Alba August

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Alba August
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Alba August at the 68th Berlin Film Festival in February 2018
Born
Alba Adèle August

(1993-06-06) 6 June 1993 (age 27)
OccupationActress, singer
Years active2001–present

Alba Adèle August (born (1993-06-06)6 June 1993, Copenhagen, Denmark) is a Danish-Swedish actress and singer-songwriter.[1][2]

Early life[edit]

She is the daughter of Danish director Bille August and Swedish actress and director Pernilla August,[1] who divorced in 1997.[3] Her older sister Asta August is also an actress.[3]

Career[edit]

August started as a child actor and debuted in a minor role in her father's film A Song for Martin (2001). In 2017, August was cast in the Danish language Netflix series The Rain.[4] She also received positive reviews for her role in Becoming Astrid.[5][6]

She graduated from the National School of Performing Arts in Copenhagen in 2018.[3]

On 30 July 2020, August released her single "We're Not Gonna Make It".[7] It was featured in the soundtrack of Netflix series The Rain.

Personal life[edit]

She is fluent in Swedish, Danish, and English.[3]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2001 A Song for Martin
2013 Förtroligheten Selinda
IRL Agnes
2014 Vi måste prata Waitress Short
Sometimes I Wish Girl Video short
2015 Dryads - Girls Don't Cry Kjersti
2016 The Nation Jonna Short
A Serious Game Alma
Fanny Fanny Short
2018 Scener ur natten Short
Becoming Astrid Astrid Ericsson[8]

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes¨
2013 The Murders in Sandhamn Lina Season 3
2014 The Legacy Lena "1.2"
2015 Jordskott Lina "Del I", "Del II", "Del VII"
2015 Mens vi presser citronen Lisalotta "September: Vi rummer hinanden"
2017 Below the Surface Marie Bendix Main role
2018–2020 The Rain Simone Main role

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Interview with Alba August". nisimazine. Archived from the original on 25 October 2018. Retrieved 2 May 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "We're Not Gonna Make It - Alba August | Shazam". Shazam.
  3. ^ a b c d Rehlin, Gunnar. "Alba August – Rise and shine | Scandinavian Traveler". Scandinavian Traveler - For the modern traveler from Scandinavian Airlines. Retrieved 2020-08-18.
  4. ^ "'The Rain', Netflix's First Danish Original Series Starts Production in Denmark". Netflix Media Center.
  5. ^ "Interview with Alba August". The Nosey Snake. 2019-05-04. Retrieved 2020-08-18.
  6. ^ "Review: 'Becoming Astrid' details the hardscrabble beginnings of Pippi Longstocking's creator". Los Angeles Times. 2018-11-20. Retrieved 2020-08-18.
  7. ^ August, Alba (30 July 2020). "We're Not Gonna Make It". YouTube.
  8. ^ Michael O'Sullivan (2018-11-27). "This film about Pippi Longstocking's creator is a feminist coming-of-age tale". The Washington Post.

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