Liam Neeson is a very popular Irish actor who has become a veteran of the British, Irish and American movie industries.
After having shown a memorable, award-winning performance in a 1993 Steven Spielberg super hit movie, Liam Neeson has since appeared in several other memorable characters, mostly in action-thrillers from the Hollywood movie industry.
As a child, Liam Neeson started training to be a boxer when he was only 9 years old and became a successful amateur boxer with numerous belts to his credit by the time he was only 17 years old. It was actually the desire to star in a school play which his childhood crush was a part of that prompted Liam Neeson to step on the stage when he was around 11 years old and he soon became passionate about acting too.
Today, Liam Neeson has won numerous honors and awards for his impressive acting skills and has also had numerous award nominations to his credit too.
About Liam Neeson
|Real Name||William John Neeson|
|Date of Birth||7th June 1952|
|Place of Birth||Ballymena (County Antrim)|
|Education||Graduated from Gaiety School of Drama (Dublin)|
|Height||6 ft 4"
(193 cm) approximately
|Hair Color||Light Brown|
Family & Relationships
|Father||Bernard "Barney" Neeson
|Mother||Katherine "Kitty" Brown Neeson
|Net Worth||INR 596,00,00,000
(USD 85 Million)
|Famous for||MOVIES -
Pilgrim's Progress (1978), Christiana (1979), Excalibur (1981), Krull (1983), A Woman of Substance, Ellis Island, The Bounty (1984), Lamb, The Innocent (1985), Hold the Dreams, If Tomorrow Comes, The Mission (1986), Sworn to Silence, Suspect (1987), Satisfaction, The Dead Pool (1988), Next of Kin (1989), Darkman (1990), Under Suspicion (1991), Husbands and Wives, Leap of Faith (1992), Schindler's List (1993), Nell (1994), Rob Roy (1995), Michael Collins, Before and After (1996), Les Miserables (1998), Star Wars: Episode-I - The Phantom Menace (1999), Gun Shy (2000), Gangs of New York (2002), Love Actually (2003), Kinsey (2004), Kingdom of Heaven, Batman Begins, Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe (2005), Seraphim Falls (2007), The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, Taken (2008), Five Minutes of Heaven (2009), Clash of the Titans, The A-Team, The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader (2010), Unknown (2011), Wrath of the Titans, Battleship, Taken-2 (2012), Third Person (2013), Road (2014), Taken-3, Run All Night (2015), Operation Chromite, Silence (2016), Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House (2017), The Commuter (2018)
Play for Today - "Dinner at the Sporting Club" (1978), A Woman of Substance (1985), Hold the Dream (1986), Screen Two - "Sweet As You Are" (1988), Red Nose Day Actually (2017)
|First Movie||Pilgrim's Progress (1978)|
Liam Neeson is one of the most popular Irish actors in the Hollywood film industry today and is most renowned to not only play some of the most action-filled characters but is also renowned to have portrayed several real-life persons on the big-screen as well. Liam Neeson is easy to recognize for his deep, gravelly voice and his distinct Irish accent as well as his tall stature.
Liam Neeson’s age is around 68, as Liam Neeson was born on the 7th of June, 1952 in Ballymena, County Antrim in Northern Ireland. Liam Neeson’s height is an impressive 6 ft 4 inches (193 cm) while Liam Neeson’s weight is around 80 kg (175 lbs). In his spare time, Liam Neeson loves to go fly-fishing and lists it as being part of his hobbies.
Liam Neeson’s father was Bernard “Barney” Neeson, who worked as a caretaker at the Ballymena Boys All Saints Primary School, while Liam Neeson’s mother was Katherin “Kitty” Brown Neeson, who worked as a cook. Liam Neeson was the third child out of four children to his parents. Although Liam Neeson does not have any brothers Liam Neeson’s older sisters are Elizabeth Neeson and Bernadette Neeson while Liam Neeson’s younger sister is Rosaleen Neeson. Earlier, Liam Neeson’s ex-girlfriends were Hollywood superstars Helen Mirren and Barbara Streisand. However, Liam Neeson’s wife was English-American actress Natasha Richardson, with whom he was married to since July of 1994 to her demise in a ski accident in March of 2009. Liam Neeson and his wife have two sons from their marriage. Liam Neeson’s children are Michael Richard Antonio and Daniel Jack.
Thanks to his impressive career as an actor in the Hollywood movie industry, Liam Neeson’s net worth is estimated around INR 596 crores (USD 85 Million).
Talking about the recognition for his talent as an actor, Liam Neeson has received several prestigious awards and honors and has also had numerous award nominations for his acting work till date.
Liam Neeson was appointed as the Goodwill Ambassador to Ireland by the UNICEF.
The list of Liam Neeson’s award-wins include winning ALOS Award for Best Supporting Actor for his impressive performance in ‘Silence’ (2018), winning the Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor for his iconic role in ‘Schindler’s List’ (1993), winning the Evening Standard British Film Award for Best Actor for his excellent portrayal of Michael Collins in ‘Michael Collins’ (1996), winning the Irish Film and Television Academy Award for Best Actor for his impressive role in ‘Kinsey’ (2004) and winning the Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor for his incredible role in ‘Kinsey’ (2004).
Apart from winning these prestigious awards and accolades from movie critics, Liam Neeson has also had numerous award nominations.
Liam Neeson’s award nominations include having 1 Academy Award nomination, 1 British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Award nomination, 3 Golden Globe Award nominations, 1 Chicago Film Critics Association Award nomination, 1 Critics’ Choice Television Award nomination, 1 Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Award nomination, a Drama Desk Award nomination, 1 Independent Spirit Award nomination, 1 Irish Film and Television Academy Award nomination, 2 London Film Critics Circle Award nominations, 2 MTV Movie Award nominations, 1 Phoenix Film Critics Society Award nomination, 1 Satellite Award nomination, 3 Saturn Award nominations, 2 Tony Award nominations and 1 Vancouver Film Critics Circle Award nomination also.
Interesting Facts About Liam Neeson
- Liam Neeson has quit smoking but Liam Neeson does drink alcohol.
- Liam Neeson was an accomplished boxer in his teens and was also a part of his school drama scene too.
- Liam Neeson’s earlier jobs include being a worker and fork-lift operator at the Guinness Brewery in Dublin, playing soccer as a professional as well as being a truck driver before he got his break into acting.
- Liam Neeson has often been ranked as one of the most attractive male celebrities from around the world by numerous publications and media.
- Liam Neeson is close friends with fellow Irish actors Ciarin Hinds, Henry Herman and Ralph Fiennes.
- Liam Neeson suffers from acrophobia, which causes him to feel dizzy when standing on a soft carpet.
- Liam Neeson even planned to become a teacher, and trained for two years, before finally deciding to take the plunge into acting.