Liam Neeson young
June 7, 1952
6 ft 4 in | 193 cm
102 kg | 225 lbs
40 in | 101 cm
12 US | 45 EU
34 in | 86 cm
Liam Neeson was born in Ballymena, County Antrim, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom, on June 7, 1952, is an actor from Northern Ireland.
Young Liam Neeson was a boxer as a teenager, he started boxing at All Saints Youth Club in Northern Ireland, at the age of nine.
He first started acting in school productions during his teens.
He began his professional acting career on stage, with Lyric Players' Theatre in Belfast (1976) in a play "The Risen People".
He landed his Broadway debut in a play "Anna Christie" (1993), for which he was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Actor.
He made his big screen debut in adventure movie Pilgrim's Progress (1978) in role as Jesus Christ.
He got his television debut in British anthology drama series Play for Today (1978) in episode "Dinner at the Sporting Club", in role as Dermont.
Liam's breakthrough performance came as Oskar Schindler in historical drama film Schindler's List (1993), for which he was nominated for the Academy Award, a BAFTA Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor.
Honest Thief (2020) crime thriller in role as Tom Carter, with Kate Walsh
Cold Pursuit (2019) action thriller in role as Nelson "Nels" Coxman, opposite Tom Bateman, Emmy Rossum and Laura Dern
Men in Black: International (2019) science fiction action in role as High T, with Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson
Ordinary Love (2019) romantic drama in role as Tom, opposite Lesley Manville
Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker (2019) epic space opera in voice role as Qui-Gon Jinn
He was nominated for the Golden Globe Awards for Best Actor for his roles in films:
Kinsey (2004) biographical drama in role as Alfred Kinsey
Michael Collins (1996) thriller drama in role as Michael Collins
He portrayed Bryan Mills in Taken film series: Taken (2009), Taken 2 (2012) and Taken 3 (2015).
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999) epic space opera in role as Qui-Gon Jinn
Batman Begins (2005) superhero in role as Ra's al Ghul
Husbands and Wives (1992) comedy drama directed by Woody Allen
The Mission (1986) drama opposite Robert De Niro and Jeremy Irons
The A-Team (2010) action comedy with Bradley Cooper
Les Misérables (1998) drama crime opposite Uma Thurman and Claire Danes
Darkman (1990) thriller action in role as Peyton Westlake / Darkman
Rob Roy (1995) biographical historical drama with Jessica Lange and Tim Roth
The Grey (2012) thriller drama opposite Dermot Mulroney and Frank Grillo
Silence (2016) historical drama with Andrew Garfield and Adam Driver
Kingdom of Heaven (2005) epic historical drama with Orlando Bloom and Eva Green
Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House (2017) biographical political thriller opposite Diane Lane The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018)
The Commuter (2018) action thriller opposite Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson and Sam Neill
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018) Western opposite James Franco and Zoe Kazan
Widows (2018) drama mystery opposite Viola Davis and Michelle Rodriguez
Ellis Island (1984) miniseries in role as Kevin Murray
A Woman of Substance (1985) drama miniseries in role as Blackie O'Neill
If Tomorrow Comes (1986) CBS miniseries in role as Insp. Andre Trignent
He voiced Qui-Gon Jinn in animated television series Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2011-2014).
Graduated from the Gaiety School of Drama in Dublin, Ireland.
Studied physics and computer science at Queen's University Belfast.
Has three sisters: Elizabeth, Bernadette and Rosaleen.
Huge fan of boxing.
Friend with Ralph Fiennes.
He was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Actor for his role in a play "The Crucible" (2002).
He voiced Aslan in The Chronicles of Narnia trilogy (2005–2010).
Received the Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) by Queen Elizabeth II in her 2000 New Year Honours.
He was awarded the Distinguished Service for the Irish Abroad Award by Irish President Michael D. Higgins in 2018.
He is a National Goodwill Ambassador to Ireland.
Lives in New York City.
He was married to actress Natasha Richardson (1992–2009), they have two sons: Micheal Richard Antonio and Daniel Jack.
He dated Helen Mirren (1980–1985), Julia Roberts (1988–1990), Barbra Streisand (1991), Brooke Shields (1991–1992) and Freya St. Johnston (2010-2012).
No, I don't get obsessed with acting. Because in the past when I have got obsessed about it, it really got in the way of the creative process. I've learned to hang the character on the coat-peg at the end of the day, and when I leave in the morning I pick it up again. And I had to work at that because the other way lies a strange sort of madness.
I do believe at the end of the night when you're with your family, the character gets hung up on the door like a coat, and is there to be taken on the next morning.
Acting with creatures that aren't there is kind like acting with an actor who refuses to come out of his trailer. You still have to go on and do the scene.
Why would anyone ever tell anything personal to a journalist?
I try to stay fit. I try and do something every day but I don't jog. My body hates jogging.
I always wanted to be a cowboy, and Jedi Knights are basically cowboys in space, right?
I love doing my own stunts but it's hard.
When I see great boxers, it's like reading a wonderful poem.