Date of Birth:
13 February 1958
Pernilla August played in 4 movies in the Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Crime, Thriller, Biography, Drama genres.
Pernilla August got succeed with average imdb rating 6.3.
Three daughters: Agnes, Asta and Alba.
Portrayed Shmi Skywalker (mother of Anakin Skywalker) and Mary of Nazareth (mother of Jesus Christ). Both are women who claim their sons were the product of a virgin birth.
She was awarded the 1987 London Critics Circle Theatre Award (Drama Theatre) for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Hamlet.
Shares the role of Mary, mother of Jesus, with Keisha Castle-Hughes, and like her, has appeared in the Star Wars prequels.
Shmi Skywalker was her first English-speaking role, and at first she was reluctant to take it, fearing audiences would not be able to understand her English very well. George Lucas assured her that it would be fine, and joked that Shmi came from a Swedish-speaking part of the galaxy. This turned out to be strangely appropriate, as her on-screen son Hayden Christensen and grandson Mark Hamill both have Swedish ancestry as well.
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