Daughter of Swedish stage actress Maria Fahl Vikander and Svante Vikander, a psychiatrist.
Was chosen for her part in A Royal Affair (2012), following a long casting process where the casting directors were unable to find a fitting actress for the role of Queen Caroline Mathilde. In fact, the search gave so few results that the production almost was stalled. However, when they discovered Vikander she didn't speak the language that she was required to, but she was still considered to be perfect for the part. The crew made her go through an intense language lessons throughout two months. She succeed in the mastering the language and because of that, the production was back on track.
2011: Named as one of European films' Shooting Stars by European Film Promotion.
One of six children.
A trained ballet dancer. She studied ballet at the Royal Swedish Ballet School, but decided to pursue acting instead of ballet, following few injuries and subsequent foot and back surgeries.