Alicia Amanda Vikander is a Swedish actress who is professionally known as Alicia Vikander. She won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Gerda Wegener in the 2015 film “The Danish Girl”. She also starred in the Danish film “A Royal Affair” and the science fiction thriller “Ex Machina”. Swedish audiences came to know her as Jossan Tegebrandt Bjorn from the soap opera “Andra Avenyn”. Alicia is now widely recognized for diverse roles as activist Vera Brittain in “Testament of Youth”, humanoid robot Ava in “Ex Machina”, Gaby Teller in “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.” and the iconic Lara Croft in “Tomb Raider”. Moreover, Vikander portrayed American feminist Gloria Steinem in “The Glorias” in 2020 and she also starred as April Hanson in the thriller film, “Beckett” in 2021.
- Being a Swedish actress.
- For starring the role of Jossan Tegebrandt Bjorn in the Sveriges Television’s drama and opera series “Andra Avenyn”.
Where was Alicia Vikander Born?
Alicia Vikander was born on 3rd October 1988 with the real name of Alicia Amanda Vikander in Gothenburg, Sweden. She holds Swedish and belongs to mixed ethnicity as she has Swedish ancestry, Finnish, and Baltic German ancestry. Likewise, Alicia follows the Christian religion. Her present age is 32 and she will be celebrating her 33rd birthday in the coming October of 2021. Thus, her race is white and her zodiac sign is Libra. Vikander is the daughter of her mother, Maria Fahl Vikander, a stage actress, and her father, Svante Vikander, a psychiatrist. They separated when Vikander was two months old, and Alicia was mostly raised by her mother. She has five half-siblings on her father’s side.
When it comes to Alicia’s education, she began attending Royal Swedish Ballet School in Gothenburg to learn ballet at the age of 9 and moved from there at 15 to take admission in an upper-level dancing school in Stockholm. She also took admission to a law school. But, as she was interested to become an actress, she never went to school, even for a single day.
What does Alicia Vikander do for a living?
- Alicia Vikander kicks off her career appearing in a production of “Kristina Fran Duvemala” at The Goteborg Opera at the age of 7 after which she was seen in several musicals at the Opera, such as “The Sound of Music” and “Les Miserables”.
- Then she appeared in the Swedish TV drama “Andra Avenyn” from 2008 to 2010 and received critical acclaim for her feature film debut, playing the leading role of Katarina in the Swedish film “Pure” (2010).
- She had the leading role of Fragancia Fernandez in 2011, who is arrested for attempted murder, in “The Crown Jewels”.
- She gained international attention for playing the key role of Kitty in the English-language film adaptation of “Anna Karenina” in 2012 as well as she added Danish to her repertoire while co-starring as Queen Caroline Mathilde in the Nikolaj Arcel feature film “A Royal Affair” in the same year.
- Also, she was named as one of the 10 Actors to Watch: Breakthrough Performances of 2012 at the 20th Hamptons International Film Festival.
- Later she appeared as German Pirate Party member Anke Domscheit-Berg in “The Fifth Estate” in 2013 and played a lead role of Erika in the Swedish film “Hotell”.
- Alicia garnered widespread critical acclaim for her portrayal of painter Gerda Wegener in Tom Hooper’s “The Danish Girl” in 2015 as well as garnered critical acclaim and wide recognition for her starring role as Artificial intelligence Ava in Alex Garland’s directorial debut “Ex Machina”. In 2016, “Forbes” included Vikander in its 30 Under 30 list.
- Similarly, Alicia has starred in several films and TV series such as “Testament of Youth”, “Seventh Son” (2015), “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.”, “Burnt” (2015), “The Light Between Oceans” (2016), “Tomb Raider, Earthquake Bird”, and many others.
- Alicia starred as a young Gloria Steinem in the biographic drama “The Glorias” in 2020 and next starred opposite Dev Patel in the medieval fantasy “The Green Knight”.
- Additionally, she will also star in the thriller “Beckett”, as well as Vikander will reprise her role as Lara Croft in a “Tomb Raider sequel”, at some point in 2022.
Awards and Achievements
- Academy Awards for her role in “The Danish Girl”
- Austin Film Critics Association for her role in “Ex Machina”
- Critics’ Choice Movie Awards for her role in “The Danish Girl”
- Dorian Awards
- Empire Awards for her role in “The Danish Girl”
- Los Angeles Film Critics Association for her role in “Ex Machina”
- Santa Barbara International Film Festival
- Satellite Awards for her role in “The Danish Girl”
- Screen Actors Guild Awards for her role in “The Danish Girl”
- Women Film Critics Circle for her role in “The Danish Girl”
To whom Alicia Vikander is Married?
Alicia Vikander is a married woman. She tied a knot with her handsome husband Michael Fassbender on 14th October 2017 in a private ceremony in Ibiza, Spain. Fassbender is also an actor too whom Alicia met while filming “The Light Between Oceans”. The couple made their first public appearance together in the 2016 “Golden Globes.” They have a child, born in 2021. Concerning Alicia’s sexual orientation, she is straight.
Furthermore, Аlісіа іѕ а fеmіnіѕt аnd аlѕо ѕреаkѕ uр аgаіnѕt gеndеr іnеquаlіtу іn thе mоvіе іnduѕtrу. Ѕhе ѕіgnеd аn ореn lеttеr соntаіnіng numеrоuѕ іnсіdеntѕ оf аѕѕаult, ѕехuаl hаrаѕѕmеnt, аnd rаре ѕuffеrеd bу wоmеn іn thе Ѕwеdіѕh fіlmіng іnduѕtrу іn Nоvеmbеr 2017.
What is the Net Worth of Alicia Vikander?
Alicia Vikander is a versatile woman who has a net worth of $8 million as of 2021 whereas she also earns a fine amount of salary which is around $495,000 per year. She’s among those few individuals that have such a wide range of experience and remains true to whatever she embarks on. Alicia has advertised for fashion label Louis Vuitton for their Fall / Winter 2015 collection. She was announced as their brand ambassador. In addition, her major source of income is from her acting career.
How tall is Alicia Vikander?
Alicia Vikander is 5 ft 5½ in or 166 cm tall and her body weighs around 53 kg or 117 lbs. Her killer stilettos with short fabulous dresses showing off her envious long legs make her the object of desire among men belonging to any age. She has dark brown hair and eyes color. Alicia has a slim body build with 34-24-34½ in or 86-61-88 cm of body measurement.