Alicia Vikander has had quite the success story, and she will fill the boots of popular video game character Lara Croft in this weekend's "Tomb Raider" film reboot.
The 29-year-old actress rose to prominence in 2015 with her role as an AI in "Ex Machina."
That same year she starred in "The Danish Girl" as artist Gerda Wegener, the wife of fellow artist Lili Elbe (played by Eddie Redmayne), one of the first identifiable recipients of sex-reassignment surgery.
The performance won Vikander an Oscar for best supporting actress.
Since her Oscar win, Vikander has taken on numerous roles of the dramatic and action type, from "Jason Bourne" to "Tulip Fever" — and married fellow Hollywood luminary Michael Fassbender.
Here's a look through Vikander's rise to fame and fabulous life:
Vikander grew up in Sweden, where even at a young age, she seemed destined for stardom. In 1997, at 8 years old, she won a televised children's talent show with her lip-syncing talents.
Vikander's first taste of acting success came in 2007 with the Swedish soap opera "Andra Avenyn" ("Second Avenue"), which looked at the lives of a group of people living in the second-largest city in Sweden.
In 2009, she starred in her first feature film, "Pure," in which she plays a troubled 20 year old who, in leaving her family life, ends up in the arms of a married man.
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