Actor 101: Bill Skarsgård

Your go-to-guide for everything you need to know about Swedish actor Bill Skarsgård.

When and where was Bill born?

9 August 1990,
Vällingby, Sweden

What is he most known for?

Skarsgård is best known for his roles in Simple Simon, The Divergent Series: Allegiant, It, and Hemlock Grove.

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5 Facts about the actor

  • He got his driver’s license at 26 years old.
  • Andres Muschietti Tried to Keep the Child Actors in ‘It’ As Far From Skarsgard as Possible During Filming.
  • He began his acting career at the age of 10.
  • Bill had big dreams of traveling the Trans-Siberian railroad.
  • Skarsgård has five siblings and two half brothers: Alexander, Gustaf, Sam, Valter, Ossian, Kolbjörn, and Eija. Three of these, Alexander, Gustaf, and Valter, are actors.

What else do I need to know about Bill Skarsgård?

The actor spent his childhood with parents in a friendly and entertaining environment along with his siblings. Being a son of actor, he was highly passionate towards acting from the very early age. At the age of 21, he won the European Film Academy’s Shooting Stars Award (2012). In April 2014, Skarsgård featured on the cover of Hero – a bi-annual men’s fashion and culture magazine, shot by Hedi Slimane. In the issue, he is interviewed by his father. Bill also played Matthew in the science fiction thriller The Divergent Series: Allegiant (2016), his first major American film.

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Written by Caroline