My Skarsgård Biography- Ex-wife of Stellan Skarsgård

Who is My Skarsgård?

My Skarsgård is a well-known Swedish actress. She is known for her work in several Swedish films and TV shows, such as  Jim & Piraterna Blom, Gomorron, and Efter Tio.

My is the ex-wife of Emmy Awards-winning actor Stellan Skarsgård. The couple was married for over 32 years and shared six children.

In addition to her career, My is also a practicing physician who earned her medical degree in 1978. 

Let’s learn more about My Skarsgård life.

My Skarsgård Biography
My Skarsgård Biography

Quick Facts

Full NameMy Sonja Marie Agnes
Popularly known asMy Skarsgård
BirthdayJuly 3, 1956
Age 67 years old
Sun signCancer
TraitsPositive: Outgoing, determined, and cheerful
Negative: Moody, difficult to manage, and vague
BirthplaceKalmar, Sweden
Currently residingKalmar, Sweden
ParentsNo information
GrandparentsNo information
SiblingsNo information
Marital statusDivorced
SpouseStellan Skarsgård (1975–2007)
ChildrenAlexander Skarsgård (son)
Gustaf Skarsgård (son)
Sam Skarsgård (son)
Bill Skarsgård (son)
Eija Skarsgård (daughter)
Valter Skarsgård (son)
EducationNo information
Profession Physician and former actress
Net worthUSD 1 million
Social mediaFacebook
Height5 feet 3 inches
Hair ColorDark Brown

Fun Facts

  • My is the former wife of Swedish actor Stellan Skarsgård. The pair got hitched on April 27, 1975. Their divorce was finalized in May 2007. 
  • She is a former actress. She has appeared in many movies and TV shows, including Jim & Piraterna Blom, Gomorron, and Efter Tio. 
  • She is a licensed physician. She earned her medical degree in 1978 and worked as a physician in Södermalm, a neighborhood in South Stockholm. 
  • She is the mother of six kids- five sons and a daughter. 
  • Skarsgård has battled cancer and alcoholism in the past. However, she is currently healthy and sober. 
  • She is an atheist. 


Wedding photo of Stellan and My Skarsgard
Wedding photo of Stellan and My Skarsgard

My Skarsgård was born on July 3, 1956. Her birth name is My Sonja Marie Agnes. The actress was born in Kalmar, Kalmar län, Sweden. 

Skarsgård is an attractive woman. Despite her age, she has maintained her appearance exceptionally well. In addition, she is of medium build. 

The radiant actress is quite petite. She stands tall at the height of 5 feet and 3 inches. Moreover, My has brown eyes and dark brown hair.

My was born in Kalmar, Kalmar län, Sweden. Hence, she is a Swedish national. 

She belongs to the Swedes ethnicity. Likewise, when it comes to her religion, My is an atheist. 

My and her ex-husband, Stellan Skarsgård, brought up their children in a non-religious household. However, according to Alexander, although his atheist parents raised him, he does not identify as an atheist. Instead, he is a believer in a secular environment. 

Likewise, My former husband, Stellan Skarsgård, has been vocal about his atheist beliefs. The actor began reading the Bible and the Quran after the 9/11 attacks. He, however, found both religious texts to be violent.

In an interview with The Guardian, Skarsgård openly criticized religion and said,

“So everybody who is religious has God on his side, which is terribly dangerous. And nobody should be sure they have God on their side.” 

My is not just a talented actress but also a well-educated woman. In 1978, Skarsgård graduated from medical school and earned a medical license. She works as a physician in Södermalm, South Stockholm, Sweden.


My Skarsgård with her children
My Skarsgård with her children

Stellan Skarsgård (ex-husband)

My met Swedish actor Stellan in 1974. Even before they formally met each other for the first time, Stellan and she had known each other since they grew up in the same neighborhood. 

Soon after their first meeting, they fell in love and dated each other for a year. On April 27, 1975, the pair cemented their relationship and exchanged wedding vows. Sometime after their wedding, the happy couple decided to expand their family. 

My and Stellan had always wanted a big family. So the couple became parents of six children. 

Unfortunately, even though My and Stellan’s marriage seemed perfect from the outside, the reality was something else. She and Stellan began experiencing problems as a couple and became deeply unhappy in their marriage. Likewise, My’s struggle with alcoholism also created many problems in their marriage.  

Stellan Skarsgard and My Skarsgard
My and Stellan Skarsgård

Thus, the couple amicably decided to part ways despite being married for over 32 years. Their divorce was finalized in May 2007. 

There haven’t been any reports of My being in a relationship after her separation from Stellan in 2007. Instead, the former actress enjoys her singledom and is happy to focus on her career. 

On the other hand, after divorcing My, Stellan tied the knot with Megan Everett on January 12,  2009, after Megan got pregnant with their first child. Everett is a writer and producer known for writing the children’s book ‘Banned From The Zoo.’ 

Stellan Skarsgård with wife, Megan Everett
Stellan Skarsgård with wife, Megan Everett

The couple shares two sons. After experiencing fatherhood eight times, Stellan decided that eight children were enough and had a vasectomy. His wife, Megan, is 25 years his junior and is roughly the same age as his eldest son,  Alexander Skarsgård


Alexander Skarsgård

Photo of Swedish actor Alexander with his mother when he was a teenager
My with his son Alexander Skarsgård

Alexander, born on August 25, 1976, is an actor who made his American film debut in the comedy film Zoolander. He is known for his work in films such as Trust Me, Straw Dogs, Melancholia, Battleship, Passing, Godzilla vs. Kong, and The Northman. 

Related: Read about Alexander, the eldest son of My and Stellan Skarsgård

Gustaf Skarsgård

Likewise, Gustaf, born November 12, 1980, is an actor. He has worked in several films and TV series, including  Evil, The Way Back, Kon-Tik, Westworld, Cursed, and Vikings. 

Bill Skarsgård

Moreover, following in the footsteps of his famous parents and talented brothers, Bill Skarsgard, born on August 9, 1990, is also an actor. He is known for his roles in It, It Chapter Two, Simple Simon, The Divergent Series: Allegiant, Atomic Blonde, Villains, Nine Days, Hemlock Grove, and Castle Rock. 

Valter Skarsgård

Additionally, Valter has also tried his hands at acting. The son of Stellan and My has worked in many TV shows and films, including Lords of Chaos, Funhouse, Black Lake, and Katla. 

Eija Skarsgård

Eija is a former model. She is the only daughter of Skarsgård and has also worked as a casting assistant in the 2021 TV series Young Royals. 

Related: Read about Eija, the daughter of My Skarsgård

Sam Skarsgård

Sam, who made his debut as a child actor on Jim & Piraterna Blom, prefers to lead a reasonably low-profile lifestyle to his famous parents and siblings. He primarily works behind the cameras and is known as a production assistant and crew member in projects such as Att döda ett barn, The Invisible, and Skuggvärld. 

Cancer and Alcoholism

Eija with her mother
My with her daughter, Eija Skarsgård

In 1998, she was diagnosed with cervical cancer. Fortunately, the  Jim & Piraterna Blom actress bravely fought her battle against cancer and emerged triumphantly. Today, My is in remission and leading a healthy and happy life

Even though My managed to beat cancer, she suffered from health-related fears and anxiety in the subsequent years. To suppress those fears, she relied on alcohol. 

The former actress once revealed that her abuse of alcohol, among other things, led to her divorce from Stellan. Her eldest son, Alexander, talked about My’s big reveal and shared,

“It was a very courageous move. My mom’s alcoholism was related to her cancer. Drinking mitigated her fear of dying but now she is sober and healthy.”

Similarly, in an interview with Café Magazine, Gustaf revealed his mother’s struggle with alcoholism. In addition, he disclosed that Skarsgård relied on vodka to alleviate fear and anxiety. 

Likewise, the actor revealed that she has been sober since 2007. In addition, she also holds preventive courses for recovering alcoholics. 

The Westworld actor revealed that addiction runs in the family. Gustaf, who himself battled drug addiction and alcoholism, said

“I grew up in an environment where the party and weedrökandet and booze were a natural part of life. When I was a teenager and would try to make some sort of rebellion and smoke a little weed, it was my dad who taught me how to roll. It was impossible… It was my way of rebelling.”

Furthermore, he discussed how his mother’s cancer diagnosis led to her alcoholism and how it affected him and his siblings. The actor said,

“She knows I’m sober. They know – everyone around me. I’ve seen alcoholism up close and it is not pretty. I was 18 when she got cancer, which then triggered alcoholism, and had to take a lot of responsibility for my younger siblings. I do not want to become the person I saw my mother become then. But she’s a svingrym person now.”


My earned her medical degree in 1978 and started working as a licensed physician. However, fate had other plans for her, and in 1987, she kickstarted her acting career at the age of 31. 

My made her acting debut in Jim & Piraterna Blom, a film directed by Hans Alfredson. Likewise, the film was written by Hans Alfredson and her ex-husband, Stellan Skarsgård. 

After this, My appeared in the 1992 TV series Gomorron. The TV show was based on a news and morning interview show, similar to Good Morning America. It boasted a stellar cast of stars, including Tilde De Paula, Jenny Östergren, and Peter Jihde. 

In 2011, she guest-starred in Skavalan. Likewise, Skarsgård also appeared in the Swedish talk show, Efter Tio, hosted by Malou von Sivers in 2015. 

Despite achieving considerable success in her acting career, she decided to leave the world of glitz and glam and return to her humble career as a physician. After retiring from acting, My continued with her medical practice. According to several reports, the former actress works as a physician in Södermalm, a neighborhood in South Stockholm, Sweden. 

MY Skarsgård Net Worth

As of 2022, My net worth is approximately USD 1 million. In addition, she has accumulated impressive earnings as an actress and physician. There is no doubt that My leads a lavish lifestyle

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