Liv Ullmann

Actress + Author + Director
Born Dec 16, 1938

Liv Johanne Ullmann is a Norwegian actress and film director, as well as one of the "muses" of the Swedish director Ingmar Bergman. Nominated five times for a Best Actress Golden Globe, winning once for The Emigrants, Ullmann has also been nominated for the Palme d'Or, two times for the Academy Award, and two times for a BAFTA Film Award.… Read More

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    The Malignancy Of A Marital Secret: The Film '45 Years'
    Huffington Post - Nov 04, 2015
  • Review: 'liv & Ingmar' ★★★
    Chicago Times - Jan 02, 2014
  • Ask Mick La Salle: Bergman Tests Observer's Resolve
    San Francisco Chronicle - Oct 11, 2013


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1938 Birth Born in 1938.


1971 33 Years Old During 1971, Ullmann was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for the movie The Emigrants, and again during 1976 for the movie Face to Face.
1973 35 Years Old …  She also featured in the widely deprecated musical movie remake of Lost Horizon during 1973.
1975 37 Years Old Ullmann made her New York City stage debut in 1975 also in A Doll's House.


1980 42 Years Old In 1980 Brian De Palma, who directed Carrie, wanted Liv Ullmann to play the role of Kate Miller in the erotic crime thriller Dressed to Kill and offered it to her, but she declined because of the violence. … Read More
1982 44 Years Old In 1982 Ingmar Bergman wanted Ullmann to play the main character Emelie Ekdahl in his last feature film, Fanny and Alexander and wrote the role with this in mind. … Read More
1984 46 Years Old During 1984 she was chairperson of the jury at the 34th Berlin International Film Festival, and during 2002 chaired the jury of Cannes Film Festival. … Read More


1995 57 Years Old During the 1980s, she married Boston real estate developer Donald Saunders, whom she divorced during 1995. … Read More


2003 65 Years Old In 2003 Ullmann reprised her role for Scenes from a Marriage in Saraband (2003), Bergman's final telemovie. … Read More
2004 66 Years Old In 2004 Ullmann revealed that she had received an offer in November 2003 to play in 3 episodes of the popular American series, Sex and the City. … Read More
2007 69 Years Old Ullmann narrated the Canada - Norway co-produced animated short movie The Danish Poet (2006), which won the Academy Award for Animated Short Film at the 79th Academy Awards during 2007.
2008 70 Years Old In 2008 she was the head of the jury at the 30th Moscow International Film Festival. … Read More
2009 71 Years Old She later directed Blanchett in the play A Streetcar Named Desire, by Tennessee Williams, at the Sydney Theatre Company in Sydney, Australia, which was performed September through October 2009, and then continued from 29 October to 21 November 2009 at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., where it won a Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Non-resident Production as well as actress and supporting performer for 2009. … Read More
2013 75 Years Old In 2013 it was announced that Ullmann would direct a film adaptation of Miss Julie. … Read More
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