Liam Neeson Biography

Published On Jan 13, 2016
Facts of Liam Neeson
Date of Birth: 1952 , June-7
Birth Nation: United Kingdom
Height: 6 Feet 4 Inch
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In 1981 while he was filming in the movie Excalibur, Liam met Helen Mirren. Helen is also an actress and she was also his Excalibur co star. After their first meeting, they fell in love with each other and few months later they began their love affairs. She played an important role to uplift his acting career.

In 1993, when he was starring on the Broadway, Anna Christie, he met love of his life, Natasha Richardson. Natasha Richardson was an actress from Britain and she was active in screen and stage acting. After being in love for several months they got married on 3rd of July 1994. As a married couple, they also became parents twice but on 16th of March 2009, she got a serious head injury and she lost her life two days later because of epidural hematoma.

As a child, Liam was an avid boxer. He began taking boxing lessons since he was 9. Within few period of time, he also became Ulster's amateur senior boxing champion. When he was 11, he was encouraged to appear in the school play in the lead role. He accepted this offer as his cross was also starring in this play. He then appeared in the several school plays and finally joined Queen's University Belfast in 1971. He was multi talented, he was also good at playing football and he also gave a club trial in Dublin but he was not offered the contract.

Liam then took several jobs at Guinness and finally in 1976, he got enrolled at Lyric Players' Theatre where he continued acting. Two years later, he appeared in his debut movie Pilgrim's Progress starring the role of Jesus Christ and Evangelist. The following year, he appeared in the movie Christiana and finally got the role of Gawain in the 1981 movie, Excalibur. His breakthrough role came in 1993 after he began starring the role of Oskar Schindler in the movie, Schindler's List. For this role in Taken 3, he earned the salary of $20,000,000 in 2014 and his net worth is said to be around $75 million.

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Born in Ballymena, Co Antrim, Northern Ireland

June 7 , 1952

Versatile actor, Liam was born as William John Neeson in Ballymena, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom. He was raised in middle class family on the laps of Katherine "Kitty" Neeson (née Brown) and Bernard "Barney" Neeson. He is an Irish and is of Irish descent.

Began taking boxing lessons

1961

As a child, Liam was an avid boxer. He began taking boxing lessons since he was 9. He began his boxing career from All Saints Youth Club. Within few period of time, he also became Ulster's amateur senior boxing champion.

Appeared in the school play

1963

When he was 11, he was encouraged to appear in the school play in the lead role. He accepted this offer as his cross was also starring in this play. He then appeared in the several school plays. 

Joined Queen's University Belfast

1971

After the completion of his secondary education, he joined Queen's University Belfast in 1971. There he majored in physics and computer science. He was multi talented, he was also good at playing football and he also gave a club trial in Dublin but he was not offered the contract.

Took several jobs

1975

When he was in Queen's, he also worked in the Guinness Brewery. After he quit this university, he began taking several jobs. He came back to Ballymena and took the jobs like fork-lift operator and also as a truck driver.

First feature film, Pilgrim's Progress

1997

Finally in 1976, he got enrolled at Lyric Players' Theatre where he continued acting. Two years later, he appeared in his debut movie Pilgrim's Progress starring the role of Jesus Christ and Evangelist. The following year, he appeared in the movie Christiana.

Began dating Helen Mirren

1981

In 1981 while he was filming in the movie Excalibur, Liam met Helen Mirren. Helen is also an actress and she was also his Excalibur co star. After their first meeting, they fell in love with each other and few months later they began their love affairs. She played an important role to uplift his acting career.

Appeared in the movie, Schindler's List

1993

After appearing in several movies, he finally got his raise in fame in 1993. His breakthrough role came in 1993 after he began starring the role of Oskar Schindler in the movie, Schindler's List. He also got nominated in several prestigious awards for this role.

Married to Natasha Richardson

July 3 , 1994

In 1993, when he was starring on the Broadway, Anna Christie, he met love of his life, Natasha Richardson. Natasha Richardson was an actress from Britain and she was active in screen and stage acting. After being in love for several months they got married on 3rd of July 1994.

First child, Micheál Neeson

June 22 , 1995

Within a year after being married to love of his life, he became father of his first child. His sweet wife, Natasha Richardson gave birth to their first child together on 22nd of June 1995 and that time they welcomed Micheál Neeson. 

Second child, Daniel Neeson

August 27 , 1996

He also became father for the second time and that was in 1996. He and his sweet wife, Natasha Richardson welcomed their second child together on 27th of August and that time it was a son and they named him Daniel Neeson.

Natasha Richardson died

March 18 , 2009

They got married in 1994. As a married couple, they also became parents twice but on 16th of March 2009, she got a serious head injury and she lost her life two days later because of epidural hematoma.

Won Behind the Voice Actors Awards

2015

Till now, he has been nominated in Behind the Voice Actors Awards for six times and out of these six nominations, he has been honored only twice. He was honored with this award in 2015 for Best Vocal Ensemble in a Feature Film and Best Male Vocal Performance in a Feature Film in a Supporting Role.

Won Chicago Film Critics Association Awards

1994

For starring the role of Oskar Schindler in the 1995 movie, Schindler's List, he got his first nomination in Chicago Film Critics Association Awards. He was also honored with this award that year for Best Actor.

Won Irish Film and Television Awards

2005

Irish Film and Television Awards is also one of the prestigious acting awards in the Ireland and he has also once been honored with this award. He won this award for the first time in 2005 for Best Actor in a Feature Film.