Who is Bill Skarsgård?
Bill Istvan Günther Skarsgård was born in Vällingby, Sweden on 9 August 1990 – his zodiac sign is Leo, and he holds Swedish nationality. He’s an actor, who’s perhaps known best for his portrayal of the main character Pennywise in the 2017 horror film “It”. The movie also starred Jaeden Martell and Finn Wolfhard, and follows a group of children who have decided to kill a monster, which disguises itself as a clown and kills children. It won nine of the 58 awards for which it was nominated.
Bill reprised his role in the 2019 sequel “It Chapter Two”.
Early life and education
Bill was raised in Vällingby alongside his seven siblings, three of whom are also actors: Alexander, Valter and Gustaf. Alexander’s mostly popular for his portrayal of Brad ‘Iceman’ Colbert, in the drama mini-series “Generation Kill”, while Gustaf’s known for his portrayal of Floki the Boat Builder in the historical series “Vikings”. Their parents are My Skarsgård, a doctor, and Stellan Skarsgård, a famous actor.
Bill became interested in acting while attending a local elementary school, and was only 10 years old when he made his debut film appearance, in the 2000 thriller “White Water Fury”. He made his debut TV series appearance two years later, with his portrayal of Tony in two episodes of the family thriller drama “Laure Trenter – Dad, the Policeman”.
Bill then took five years off acting, to focus on his education. Upon matriculating in 2008, he didn’t enroll at a college, but rather focused on his career as an actor.
Roles in movies
In 2007 and 2008, Bill starred in the short movies “Spending the Night” and “Pigan Brinner!”, respectively, and also gained recognition in 2008 with his portrayal of Erik in the romantic action drama “Arn: The Kingdom at the End of the Road”. It starred his father, Sofia Helin and Joakim Nätterqvist, and follows the final mission of Knight Arn, who has been sent to kill Saladin. The movie won one of the two awards for which it was nominated.
The year 2010 saw Bill appear in a few movies, such as the short comedy “I Rymden Finns Inga Känslor”, the romantic comedy “Simple Simon” and the drama “Behind Blue Skies”.
His following notable performance was in 2012, when he played Makhotin, in the romantic drama “Anna Karenina”, based on the novel by Lev Tolstoy, directed by Joe Wright, and starring Keira Knightley, Jude Law and Aaron Taylor-Johnson. It won 33 awards, including an Oscar for Jacqueline Durran (Best Achievement in Costume Design), while it was nominated for 53 other awards.
Some of Bill’s following appearances were in the hit 2016 action adventure mystery “Allegiant”, the 2017 action thriller “Atomic Blonde”, and the 2017 romantic drama “Battlecreek”.
In 2018, he played Zeitgeist, in the critically acclaimed action adventure comedy “Deadpool 2”, directed by David Leitch, and which starred Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin and Morena Baccarin.
It follows Deadpool and his team of mutants, who are protecting a young boy from a time-travelling cyborg called Cable. The movie won six of the 58 awards for which it was nominated.
Bill’s currently shooting for four movies, including the adventure thriller “Emperor”, the action crime thriller “John Wick: Chapter 4”, and the crime drama “Gilded Rage”.
Roles in TV series
Bill has appeared in only a couple of TV series, as he’s mostly focused on winning roles in movies.
The early 2010s saw him make a guest appearance in an episode or two of various series, including in the drama “Livet I Fagervik” and the romantic action drama “Arn”, while he gained recognition in 2013 when cast to star as Roman Godfrey in the mystery horror drama “Hemlock Grove”.
Created by Lee Shipman and Brian McGreevy, it also starred Landon Liboiron and Famke Janssen, and follows people living in the Pennsylvania city Hemlock Grove. It aired from 2013 to 2015, and was nominated for five awards, including two Primetime Emmys.
In 2018, Bill played the lead character The Kid, in the fantasy horror “Castle Rock”, and his most recent TV series role has been his portrayal of Mateo in the 2020 episode “Layover” of the romantic science fiction drama “Soulmates”.
He’s currently shooting for the upcoming action crime drama “Clark”, portraying the title character.
Bill received special thanks for the 2017 short movie “Atomic Blonde: Welcome to Berlin”.
In 2018, he produced the short film “Do You Like the Taste of Beer?”
He has been featured in a number of short documentary videos, including in “The Next Chapter: Cast and Characters of ‘Allegiant’”, and “Allegiant: Battle in the Bullfrog”, both in 2016.
Bill has made a guest appearance in a number of talk-shows, such as “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”, “Last Call with Carson Daly”, and “Conan”.
Awards and nominations
Bill has won six of the 16 awards for which he has been nominated. He won two Fright Meter Awards in 2017 and 2019, for his performance in the movie “It”, while he also won a 2018 iHorror Award for the same performance. For his role in the sequel, Bill won a 2019 BAM Award for Best Cast (shared with colleagues).
He has also been honored with an IMDb STARmeter Award for Fan Favorite, and a Berlin International Film Festival Shooting Star Award.
Some of the other awards for which he has been nominated include two Teen Choice Awards, a Young Artist Award, and another BAM Award.
Love life and girlfriend
Bill prefers to keep the details of his love life to himself, but it’s widely known that he’s in a long-term relationship with the Swedish actress Alida Indra Jasmin Morberg.
The two met in early 2016 when they were cast to appear alongside in a movie, and they were friends for a couple of weeks, before going out on a date. On 1 October 2018, Alida gave birth to their daughter, who the two prefer to keep away from the media’s attention. Since the birth, there have been rumors circulating the internet suggesting that Bill and Alida are planning to marry, but that possibility hasn’t been confirmed.
Bill hasn’t spoken of any other girls whom he might have been with, and as of June 2021, he’s partnered with Alida Morberg, and has a daughter with her.
Hobbies and other interests
Bill’s a fashionista, as he’s trying to keep up with all the latest fashion trends. It’s said that he owns numerous suits, as well as many pairs of shoes and sneakers.
He loves to travel, and prefers to go around Europe than the US, but has still been to various US states, mostly because of his acting career.
He’s a dog-lover, and his pet dog can be seen featured in some of his Instagram pictures.
Winter’s Bill’s favorite season, as he can both ski and snowboard. He’s also physically highly active, as he has a couple of training sessions at the gym each week.
Bill has his own favorite actors and actresses, some of whom are Jim Carrey, Matt Damon and Kate Winslet, while a couple of his favorite movies are “Liar Liar”, “Good Will Hunting” and “The Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”.
Age, height and net worth
Bill’s age is 30. He has short brown hair and green eyes, his height is 6ft 3ins (1.92m) and he weighs around 194lbs (88kgs).
As of June 2021, his net worth has been estimated at over $5 million, while his father’s net worth is reputedly over $50 million.