Liam Neeson Wiki: Everything To Know About The ‘Schindler’s List’ Actor

Get to know more about Liam Neeson, perhaps one of your favorite actors. Below is everything you would like to know about him, including his net worth.

The amazing Liam Neeson

Liam Neeson is one of those Hollywood actors you can’t get enough of. His performances in movies like “Taken,” “Schindler’s List,” “The Grey,” “Non-Stop,” “Star Wars: The Phantom Menace,” and the upcoming “Widows” have made him a household name. Neeson is very successful and his acting talents have been duly recognized. He has been nominated for several awards, including an Academy Award and a BAFTA Award, and has won two Golden Globe Awards. He was also listed by Empire magazine among the “100 Sexiest Stars in Film History” and also among “The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time.” The 65-year-old actor was born in Northern Ireland. His mother, Katherine Neeson, was a cook, and his father, Bernard Neeson, was a caretaker. Liam Neeson was raised a Catholic and he has three siblings. The actor began training as a boxer when he was nine and became an amateur boxer when he was 11. He would enter the ring for fights and win most matches. It helped grow the net worth of the young Neeson. The first time Neeson played a role was when his English teacher asked him to play the lead in a school play. He accepted because his then-crush was starring in the same play. Shortly after finishing school, Neeson joined Queen’s University Belfast in 1971, where he studied Physics and computer science. But due to his parent’s financial difficulties, he instead started working in the Guinness Brewery, before Sean Thomas discovered Neeson’s football talent at Bohemian F.C. However, he was not offered a contract after he played against the Shamrock Rovers F.C.

Interesting facts about the actor

He was married to Natasha Richardson

Liam Neeson fell in love with Natasha Richardson and they got married in 1994. The marriage lasted 15 years and unlike most celebrity marriage endings, his was not a divorce but the loss of his wife in a tragic accident. Richardson was skiing when she lost balance and hurt her head internally, resulting in her death. Liam Neeson was left heartbroken after he lost his wife. He revealed in an interview with Anderson Cooper that he hasn’t recovered from his wife’s death. He still can’t believe it was real. Looking at their pictures, it is clear that the couple was so in love. Natasha left Neeson with two kids.

He was a promising boxer

You might not believe this, but most of the fights you see in movies are actually true and done by Neeson himself. As mentioned above, Lima Neeson started boxing when he was nine, and by the time he was 11, he was allowed to step in the ring. His last fight was when he was 17. He even met the boxing hero Muhammad Ali. At least now you know that all the accurately thrown fists in his movies are a result of his childhood boxing lessons. You better not stand in his way.

Starring in Taken was by accident

Neeson’s role in “Taken” was by mistake. He wasn’t planning to be an action movie actor and wasn’t even sure if he could do it well. But when the auditions for “Taken” were announced, he decided to take a risk. The actor was surprised to see the movie topping the box office, just like everyone else. The movie’s success helped to grow his net worth. However, he never thought the popularity of “Taken” would lead to a series. The movie version has two sequels. Neeson revealed to his fans that unfortunately, the story ends at “Taken 3.”

Dame Helen Mirren is his ex-girlfriend

Neeson and his ex-girlfriend Helen Mirren dated in the early 1980s. Neeson and Mirren met in 1981 when working on “Excalibur.” Mirren played the role of an enchantress while Neeson played the role of Sir Gawain. 35 years later, the former lovebirds appeared on the Graham Norton Show and recounted the moment they fell for one another. Neeson said that when he was standing with Ciaran Hinds and Helen walked in wearing her enchantress costume, they were like “Oh f*ck!” It was clear that Neeson admired her look. Helen Mirren responded that she never knew that and Neeson never told her that when they were dating, but it was amazing. They dated for four years and were very serious. Mirren still treasures their moments together.

Star Wars: The Phantom Menace was not a favorite of many Star Wars fans

Most of the people who love Star Wars don’t list Neeson’s sequel in the Star Wars movies. But Neeson still remains proud of his work in the movie and said that he enjoyed the shooting. He also stated that he wouldn’t mind going back if he got another chance in the “Star Wars” universe. Other movies that Neeson is proud of appearing in include his first movie, “Schindler’s List,” and others like “Taken,” “The Grey,” and “Non-Stop.” The movies have contributed to his net worth.

His net worth

Liam Neeson has a net worth of $75 million. The actor has made most of his net worth from acting. He no longer fights in boxing matches.

Even though his acting career may not give him a chance, Neeson should book a minor boxing match with Mayweather. Who wouldn’t want to see an actor who claims that he is an amateur go toe to toe with Mayweather in the boxing ring? We can’t wait to watch Widows though. Maybe Neeson should schedule that fight when he doesn’t have to worry about press appearances and premieres.