Ullmann, Liv, 1939–, Norwegian stage and film actress, b. Japan. She is best known for her roles in nine films directed by Ingmar Bergman , e.g., Persona (1966), Shame (1968), Cries and Whispers (1972), and Autumn Sonata (1978). Ullmann began directing with the Danish film Sofie (1992) and has also directed the Norwegian Kristin Lavransdatter (1995) and the Swedish Private Confessions (1998) and Faithless (2000), both with screenplays by Bergman.
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