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Alicia Amanda Vikander (born 3 October 1988) is a Swedish actress.

Born and raised in¬†Gothenburg, Vikander began acting as a child in minor stage productions at the¬†Gothenburg opera house¬†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 for her role as Josefin Bj√∂rn-Tegebrandt in the drama series¬†Andra Avenyn¬†(2008‚Äď2010). Vikander made her feature film debut in¬†Pure¬†(2010), for which she won the¬†Guldbagge Award for Best Actress. She gained wider recognition in 2012 for playing Kitty in¬†Joe Wright’s adaptation of¬†Anna Karenina¬†and¬†Queen Caroline Mathilde¬†in the Danish film¬†A Royal Affair.

In 2014 and 2015, Vikander achieved global recognition for her roles as activist¬†Vera Brittain¬†in¬†Testament of Youth, a¬†humanoid robot¬†in¬†Ex Machina, for which she was nominated for the¬†Golden Globe Award¬†and¬†BAFTA Award¬†for Best Supporting Actress, and painter¬†Gerda Wegener¬†in¬†The Danish Girl, for which she received the¬†Academy Award,¬†Screen Actors Guild Award,¬†and¬†Critics’ Choice Movie Award for Best Supporting Actress.¬†In 2016, Vikander was listed by¬†Forbes¬†in its¬†30 Under 30¬†list.¬†She has since held a supporting role in the action film¬†Jason Bourne¬†(2016) and starred as¬†Lara Croft¬†in the adventure film¬†Tomb Raider¬†(2018).

In late 2014, she began a relationship with actor¬†Michael Fassbender,¬†they made their first public appearance together at the 2016 Golden Globes, where Vikander was nominated twice‚ÄĒfor her roles in¬†The Danish Girl¬†(2015) and¬†Ex Machina¬†(2015).¬†The couple met on the film set of¬†The Light Between Oceans¬†(2016), which was filmed in Australia and New Zealand.¬†They wed on 14 October 2017, in a private ceremony in¬†Ibiza,¬†Spain. As of 2017, the couple resided in¬†Lisbon,¬†Portugal.

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