Actress, Producer and Dancer

Alicia Amanda Vikander is a Swedish actress, producer and dancer born in Gothenburg, in 1988. Coming from an erudite family - her mother is a famous theater actress and her father an important psychiatrist - Alicia is, from a very young age, connected to the world of performing arts. 

Educated mainly by her mother, she began to gain a special interest in acting as a child and played several supporting roles in small productions of the Gothenburg Opera. At that time she also demonstrated a strong interest and capacity for dancing and was part of the Royal Swedish Ballet School in Stockholm and the school of American Ballet in New York.

Her career as an actress gained recognition from the Swedish public when, between 2008 and 2010, she participated in the series Andra Avenyn. She made her cinema debut with the Swedish film Pure (2010), a movie where she won the Guldbagge award for Best Actress of the year. 

Her international fame and recognition came a few years later when, in 2012, Vikander participated, for the first time in a big Hollywood production. The film was Anna Karenina and Princess “Kitty” Shcherbatsky her character.

Over the past decade she has solidified her position as one of Hollywood’s most prestigious actresses, receiving several international awards with her performance in the film Ex Machina (2014) and receiving the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress in 2016, for her role in The Danish Girl (2015).

Recently, she has brought the iconic character of Lara Croft back to life in the 2018 film Tomb Raider and was the main character in Olivier Assayas’ new series, Irma Vep (2022).  In 2019, Vikander was part of the short film I Am Easy to Find, directed by Mike Mills. The movie was a collaboration between the director and the band The National, the actress’s favorite band.

Alicia Vikander has been married, since 2017, to the German actor Michael Fassbender, with whom she has a son. The couple lives between Hollywood and Lisbon, a city where they like to come and spend long periods of time.