Even with an actress as a mother Alexander Ludwig had to convince his parents with great effort to let him enter the world of acting. At that time his parents were convinced that child stars always had a hard time distinguishing between reality and the world of the screen after being absorbed into the fantasy that normally comes with the entertainment industry.
His parents gave him their consent to start acting as a child, as evidenced by his remarkable film lectures, including The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising, Hunger Games, and the History Channel series Vikings. Let’s take a brief look at the early life and career of the Canadian singer, model, and actor.
The actor was born in Vancouver, British Columbia on May 7, 1992, as the first child of his family. His parents – Sharlene (mother), a former actress, and Harald Horst Ludwig (father), who is a businessman and co-chairman of the Lions Gate Entertainment Corp., also gave Alexander Ludwig three younger siblings, including Nicholas (brother) and Natalie (sister), who were born twins, and another younger sister named Sophia.
According to Ludwig, he has always had a soft spot for the performing arts, but he found it difficult to convince his parents to let him continue to play as a child. This despite the professional background of his mother.
Information about his educational background is not detailed online, but we can confirm that he is enrolled as a drama subject at the University of Southern California, before which he attended Collingwood School.
Movie Exploits And The Vikings Acting Career
After he got the approval of his parents Alexander Ludwig started his way to fame in the film industry at the age of nine. After starring in a Harry Potter toy commercial, he signed with an agent and worked on other commercials before the film reels started rolling. He can look back on cinema, television, and several films. Among the films in which he has been cast as an aspiring star in Air Bud: World Championship (2000), MXP: Extreme Primate (2003), Creepy Godmother: The Revenge of Jimmy (2005), Eve and the Fire Horse (2005), The Sleeping Beauty Tug: On the Way Home or The Sleeping Beauty Tug 3 (2007).
He has also appeared in films for television and television series such as A Little Thing Called Murder (2006) and television series such as The Dead Zone, after which he has given the lead role in The Seeker, among others: The Dark Is Rising, which was released in 2007. He had to go through 16 auditions to get the role, and it’s safe to say that it was worth it. The actor had to find a balance between filming the Seeker and completing his schoolwork.
Apart from his role in Grown Ups 2 alongside Adam Sandler, Alexander’s next leading role came in the film production of Race to Witch Mountain (2009). He played Seth with Dwayne Johnson in the cast. The film was an instant box office success, opened at number one on the premiere weekend, and grossed an estimated $25 million.
Another success under his belt is the film adaptation of The Hunger Games, in which Ludwig appeared as Cato and was released on March 23, 2012. The acclaimed film earned Ludwig two prestigious awards – MTV Movie Awards for Best Fight (2012) starring Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson and a Teen Choice Award for Best Rogue in the same year.
In 2014 Alexander Ludwig joined the main cast of the television series Vikings, replacing Nathan O’Toole as Björn Ironside, son of Ragnar Lothbrok and Lagertha.
For his musical heroics, Ludwig released his first single in 2012 entitled Liv It Up (Teenage Wasteland). He also appeared in the music video for Gentle on My Mind – The Band Perry with Shelley Hennig.
Who Is Alexander Ludwig Dating? Girlfriend
Although he is probably single at the moment, Alexander Ludwig was involved in a few relationships in the past. In 2008, he dated his co-star AnnaSophia Robb from Race to Witch Mountain until she broke off in July 2011. Later, in 2012, he was involved in a brief relationship with his The Hunger Games co-star Leven Rambin, whose relationship did not last longer than three months.
After Rambin, Ludwig went out with model Nicole, whom he met during the shooting of Grown Ups 2 in 2012, but their paths parted in July 2014. Ludwig’s most recent relationship was with alpine ski racer Lindsey Vonn, but he is currently single.
Height and Body Measurements
Alexander Ludwig is quite a hunk when it comes to his body ensemble. His very impressive height of 1.88 m (6 feet 2 inches) is perfected by his weight of about 88 kg (194 pounds). He has blond hair and a pair of blue eyes.