Alba August

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

1993 (age 29–30)
Occupations
  • Actress
  • singer
Years active2001–present
Parents
RelativesAnders August (paternal half-brother)

Alba Adèle August (born 1993)[1] is a Danish-born Swedish actress and singer.[2][3]

Early life[edit]

She is the daughter of Danish director Bille August and Swedish actress and director Pernilla August,[2] who divorced in 1997.[1] Her older sister Asta Ostergren is also an actress.[1] On her father's side, she has two older half-brothers named Adam August and Anders August who are both screenwriters.

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.[1]

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.

On 12 November 2021, August released her debut album I Still Hide, which entered the top 10 on Apple Music's Swedish album chart.[8]

Personal life[edit]

She speaks Swedish and Danish on a native-speaker level.[1]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2001 A Song for Martin Girl (uncredited) Plays flute
2010 Beyond Voice over (voice)
2012 Födelsedagsfesten Actor Short
2013 Förtroligheten (Eng. Reliance) Selinda Leading role
IRL Agnes
2014 Vi måste prata (Eng. We Have to Talk) Waitress Short
Sometimes I Wish Girl Video short
2015 Dryads - Girls Don't Cry Kjersti
2016 The Nation Jonna Short
A Serious Game Alma (uncredited)
Fanny Fanny Short
2018 Scener ur natten (Eng. Scenes from the Night) Sara Short
Uro Elise Short
Becoming Astrid Astrid Ericsson[9] Leading role
2019 The Perfect Patient Jenny Küttim
2020 The Rain: The End of an Era Simone Documentary short
Orca Hanna
2021 Tusind Timer Laura

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes¨
2013 Morden i Sandhamn Lina Rosén 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
2018–2020 The Rain Simone Andersen Leading role
2021 Alla utom vi Hilma Leading role
Knutby Anna Leading role

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions
SWE
[10]
I Still Hide
  • Released: 12 November 2021[11]
  • Label: Helga Film AB, Universal Music AB
  • Format: Digital download, streaming, LP
22

Extended plays[edit]

Title EP details
Overflow
  • Released: 28 May 2021[12]
  • Label: Helga Film AB, Universal Music AB
  • Format: Digital download, streaming

Singles[edit]

Title Year Album
"We're Not Gonna Make It" 31 July 2020[13] Non-album single
"Lights" 19 February 2021[14] I Still Hide
"Killing Time" 9 April 2021[15]
"Quitter" 20 August 2021[16]
"Honey" 1 October 2021[17]

Other charted songs[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
SWE
Heat.

[18]
"So Alive" 2021 13 I Still Hide

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Rehlin, Gunnar. "Alba August – Rise and shine | Scandinavian Traveler". Scandinavian Traveler - For the modern traveler from Scandinavian Airlines. Retrieved August 18, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Interview with Alba August". nisimazine. Archived from the original on October 25, 2018. Retrieved May 2, 2018.
  3. ^ "We're Not Gonna Make It - Alba August | Shazam". Shazam.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. ^ "'The Rain', Netflix's First Danish Original Series Starts Production in Denmark". Netflix Media Center.
  5. ^ "Interview with Alba August". The Nosey Snake. May 4, 2019. Retrieved August 18, 2020.
  6. ^ "Review: 'Becoming Astrid' details the hardscrabble beginnings of Pippi Longstocking's creator". Los Angeles Times. November 20, 2018. Retrieved August 18, 2020.
  7. ^ August, Alba (July 30, 2020). "We're Not Gonna Make It". YouTube.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  8. ^ Valsinger, Christel (November 16, 2021). "Alba August är "Up Next" för Apple Music". Musikindustrin (in Swedish). Retrieved November 18, 2021.
  9. ^ Michael O'Sullivan (November 27, 2018). "This film about Pippi Longstocking's creator is a feminist coming-of-age tale". The Washington Post.
  10. ^ "Veckolista Album, vecka 47". Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved November 27, 2021.
  11. ^ "I Still Hide - Album by Alba August on Apple Music". Apple Music. Retrieved November 18, 2021.
  12. ^ Overflow - EP by Alba August on Apple Music, retrieved November 18, 2021
  13. ^ We're Not Gonna Make It - single by Alba August on Apple Music, retrieved November 18, 2021
  14. ^ Lights - single by Alba August on Spotify, retrieved November 18, 2021
  15. ^ Killing Time - single by Alba August on Spotify, retrieved November 18, 2021
  16. ^ Quitter - single by Alba August on Apple Music, retrieved November 18, 2021
  17. ^ Honey - single by Alba August on Apple Music, retrieved November 18, 2021
  18. ^ "Veckolista Heatseeker, vecka 47". Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved November 27, 2021.

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