Alicia Amanda Vikander (Gothenburg, October 3, 1988) is a Swedish actress, known worldwide for her supporting role in the 2012 adaptation of Anna Karenina, as Alice Deane in the film The Seventh Son, as Heather Lee in the film Jason Bourne, as Ava in the movie Ex Machina, recently as Lara Croft in the new movie Tomb Raider, and gaining international notoriety by winning the Oscar for best-supporting actress in the movie The Danish Girl.
Alicia Vikander won the Rising Star Award in 2012 at the Stockholm International Film Festival and the Guldbagge Award for best actress from the Swedish Film Institute for the 2010 film Pure.
Vikander was born in Gothenburg. She is the daughter of actress Maria Fahl Vikander and Svante Vikander, a psychiatrist. She has five siblings.
She has appeared in many musicals at the Gothenburg Opera. Later she entered the Royal Swedish Ballet school in Stockholm (2004-2007).
She is also known for her performance in the title role in A Royal Affair, where she plays Princess Caroline Mathilde.
Vikander achieves greater recognition by acting in the film The Danish Girl, playing Gerda Wegener in which he works alongside Eddie Redmayne, since his performance has earned him a nomination for the different most important awards in the Hollywood industry, within which has won the Film Critics Award, the SAG Award in the category of Best Supporting Actress and the Oscar in the same category.
Personal Life Alicia Vikander:
Vikander previously lived in North London. In late 2014, she began dating German actor Michael Fassbender. They were married on October 14, 2017, in a private ceremony in Ibiza, Spain. Since 2017 they reside in Lisbon, Portugal.
In 2018, she played Lara Croft in the third film of the Tomb Raider franchise.
Professional Life Alicia Vikander:
Vikander began his career with roles in short films and television series in Sweden. It began to be recognized internationally in the Swedish series Andra Avenyn (2008-2011). His first film role came in 2010 when he starred in the Swedish film Till det som är vackert.
Alicia plays the role of Katarina, a secretary who desperately tries to escape her life. The film earned him the Rising Star award at the Stockholm Film Festival, the Shooting Star award at the Berlin International Film Festival and the Guldbagge Award for Best Actress.
In 2011, he starred in the film Kronjuvelerna with Bill Skarsgård. In the film, he plays the role of Fragancia Fernandez, a woman arrested for attempted murder.
In 2012, she participated in her first English-language film: the film adaptation of Anna Karenina by director Joe Wright and starring Keira Knightley and Aaron Taylor-Johnson. The film premiered at the Toronto Film Festival and received positive reviews.
She plays the role of Kitty, the love interest of the character of Domhnall Gleeson. Still in that year, Alicia starred in the Danish film The Queen’s Lover, where she plays the role of Queen Carolina Matilda of Denmark and opposite Mads Mikkelsen.
The film premiered at the Berlin Festival and received very positive reviews. The following year he was nominated for an Oscar in the category of Best Foreign Language Film. Alicia was nominated for the BAFTA Rising Star Award.
In 2013, Alicia played Anke Domscheit-Berg, a member of the Pirate Party in the film The Fifth Estate, a dramatization of the history of the Wikileaks website and its founder, Julian Assange (Benedict Cumberbatch).
The film, which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival, received mixed reviews. Still in that year, he starred in the Swedish film Hotell. Her performance earned her the award for Best Actress at the International Film Festival in Marrakech, whose jury was chaired by director Martin Scorsese.
In 2014, the actress participated in Son of a Gun, an Australian thriller starring Ewan McGregor and Brenton Thwaites.
2015 was a successful year. Between protagonist and secondary roles, he premiered seven films. The first, The Seventh Son debuted in January and Alicia plays the role of Alice Deane a half-human and half-witch woman.
She starred in the British film Testament of Youth with Kit Harington. The film follows the story of Vera Brittain (Alicia), a British woman who recalls her coming of age during the First World War.
This role earned him a nomination for the British Independent Film Awards in the category of Best Actress. Alicia was also the protagonist, with Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer, of the action film The Man from UNCLE, based on the homonymous television series of 1964.
The film opened in August in the United States and Vikander has the role of Gaby, the daughter of an alleged Nazi scientist. The actress had a secondary role in the movie Burnt, starring Bradley Cooper and Sienna Miller.
Her most prominent roles were Ava in Ex Machina and Gerda Wegener in The Danish Girl. In the first, Alicia plays the role of Ava, an artificial intelligence robot created by the reclusive CEO (Oscar Isaac) of a high-tech company that takes the Turing Test, done by a programmer (Domhnall Gleeson) who wins a contest.
The role earned him nominations for the Golden Globes, BAFTA’s and British Independent Awards in the category of Best Supporting Actress.
In The Danish Girl, a film made by Tom Hooper, plays the role of Einar Wegner’s wife (Eddie Redmayne), later, Lili Elbe, the first person to undergo sex reassignment surgery.
This role earned him the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress, the SAG Award and the Critic’s Choice Movie Award. and nominations for the Golden Globes for best actress in drama, BAFTA’s for best lead actress and Satellite Awards for best-supporting actress.
Due to her evident role in The Danish Girl, she was registered as the best (main) actress in many awards.
Other projects by Vikander include Tulip Fever, directed by Justin Chadwick and starring with Dane DeHaan and Christoph Waltz; the film adaptation of the novel The Light Between Oceans, where he plays opposite Michael Fassbender and Rachel Weisz; and the fifth film in the Bourne saga directed by Paul Greengrass.