "Blue Bayou", which is featured on the Blue Bayou.