December 16, 1938
82 years old
5 ft 7 in | 170 cm tall
65 kg | 143.5 lbs
Liv Johanne Ullmann was born in Tokyo, Japan, on December 16, 1938, is a Norwegian actress.
Young Liv Ullmann first started her acting career on stage in Norway, in the 1950s.
She made her big screen debut in Norwegian situation comedy film Fools in the Mountains (Fjols til fjells) (1957) in uncredited role as Hotellgjest.
She got her television debut in movie Onkel Vanja (1963) in role as Sonja.
Her breakthrough performance came as Elisabet Vogler in Swedish psychological drama film Persona (1966), written and directed by Ingmar Bergman.
She made her directorial debut with Danish drama film Sofie (1992).
She was nominated for the Guldbagge Award and a National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actress for her role as Alma Borg in Swedish psychological horror film Hour of the Wolf (Vargtimmen) (1968).
She was nominated for the National Board of Review Award for Best Actress for her role as Eva Rosenberg in Swedish drama movie Shame (Skammen) (1968).
She won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance as Kristina in drama film The Emigrants (1971).
She was nominated for the National Board of Review Award for Best Actress for her role as Kristina in Western drama film The New Land (1972).
She was nominated for the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress for her performance as Maria (and her mother) in Swedish period drama film Cries and Whispers (Viskningar och Rop) (1972).
She won the David di Donatello Awards for Best Foreign Actress for her roles in drama films:
Autumn Sonata (Höstsonaten) (1978) as Eva
Farewell Moscow (1987) as Ida Nudel
She was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for her performance as Ann Stanley in romantic comedy movie 40 Carats (1973).
She was nominated for the Academy Award, a BAFTA Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress for her role as Dr. Jenny Isaksson in Swedish psychological drama film Face to Face (1976).
She was nominated for the David di Donatello Award for Best Actress for her role as Elena in Italian comedy film Let's Hope It's a Girl (1986).
She won the San Sebastián International Film Festival Award for Best Actress for her role as María in historical drama film The Girlfriend (La amiga) (1988).
She was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama for her role as Gabriele in drama movie The Rose Garden (1989).
The Passion of Anna (En passion) (1969) Swedish drama in role as Anna Fromm, directed by Ingmar Bergman
Saraband (2003) Swedish drama in role as Marianne, directed by Ingmar Bergman
Lost Horizon (1973) adventure fantasy musical opposite Peter Finch, Sally Kellerman and George Kennedy
The Serpent's Egg (1977) drama in role as Manuela Rosenberg, directed by Ingmar Bergman
Cold Sweat (1970) thriller action with Charles Bronson, James Mason and Jill Ireland
She was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress and a BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role for her role as Marianne in Swedish television miniseries Scenes from a Marriage (Scener ur ett äktenskap) (1973).
Has sister, Janna Erika Ullmann.
Has Norwegian ancestry.
She is a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador.
Published two autobiographies: Changing (1977) and Choices (1984).
Lives in Trondheim, Trøndelag, Norway.
She dated Andrey Konchalovskiy (1979) and Gene Simmons.
Has been in relationship with Swedish film director, screenwriter and producer Ingmar Bergman (1965-1970), they have a daughter, Linn Ullmann.
She was married to Donald Saunders (1985-1990) and Gappe Stang (1960-1965).