Liam Neeson

William John Neeson, a Northern Irish actor, was born on June 7, 1952 in Ballymena, Northern Ireland, to Katherine (Brown), who worked as a cook, and Bernard Neeson, a school caretaker. Neeson grew up in a Catholic family and has been recognized for his acting abilities with nominations for an Academy Award, a British Academy Film Award, and two Tony Awards. In addition to his work on screen, Neeson has also gained recognition for his performances on stage.

Basic Information

Full NameWilliam John Neeson
NationalityIrish, American
Date of Birth07 Jun, 1952
Place of Birth Ballymena, Northern Ireland, UK

Physical Stats

Height6 feet 4 inches (1.93 m)
Weight85 kg
Body MeasurementsNot Available
Eye ColorBlue
Hair ColorLight Brown
RaceWhite or Caucasian race
Shoe SizeNot Available
BuildTall and athletic

Family and Relationships

FatherBernard Neeson
MotherKatherine Brown
SiblingsElizabeth Neeson (older sister)
Bernadette Neeson (older sister)
Rosaline Neeson (younger sister)
Marital StatusMarried to Natasha Richardson (died 2009)
Sexual orientationStraight


Liam Neeson has been in several relationships throughout his life. He was married to actress Natasha Richardson from 1994 until her tragic death in 2009 due to a skiing accident. The couple had two children together, sons Michael and Daniel.

Before his marriage to Richardson, Neeson was in a relationship with actress Helen Mirren from 1980 to 1985. He has also been romantically linked to several other actresses over the years, including Brooke Shields and Julia Roberts.

Early life

Liam Neeson was born on June 7, 1952 in Ballymena, Northern Ireland. He grew up as the third of four siblings, with his father working as a caretaker at a local school and his mother as a cook.

At St. Patrick’s College in Ballymena, Neeson excelled in athletics and considered pursuing a career in boxing, but he eventually shifted his focus to acting and joined the Lyric Players’ Theatre in Belfast.

After briefly studying physics and computer science at Queen’s University Belfast in 1971, Neeson dropped out to pursue acting full-time. He began his professional acting career in 1976 with the Lyric Players’ Theatre and later performed with the Abbey Theatre in Dublin. In the early 1980s, he moved to London to seek more opportunities in film and television.

Career Information

DebutPilgrim’s Progress (1978)
Years Active1976-Present
Popular filmsSchindler’s List (1993), Love Actually (2003),
Batman Begins (2005), Taken (2008),

Liam Neeson is a Northern Irish actor who has had a successful career in film, television, and theater. He began his professional acting career in the mid-1970s with the Lyric Players’ Theatre in Belfast and went on to perform with the Abbey Theatre in Dublin.

Neeson’s breakout role came in 1993 with the Steven Spielberg-directed film “Schindler’s List,” which earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor. Since then, he has appeared in numerous films, including action thrillers like “Taken,” “Non-Stop,” and “The Commuter,” as well as dramas like “Michael Collins,” “Kinsey,” and “Silence.”

In addition to his work in film, Neeson has also appeared on stage, including in productions of “Anna Christie,” “The Crucible,” and “The Cherry Orchard.” He has also worked in television, starring in the series “Taken” and “The Big C” and appearing in shows like “Life’s Too Short” and “Chernobyl.”

Throughout his career, Neeson has been recognized with numerous awards and nominations for his performances, including several Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild nominations. He has also been honored with the Order of the British Empire for his services to drama.

Net Worth and Income

Net Worth $145 Million
Salary$26 Million

As of 2023, Liam Neeson’s net worth is estimated to be around $145 million. Neeson has earned his wealth through his successful career as an actor in films, television, and theater. He has appeared in numerous commercially successful movies, including the “Taken” series, which grossed over $929 million at the box office worldwide. Neeson has also been a part of other blockbuster movies like “Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace” and “Batman Begins,” which have contributed significantly to his net worth. In addition, Neeson has worked on several endorsement deals, such as his partnership with LG, and invested in real estate properties, further adding to his wealth.

Interesting facts and trivia

  • Neeson was born in Ballymena, Northern Ireland, on June 7, 1952, and was named after the local Catholic priest.
  • He was a boxer in his youth and won the Ulster Amateur Boxing Championship in his weight division three times.
  • Neeson’s first job was as a forklift operator in a Guinness factory.
  • He was a physics and computer science major in college but dropped out after a year to work as a truck driver and assistant architect.
  • Neeson was married to actress Natasha Richardson from 1994 until her death in 2009, and they have two sons together.
  • He was offered the role of James Bond in the 1995 film “GoldenEye” but turned it down because he didn’t want to be typecast as an action hero.
  • Neeson was a close friend of actor and fellow Irishman Richard Harris, who was his mentor and godfather to one of his sons.
  • He is a Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF and has traveled to many countries to promote children’s rights and raise awareness of poverty and disease.
  • Neeson was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts from Queen’s University Belfast in 2009.
  • He is a fan of the football club Tottenham Hotspur and narrated the club’s documentary “Tottenham Hotspur: To Dare Is To Do” in 2017.
  1. How old is Liam Neeson?

    As of March 2023, Liam Neeson is 70 years old. He was born on June 7, 1952.

  2. Where is Liam Neeson from?

    Liam Neeson is from Ballymena, a town in County Antrim in Northern Ireland.

  3. Where does Liam Neeson live?

    As a public figure, Liam Neeson's personal residence is not publicly disclosed for privacy and security reasons. However, he has been known to have homes in various locations, including New York City and County Wicklow, Ireland.

  4. Who was Liam Neeson married to?

    Liam Neeson was married to actress Natasha Richardson. They were married from 1994 until her death in 2009. They have two sons together, Micheál and Daniel.

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