In 1997 she participated in the TV4 kids' singing show Småstjärnorna; she performed the Helen Sjöholms song "Du måste finnas".
Vikander trained in ballet from the age of nine with the Svenska Balettskolan i Göteborg (1998–2004).
An Inconvenient Truth won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.
Deliver Us from Evil won the Satellite Award for Best Documentary Film.
She will star as Lara Croft in the 2018 film Tomb Raider. Vikander has said that she had the best of both worlds growing up, being an only child to her mother and being surrounded by a big family when she went to her father’s house every second week.
Dreamgirls won the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy and the Satellite Award for Best Film – Musical or Comedy.
Vikander made her feature film debut in Pure (2010), for which she won the Guldbagge Award for Best Actress.
She attracted widespread recognition in 2012 for portraying Princess Ekaterina "Kitty" Alexandrovna Shcherbatskaya in Joe Wright's film adaptation of Anna Karenina and Queen Caroline Mathilde in the acclaimed Danish film A Royal Affair, starring Mads Mikkelsen.
Testament of Youth was well received upon its release, with critics praising Vikander's performance in particular. E., based on the 1964 MGM television series of the same name; and appeared in the film Burnt (2015).
For her role as Brittain, Vikander was nominated for BIFA Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a British Independent Film. On it was announced that Vikander set up a production company called Vikarious along with her agent Charles Collier.