Who is Sam Skarsgård?

Samuel Kristoffer Ymer ‘Sam’ Skarsgård was born under the zodiac sign of Gemini on 5 June 1982, in Stockholm, Sweden, thus he holds Swedish nationality. He’s an actor and physician, but perhaps known best as the son of the famous Swedish actor, Stellan Skarsgård.

Early life, family, and education

Sam was raised in Stockholm by his parents Stellan and My, alongside his siblings Bill, Eija, Alexander, Valter and Gustaf; when their parents divorced, Stellan married Megan Everett, with whom he has two children, Ossian and Kolbjorn.

All of Sam’s siblings and half-siblings are working in the film industry – Eija, who is the only girl in the family, is working in the casting department, and the rest of them are all actors.

Perhaps the most successful is Alexander, known for his roles in the series “Big Little Lies” and “True Blood”.

Speaking about Sam’s educational background, he attended a local high school, and upon matriculating in 2000, it is assumed that he enrolled at a Swedish medical university, and is currently working as a physician in the Intensive Care Unit. Sam has shared that he followed his mother’s footsteps and became a doctor.

Acting career

Sam was seen as the Little child in the 1987 movie “Jim & Piraterna Blom”, which was an adventure family drama written by his father, Stellan, and then in 2002 in “The Invisible”, he was Body double for the character Nicklas, portrayed by his brother Gustaf.

In 2003, he worked as a production assistant for the short movie “Att döda ett barn” (Kill a Child) starring his older brother Valter, and written and directed by Alexander. Two years later, Sam worked as an assistant production manager for the short movie “Skuggvärld”, written and directed by Niklas Olsson.

In the following years, Sam continued his education, and pursued his career as a physician.

Love life and relationship

Sam hasn’t been the subject of any rumors concerning his love life, and it’s widely known that he’s a married man, and that his wife’s name is Pat Metheny.

Sam is very secretive when it comes to his personal life, as he prefers to keep his personal matters away from the media’s attention. He hasn’t revealed any information about how he met his future wife and for how long they’d have been dating before they married, nor where or when they exchanged their wedding vows,

As of March 2022, it is believed that the two are still married – Sam hasn’t disclosed information about having children.

Age, height, and net worth

Sam’s age is 39, with brown hair and blue eyes; he weighs around 175lbs (80kgs) and is 6ft 5ins (1.96m) tall.

According to sources, as of early 2022, Sam’s net worth has been estimated at $1 million.

Who is Stellan Skarsgård?

Sam’s father, John Stellan Skarsgård, was born in Gothenburg, Sweden, under the zodiac sign of Gemini on 13 June 1951; he’s a producer, director, writer and actor with over 150 credits to his name, perhaps known best for his roles in movies such as “Good Will Hunting”, “Mamma Mia!”, and the “Pirates of Caribbean” franchise.

Stellan had an interest in acting from an early age, and his parents, Gudrun and Jan, were supportive. They moved a lot, and lived in various cities around Sweden, but it’s known that he  he attended Dramatens Elevskola, The Royal Dramatic Training Academy in Stockholm.

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Stellan made his acting debut in 1968, as Bombi Bitt in the Sweden series “Bombi Bitt Och Jag”, followed by his roles in movies such as “Company Party”, “Five Days in August”, and “The Wedding”, in 1973.

In the early ‘80s, he was seen in “The Simple-Minded Murderer”, “False as Water”, and “The Serpent’s Way”, before his first Hollywood role as The Engineer in the Oscar-nominated “The Unbearable Lightness of Being” in 1988. The stars of the movie were Juliette Binoche, Lena Olin, and Daniel Day-Lewis, and it had 14 award nominations, including two Oscars for Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium, and Best Cinematography, and won seven.

In the following years, Stellan acted in “Friends”, “The Women on the Roof”, and “The Hunt for Red October” starring Sean Connery, Alec Baldwin, and Scott Glenn; the movie won the Oscar for Best Effects, Sound Effects Editing in 1991.

The early ‘90s saw him in “Harry and Sonja”, “Insomnia”, and “My Son the Fanatic”, before he was cast to play Lambeau in “Good Will Hunting”, which won two Oscars in 1998 for Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Robin Williams), and Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen, followed by his roles in “Ronin”, “Deep Blue Sea”, and “Passion of Mind” in 2000.

Some of his notable roles in the 2000s have been in movies such as “King Arthur”, “Goya’s Ghosts”, and “Guilty Hearts”, before he portrayed one of his most significant roles as Bootstrap Bill in “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End” in 2007, starring Johnny Depp, Keira Knightley and Orlando Bloom, which had 51 award nominations, including two for Oscars Best Achievement in Makeup, and Best Achievement in Visual Effects, and won 23.

The list of Stellan’s roles is too long to enumerate, so we will mention some of his most notable, such as his portrayal of in “Mamma Mia!”, which brought him and his co-stars the People Choice Award Favorite Cast in 2008, and then he was seen as Bob Maclestone in “Boogie Woogie” in 2009, followed by his role as Erik Selvig in “Thor” in 2011, a role he reprised in “The Avengers” in 2012.

Certainly one of his notable roles is his portrayal of Seligman in “Nymphomaniac” – Vol. I and Vol. II – in 2014, which brought him a nomination for European Film Award European Actor.

His most recent notable roles have been in the series “Chernobyl” in 2019, and he was seen as Baron Vladimir Harkonnen in the 2021 movie “Dune” also starring Zendaya, Timothee Chalamet, and Rebecca Ferguson – the movie had 350 award nominations including ten Oscars, and won 94.

Speaking about Stellan’s personal life, he divorced Sam’s mother, My in 2007, and in January 2009 married Megan Everett, with whom is still in marriage.

This 70-year-old actor has a net worth estimated at $50 million, as of early 2022.

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