Alexander Johan Hjalmar Skarsgård was conceived in Stockholm, Sweden and is the oldest child of celebrated on-screen character Stellan Skarsgård. Among his kin are actors Gustaf Skarsgård, Bill Skarsgård, and Valter Skarsgård.
Rather than proceeding with school, at nineteen years old, he entered necessary military administration (military enrollment). He utilized an opportunity to ponder his future. He learned at the Leeds Metropolitan University at that point moved to New York where he selected at Marymount Manhattan College to ponder theater. Following a half year in New York, a sentimental ensnarement tricked him back to Sweden yet the relationship was brief. In spite of having a wrecked heart, Alexander chose to remain in Sweden and, with a touch of life experience added to his repertoire, started his acting vocation once more.