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Name: Liam Neeson
Date of Birth: 7 June 1952
Place of Birth: Ballymena, Northern Ireland
Home: New York, USA
Height: 6'4"
Star Sign: Gemini
Education: University of Belfast, St Mary's Teaching School
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Liam Neeson was born in Ballymena, Northern Ireland, on the 7 June 1952. Growing up in a predominately Protestant town of Ballymena, Neeson witnessed little of the sectarian prejudice that plagued most of Northern Ireland. At the age of nine, Neeson took boxing lessons and soon after he had beaten most of the challengers All Saints Youth Club could come up with. It was at this time he began boxing on the amateur competitive level. Neeson attended the University of Belfast to study physics and computer science, but he flunked out. Then he went to St. Mary's Teaching School and two years later he dropped out. After staring in a stage production of 'The Risen People', which resulted in two years of work. Neeson moved to Dublin and within a year of moving made his film debut as Jesus Christ in an educational film aimed at Irish Bible students. In 1992 Spielberg asked Neeson to star in his best role to date in Shindler's List, for which he was nominated an Oscar for Best Actor. In 1994 Liam Neeson married Natasha Richardson and have had two children together. One of his biggest films The Phantom Menace gave him the fame and recognition his career needed.

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  • Neeson has two children, both by wife, Natasha Richardson, Micheal born in 1995 and Daniel in 1996
  • Academy Award nomination as Best Actor as his role as Oscar Scindler in Schindler's List
  • Neeson refused to accept the 'Freedom of the Borough' from his home town, as it caused controversy among Catholics and Protestants there
  • Awarded the 'Order of the British Empire' in January 2000
  • Neeson's list of bacheloretts includes names such as Barbra Streisand, Broke Shields, and Sinead O'Connor. He and Julia Roberts were an item for a couple of years

- - NEESON QUOTES - - chat in our gossroom .

"Some mornings you wake up and think, gee I look handsome today. Other days I think, what am I doing in the movies? I wanna go back to Ireland and drive a forklift" Neeson about his looks.

"I think if Steve [Spielberg] had told me', 'I'm giving you this part because you're a womaniser and a big drinker' 'I would have said 'You can go **ck yourself. I'm going back to do a play" about his part in Schindler's List

"It would be inappropriate for me to accept in view of the stated opposition of some members [of the city council] and the resulting controversy" Neeson about his refusal of the Freedom of the Borough.

- - CAREER HIGHLIGHTS - - chat in our gossroom .

  • Schindler's List
  • Micheal Collins
  • Star-Wars- The Phantom Menace
  • Les Mis.
  • The Haunting
  • Rob Roy
  • The Mission
  • Nell
  • Darkman
  • Satisfaction


  • Nominated for Academy Award Oscar for Best Actor for Schindler's List
  • Nominated for Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture-Drama-for Micheal Collins
  • Nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture-Drama-for Schindler's List

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