Alicia Vikander

Alicia Amanda Vikander is a Swedish actress, dancer and producer. Born and raised in Gothenburg, she began acting as a child in minor stage productions at The Gteborg Opera and 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 professional acting career by appearing in Swedish short films and television series and first gained recognition in Northern Europe for her role as Josefin BjrnTegebrandt in the TV drama Andra Avenyn .

Vikander was born in Gothenburg, the daughter of Maria Vikander, a stage actress, and Svante Vikander, a psychiatrist. Her parents are from small villages in the north and south of Sweden, respectively. They separated when Vikander was two months old, and she was mostly raised by her single mother. She has five halfsiblings on her fathers side. While growing up, Vikander says she got the best of both worlds, being an only child to her mother and being surrounded by a big family when she went to her fathers house every second week. Her ancestry is Swedish and one quarter Finnish.

Source: Wikipedia