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Liam Neeson Basic Information
|Stage Name:||Liam Neeson|
|Real Name:||William John Neeson|
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|Place of Birth:||Ballymena, County Antrim|
Liam Neeson Biography
The son of elementary school caretaker Bernard “Barney” Neeson and cook Katherine “Kitty” Neeson (née Brown), Liam Neeson was born in Ballymena, County Antrim. He was named Liam after a local priest and was brought up Catholic. From 1963 to 1967, he was a student at St. Patrick’s College in Ballymena, where he subsequently claimed that his passion for theatre first took root.
He claimed that his upbringing as a Catholic in a town with a large Protestant population made him wary. He once claimed that despite never being treated like an “inferior or even different” person at the town’s primarily Protestant technical institution, he felt like a “second-class citizen” there. Neeson was naturalized as an American citizen in 2009. He also holds citizenship in Ireland, the United Kingdom, and the United States. His primary ethnicity is Irish.
His Mother, Katherine, is a cook, and Bernard “Barney” Neeson, his Father, was a caretaker at the local primary school. Neeson’s mother, Kitty, died in June 2020.
He has three sisters, Elizabeth, Bernadette, and Rosaleen/
Together with Natasha, they had two sons, Michael and Daniel.
He married into a family in the movie business and is the brother-in-law of Joely Richardson and the son-in-law of actress Vanessa Redgrave and Tony Richardson.
In 1994, Neeson wed Natasha Richardson, an actress. At the Mont Tremblant Resort, north of Montreal, Richardson was involved in a skiing accident in 2009 that resulted in a severe head injury and subsequent death. Neeson donated her organs following her death.
Liam John Neeson is an actor with unquestionable appeal, fantastic talent, adaptability, and calm forcefulness. Neeson returned to Ballymena after graduating from college and performed several part-time jobs there, such as truck driver and forklift operator, while also enrolling in a teacher training college for two years in County Down. He joined Belfast’s Lyric Players’ Theatre in 1976 and performed there for two years. His first acting role was in the religious movie Pilgrim’s Progress as Jesus Christ and the Evangelist.
Liam Neeson’s estimated net worth is around $155 Million
The actor has an admirable collection of automobiles, including a Chevrolet Suburban, a BMW 5 Series, an Audi Q7, and a Bentley Continental GT Convertible.
He lives in New York and owns an exquisite mansion there. He also owns other properties around America and his native Northern Ireland.
Movies & TV Shows
This well-known Irish actor started on the stage at Dublin’s illustrious Abbey Theatre when director John Boorman saw him and decided to cast him as Sir Gawain in the film “Excalibur.” After performing in that action fantasy, he played supporting roles in other movies. He received his first leading role in “Darkman,” which was a bit of a letdown. Steven Spielberg was so moved by his performance in the Broadway production of Anna Christie that he decided to have him play Oskar Schindler in his renowned Holocaust film, “Schindler’s List.”
For his performance, Neeson garnered nominations for the Oscar and the British Academy Awards. He continued to work in high-profile roles, appearing in movies like “Rob Roy,” “Les Miserables,” “The Bounty,” and “Michael Collins.” He played a Jedi master in Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace, which received mixed reviews but grossed millions at the box office. Due to the movie’s success, Neeson received a lot of media coverage. With a variety of projects, including “Gangs of New York,” “Love Actually,” “Unknown,” “Kinsey,” “Kingdom of Heaven,” “Batman Begins,” “Taken,” and “The Grey,” he ushered in the new millennium.