Bill Skarsgard was born on 9 August 1990 in Vällingby, Sweden as Bill Istvan Günther Skarsgård. He is an actor, known for It (2017), Allegiant (2016) and Atomic Blonde (2017). In 2011, Skarsgård was nominated for a Guldbagge Award for his leading role as Simon in Simple Simon. At the age of 21, he won the European Film Academys Shooting Stars Award in 2012. In April 2014, Skarsgård featured on the cover of Hero – a bi-annual mens fashion and culture magazine, shot by Hedi Slimane. In the issue, he is interviewed by his father. Skarsgård played Matthew in the science fiction thriller The Divergent Series: Allegiant (2016), his first major American film.
Skarsgård played horror villain Pennywise the Dancing Clown in the 2017 film It, and is scheduled to reprise his role in the sequel in 2019. His role was met with praise from fans and critics alike. In July 2017, it was announced that Skarsgård had been cast as a series regular in Castle Rock as a young man with an unusual legal problem.