Sam Skarsgård: Stellan Skarsgård’s son Biography

Who is Sam Skarsgård?

Sam Skarsgård is the son of veteran Swedish actor Stellan Skarsgård. Born in such a high-profile acting family, Sam Skarsgård took the polar opposite path of practicing as a doctor in the intensive care unit in an undisclosed hospital in Stockholm, Sweden.

Sam Skarsgård Biography
Sam Skarsgård Biography

Quick Facts

Full NameSamuel Kristoffer Ymer Skarsgård
As Known AsSam Skarsgård
BirthdayJune 5, 1982
Age39 years old
Sun SignGemini
TraitsPositive: Prideful, Humorous, Intuitive
Restless, Manipulative, and Callous  
BirthplaceStockholm, Sweden
Currently residingStockholm, Sweden
Height6 ft. 5 inches
ParentsStellan Skarsgård (Father)
My Skarsgård (Mother)
Grand ParentsJan Skarsgård (Grandfather)
Gurdun Larsson (Grandmother)
SiblingsAlexander Skarsgård (Brother)
Gustaf Skarsgård (Brother)
Bill Skarsgård (Brother)
Eija Skarsgård (Sister)
Valter Skarsgård (Brother)
Marital StatusMarried
ProfessionDoctor, Action, and production manager
Net WorthUSD 1.5 million

Brief Synopsis

  • Sam Skarsgård is the son of Stellan Skarsgård and My Skarsgård; he is part of an iconic acting family.
  • Sam Skarsgård had a brief stint as an actor, but he is more focused on his profession of being a physician like his mother.
  • He works as a physician in the ICU in Sweden.

early life

Samuel Kristoffer Ymer Skarsgård, also known as Sam Skarsgård, was born in Stockholm, Sweden, on June 5, 1982. He is the son of star actor Stellan Skarsgård and physician, My Skarsgård.

The Skarsgård family is dubbed one of the most iconic acting families worldwide. Being born into such a star-studded family, Sam was only naturally interested in acting.

Sam Skarsgard with parents and siblings ‘Kill Your Darlings’ film premiere, Sweden – 24 Sep 2009

Despite having an initial interest in the field, he chose a career path following the coattails of his mother. Since his school days, he has been a diligent student, and his due diligence helped him get accepted into medical school.

After graduating from medical school, he now practices medicine as a general physician back home in Sweden. He has also revisited his love of acting as he acted with his father, Stellan, in the movie Jim and Piratema Blom in 1987.

Sam Skarsgård has also worked as a production manager for the Swedish films “Att Doda Ett Barn” and “Skuggvarld.” However, he is not very active on social media.


Stellan Skarsgård (Father)

Stellan Skarsgård is a legendary Swedish actor born on June 13, 1951. His father’s name is Gundrun Skarsgård and Jan Skarsgård.

He has lived in numerous locations throughout his childhood, including Gborg, Totebo, Kalmar, Marielund, and Uppsala. Stellan started acting in 1968. He has many high-profile movies and TV shows to his accolade; Chernobyl, Dune, the Avengers movies, and Thor movies. He has also won the “Best supporting actor in limited series” Emmy award for his exceptional performance in Chernobyl.

Stellan married My Skarsgård in April 1975. They have six children together. Stellan and My divorced in May of 2007, and nearly two years later, in January 2009, he married a renowned author, Megan Everett.

He has two sons with Megan, Ossian Skarsgård and Kolbjörn Skarsgård. Stellan has no desire to have more kids now, as he has undergone a vasectomy. He feels that eight kids are enough.

My Skarsgård (Mother)

My Skarsgård is a Swedish actress who is predominantly known for her work in Swedish films and TV shows like  Jim & Piraterna Blom, Gomorron, and Efter Tio. She is the ex-wife of Emmy Awards-winning actor Stellan Skarsgård.

Stellan Skarsgard and My Skarsgard
Stellan Skarsgard and My Skarsgard

They were married for over 32 years and shared six children together. In addition to her acting career, My Skarsgård is also a physician who earned her medical degree in 1978. She currently works in a hospital in Södermalm.

My Skarsgård is a cancer survivor and a former alcoholic. Her alcohol abuse has been speculated to be the prime factor that led to her divorce from Stellan.

Reportedly, she is not an alcoholic anymore. In addition to this, she was diagnosed with cervical cancer in 1998. She fought bravely, and currently, she is in remission and is living a healthy life.

Related: Read about the mother of Sam Skarsgård, My Skarsgård.

Megan Everett (Step-Mother)

Megan Everett is a renowned author for her children’s book ‘Banned from the Zoo.’ She is also a screenwriter, having worked in several Swedish TV series.

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

She was a part of a summer program organized by the University of Southern California, where she learned the basics of screenwriting. She also refurbished her skills in Ireland, where she joined ‘The Script Factory’.

Relationships and Dating History

Pat Metheny (Wife)

Pat Metheny is the wife of Sam Skarsgård. They had kept their relationship very private. How they met and tied the knot is relatively obscure.

However, she makes public appearances with her husband and the rest of the Skarsgård family.


Alexander Skarsgård (Brother)

Born on August 25, 1976, Alexander Skarsgård is the eldest child of Stellan and My Skarsgård. He is known for his role as Eric Northman in the series “True Blood” and won many awards for his praiseworthy role in the drama series “Big Little Lies”, released in 2017.

Alexander Skarsgård

Gustaf Skarsgård (Brother)

Gustaf Skarsgård is the elder brother of Sam Skarsgård, who is an acclaimed Swedish actor. His best works include the roles of Floki in Vikings, Merlin in Crushed, and Westworld.

He was married to Hanna Alström in 1999, with whom he has one child. Hanna Alström is a fellow Swedish actress who starred in Hollywood movies like Kingsman: The Secret Service. They severed ties in 2005; Gustaf has remained single ever since.

Bill Skarsgård (Brother)

Bill Skarsgård is the younger brother of Sam Skarsgård. He is known as one of the most iconic actors globally, having played very different roles, such as Pennywise in the It franchise. He also voiced the Deviant Kro in Marvel’s Eternals.

Bill Skarsgård is currently in a relationship with Alida Indra Jasmin Morberg, a fellow Swedish actress. She has starred in movies like Sensoria and Insane. She is six years older than Bill Skarsgård.

Eija Skarsgård (Sister)

Eija Skarsgård was a professional model who began working at 14. However, she quit modeling at the age of 18 as she felt she was under constant pressure to lose weight to maintain herself.

Currently, she feels she can keep up with modeling and has hinted at a possible return to the industry. However, she has mentioned that she is content with her current job as a nightclub manager.

Eija with her boyfriend Zeke Tastas.
Eija Skarsgård with her boyfriend, Zeke Tastas.

Here is the full biography of Eija Skarsgård.

Valter Skarsgård (Brother)

Valter Skarsgård is a Swedish actor and twitch streamer born in Stockholm, Sweden, on October 25, 1995. He has played minor acting roles, including Tulio in the live-action remake of Road to Eldorado with his best friend Derek Papo, who was cast as Miguel.

On Twitch, he plays games like League of Legends, Rainbow Six: Siege, and Call of Duty. However, he mentioned that he does it mostly for fun. He can be followed on Twitch. Valter Skarsgård is also active on Twitter.


Sam had his go at acting in his youth and early adulthood. He starred alongside his dad, Stellan, in Jim and Piraterna Blom. Along with that, he played body double to his brother Gustaf in the movie The Invisible.

Sam was the production manager of short Swedish films like Att Doda ett barn and Skuggvärld. These movies found moderate success in Sweden.

Currently, he is the attending physician in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) in an undisclosed hospital in Stockholm, Sweden.

Sam Skarsgård Net Worth

Based on his few minor acting roles, involvement in showbiz, and the full-time job of being a physician, it is grossly estimated that his net worth is about USD 1.5 million.

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