Liam Neeson

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Liam Neeson Basic Information

Stage Name:Liam Neeson
Real Name:William John Neeson OBE
Date Of Birth/Age:7 June 1952 (71 Years Old)
Place of Birth:Ballymena, County Antrim
Nationality:Irish (Northern)
Marital Status:Widower
  • St Patrick’s College, Ballymena
  • Gaiety School of Acting
  • Queen’s University Belfast
Height:6Ft 2In
Net Worth:$155M

Liam Neeson Biography

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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.



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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.


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He has three sisters, Elizabeth, Bernadette, and Rosaleen/


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Together with Natasha, they had two sons, Michael and Daniel.


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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.


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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.

He was invited to play Sir Gawain in the 1980 Arthurian movie “Excalibur” by director John Boorman. Following “Excalibur,” he relocated to London, where he worked on stage in low-budget films and television. He co-starred in ‘The Bounty’ with Mel Gibson and Anthony Hopkins and ‘The Mission’ with Robert De Niro between 1982 and 1987. Additionally, he appeared as a special guest on the TV show “Miami Vice.”
He appeared in films like “Suspect” and “Darkman” from 1987 to 1994. He also appeared in the Broadway production of “Anna Christie” and sang the Van Morrison song “Coney Island” on a tribute record around this time. He played Rob Roy MacGregor, a Scottish historical hero who fought against feudal landowners in the Scottish Highlands in Michael Caton-Jones’ 1995 action movie “Rob Roy.”
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In the same-named movie in 1996, he played Michael Collins, an Irish revolutionary and patriot who perished in the Irish Civil War, in the 1996 historical film. In the 2002 film “K-19: The Widowmaker,” he appeared on screen alongside Harrison Ford. He portrayed the contentious real-life figure in “Kinsey,” a 2004 American historical drama film written and directed by Bill Condon that chronicles the life of Alfred Kinsey, a pioneer in sexology.
He played the villain Henri Ducard in the 2005 film “Batman Begins.” Christian Bale played Batman in this widely acclaimed and financially lucrative film, which also starred Michael Caine, Katie Holmes, and Morgan Freeman. He appeared in films including “Seraphim Falls,” “Unknown,” “The Grey,” and “Clash of the Titans” between 2006 and 2011.
He contributed to “The Dark Knight Rises,” the concluding chapter in the Batman film trilogy, and the follow-up to “Batman Begins” and “The Dark Knight,” which was released in 2012. He made a cameo appearance and repeated his Batman Begins role. He starred in the 2014 movie “A Walk Among the Tombstones,” made from the same-titled best-selling book. Neeson won acclaim for his performance as detective Matthew Scudder in the film. Many films, including “The Simpsons,” “The Chronicles of Narnia series,” “Fallout 3,” and “Star Wars: The Clone Wars,” use him as a voice actor.
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He played Oskar Schindler, a real-life German businessman who saved 1,000 Jewish lives in Nazi Germany by hiring them in his munitions factories, in Steven Spielberg’s Holocaust film “Schindler’s List,” released in 1993. He portrayed Qui-Gon Jinn, a Jedi Master, in George Lucas’ epic space drama “Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace,” released in 1999 and is currently the fifth-highest-earning movie in North America. He portrayed a retired CIA agent searching for his kidnapped daughter in the 2004 film “Taken.” The movie gained a sizable cult following, redefined the actor as a successful action star, and sparked a follow-up. For his work in “Schindler’s List,” Neeson received an Oscar nomination for Best Actor in a Leading Role. For the 1993 film, he was also a nominee for the Golden Globe Award and the BAFTA Film Awards.
For his portrayal of the Irish Nationalist movie “Michael Collins,” he was nominated for a 1997 Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama. Queen Elizabeth II named him an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in her 1999 New Year Honors. Belfast’s Queen’s University awarded him an honorary doctorate.

Net Worth

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Liam Neeson’s estimated net worth is around $155 Million


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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.


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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

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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.”

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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.

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