Who is Liam Neeson?
Liam Neeson is an American actor who gained massive popularity with the lead role of Oskar Schindler, a German industrialist and a member of the Nazi Party who help save the lives of over a thousand Jews in the 1993 American epic historical drama movie, ‘Schindler’s List’.
|Full Name||Liam John Neeson OBE|
|Date of Birth||June 7, 1952|
|Birth Place||Ballymena, United Kingdom|
|Spouse||Natasha Richardson (1994–2009)|
|Net worth||US $145 million|
He can also be seen playing the role of Henri Ducard or Ra’s al Ghul, a fictional supervillain appearing in American comic books in the 2005 superhero movie, ‘Batman Begins’. Liam Neeson has also played the role of the former Green Beret and the CIA officer, Bryan Millis in the action thriller movie series, ‘Taken’. He has won several nominations including the Academy Award and has won many awards along with the Golden Globe award.
Liam Neeson’s full name is Liam John Neeson who was born on 7 June 1952 in Ballymena, County Antrim, Northern Ireland. He was born to his mother, Katherine Neeson who was a cook, and to his father, Bernard Neeson, a caretaker of the Ballymena Boys All Saints Primary School. He was raised alongside sisters, Bernadette Sexton, Elizabeth Neeson, and Rosaline Neeson. Besides this, he is currently 68 years old with the zodiac sign of Gemini.
Nationality and Physical Stats
Liam Neeson holds an American nationality, an Irish nationality as well as an English nationality and descends from Irish ancestry. He is a Roman Catholic and practices Christianity as his religion. Besides this, he stands at a height of 6 feet and 2 inches (1.88m/188cms) tall and weighs around 85kgs (187lbs) along with a slim body figure having a pair of blue colored eyes and lights brown colored eyes.
Liam Neeson studied at the Queen’s University located in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and is an undergraduate in Physics and Computer Science who later studied and graduated from the Gaiety School of Drama located in Dublin, Ireland.
Liam Neeson was in a relationship with the British actress, Helen Mirren from the year 1980 to the year 1985. Later, he married another British actress, Natasha Richardson in the year 1994, and the couple was blessed with two sons, Micheál Richard Antonio Neeson and Daniel Jack Neeson but Richardson passed away after a severe injury during a skiing accident.
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Liam Neeson made his debut in the entertainment industry with the role of Jesus Christ in the 1978 movie, ‘Pilgrim’s Progress’. Following this role, he went on to star in numerous movies like ‘The Delta Force’ in the year 1986, ‘A Prayer for the Dying’ in the year 1987, ‘The Good Mother’ in the year 1988, ‘Next of Kin’ in the year 1989, ‘Darkman’ in the year 1990, ‘Under Suspicion’ in the year 1991 and ‘Leap of Faith’ in the year 1992. The breakthrough moment of Liam Neeson’s career came in the year 1993 when he played the role of Oskar Schindler in the American epic historical drama movie, ‘Schindler’s List’.
Following this success, Liam Neeson can be seen in numerous movies like ‘Nell’ in 1994, ‘Rob Roy’ in 1995, ‘Before and After’ in the year 1996, ‘Les Miserables’ in the year 1998, ‘K-19: The Widowmaker’ in the year 2002 and ‘The Kingdom of Heaven’ in the year 2005. Liam Neeson has also had the recurring role of Qui-Gon Jinn in the 1999 and 2002 American epic space opera movies, ‘Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace’ and ‘Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones’ respectively.
He also starred in Christopher Nolan’s ‘Batman Begins’ in the year 2005 where he played the antagonizing role of Ra’s al Ghul. Later, Liam went on to play the recurring and lead role of the voice of Aslan in 2005, 2008, and 2010 fantasy movie, ‘The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe’, ‘The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian’ and ‘The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader’ respectively. Moreover, he has also starred in movies like ‘Clash of the Titans’ and ‘The A-Team’ in the year 2010, ‘Unknown’ in the year 2011, ‘Wrath of the Titans’ in the year 2012, ‘The Nut Job’ in the year 2014 and ‘A Christmas Star’ in the year 2015.
Liam Neeson has also starred in movies like ‘Men in Black: International’ in the year 2019 where he played the role of High T and ‘Honest Thief’ in the year 2020 where he portrayed the role of Tom Carter or Tom Dolan. His upcoming roles include the role of Jim in ‘The Marksman’, of Travis Block in ‘Blacklight’, and Mike in ‘The Ice Road’.
Liam Neeson made his debut appearance on television with the role of Dermont for an episode of the 1978 ‘Play for Today’. Likewise, he has appeared for an episode each in series like ‘Miami Vice’ in the year 1986, ‘Screen Two’ in the year 1988, ‘The Simpsons’ in the year 2005, ‘Key and Peele’ in the year 2012, and ‘Dream Cop, LLC’ in the year 2016.
Moreover, he has also starred in numerous television movies and documentaries like ‘Patrick’ in the year 2004 and ‘Wild Japan: Snow Monkeys’ in the year 2014. Liam Neeson has also had recurring roles in series like ‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars’ in 2011 and ‘Evolution’ in the year 2001.
Liam Neeson has played the voice role of Qui-Gon Jinn and Henri Ducard or Ra’s al Ghul in the games, ‘Lego Star Wars: The Video Game’ and ‘Batman Begins’ in the year 2005. Likewise, he also lent his skills for motion capture when he played the voice role of James in the 2008 post-apocalyptic action role-playing open-world game, ‘Fallout 3’. He has also played the voice role of Bad Cop and Good Cop in the 2014 and 2015 video games, ‘The Lego Movie Videogame’ and ‘Lego Dimensions’ respectively.
Liam Neeson won the ALOS Awards’ Best Supporting Actor award for his work in ‘Silence’ in the year 2018 and the Chicago Film Critics Association’s Best Actor award for his work in the movie, ‘Schindler’s List’ in the year 1993 and has also won the Evening Standard British Film Awards’ Best Actor award for his work in ‘Michael Collins’ in the year 1996. Furthermore, he is also a recipient of the Irish Film and Television Academy’s and Los Angeles Film Critics Association’s Best Actor award for his work in ‘Kinsey’ in the year 2004.
As of the year 2020, Liam Neeson has an estimated net worth of $145 million.