|Net Worth:||85 million dollars|
|Country of Origin:||Ballymena, County Antrim|
|Date of birth:||June 7, 1952|
|Source of wealth||Film and television actor|
Liam John Neeson, popularly known as Liam Neeson, is an Irish actor, who has worked in numerous films and television shows. He belongs to Ballymena, County Antrim of Northern Ireland. He started his career with theatre in 1976, when he worked in Lyric Players’ Theatre, Belfast for two years.
Liam then worked in an Arthurian film called Excalibur in 1981, after which he embarked the journey of a successful acting career. He has worked in several hit films and is most notably known for his work in the movies and dramas like Schindler’s List, Batman Begins, Taken, Silence, Kinsey etc.
He has also earned multiple recognitions and award nominations for his remarkable contributions to the film industry. The most prominent recognitions of Liam Neeson include being declared among the lists of ‘Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time’ and ‘100 Sexiest Stars in Film History.’
Liam Neeson’s net worth is approximated to be almost $85 million, which he gathered through his wonderful career as a film/television actor. Here, we give you an overview of Liam’s contributions to the film industry, his childhood and his private life.
Liam Neeson was born on 7 June 1952 in Ballymena, County Antrim. His mother Katherine “Kitty” Neeson was a cook while his father Bernard “Barney” Neeson was a caretaker at the local boys’ school. He is the only son of his parents and has three sisters namely: Elizabeth, Rosaleen and Bernadette.
He is a Roman Catholic by religion, whereas he was raised in a chiefly Protestant society. Neeson claims that he was rarely aware of the history of Northern Ireland until he started learning about it after the Troubles Conflict of 1972.
Neeson started boxing lessons at All Saints Youth Club when he was only 9 years old. He was also a football lover where he even played at Bohemian F.C. and as areplacement for Shamrock Rovers F.C., but did not continue as a football player.
Liam joined Queen’s University Belfast in 1971 to study computer science and physics. On returning to his hometown after leaving university, he worked as a truck-driver and fork-lift operator. Liam also attended a teacher training college at Newcastle upon Tyne in England.
Before beginning his career officially, he acted in many of his school productions after appearing first time on the stage for a school play, at the age of 11. He states that he was highly inspired by Ian Paisley and chose to pursue acting because of Ian.
As of 2018, Liam Neeson’s Net Worth is $85 million.
Liam Neeson began his journey as an actor by doing theatre in Lyric Players’ Theatre of Belfast. He made his first film appearance in Pilgrim’s Progress where he played the role of Jesus Christ and Evangelist. He joined Abbey Theatre and acted in a play called Translations in 1980.
The role of Sir Gawain in the Arthurian film Excalibur happened to be an inception of Liam’s wonderful acting career. After this film, he moved to London to seek more projects and worked for television and film.
From 1982 to 1987, Neeson worked in some big films opposite many famous actors like, Mel Gibson, Robert De Niro, Anthony Hopkins etc. Major projects by Liam during those years include The Bounty, The Mission, Miami Vice and Suspect. In the following years, Liam Neeson worked in different projects including The Dead Pool, Darkman, Anna Christie and Nell.
Liam rose to huge fan following after his role of Oskar Schindler in the 1993’s ‘Best Film’, Schindler’s List. Liam was also nominated for different award categories for his role of Oskar Schindler. He acted in the movies like Rob Roy, Michael Collins and The Haunting in the years 1995, 1996 and 1999 respectively.
The significant rise of Liam Neeson’s net worth to an amount of $85 million is the result of his dedication and hard work. The stupendous performances by Liam garnered huge respect and acclamation for him, worldwide.
Liam’s unconditional diligence and exceptional performances landed him in the role of Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn in the Star Wars: Episode I-The Phantom Menace. The film became a massive hit and gathered great praise for him as an actor.
Liam also recounted famous documentaries like Journey into Amazing Caves, The Endurance: Shackleton’s Legendary Antarctic Adventure and Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity. Other notable projects by Liam Neeson include The Crucible, K-19: The Widowmaker, Gangs of New York, Love Actually, Kingdom of Heaven, Breakfast on Pluto.
The 2008 action film, Taken, brought him again into great limelight. He played the character of a retired CIA officer in the movie. Liam’s incredible work in the movie gained other big projects for him like, Clash of the Titans, Chloe, The A-Team, Unknown, The Grey, Taken 2, The Dark Knight Rises, Non-Stop and A Walk Among the Tombstones.
He has also appeared in multiple television shows like Rev, The Big C, Life’s Too Short etc. Liam also worked as a voice actor for The Chronicles of Narnia, Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea, Fallout 3 and A Monster Calls.
As of 2018, Liam Neeson’s Net Worth is $85 million.
Awards and Achievements
The outstanding performances by Liam Neeson in multiple high-grossing movies earned many nominations and awards for him. He was nominated for many big awards like Academy Awards, BAFTA Awards, Golden Globe Awards, to name a few. He managed to win the following awards:
- Chicago Film Critics Association’s best actor award for Schindler’s List in 1993.
- Evening Standard British Film’s best actor award for Michael Collins in 1996.
- Irish Film and Television Academy’s best actor award for Kinsey in 2004.
- Los Angeles Film Critics Association’s best actor award for Kinsey in 2004.
- ALOS’ best supporting actor award for Silence in 2018.
Liam Neeson married actress Natasha Richardson in July 1994. They met on the sets of Anna Christie on Broadway. But Natasha died of a critical head injury because of a skiing accident in Canada in 2009. Liam and Natasha had two sons, Michael Richard Antonio and Daniel Jack.
Neeson also remained in the limelight for his political inclinations and statements. He is UNICEF’s Goodwill Ambassador and was also awarded an honorary doctorate by the Vice-Chancellor Professor Peter Gregson of Queen’s University, Belfast. With the passage of time, the net worth of Liam Neeson’s is increasing more and more.
Liam Neeson’s net worth soared to a total of $85 million because of his competencies and efforts. He has acquired many accolades for his epic performances in different films and television shows. He has a huge fan following and is loved by millions of people around the world.