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Interesting Facts about Sam Skarsgard, Stellan Skarsgard’s Third Son

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Sam Skarsgard is one of the children born to famous Swedish actors Stellan Skarsgard and My Skarsgard. Sam was born as the third child of his parents. His two older brothers and two younger siblings have at some time worked in the glamour field.

Born with the silver spoon, Sam got to experience the fame and name his father earned as an actor from early childhood. However, he never showed any interest in following the footsteps of his father. Besides, Sam prefers staying under the media radar that makes his life a mystery. So, many of Stellan’s fans are curious to know about his third son.

In today’s episode, we are trying to bring forward every detail about Sam Skarsgard’s professional and personal life.

Sam Skarsgard’s Birthday, Parents, and Childhood

Sam was born Samuel Kristoffer Ymer Skarsgård on June 5, 1982, in Stockholm, Sweden. He is the third child of actor Stellan Skarsgard and his ex-wife My Skarsgard. His father has been a prominent actor in Hollywood for decades. His most well-known roles are Jan Nyman in Breaking the Waves, professor Gerald Lambeau in Good Will Hunting, and Bootstrap Bill Turner in the Pirates of the Caribbean series.

Sam Skarsgard's parents, Stellan and My Skarsgard
Sam Skarsgard’s parents, Stellan and My Skarsgard

On the other side, his mother My Skarsgard is a doctor. Stellan and My were married for more than two decades i.e., from 1985 to 2007.

He Has Five Siblings and Two Half Siblings

Sam has five siblings, four brothers, and one sister. His oldest brother, Alexander Skarsgard was born on August 25, 1976, while his second oldest brother, Gustaf was born four years later on November 12, 1980. His younger brother, Bill Skarsgard was born on August 9, 1990.

Likewise, Sam’s only sister, Eija Skarsgard was born on February 27, 1992, in the Swedish capital of Stockholm. And the youngest of Sam’s siblings, Valter was born on October 25, 1995.

Eija and her siblings
Sam Skarsgard with his siblings and other family members

All of the Skarsgard siblings are quite close to each other and they were even closer during their childhood days. As per some online sources, their father Stellan used to be busy with his schedule and their mother was also absent often. So, they took care of each other. Meanwhile, they enjoyed their childhood playing video games, watching acting and horror movies, and other things.

Besides, Sam also has two half-siblings from his father’s second marriage. His father has two sons, Ossian and Kolbjorn Skarsgard from his relationship with Megan Everett.

Sam is the Only Non-Actor Son in the Family

Being a child of a superstar father, many would expect you to follow the same path and grab similar success. So did Sam’s two older brothers who went on to follow their dream to be as great an actor as their father is. However, Sam didn’t see anything interesting in acting and broke the chain.

Meanwhile, Sam happens to be the only son of Stellan and his first wife My who hasn’t pursued a career in acting. His oldest brother, Alexander is a renowned actor, famous for his work in True Blood, Big Little Lies, and The Legend of Tarzan. Likewise, Gustaf is greatly praised for his work in the historical war drama series Vikings.

Likewise, Sam’s youngest sibling, brother Valter is also seeking to be an actor. Although he is yet to achieve his biggest success in the entertainment industry, he has started his journey well. He has earned thousands of followers with live game streamings on Twitch.

His Sister was a Model

Sam’s only sister Eija started her career as a model pretty young. She was approached by a modeling agency at the tender age of 14. She was quite busy for the next three-four years when she worked for several modeling agencies and commercials. However, at the age of 18, she left modeling saying she didn’t find it interesting anymore.

Eija said she didn’t want to pursue a career in acting because too many from her family were in the field. In fact, in one of her interviews, she said she left modeling because she was frequently pestered to lose weight which demotivated her to continue modeling.

Eija Skarsgard did modeling for a couple of years
Eija Skarsgard did modeling for a couple of years

As of now, Eija serves as a manager of a nightclub named Vardagsrummet in Stureplan, Stockholm. Talking about her personal life, she is happily married to her husband Zeke Tastas.

Sam is a Professional Doctor

As we mentioned earlier, Sam Skarsgard doesn’t pursue a career in acting. Well, he is a professional doctor, a physician. And as per the record, he works in the ICU in a Stockholm hospital. Even though Sam is associate with a different profession than acting, he has been part of some movies in the past.

He made his first screen appearance in 1987 when he starred alongside his dad in Jim & Piraterna Blom, a family adventure film. Likewise, in 2002, he made his appearance in the fantasy drama The Invisible in which he worked as a body double for his older brother Gustaf.

Moreover, Sam also worked as a production manager in the 2003 short film Att doda ett barn and 2005’s Skuggvarld.

Is Sam Skarsgard Married? Who is His Wife?

The plain answer to this question is yes! Sam has been married for a long time. As per The Famous People, he has been married to a girl named Pat Metheny. Not much about their love life and conjugal life, however, she often appears together with her husband at various events.

Sam Skarsgard and his wife Pat
Sam Skarsgard and his wife Pat

What is His Net Worth?

Sam Skarsgard’s earnings and net worth are not revealed by any official sources as of yet. However, since he is a reputed doctor in Sweden, we believe he earns a big chunk of money from his profession. So, it’s safe to say he has a net worth of millions of dollars.

Besides, his father Stellan, and three brothers who have been prominent actors, Alexander, Gustaf, and Bill all are millionaires. His father has a net worth of $50 million, and his three brothers have $14 million, $8 million, and $5 million respectively.