Liam Neeson is a popular actor from Northern Ireland who started his career in 1976, by joining the Lyric Players’ Theatre for two years. He rose to prominence after appearing in Steven Speilberg’s critically acclaimed movie ‘Schindler’s List’ in 1993, for which he also received his first Academy Award nomination. He has been appointed an OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in 2000 by Queen Elizabeth II. Now let’s have a close look on Liam Neeson’s net worth in 2018.
Liam Neeson Early Life
Liam John Neeson was born on 7 June 1952 in Ballymena, County Antrim, Northern Ireland to his parents Bernard “Barney” Neeson and Katherine “Kitty” Neeson. His siblings include Rosaleen, Bernadette, and Elizabeth.
When in school, he used to learn boxing lessons and has also become a boxing champion. He also used to act in his school’s productions. Neeson enrolled at the Queen’s University Belfast but left to work in the Guinness Brewery.
In 1994, Liam Neeson got married to actress Natasha Richardson. His wife, Richardson, died in 2009 after suffering a severe head injury. They have two sons named Daniel Jack and Micheál Richard Antonio. In the 1980s, Liam Neeson used to live with Helen Mirren.
In 2009, he became a naturalized U.S. citizen.
Liam Neeson Career, Awards & Achievement
In the beginning, Liam Neeson used to do a variety of jobs like a truck driver and forklift operator. In 1978, he was seen in a religious movie as Jesus Christ. He then moved to Dublin and appeared in several Project productions.
In 1980, Neeson was spotted by John Boorman and cast him in the movie ‘Excalibur’. Following that, he moved to London and appeared in the films ‘Krull’, ‘The Bounty’, ‘Lamb’, ‘If Tomorrow Comes’, ‘Duet for One’, ‘High Spirits’, ‘The Dead Pool’, and ‘The Good Mother’.
In 1993, Neeson appeared in the Academy Award winning movie ‘Schindler’s List’. He has also appeared in other critically acclaimed films like ‘Rob Roy’, ‘Michael Collins’, and ‘The Haunting’. He has also appeared in the ‘Star Wars’ film series and has voiced Aslan in ‘The Chronicles of Narnia’ film series.
Liam Neeson has also appeared in many television shows like ‘A Woman of Substance’, ‘Empires: The Greeks’, ‘Evolution’, ‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars’, ‘Family Guy’, and ‘Inside Amy Schumer’.
In 2018, Neeson will be seen in the films ‘The Commuter’, ‘’Widows’, and ‘Hard Powder’.
He has also appeared in many video games including ‘Lego Dimensions’ in 2015.
Awards & Achievements
In 1993, Liam Neeson won the Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor. In the same year, he has received an Academy Award and a BAFTA Award nomination. He has also been nominated three times for the Golden Globe Awards. Other awards won by him include Irish Film & Television Academy Award, Los Angeles Film Critics Association, and Evening Standard British Film Awards.
Net Worth of Liam Neeson
Liam Neeson has an estimated net worth of more than $95 million. He makes his fortune by appearing in many commercially successful films. He has appeared in many mainstream roles and has also lent his voice in many films including ‘A Monster Calls’. He has also appeared in a commercial for Super Bowl XLIX.
Liam Neeson is considered one of the most popular actors in the world. He was appointed as UNICEF’s Goodwill Ambassador in 2011 and is the patron of a charity of the film festival ‘CineMagic’. For his contribution to philanthropy, Neeson was featured in the list of ‘Most Influential Philanthropists and Social Entrepreneurs Worldwide’ in 2017 by Richtopia. He was a heavy smoker earlier in his career and gave up smoking in 2003.