Who is Stellan Skarsgård?

Stellan Skarsgård is a Swedish actor who has actively worked in the entertainment field since 1968. He started his career in his early days and by the time of his teenage, he already became a famous actor. Likewise, he had appeared in both Swedish and American movies and TV series. This actor is well-known for his portrayal in the drama film ‘Breaking the Waves’ as Jan Nyman. Moreover, he is also famous for his role of Dr. Erik Selvig in different Marvel Cinematic Universe movies, like ‘Thor,’ ‘The Avengers,’ and ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron.’ Talking about his TV appearance, he is popular for his role in the British drama series ‘River’ where he played as John River. Stellan has also received some prestigious nominations and awards for his amazing acting skills.

Quick Info
Full NameStellan John Skarsgård
Birth Date13 June 1951
Birth PlaceGothenburg, Sweden
Parents NameJan Skarsgård
Gudrun Larsson
Siblings4 younger siblibgs
SpouseMy Skarsgård (1975-2007)
Megan Everett (2009-Present)
Children8 (6 from his first marriage, and 2 from his second marriage)
Net Worth 2020$40 million
Height6 feet and 3 inches (1.90m/190cms)
Weight90kgs (198lbs)

Stellan Skarsgård


Stellan John Skarsgård is also known as Skarzie, was born on 13 June 1951 in Gothenburg, Sweden. He was born to parents Jan Skarsgård and Gudrun Larsson. Likewise, he grew alongside his four younger siblings. Additionally, he belongs to is Taurus sun sign and is currently 42 years old.

Nationality and Physical Stats

Stellan Skarsgård holds a Swedish nationality and as per his ethnicity, he is White. He is of Swedish descent. Moreover, he is an atheist who doesn’t believe in the existence of God. Besides this, he stands 6 feet and 3 inches (1.90m/190cms) tall and weighs around 90kgs (198lbs). He has an average body figure with a tall height. Moreover, he has a pair of blue-colored eyes and blonde hair color.


Stellan Skarsgård attended a state school in Sweden.


Stellan Skarsgård is not on any social media accounts.

Personal Life

This actor has married twice. Stellan has first married a doctor named My Skarsgård, in 1975. This couple gave birth to six children. They are Alexander, Gustaf, Sam, Bill, Eija, and Valter. After 32 years of togetherness, this couple separated in 2007. Likewise, in 2009 he married Megan Everett. This couple has two sons named Ossian and Kolbjörn. Moreover, his son from marriage named Alexander, Bill, Valter, and Gustaf are actors.

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Movies of Stellan Skarsgård

Stellan Skarsgård began his career in acting in his early days in 1968. He mostly played roles in Swedish television and films. To name a few of his notable Swedish movies they are ‘Anita: Swedish Nymphet’ in 1973, ‘The Simple-Minded Murderer’ in 1982, ‘Åke och Hans värld’ in 1984, ‘ Falsk som vatten,’ and ‘Peter-No-Tail in American’ in 1985. Likewise, he also appeared in a Swedish drama film ‘The Serpent’s Way’ in 1986 and ‘Hip hip hurra!’ in 1987. From 1988, he worked alongside in American and Swedish movies. He featured in four different films in 1988. The next year, he played in ‘The Women on the Roof’ as Willy and ‘Codename Coq Rouge’ as Carl. In 1990, he played Raoul Wallenberg in the Swedish World War II diplomat film ‘Good Evening Mr. Wallenberg.’

Similarly, his other movies during the 1990s were ‘The Ox,’ ‘Wind,’ ‘Zero Kelvin,’ ‘Insomnia,’ ‘Good Will Hunting,’ ‘Deep Blue Sea,’ and many more. One of his notable roles was in the film ‘Breaking the Waves’ where he played Jan Nyman in 1996. The main star of the movie was Emily Watson. Moreover, in 2000, he associated with seven different films and also became an associate producer for the film named ‘Aberdeen.’ Between 2001 to 2005, he appeared in various genre of films like a crime thriller film ‘City of Ghosts’ in 2002, an event-grade drama film ‘Dogville’ in 2003, a historical adventure film ‘King Arthur’ in 2004, and many more. Likewise, this actor is also known for playing Stangl in the drama film ‘Guilty Hearts’ in 2005. It starred Eve Mendes, Julie Delpy, Charlie Sheen, etc.


Furthermore, Stellan has also been associated with the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ film franchise. He has played ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest’ in 2006 and ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End’ in 2007 as Bootstrap Bill Turner. Moreover, he has also played the ‘Arn’ film sequels in 2007 and 2008. Likewise, to name his other movies they are ‘Angels % Demons,’ ‘Boogie Woogie,’ ‘Submission,’ ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,’ and many more. Talking more about his movies, he has also associated with the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies, like ‘Thor’ in 2011, ‘The Avengers’ in 2012, and ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ in 2015. In these Marvel films, he played the role of Dr. Erik Selvig. This film franchise has a huge cast of different actors and actresses like Robert Downey Jr, Mark Ruffalo, James Spader, Cobie Smulders, Jeremy Renner, and many more.

Meanwhile, he also played in the romantic fantasy film ‘Cinderella’ as The Grand Duke, and in 2016, he played in the spy thriller film ‘Our Kind of Traitor’ as Dima. Additionally, he has also voiced over Gordon in an animated comedy-drama film ‘Gordon & Paddy’ in 2017. Stellan has also played in ‘ The Man Who Killed Don Quixote’ and ‘Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again’ in 2018. His recently played movies are ‘Out Stealing Horses’ in 2019,’ ‘The Painted Bird,’ and ‘Hope’ in 2019. Likewise, his upcoming film is ‘Dune’ which is yet to be released in 2021.

TV Shows 

Stellan Skarsgård debuted his acting role in the television series from 1968. Till 1990, he appeared in several Swedish series and television films. In 1990, he appeared in an episode of ‘S*M*A*S*H’ where he played as Statssekreteraren. His other notable series were ‘Rapport till himlen’ in 1994, ‘The Kingdom II’ in 1997, ‘Harlan Country War’ in 2000, and ‘Helen of Troy’ in 2003. Likewise, he also played in a drama anthology TV series ‘Masterpiece’ and comedy-drama TV series ‘Entourage’ in 2008. He then starred in ‘Playhouse Presents’ in 2012, ‘Quarry’ in 2014, and ‘River’ in 2015. Similarly, in 2019 he appeared in a historical drama television miniseries named ‘Chernobyl‘ as Boris Shcherbina. His last appearance in the television series is ‘The Simpsons’ where he had a voice role.

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Stellan Skarsgård has won different awards like the Berlin International Film Festival Award in 1982, Jameson Dublin International Film Festival Award in 2012, Norwegian International Film Festival Award in 2010, and other film festival awards. Likewise, he has also received various awards for his work in the series ‘Chernobyl’ like the Golden Globe Awards and Critics’ Choice Television Awards in 2020. Moreover, he also received an honorable nomination from the Primetime Emmy Awards, Satellite Awards, and Screen Actors Guild Awards for the same series.

Net Worth of Stellan Skarsgård

Stellan Skarsgård has an estimated net worth of $40 million as of 2020.