Birth Name: Pernilla August
Birth Place: Sweden
Determined to be an actress at an early age, August experienced an epiphany on stage while dabbling in theater at a Stockholm drama school for children: "They are listening to me. And I have something to tell them." After working several years with Swedish Television's theatrical ensemble, she appeared in stage productions under such directors as Peter Oskarson ("A Dream Play"), Yuri Ljubimov ("Feast in the Time of the Plague") and Lennart Hjulstrom ("Master Olof"), in addition to her work with Bergman. Further collaborating with second husband Bille August (they divorced in 1997), she portrayed one of the deeply-realized characters of his earnest "Jerusalem" (1996), based on Selma Lagerlof'...