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Gothenburg, Sweden
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Gothenburg, Sweden

Alicia Vikander

Alicia Vikander is an actress and producer from Sweden. Moreover, Alicia Vikander won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as painter Gerda Wegener in the romantic drama film ‘The Danish Girl.’

Early Life

Alicia Vikander was born on the 3rd of October 1988, in Gothenburg, Sweden. As of 2022, she is 34 years old and holds Swedish nationality. Her birth name is Alicia Amanda Vikander and believes in Christianity by religion. Moreover, she has a zodiac sign of Libra and belongs to a mixed ethnicity of Swedish-Finnish-Baltic German descent.

Vikander is the daughter of Svante Vikander (father) and Maria Fahl Vikande (mother). professionally, her father is a psychiatrist while her mother is a stage actress. When she was just two months old, her parents got separated. She was raised by her mother.  From her father another marriage, she has five half-siblings.

Talking about her academic career, she studied at the Royal Swedish Ballet School in Gothenburg to learn ballet at the age of 9. Later, she moved from there at 15 to be admitted to an upper-level dancing school in Stockholm. She also applied to a law school. But, because she wanted to be an actress, she never attended school for a single day.

Alicia Vikander – Net Worth 2023

Being an actress and producer, she has collected a huge sum of money from his acting career. As of 2022, her net worth estimated at around $8 million. While she earned a salary of around $495,000 per year.

She has appeared in commercials for the Fall/Winter 2015 collection of Louis Vuitton. Moreover, she was named their brand ambassador. Her acting career is also her primary source of income.

Professional Career

Alicia Vikander began her professional career at the age of seven in a production of “Kristina Fran Duvemala” at The Goteborg Opera, following which she appeared in other musicals at the Opera, including “The Sound of Music” and “Les Miserables.”

Then, from 2008 to 2010, she starred in the Swedish TV drama “Andra Avenyn” and gained critical praise for her feature film debut as Katarina in the Swedish film “Pure” (2010). In 2011, she played Fragancia Fernandez, a woman arrested for attempted murder in “The Crown Jewels.”

Later, in 2012, she received worldwide notice for her performance as Kitty in the English-language film adaptation of “Anna Karenina.” In the same year, she added Danish to her repertoire by co-starring as Queen Caroline Mathilde in the Nikolaj Arcel feature film “A Royal Affair.”

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Caption: Alicia Vikander’s role as painter Gerda Wegener in the romantic drama film The Danish Girl (Source: North Shore News)

At the 20th Hamptons International Film Festival, she was selected as one of the 10 Actors to Watch: Breakthrough Performances of 2012. Later, she portrayed German Pirate Party member Anke Domscheit-Berg in “The Fifth Estate” in 2013 and Erika in the Swedish film “Hotell.”  In 2015, she received significant critical praise for her portrayal of painter Gerda Wegener in Tom Hooper’s “The Danish Girl” as well as critical acclaim and international recognition for her starring role as Artificial intelligence Ava in Alex Garland’s directorial debut “Ex Machina.” She was included in “Forbes” 30 Under 30 list in 2016.

Other movies and television appearances

Vikander has also been in several films and television shows, including “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.

In 2020, she appeared as a young Gloria Steinem in the biographical drama “The Glorias” and she then co-starred in the medieval fantasy “The Green Knight” with Dev Patel.

She also appeared in the thriller Beckett, alongside John David Washington, directed by Ferdinando Cito Filomarino and produced by Luca Guadagnino. Blue Bayou, directed by Justin Chon, and Firebrand, in which she will replace Michelle Williams as Queen Catherine Parr.


As an actress, she has managed to earn several awards and recognition in her acting career. She has won a total of 30 awards and received 73 nominations.

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Caption: Alicia Vikander giving speech after winning Academy Award (Source: Vanity Fair)

In 2016, she earned the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, and the Critics’ Choice Movie Award for Best Supporting Actress.

She also earned the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role, the Satellite Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, and the Empire Award for Best Actress in the same year 2016.

Relationship Status

Regarding her personal life, Alicia Vikander married her husband Michael Fassbender on the 14th of October 2017 in a private ceremony in Ibiza, Spain. Professionally, her husband Fassbender is also an actor too whom Alicia met while filming “The Light Between Oceans.”

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Caption: Alicia Vikander with her husband (Source: Instagram)

With marriage, the couple has a son born in 2021, and the son’s name is unknown. Moreover, this actress іѕ а femіnіѕt аnd аlѕо ѕреаkѕ uр аgаіnѕt gеndеr іnеquаlіtу іn thе mоvіе іnduѕtrу. In Nоvеmbеr 2017, shе signеd аn ореn lеttеr соntаining numеrоus inсidеnts оf ааult, sеxuаl hаrаmеnt, аnd rаре suffеrеd bу wоmеn thе Swеdish filming industry.

Body Measurements

Regarding her body stats, she stands 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighs around 53 kg. Moreover, she has dark brown hair and dark brown eyes and her body measurement measures 34-24-34 inches.

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Caption: Alicia posing for a photo (Source: Instagram)

Alicia Vikander – Social Media

Officially, Vikander is not active on any kind of social media. Her fan has created fan pages on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.