Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1988-10-03 (32 years old) · Gender: Female · Place of Birth: Gothenburg, Västra Götalands län, Sweden
45 Movies · 4 TV shows
Also Known As: Alicia Amanda Vikander · Алісія Вікандер · Алисия Викандер · أليسيا فيكاندير · 알리시아 비칸데르 · アリシア・ヴィキャンデル · 艾莉西亞·維肯特 · Αλίσια Βικάντερ · 艾丽西亚·维坎德 · آلیسیا ویکاندر
Alicia Amanda Vikander (, Swedish: [aˈlǐːsɪa vɪˈkǎnːdɛr] (listen); born 3 October 1988) is a Swedish actress. She is the recipient of several accolades, including an Academy Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award, in addition to nominations for two Golden Globe Awards and three British Academy Film Awards.Born and raised in Gothenburg, Vikander began acting as a child in minor stage productions at the Gothenburg opera house and trained as a ballet dancer at the Royal Swedish Ballet School in Stockholm. She began her professional acting career by appearing in Swedish short films and television series and first gained recognition for her role as Josefin Björn-Tegebrandt in the drama series Andra Avenyn (2008–2010). Vikander made her feature film debut in Pure (2010), for which she won the Guldbagge Award for Best Actress. She gained wider recognition in 2012 for playing Kitty in Joe Wright's adaptation of Anna Karenina and Queen Caroline Mathilde in the Danish film A Royal Affair.Vikander achieved global recognition for her roles as activist Vera Brittain in Testament of Youth (2014), a humanoid robot in Ex Machina (2014), for which she was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, and painter Gerda Wegener in The Danish Girl (2015), for which she won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. In 2016, Vikander was listed by Forbes in its 30 Under 30 list. She had a supporting role in the action film Jason Bourne (2016) and starred as Lara Croft in the adventure film Tomb Raider (2018). In 2020, Vikander portrayed American feminist Gloria Steinem in The Glorias.
Vikander previously resided in North London. In late 2014, she began a relationship with actor Michael Fassbender; they first met at the Toronto Film Festival in September 2013 and then during filming of The Light Between Oceans, which was shot in Australia and New Zealand. They made their first public appearance as a couple at the 2016 Golden Globe Awards, where Vikander was nominated for her performances in Ex Machina and The Danish Girl. They wed on 14 October 2017, in a private ceremony in Ibiza, Spain. As of 2017, the couple reside in Lisbon, Portugal.Vikander identifies as a feminist and has advocated for gender equality in film, commenting:I'd just made five films in a row, and Tulip Fever was the first one where I had a scene with another woman...There's a change happening, and I want to be part of that. You see something like The Hunger Games or Insurgent proving that a female role can carry a successful blockbuster.On 10 November 2017, Vikander was one of 584 women who have called for the Swedish film and theatre industries to address what they claim is a culture of sexual misconduct. She added her signature to an open letter published in Swedish paper Svenska Dagbladet. The letter contains numerous accounts of sexual harassment, assault and rape suffered by women in the Swedish industry, all recounted anonymously. According to a translation of the letter published by English-language Swedish publication The Local, the signatories vowed that they will "no longer be silent". Following the letter's publication, Swedish press reported that culture minister Alice Bah Kuhnke called a meeting of the heads of Sweden's National Theatre Company, the Royal Dramatic Theatre, and the Royal Swedish Opera.
Alicia Amanda Vikander was born on 3 October 1988 in Gothenburg, to Maria Fahl Vikander, a stage actress, and Svante Vikander, a psychiatrist. Her parents are from small villages in the north and south of Sweden, respectively. They separated when Vikander was two months old, and she was mostly raised by her single mother. She has five half-siblings on her father's side. Vikander has said she had the best of both worlds growing up, being an only child to her mother and being surrounded by a big family when she went to her father's house every second week. She is one-quarter Finnish and a maternal great-aunt moved from Finland to Sweden to escape World War II.Vikander started her acting career at age seven, starring in a production of Kristina från Duvemåla at The Göteborg Opera, which was written by Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson from ABBA, performing in the play for three and a half years. She appeared in several musicals at the Opera, such as The Sound of Music and Les Misérables. In 1997 she participated in the TV4 kids' singing show Småstjärnorna; she performed the Helen Sjöholms song, "Du måste finnas". She won her episode with praise by the judges for her stage presence.Vikander trained in ballet from age nine with the Svenska Balettskolan i Göteborg (1998–2004). At 15, Vikander moved from Gothenburg to train at the ballet's upper school in Stockholm, living on her own. She trained one summer at the American Academy of Ballet in New York.At age 16, she almost left school to commit fully to the television series she worked on with director Tomas Alfredson, realising her passion for acting. Her dance career was sidelined by injuries in her late teens. She auditioned for drama school but was turned down twice. At one point, Vikander was admitted to law school but she never attended, following her dreams to become an actress instead.
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Corona Film Club
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The Green Knight
An epic fantasy adventure based on the timeless Arthurian legend, The Green Knight tells the story of Sir Gawain, King Arthur's reckless and headstrong nephew, who embark on a daring quest to confront...
The plot tells the story of Antonio, a Korean adoptee raised in the US who is forced to confront his distant past, and what it means for his own future as well as his family's, as he suddenly faces de...
Gloria Steinem is an equal rights activist. She was involved in the women's rights movement in the U.S. Steinem has made a mark on modern history. A chronicle of a life that was atypical.
I Am Easy to Find
A life in one hundred sixty-four moments.
The Crystal Calls - Making The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance
Go behind the scenes with stars, puppeteers and creators as they bring Jim Henson's magical world of Thra back to life in a sweeping fantasy series.
One Red Nose Day and a Wedding
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Anthropocene: The Human Epoch
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The story of two sisters on a journey, where they try to get close to each other, and ask the tough questions in life. In a world where concepts of responsibility and reconciliation are gradually bein...
The Magic Diner Pt.II
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Moomins and the Winter Wonderland
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Birds Like Us
A group of birds are on a journey to find a better life.
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Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words
A personal portrait of mythical and controversial actress Ingrid Bergman is based on her many home movies and diaries.
The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
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The Danish Girl
When Gerda Wegener asks her husband Einar to fill in as a portrait model, Einar discovers the person she's meant to be and begins living her life as Lili Elbe. Lili embarked on a journey as a trans pi...
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Through the Looking Glass: Making Ex Machina
This documentary features interviews which get into some of the philosophical as well as the technical issues confronting the filmmakers behind Alex Garland's 2014 science fiction film 'Ex Machina'.
The Magic Diner
A girl in a diner has a machine that answers her questions.
Son of a Gun
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Testament of Youth
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Game of Bitches
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The Crown Jewels
Fragancia is arrested for the attempted murder of Richard Persson, the son of a powerful factory owner. During the interrogation her amazing and remarkable life story is revealed. We follow her throug...
Boys On Film 4: Protect Me From What I Want
Elliot Tittensor (TV's Shameless) stars as Daz in headlining film PROTECT ME FROM WHAT I WANT, a gripping British film debut that sees him woo a young lad in an underpass, only to be threatened with a...
The age of the person is 20 years old. With a troubled past in a dreary suburb, her life seems to be already set in stone - until she discovers music. When she hears a performance of Mozart's 'Requiem...
Susan misses her boyfriend who is away. She has nightmares about living in the streets looking for her husband because she feels like someone is visiting the apartment during night time.
My Name Is Love
Love and Sebastian met on a street in a romantic Swedish summer night. Even though they share the same secret, their encounter is going to cause severe consequences. A flirt becomes a dangerous liaiso...
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Andra Avenyn was a Swedish drama series and soap opera that aired from 2007 to 2010.
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The Graham Norton Show
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A series of tables with people in various stages of their lives. Meeting memories mingle with the desire for meetings that haven't happened yet. The dance slowly takes over, forming a pattern that non...
Darkness of Truth
Anna-Lisa is a middle aged actress and former ballet dancer who rents a room to a young female student.
1 Movie · 2 TV shows