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Bill Skarsgard was born on August 9, 1990 in Vällingby, Sweden to Stellan and My Skarsgård. He comes from a rather large family, having seven siblings: Alexander, Gustaf, Valter, Sam, Ossian, Kolbjörn, and Eija. Ossian and Kolbjörn half siblings from the marriage of Stellan and Megan Everett.

He has been nominated for several awards over his career including a nomination at the Guldbagge Awards for his role as lead character Simon in Simple Simon. In 2012 at the age of 21 he won the European Film Academy’s Shooting Stars Award. He has stared in many Swedish films and his first American film was Allegiant, a chapter in the Divergent series as Matthew. Since then he has gone on to star in Netflix’s series Hemlock Grove, Hulu’s Castle Rock and Pennywise the Dancing Clown in the remake of It where he will reprise his role in the sequel to be released in late 2019. He also had a very small part in Deadpool 2 as Zeitgeist.