Alicia Vikander is the 27-year-old Swedish actress who has been nominated for a Golden Globe award for her role as painter Gerda Wegener in The Danish Girl. Vikander has been acting since 2002 but became an international star in 2012 when she appeared in the adaptation of Anna Karenina (Kitty) and co-starred in the Danish film A Royal Affair (Caroline), which was nominated for an Academy Award. The following year she appeared in the Julian Assange biopic, The Fifth Estate (Anke Domscheit-Berg).
This isn’t Vikander’s first Golden Globe nomination – she received one for Best Supporting Actress for her role as AI Ava in Ex Machina. Whether or not she wins a Golden Globe this time around, 2016 will be another big year for Vikander. She will appear next in Tulip Fever and in the adaption of the novel The Light Between Oceans with Michael Fassbender (Vikander’s real life boyfriend who’s also up for a Golden Globe, Steve Jobs) and Rachel Weisz. In 2017, she’ll follow that up with the fifth Bourne film with Matt Damon.