Alicia Vikander



Actor Date of Birth: October 3, 1988


Alicia Amanda Vikander (born 3 October 1988) is a Swedish actress and former dancer. Born and raised in Gothenburg, she began acting as a child in minor stage productions at The Göteborg Opera and trained as a ballet dancer at the Royal Swedish Ballet School in Stockholm and the School of American Ballet in New York. She began her professional acting career by appearing in Swedish short films and television series and first gained recognition in Northern Europe for her role as Josefin Björn-Tegebrandt in the TV drama Andra Avenyn (2008–10). Vikander made her feature film debut in Pure (2010), for which she won the Guldbagge Award for Best Actress. She attracted widespread recognition in 2012 for portraying Princess Ekaterina "Kitty" Alexandrovna Shcherbatskaya in Joe Wright's film adaptation of Anna Karenina and Queen Caroline Mathilde in the acclaimed Danish film A Royal Affair, receiving a BAFTA Rising Star Award nomination. She went on to star in the 2013 Swedish drama film Hotell and appeared in the Julian Assange-biopic The Fifth Estate that same year. In 2014 and 2015, Vikander achieved global recognition and acclaim for her roles as activist Vera Brittain in Testament of Youth, a humanoid robot in Ex Machina (for which she was nominated for the Golden Globe and BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actress) and painter Gerda Wegener in The Danish Girl, for which she received the Academy Award and the Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Supporting Actress, among other awards.



Place of Birth: Gothenburg, Västra Götalands län, Sweden




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2018 Golden Globe Presenters Include Alicia Vikander, Gal Gadot, Emma Watson
2018 Golden Globe Presenters Include Alicia Vikander, Gal Gadot, Emma Watson

Variety - 1 Week alt
Alicia Vikander, Carol Burnett, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and Shirley MacLaine are among the stars set as presenters for the 75th annual Golden Globe Awards telecast on Jan. 7. Additional celebrity presenters for the award night include: Emma Watson, Kerry...

Alicia Vikander to help present Golden Globes
Alicia Vikander to help present Golden Globes

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Swedish Oscar winner Alicia Vikander is one of the stars set to present the 75th Golden Globe Awards. Two-time Globe nominee Vikander, 29, will be joined by a number of other celebrity presenters including Emma Watson, Sarah Jessica Parker, Hugh Grant ...and...

Goteborg Festival Honors Alicia Vikander
Goteborg Festival Honors Alicia Vikander

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The Oscar-winning actress will receive the 2018 Nordic Honorary Dragon Award for her life's work. Academy Award-winning actress Alicia Vikander has been tapped to receive the Nordic Honorary Dragon Award, the lifetime achievement award from Sweden's...

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Alicia Vikander 360: Seven Things To Know

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Alicia Vikander 360: Seven Things To Know. As Bulgari ambassador Alicia Vikander attended the opening of the "fifth jewel" in the brand's luxury hotel offering this week - a Dubai resort on its own island incorporating residences, mansions and a yacht...

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