There are several families that have become a force to reckon with in their chosen field in the entertainment industry. Some of them include the Kardashians, the Baldwins, and the Hemsworth brothers. One family to keep a close eye on is that of Bill Skarsgård, an accomplished actor who has played several notable roles that have won him enviable praise and admiration from critics and filmmakers.
Like their counterparts, the Skarsgårds are famous and well-respected for their acting skills. To their credit, they’ve been able to remain relevant in the scheme of things in Hollywood for years and still command great respect within and outside the showbiz circle.
Bill Skarsgård is Best Known For His Portrayal of Pennywise the Dancing Clown
Bill Istvan Günther Skarsgård was born on the 9th of August, 1990 in Vallingby, Sweden. He started his career at a tender age after catching the acting bug that came about as a result of him following his father to every shooting location and meeting elites in the industry who inspired him more about taking up a career in acting.
Bill once admitted that he resisted going into acting because of his father and brothers. He didn’t want to be the fourth Skarsgård actor so he majored in science in high school. He also added that he wasn’t sure what he wanted to do until he played Erik in Arn – The Kingdom at Road’s End.
Ever since Bill made up his mind to make a living through acting, he has gone ahead to establish himself as another acclaimed Skarsgård actor. He is best known for his role as Pennywise the Dancing Clown in It (2017) which grossed over $700 million. He reprised the role in It Chapter Two (2019).
All the Members of Bill Skarsgård’s Family
The patriarch of the Skarsgård family is Stellan John Skarsgård. Stellan has been married twice and has eight children. He and his first wife, My Skarsgård, got married in 1975. They remained together for more than three decades before getting a divorce in 2007, after having six children.
Stellan married his present wife, Megan Everett, in 2009, and has two sons with her. The father of eight had a vasectomy after the birth of his last child, stating that eight children were enough.
Stellan John Skarsgård
Bill’s father, Stellan John Skarsgård, was born on the 13th day of June 1951, in Gothenburg, Sweden. He is the son of Gudrun and Jan Skarsgård.
The veteran Golden Globe award-winning actor, whose career began in 1968, has appeared in numerous film and television shows. He is easily recognized for portraying Commander Maximilian Richter in Angels and Demons (2009), Bill Anderson in Mamma Mia! (2008), Jan Nyman in Breaking the Waves (1996), and Martin Vanger in The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (2011).
Other roles he has had include Captain Tupolev in The Hunt for Red October (1990), Dr. Erik Selvig in Thor (2011), and Bootstrap Bill Turner in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (2006).
My Agnes Skarsgård
My is Bill Skarsgård’s mother and the first wife of Stellan. Bill’s mom, who is a physician, was originally born My Sonja Marie Agnes in Kalmar, Kalmar län, Sweden, on July 3, 1956. In addition to practicing medicine, she also portrays characters on sets too.
Some of her most notable works are Gomorron (1992), Efter Tio (2006), and Jim & Piraterna Blom (1987). Not much more is known about My and what she has been up to as she has kept a low-profile since she ended her marital union with Stellan.
Megan, whose parents gave birth to her on 3rd March 1976, is the second wife of Stellan Skarsgård and Bill’s stepmom. She is an author and film producer with a difference. Megan is the author of the children’s book, Banned from the Zoo, and the producer of the 2013 project, Behind the Scenes: The Filming of Bye.
Born on August 25 1976, in Vällingby, Stockholm, Sweden, Alexander Johan Hjalmar Skarsgård is the first child and probably the most popular of the Skarsgård clan, aside from their father of course. He is an accomplished actor known for his roles in True Blood, Big Little Lies, and Tarzan. He has won an Emmy, Golden Globe, and SAG Awards for his incredible performances.
The Leeds Metropolitan University graduate launched his career in 1984 and has become a respected actor and role model to many budding actors in the industry.
Gustaf Caspar Orm Skarsgård is the second child of Stellan and My who was born in 1980. Following in the footsteps of his father and older brother, he has become a top-notch actor, making his first appearance on the screen in 1989 at the age of nine in the Swedish film, Codename Coq Rouge.
Gustaf is best known for his sterling performance in television series like Vikings (2013) and Westworld (2016). He has also earned a reputation as a stage actor.
Sam was born in 1982. He is a production manager, actor, and physician in the Intensive Care Unit in their hometown of Stockholm, Sweden. He acted as a body double for his elder brother in the thriller The Invisible (2002). He was also part of the production crew for the short film, Skuggvärld (2005).
Eija was born in 1992 and is Bill Skarsgård’s only sister. She isn’t intimidated by her brothers’ success as she basically ran the house while they were growing up. Like other members of her family, she has also chosen a career in entertainment. She is a model and social media personality.
Valter was born in 1995 and is the last of My’s children with Stellan. He has also chosen a career in acting, appearing in several Swedish films while also gaining fame for live streaming video games on Twitch.
Ossian and Kolbjörn
Ossian and Kolbjorn, who are Stellan’s sons with his second wife Megan, are the youngest of the clan. Specific details about them are not known to the public as their parents have basically kept them away from the spotlight.
Bill Skarsgard Has Been in a Long-Term Relationship with Another Actress
It might be difficult to quench the curiosity of fans in regard to who their favorite celebrity is dating. One way most celebrities deal with this is by not talking about it. While Bill hasn’t made efforts to hide the fact that he has been in a long-term relationship, he has just chosen not to talk about it.
The actor is currently seeing actress Alida Morberg, the daughter of actor Per Moberg. Alida is best known for starring in the following projects: Elsas värld (2011), Insane (2010), Stockholm Stories (2014), and Sensoria (2015).
The two made their first public appearance as a couple in March 2016 at the premiere for The Divergent Series: Allegiant. How they met and when they began dating isn’t known to the public.
Bill and his sweetheart aren’t very active on social media but they randomly post each other’s pictures on their pages. The two have a daughter who was born on October 1, 2018. However, the name of their daughter is not known.