Alexander Ludwig is a Canadian actor who portrayed Cato, the male tribute from District 2, in The Hunger Games film.[1]


He is best known for his lead role in Race to Witch Mountain. Alexander also composed a single entitled "Liv It Up (Teenage Wasteland)." The song is about his euro trip with his highschool friends. He also starred in the film Grown Ups 2 portraying Braden.

Ludwig has also worked as a model for Abercrombie and Hollister.

Ludwig is a student at the University of Southern California, where he is studying film, theatre, and entrepreneurship.[2] His mother, Sharlene, is a former actress and his father, Harald, is a businesssman and Co-Chairman and Member of Strategic Advisory Committee of Lions Gate Entertainment, the distributor and one of the studios behind The Hunger Games.[3]

Now he is best known for his acting in the History-Serie Vikings. Since season 2 he represents Bjorn Ironside, son of Ragnar and Lagertha. He is still appearing in season 3,4, and 5.

He will be in the upcoming film Lone Survivor.


  • Ludwig originally auditioned to play Peeta Mellark, until he was recast for Cato.

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