Bill Skarsgård sprouted from a formidable showbiz family which has a rich acting heritage, a trait that finally rubbed off on him. Bill Istvan Günther Skarsgård is a Swedish actor and producer, who was nurtured and mentored by his iconic dad, Stellan Skarsgård as he also had the opportunity to learn from different elites in the industry while following his father to different shooting set within and outside the city.
He is popular for his outstanding portrayals in the Netflix TV series Hemlock Grove and the horror film It where he portrayed a gay scary killer clown Pennywise. Read on to know more facts about this amazing actor – his siblings, family, and other details.
Bill Skarsgård Bio (Age)
Bill Istvan Günther Skarsgård popularly known as Bill Skarsgård was born on the 9th of August, 1990 in Vallingby which is a city in Sweden. His family name Skarsgård was chosen by his grandfather in the twentieth century when the Swedish government at the time encouraged people to create new names hence, is quite an uncommon Swedish name.
He started his career at a tender age. Young Bill caught the acting bug in the family after following his father to every shooting location as a child and meeting elites in the industry who inspired him the more about taking up a career in acting.
Bill Skarsgård has been also nominated for several awards like the Shooting Stars Award and Guldbage Award Best Actor category for his leading role in Simple Simon Swedish comedy film. He also played the role of Matthew in the American Dystopian Romantic Thriller called The Divergent Series: Allegiant and he acted in some short films like Spending the Night, Alteration and Deadpool 2, a popular Marvel film series and other short film and awards which he won.
Bill Skarsgård as already mentioned hails from a family with deep ties in Hollywood and so have earned a lot from the movie industry. However, Bill has earned his own fair share of wealth from the industry too. His net worth is estimated at about $5 million, which he makes when booked to appear on stage for the acting scene and also from streaming his movie Hemlock Glove on Netflix.
Family – Dad and Siblings
Bill Skarsgård parents names are My Agnes Skarsgård and Stellan John Skarsgård who is a popular face in the showbiz industry and has featured in several films and TV series.
He has seven siblings, with five of them being direct siblings from his parents and the other two being half-siblings from his dad and his stepmother Megan Everett. His direct siblings are Alexander, Gustaf, Sam, Valter, and Eija while his two half-siblings are Ossian and Kolbjörn.
His dad as earlier stated is a seasoned Swedish actor who mentored his son, Bill, in his acting career. Being an experienced actor himself, Stellan took Bill with him to movies sets and locations as a young boy.
He (Stellan Skarsgård) was first married to My Agnes Skarsgård with whom he shared five wonderful kids before they went their separate ways. He is currently married to Megan Everett, who is a film producer and writer, best known for her children’s book titled Banned from the Zoo. They share two kids together which sums up the number of his kids to seven children.
Interestingly, Bill Skarsgård and his siblings towed the same career path as their parents; Alexander is an actor, scriptwriter, and director, widely known for his works in Generation Kill (2008) True Blood and Big Little Lies; Gustaf is an actor and film director known for his role in The Way Back (2010), Vikings (2013) and Westworld (2016); Sam is famous for The Invisible (2002) and Valter was featured in Arn: The Kingdom At The End Of The Road (2008). Their sister Eija was formerly a model.
Is He Gay? Girlfriend
Bill Skarsgård is currently dating a lady who is five years older than he is but love, they say, knows no barrier. Her name is Alida Morberg and she is said to be an actress who has made appearances in the movie like Insane (2010) and Sensoria (2015). She is the daughter of the Swedish celebrity chef Per Morberg who has also starred in movies like Stockholm Stories.
The duo is believed to have started dating in 2016 and have public appearances in several places including awards shows and movie sets. In 2018, there was a buzz in the media that the lovebirds were expecting a baby, although they have not made any public statement to confirm this story, we believe time will tell.
Bill is not a gay although in the horror film It (2017) he played the role of a gay clown who is the lover of Babadooks, a villain with whom he partners to terrorize the town of Derry Maine. Also in the American Netflix TV series Hemlock Grove (2013 – 2015), he did take up a gay role alongside Landon Liboiron.
Bill Skarsgård is a six-footer standing with his height measured at 6 feet 31/2 inches (1.92 m) but when he stands amidst his family members, he is the shortest among his family of Hulks. His current weight is unavailable, as he underwent a ketogenic weight loss for his role in Castle Rock. His eyes are a lovely green color contrasting with his dark brown hair.