Alicia Amanda Vikander (Swedish: (About this soundlisten); born 3 October 1988) is a Swedish actress. She has won various awards, including an Academy Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award, nominations for two Golden Globe Awards and three British Academy Film Awards.
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. She began her professional acting career in Swedish short films and television series and first gained recognition for her role as Josefin Björn-Tegebrandt in the drama series Andra Avenyn (2008–2010).
She 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.