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Alicia Vikander is a Swedish actress known for her roles in both Swedish and international productions. Born on October 3, 1988, in Gothenburg, Sweden, Vikander trained as a ballet dancer at the Royal Swedish Ballet School in Stockholm and the School of American Ballet in New York. She began her acting career in short films and television series in Sweden before transitioning into feature films.
Vikander's early work in Swedish cinema garnered attention, particularly with her role in "Pure" (2010), where she played a troubled secretary named Katarina. She won critical acclaim and the Rising Star Award from the Stockholm Film Festival, as well as the Guldbagge Award for Best Actress.
Her international breakthrough came with the role of Kitty in the 2012 adaptation of "Anna Karenina," starring alongside Keira Knightley and Jude Law. Her portrayal earned her recognition and opened up doors in Hollywood.
Vikander's most acclaimed role to date is as Gerda Wegener in "The Danish Girl" (2015). Her performance was met with widespread critical praise and she won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. She also received a BAFTA nomination and won the Screen Actors Guild Award for the same role.
In 2018, she took on the iconic role of Lara Croft in the "Tomb Raider" reboot, stepping into shoes previously filled by Angelina Jolie. The film received mixed reviews, but Vikander was praised for her physical performance and dedication to the role.
Other Notable Works
Other notable works include her performances in "Ex Machina" (2014) a science fiction thriller, for which she received critical acclaim, "Testament of Youth" (2014), and "The Light Between Oceans" (2016), where she starred alongside her future husband Michael Fassbender.
In her personal life, Vikander has been relatively private. However, it is known that she married Irish actor Michael Fassbender in October 2017 after meeting on the set of "The Light Between Oceans."
Achievements and Recognition
Beyond her Oscar win, Vikander has earned numerous nominations and awards for her various roles. Her ability to portray complex characters and her commitment to her craft have made her one of the respected actresses of her generation.
As of my knowledge cutoff date, she is expected to continue her acting career with various projects, including potential further work in blockbuster franchises like "Tomb Raider."
Online Presence and Activity
Vikander is less active on social media compared to other actors, preferring to keep a low profile.
For a more detailed look at her career, interviews, and up-to-date information, resources like IMDb and biographical databases would be helpful:
Her filmography continues to grow and includes both critical darlings and major blockbuster ventures, making her one of the versatile talents in contemporary cinema.