If you are intrigued by Michael Fassbender’s wife, Alicia Vikander, then you must read this summary of her early life, career in movies and her net worth.
Who is Alicia Vikander?
Alicia Amanda Vikander is a Swedish actress who was born in 1988. She is a former dancer and also the recipient of several awards, including an Academy Award. Vikander was listed by Forbes in their 30 Under 30 list in 2016. Vikander was born and brought up in Gothenburg. She plunged into the world of acting as a child and worked in minor stage productions at the Gothenburg opera house. Vikander trained as a ballet dancer at the Royal Swedish Ballet School in Stockholm and also at the School of American Ballet in New York. Her professional acting career began with Swedish short films and television series. She shot to fame with her role as Josefin Bjorn-Tegebrandt in the famous drama series, Andra Avenyn aired from 2008 to 2010. She made her movie debut with the film ‘Pure’ in 2010. She won a Guldbagge Award for Best Actress for her performance in ‘Pure’. The Danish film, ‘A Royal Affair’ followed next in 2012 which got her worldwide popularity. 2014 and 2015 were the silver years of her career as she was critically acclaimed for her role as activist Vera Brittain in ‘Testament of Youth’ and her role as humanoid robot in ‘Ex Machina’. She got the Golden Globe nomination and a BAFTA award for ‘Ex Machina’ in the Best Supporting Actress category. Her role as painter Gerda Wegener in ‘The Danish Girl’ won her an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Vikander is a feminist and is quite vocal about gender inequality in film. She is married to the actor Michael Fassbender. Her parents are Maria Fahl Vikande who is a stage actress and Svante Vikander who is a psychiatrist. Her parents were separated when Vikander was just 2 months old and she was raised alone by her mother.
Career in movies
Vikander initially started her acting career by appearing in several short films and television roles in her native country Sweden. She got quite famous in Scandinavia for her role in the popular Swedish TV drama, Andra Avenyn. She got recognition with her work in the Swedish film, ‘Pure’ in 2010. She won the Rising Star Award in 2010 for her role at the Stockholm Film Festival, a Shooting Star Award at the Berlin International Film Festival and also won the Prestigious Guldbagge Award for Best Actress. In 2011, Vikander played the leading role in ‘The Crown Jewels’. She gained worldwide recognition for her role of Kitty in the English-language film adaptation of ‘Anna Karenina’. Her film, ‘A Royal Affair’ was received with critical acclaim the same year. The film was subsequently nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film at the 85th Academy Awards. In 2013, she was seen in ‘The Fifth Estate’ and later in the Swedish film, ‘Hotell’ for which she was awarded the Marrakech International Film Festival Award for Best Actress by jury president. In 2014, she appeared in the crime thriller, ‘Son of a Gun’. In 2015, Vikander had substantial roles in eight films. She appeared in ‘The Danish Girl’, winning the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for the film. She also received the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role and also Critics’ Choice Movie Award for Best Supporting Actress. She had the leading role in T’estament of Youth’ alongside Kit Harington and Emily Watson. She also played the role of half-human/half-witch, Alice Deane in the fantasy film ‘Seventh So in 2015. Vikander had the female leading role in the Guy Ritchie-directed action film ‘The Man from U.N.C.L.E.’. ‘The Man from U.N.C.L.E. was based on the 1964 MGM television series of the same name. She also appeared in the film ‘Burnt’ in the same year. On 6 May 2016 it was announced that Vikander set up a production company called ‘Vikarious’ along with her agent Charles Collier. The company’s first film, ‘Euphoria’, began shooting in the German Alps in August 2016. Euphoria received its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) in September 2017. In 2016, Vikander also starred opposite Matt Damon in ‘Jason Bourne’. ‘Jason Bourne’ was directed by Paul Greengrass and was released on 29 July 2016 by Universal Pictures. Vikander then appeared in the adaptation of the novel ‘The Light Between Oceans’ in 2016. It was directed by Derek Cianfrance, with Michael Fassbender and Rachel Weisz. The film ‘ The Light Between Oceans’ was released in the United States in 2016. Alicia Vikander will next be seen in the film adaptation of the novel ‘The Marsh King’s Daughter’ by Karen Dionne. ‘The Marsh King’s Daughter’ is an International Best Seller and a suspense thriller book. Vikander will also be seen in the movie ‘Tomb Raider’ from the famous Tomb Raider series which will release in March this year.
Net worth of Michael Fassbender’s wife
The Swedish actress has a net worth of $8 million, which is quite a whopping account at her age.