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

1993 (age 29–30)
  • Actress
  • singer
Years active 2001–present
Relatives Anders August (paternal half-brother)

Alba Adèle August (born 1993) is a Danish-born Swedish actress and singer.

Early life

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


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. She also received positive reviews for her role in Becoming Astrid.

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

On 30 July 2020, August released her single "We're Not Gonna Make It". 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.

Personal life

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



Year Title Role Notes
2001 Song for Martin, AA 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 Nation, TheThe 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 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


Year Title Role Notes¨
2013 Morden i Sandhamn Lina Rosén Season 3
2014 Legacy, TheThe 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 Rain, TheThe Rain Simone Andersen Leading role
2021 Alla utom vi Hilma Leading role
Knutby Anna Leading role



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

Extended plays

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


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

Other charted songs

Title Year Peak chart positions Album

"So Alive" 2021 13 I Still Hide

See also

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