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Josefin Asplund Quick Info
Height 5 ft 6½ in
Weight 54 kg
Date of Birth October 15, 1991
Zodiac Sign Libra
Eye Color Blue

Josefin Asplund is a Swedish actor and stage artist who is known for playing Astrid in the television series Vikings and Pernilla in the film The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. She has also been cast in many other shows and movies which include Snöänglar, Call GirlThe CircleStödgruppenTop Dog, Piska en mattaConspiracy of Silence (“Ingen utan skuld”), and Arne Dahl: Efterskalv.

Born Name

Maria Josefin Asplund

Nick Name


Josefin Asplund as seen at the 2019 German Castle Con
Josefin Asplund as seen at the 2019 German Castle Con (German Comic Con / YouTube / CC BY 3.0)

Sun Sign


Born Place

Stockholm, Sweden




Josefin Asplund attended Södra Latins Gymnasium (Southern Latin secondary school) located in Södermalm, Stockholm. She studied acting and graduated in 2010.

She also trained at Calle Flygares Teaterskola, a drama school in Stockholm, Sweden.


Actor, Stage Artist


  • Siblings – She has an older sister.


Josefin Asplund has been signed with –

  • Actors in Scandinavia
  • ICM Partners – United States



Josefin Asplund as seen during an event in 2013
Josefin Asplund as seen during an event in 2013 (Frankie Fouganthin / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 3.0)


5 ft 6½ in or 169 cm


54 kg or 119 lbs

Race / Ethnicity


Josefin Asplund is of Polish descent on her mother’s side and has Swedish roots on her father’s side.

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Eye Color


Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

  • Lean physique
  • Chiseled facial features
Josefin Asplund during the filming of 'Vikings' in 2016
Josefin Asplund during the filming of ‘Vikings’ in 2016 (Josefin Asplund / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 4.0)

Josefin Asplund Facts

  1. At the age of 6, she began acting at the local theater close to her home. In an interview with Swedish Radio, she once stated that the stage was one of few places that truly felt like home during her childhood.
  2. She was 7 years old when her parents got divorced.
  3. In 2011, Josefin Asplund made her first theatrical film appearance as Pernilla Blomkvist, Mikael’s daughter, in the neo-noir psychological thriller film The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. The film stars Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara, Christopher Plummer, Stellan Skarsgård, Steven Berkoff, Robin Wright, Yorick van Wageningen, and Joely Richardson.
  4. Alongside Sofia Karemyr and Simon J. Berger, Josefin Asplund co-starred as Sonja in the 2012 political thriller film Call Girl.
  5. She brought to life the character of Rebecka in the 2015 fantasy film The Circle (original title: Cirkeln), based on the best-selling novel The Circle by Sara Bergmark Elfgren and Mats Strandberg.
  6. In 2016, Josefin started playing the recurring role of Astrid, a shieldmaiden and lover of Lagertha who is kidnapped by Harald whom she marries, in the action-adventure historical drama television series Vikings.
  7. She speaks Swedish, English, and a little Polish.
  8. Some of her hobbies include singing, dancing, horseback riding, skiing, and kickboxing,

Featured Image by German Comic Con / YouTube / CC BY 3.0

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