Liam Neeson Height, Weight, Age, Wife, Affairs, Family, Biography & More

Liam Neeson

Real NameWilliam John Neeson
Famous RoleOskar Schindler in Schindler's List.
Liam Neeson as Oskar Schindler
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 188 cm
in meters- 1.88 m
in feet inches- 6’ 2”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 85 kg
in pounds- 187 lbs
Eye ColorBlue
Hair ColorLight Brown
Personal Life
Date of BirthJune 7, 1952
Age (as in 2018)66
BirthplaceBallymena, County Antrim, Northern Ireland
SignatureLiam Neeson Signature
Nationality British, American
HometownBallymena, Northern Ireland, UK
SchoolNot Known
College/UniversityQueen's University Belfast, Northern Ireland
Educational QualificationsAn Undergraduate in Physics and Computer Science from Queen's University, Belfast
Attended and graduated from the Gaiety School of Drama in Dublin, Ireland
Debut Film: Pilgrim's Progress (1978)
Liam Nessen's Debut Film Pilgrim's Progress
TV: Play For Today (1978)
Video Games (Voice Role): Batman Begins (2005)
Religion Roman Catholic
Address (Fan mail)Liam Neeson
4A Exmoor Street
London W10 6BD
Awards, Honors, Achievements • In 1993, nominated for the Academy Awards for the Best Actor for Schindler's List
• In 1996, nominated for the Golden Globe Awards for the Best Actor for Michael Collins
• In 2004, he won the Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor for Kinsey
• In 2009, awarded an honorary doctorate by Queen's University, Belfast
• In 2013, Nesson recieved The Freedom of The Borough from Ballymena Borough Council
• In 2016, the Irish film and Television Academy (IFTA) honored him with the Outstanding contribution to Cinema Award
• In 2017, Richtopia (a UK-based Company) listed him at no 74 in the list of 200 most Influential Philanthropist and Social Enterprenuers Worldwide
Controversies• There were rumors about Neeson converting to Islam, which he had denied. However, the actor had expressed an affection for the Adhan, the Islamic call to prayer that he grew accustomed to while filming Taken 2 in Istanbul.
• Neeson attracted a controversy for his comments on the ongoing sexual harassment scandal in Hollywood on the "Late Show" against Dustin Hoffman.
• When Nesson was offered the "Freedom of the Town of Ballymena" by the Ballymena Borough Council, it attracted a controversy; as members of the Democratic Unionist Party expressed their dissent on Nesson's previous comment that he felt like a "second-class citizen growing up as Catholic in his city."
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/Girlfriends• Helen Mirren, British Actress (1980-1985)
Liam Nesson With His Ex-Girlfriend Helen Mirren
• Julia Roberts, American Actress (1988-1990)
Liam Nesson With His Ex-Girlfriend Julia Roberts
• Barbra Streisand, American Singer (1991)
Liam Nesson With His Ex-Girlfriend Barbra Streisand
• Brooke Shields, American Actress (1992)
Liam Nesson With His Ex-Girlfriend Brooke Shields
• Natasha Richardson, British Actress (1993-2009)
Liam Neeson With His Ex-Girlfriend Natasha Richardson
• Freya St. Johnston, British Business (2010-2012)
Liam Nesson With His Ex-Girlfriend Freya St. Johnston
Marriage DateJuly 3, 1994
Wife/SpouseNatasha Richardson, British Actress (died in 2009)
Liam Nesson with Natasha Richardson
ChildrenSons- Micheál Richard Antonio Neeson (born June 22, 1995) and Daniel Jack Neeson (born August 27, 1996).
Liam Nessen sons
Daughter- None
ParentsFather- Bernard Neeson (a school caretaker)
Mother- Katherine "Kitty" Neeson (a cook)
Liam Neeson mother Katherine Brown Neeson
Favorite Things
Favorite Quotes• "But, you know, sex is controversial, it just is and it always will be."
• "I'm a big believer in acts of kindness, no matter how small."
Style Quotient
Cars CollectionBentley, Porsche, Mercedes Benz,Range Rover
Liam Nesson Car Collection
Money Factor
Salary (approx.)$26 million
Net Worth (approx.)$85 million

Liam Neeson

Some Lesser Known Facts About Liam Neeson

  • Does Liam Neeson smoke?: No (Earlier, he used to be a chain-smoker and had quit in 2003) Liam Nesson as a Chain Smoker
  • Does Liam Neeson drink alcohol?: No (Quit)
  • He was named after a local priest.
  • Since his childhood, Liam Nesson was very passionate towards boxing, and he became a famous boxing champion in his province. He had played his last fight at the age of 17 before becoming a professional actor. Liam Neeson Boxing
  • While in school, he was offered a role in the school play, which he happily accepted; the reason was that a girl was also involved in the play for whom Neeson had feelings. He continued to act in school productions over the following years.
  • Nesson’s decision to join Hollywood was greatly influenced by the local minister, Ian Paisley by seeing him making Political and Religious speeches. Ian Paisley
  • Holocaust docudrama “Schindler’s List” (1993) was the turning point in his career. Though Kevin Costner and Mel Gibson expressed interest in portraying the role of Schindler, Steven Spielberg wanted to cast an actor who was relatively unknown to him and so, had rejected other actors whose star quality could overpower the character needed for the film.
  •  While performing in a revival of the play Anna Christie on Broadway in 1993,  he met his future wife, actress Natasha Richardson and married her on July 3, 1994. They had two sons. Liam Neeson and Natasha Richardson
  • His famous film, Love Actually, seemed to forbode future events in Liam’s personal life; as his wife died in a fatal skiing accident in the year 2009.
  • Just a few weeks before their wedding, Liam Nesson and his fiance Natasha, had purchased a house in Millbrook, however, they never knew that the same house was going to be the place where Natasha would breathe her last. Natasha Richardson and Liam Neeson's house in New York
  • Before becoming an actor he had worked as a fork-lift operator at Guinness and as a truck driver too.
  • Nesson has guest starred in the third season of the Miami Vice. Liam Nesson in Miami Vice
  • He was ranked by the Empire magazine among both the “100 Sexiest Stars in Film History” and “The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time” Liam Nesson rated among 100 Sexiest Stars in Film History
  •  His role in Michael Collins (1996), fetched him a Golden Globe Nomination. Liam Neeson in Michael Collins 1996
  • He has also been featured in famous roles as Peyton Westlake in Darkman, Qui-Gon Jinn in Star Wars, Bryan Mills in Taken and has voiced the lion Aslan in The Chronicles of Narnia. Aslan, The Lion, as voiced by Liam Nesson
  • In 2004, Neeson hosted an episode of Saturday Night Live. Although Nesson vowed not to play any Irish stereotypes, he essayed a typical Irish man in the home makeover show parody “You Call This A House, Do Ya?”
  • UNICEF had appointed him as the  Goodwill Ambassador in March 2011.
  • Liam Nesson had rejected the role of James Bond in the movie GoldenEye.
  • Nesson had accepted to work for the Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace without even reading the script. Liam Nesson in Star Wars
  • Journey into Amazing Caves (2001), was narrated by Liam Nesson. Journey into Amazing Caves
  • In May 2009, Liam Nesson had recieved an honorary doctorate from Queen’s University for neither physics nor computer science. Liam Nesson with his honorary doctorate given by Queen’s University
  • Nesson became the citizen of the United States through naturalization in August 2009.
  • Here’s a conversation with Liam Nesson: