Sam Skarsgård Biography: Siblings, Height, Family, Net Worth

April 18, 2024
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Who is Sam Skarsgård?

Samuel Kristoffer Ymer ‘Sam’ Skarsgård was born in Stockholm, Sweden, on 5 June 1982 – his zodiac sign is Gemini, and he holds Swedish nationality. He’s a physician, but who’s probably known best for being the son of famous Swedish actor Stellan Skarsgård.

Early life, family and education

Sam was raised in Stockholm alongside his five siblings – Valter, Eija, Bill, Gustaf and Alexander – by their father, and their mother My Skarsgard who’s a physician. All of Sam’s brothers have become popular actors, while his sister is a former model. His parents divorced in 2007, and in January 2009, Stellan married Megan Everett who then gave birth to their two sons, meaning that Sam also has two half-brothers.

He attended a local elementary school in Stockholm, and while Sam’s brothers had already become interested in acting and begun appearing in school plays, Sam had other plans for himself. He preferred to practice playing the guitar and playing video games with his friends, while he was also into soccer. Sam continued playing soccer upon enrolling at high school, and was in his school’s team.

Upon matriculating in 2000 he enrolled at college, from which he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in 2004.

Sam’s career

Sam prefers to keep the details of his career away from the media’s attention, but it’s known that he’s today working as a physician, following in his mother’s footsteps.


In 1987, when he was only five years old, his father helped him become cast in the adventure family comedy movie “Jim & Piraterna Blom”, written by his father, directed by Hans Alfredson, and which starred Johan Akerblom, Ewa Froling and Jan Malmsjo. It follows Jim whose father has passed away, but he keeps coming back to Earth to tell Jim about his adventures.

Sam also worked as a body double for Nicklas in the 2002 fantasy thriller movie “The Invisible”, and was the production assistant for the 2003 short drama movie “Att Doda Ett Barn”. In 2005, he worked as an assistant production manager on the short movie “Skuggvarld”.

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Love life and wife

Sam prefers to keep the details of his love life away from the media’s attention, but it’s widely believed that he’s today a married man. According to the rumors circulating the internet, Sam is married to his college sweetheart Pat Methany – the two exchanged vows in 2006. It’s said that Pat is also working as a physician, and that the two have chosen not to have children straight away, but to focus on their careers; because they’ve been together for close to two decades and don’t have children, some of Sam’s fans believe that perhaps one of the two is infertile.

There are also those who are doubting the rumors concerning Sam’s marriage, and believe that he’s gay, but this remains unconfirmed.


As of December 2021, Sam seems to be married to Pat Methany; he doesn’t have children.

Hobbies and other interests

Sam is passionate about travelling, and has been to various European countries, for both work and pleasure, with a couple of his favorites being Germany, France and Italy. He has also been to Los Angeles, California in the USA, and to Japan in Asia.

Sam is a lover of animals, and has two pet dogs; his favorite animals are lions and tigers.

He’s into watching movies late at night, and his favorite actor and actress are Johnny Depp and Julia Roberts, while a couple of his favorite films include the franchise “Pirates of the Caribbean”, “Notting Hill” and “Runaway Bride”.

Sam is physically quite active, and has a couple of training sessions at the gym every week, while he also enjoys cycling and playing soccer with his friends.

Age, height and net worth

Sam’s age is 29. He has short brown hair and brown eyes, his height is 6ft 4ins (1.95m) and he weighs around 190lbs (85kgs).

As of December 2021, his net worth has been estimated at over $100,000, while his father Stellan’s net worth is reputedly more than $50 million.

Who is his father Stellan Skarsgård?

Stellan John Skarsgård was born in Gothenburg, Sweden, on 13 June 1951 – his zodiac sign is Gemini, and he holds Swedish nationality.


He’s an actor, film writer and producer, who has appeared in more than 150 movies and TV series, while he’s perhaps still known best for his portrayal of Lambeau in the 1997 romantic movie “Good Will Hunting”. It was written by Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, who also starred in it together with Robin Williams, and it follows Will Hunting who’s working as a janitor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, but who’s a mathematics genius. The movie won 26 awards, including two Oscars for Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen and Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Robin Williams), while it was nominated for 61 other awards.

Stellan was raised in Sweden by his father Jan, who died in 1998 aged 68, and his mother Gudrun (nee Larsson) who was born in 1930; the family often moved while Stellan was growing up, and he lived in various Swedish cities, including Helsingborg and Uppsala. He attended several high schools, and upon matriculating in 1969, enrolled at Dramatens Elevskola, from which he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in drama in 1973.

Stellan was already a famous actor in Sweden by the time he appeared in his first American movie – the 1985 drama “Noon Wine”. He gained recognition in 1990, when he played the main character Captain Tupolev in the critically acclaimed action adventure thriller film “The Hunt for Red October”.


It also starred Sean Connery and Alec Baldwin, and follows the captain of a Soviet Union submarine, who has violated his orders and has headed towards the US; the movie won four awards, including an Oscar for Best Effects, Sound Effects Editing.

Stellan was considered to portray the main character Oskar Schindler in the historical drama movie “Schindler’s List”, the role which eventually went to Liam Neeson; the movie is rated amongst the top 10 films of all time, and it won 98 awards, including seven Oscars. Some of Stellan’s notable performances in the ‘90s were in the 1995 thriller movie “The Hounds of Riga”, the 1996 drama movie “Breaking the Waves” and the 1999 action science fiction adventure “Deep Blue Sea”.

He played Bootstrap Bill Turner for the first time in the 2006 fantasy swashbuckling movie “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest”, and reprised his role in the 2007 sequel “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End”. Stellan played Dr. Erik Selvig in the 2011 superhero movie “Thor”, and then reprised the role in many Marvel movies, including the 2012 “The Avengers”, the 2013 “Thor: The Dark World”, and the 2015 “Avengers: Age of Ultron”.

Most recently, in 2021, Stellan played Baron Vladimir Harkonnen in the action adventure movie “Dune”.

He has won 16 of the 40 awards for which he’s been nominated, including a Primetime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie, for his portrayal of Boris Scherbina in the hit historical thriller mini-series “Chernobyl”, which is rated #5 best series of all time.

After Stellan’s sons with Megan Everett were born, he underwent a vasectomy, stating that having eight children is more than enough.

Olivia Wilson

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