William John "Liam" Neeson is a Northern Irish actor who holds Irish, British, and American citizenship. He is one of the highest-grossing actors of all time and has been nominated for several awards, including an Academy Award for Best Actor, a BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role, and three Golden Globe Awards for Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama. In 1976, Neeson joined the Lyric Players' Theatre in Belfast for two years. He then acted in the Arthurian film Excalibur. He starred in five films between 1982 and 1987, most notably The Bounty and The Mission. He landed a leading role in Next of Kin and rose to prominence when he starred as Oskar Schindler in Schindler's List.
|Born||William John Neeson, June 07, 1952, Ballymena, County Antrim, Northern Ireland|
Star of Schindler's List, The Grey, and Taken whom Queen Elizabeth II appointed as an Officer of the Order of the British Empire. He also played Qui-Gon Jinn in the 1999 sci-fi film Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. Other films he has starred in include Kingdom of Heaven, Love Actually and The Chronicles of Narnia series.
He began training in boxing at age nine, and eventually became an Ulster amateur senior boxing champion. He enrolled to study physics at Queen's University Belfast, Northern Ireland.
His role in Schindler's List brought him critical acclaim in the United States. In 2009, he was made a U.S. citizen.
He has three sisters named Bernadette, Rosaline, and Elizabeth. He married actress Natasha Richardson in July 1994, and they remained together until her death in March 2009. He has two sons named Michael and Daniel.
Expatriates from Northern Ireland in the United States. 21st-century male actors from Northern Ireland. 20th-century male actors from Northern Ireland. Male film actors from Northern Ireland. Male television actors from Northern Ireland. Alumni of Queen's University Belfast