Liam John Neeson is an actor from Northern Ireland. In 1976, he joined the Lyric Players’ Theatre in Belfast for two years.

Liam Neeson
Liam Neeson

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Early Life

Neeson was born on 7 June 1952 in Ballymena, County Antrim, Northern Ireland, the son of Katherine “Kitty” Neeson, a cook, and Bernard “Barney” Neeson, a caretaker at the Ballymena Boys All Saints Primary School.


He was raised as a Roman Catholic and was named Liam after the local priest. He said growing up as a Catholic in a predominately Protestant town made him cautious. The third of four siblings, he has three sisters: Elizabeth, Bernadette and Rosaleen. At age nine, Neeson began boxing lessons at the All Saints Youth Club and later became Ulster’s amateur senior boxing champion.


In 1971, Neeson was enrolled as a physics and computer science student at Queen’s University Belfast, Northern Ireland, before leaving to work for the Guinness Brewery.


He then acted in the Arthurian film, Excalibur (1981). Between 1982 and 1987, Neeson starred in five films; most notably alongside Mel Gibson and Anthony Hopkins in The Bounty (1984) and Robert De Niro and Jeremy Irons in The Mission (1986).

He landed a leading role alongside Patrick Swayze in Next of Kin (1989).He has been nominated for a number of 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.

Empire magazine ranked Neeson among both the “100 Sexiest Stars in Film History” and “The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time”.

Married Life

Neeson lived with actress Helen Mirren during the early 1980s. They had met while working on Excalibur (1981). Neeson met his future wife, actress Natasha Richardson, while performing in a revival of the play Anna Christie on Broadway in 1993. They married on 3 July 1994. In August 2004, Neeson and his wife purchased an estate in Millbrook, New York.

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On 18 March 2009, Richardson died when she suffered a severe head injury in a skiing accident at the Mont Tremblant Resort, northwest of Montreal. Neeson donated her organs following her death. She and Neeson had two sons together, Micheal Richard Antonio and Daniel Jack.

Age, Height & Measurements

Liam Neeson Age 66 years. Liam Neeson's height 6 feet 4 inches (193 cm), weight 225 lbs (102 kg). Body measurements 40 - 34 - 16 and Zodiac Sign Gemini.
Liam Neeson Bio
Famous AsLiam Neeson
ProfessionActor, soundtrack producer
Age66 years
BirthdayJune 7, 1952
Birth PlaceBallymena, County Antrim, Northern Ireland, UK
Birth SignGemini
Height6 feet 4 inches (193 cm)
Weight225 lbs (102 kg)
Body Measurements40 - 34 - 16
Net Worth$75 Million
SalaryUnder Review
Born NameWilliam John Neeson
NicknameLiam, Neeson, Will
ReligionRoman Catholic
Sexual Orientationstraight
Body ShapeStraight
Shoe Size12 (US)
Eye ColorHejel
Hair ColorLight Brown
Dress Size12
SchoolAll Saints Primary School,Gaiety School of Drama
CollegeSt. Mary’s Teaching college
UniversityQueen’s University Belfast in Belfast, Northern Ireland
Sister(s)Elizabeth Neeson (Older Sister), Bernadette Neeson (Older Sister), Rosaline Neeson (Older Sister)
Other RelativesVanessa Redgrave (Mother-in-law), Tony Richardson (Father-in-law), Joely Richardson (Sister-in-law)
Marital StatusMarried
SpouseNatasha Richardson (1992 – 2009)
Relationship WithHelen Mirren (1980 – 1985),Janice Dickinson (1985),Julia Roberts (1988 – 1990),Barbra Streisand (1991),Brooke Shields (1991 – 1992),Natasha Richardson (1992 – 2009),Freya St. Johnston (2010 – 2012)
ChildrenMichael Neeson (born on June 22, 1995) and Daniel Jack Neeson (born on August 27, 1996)


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