Liev Schreiber is an award-winning actor who also works as a screenwriter, director, and producer. At first, he wanted to focus on screenwriting but eventually began his career as a stage actor. He has featured in numerous theatre productions, most of which are William Shakespeare plays such as The Tempest, Macbeth, Hamlet, Cymbeline. Following his performance in the play, Glengarry Glen Ross, Schreiber was honored with Tony Awards. He has also provided the narrations for a vast number of documentaries and series including Secrets of the Dead, Magic & Bird: A Courtship of Rivals, American Experience, among others.
He landed his breakout role when he played a lead character in the horror movie series, Scream and further encountered huge success through his brilliant portrayal of Ray Donovan in the TV series, Ray Donovan. Since then, he has been cast in several motion pictures which include A Walk on the Moon, The Manchurian Candidate, A Rainy Day in New York and others.
Schreiber has additionally depicted his talent in film directing and production in movies such as Everything is Illuminated which is based on the novel of the same name and Chuck. His acting career has been crowned with several accolades including Screen Actors Guild Award, Independent Spirit Awards, and Satellite Awards. Read more about the bio, family, and earnings of the deft actor below.
Liev Schreiber’s Biography (Age)
The Ray Donovan star was born on the 4th of October, 1967 in San Francisco, California, the United States of America, to his parents, Tell Carroll and Heather Schreiber. His father was an actor in Broadway productions and equally a director. When Liev Schreiber was a toddler, his family relocated to Canada. While growing up, his mother was frequently on admission in hospitals, following the effect of Lysergic acid diethylamide, a hallucinogenic drug that altered her thoughts, feelings, and awareness of her surroundings. As a result of her health condition, Schreiber’s father threatened to get her admitted into a psychiatric hospital which led to her flee with Liev Schreiber at the age of three. His parents later got separated when he was five years old and he was single-handedly raised by his mom at Lower East Side, Manhattan.
For his academic records, the amazing actor enrolled at Joffrey Ballet School of New York and later switched to Friends Seminary. He earned his degree from Hampshire College located in Amherst, Massachusetts. He furthered his education at the Yale University of Drama where he acquired his Master’s degree and also went to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London.
Having honed his acting skills at different theatrical institutions, Liev Schreiber was cast in multiple supporting roles before he encountered his first breakthrough in the movie industry by portraying the character of Cotton Weary in the horror movie series, Scream. He further appeared in a Golden Globe-nominated movie titled, RKO 281 as Orson Welles. Later on, the adroit actor was featured alongside Julia Stiles in Omen and also enacted the character of Stuart Besser, Meg Ryan’s ex-boyfriend in Kate & Leopold featuring Hugh Jackman.
Furthermore, Schreiber has been cast in a vast number of theatre productions for which his brilliant performances over the years have fetched him Tony Awards and Drama Desk Award. He has also provided the narrations for a good number of documentaries and series such as America: The Story of US, Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure, Money for Nothing: Inside the Federal Reserve, and others. The highlight of his notable movies and TV series include The Daytrippers, Walking and Talking, Scream 2, Twilight, X-Men Origin: Wolverine, Love in the Time of Cholera and many others.
Liev Schreiber’s Net Worth
The actor, who has been active in the movie industry for more than two decades, has done well for himself, having written, directed, produced and also featured in a vast number of movies and television series. His financial value is estimated at $25 million.
Family – Brother, Wife/Girlfriend, and Son
The deft actor has a half brother called Pablo Tell Schreiber who is also an actor. He has featured in movies such as The Mudge Boy, Breaking Upwards, Allegiance, Skyscraper, and others.
Although there haven’t been substantial reports about Liev Schreiber’s marriage to the prestigious actress, Naomi Watts, the pair had often been referred to as man and wife. The couple who were together for 11 years, having kicked off their affair in 2005, surprisingly publicized their separation in 2016, after welcoming two adorable sons named Alexander Peter, also known as Sasha and Samuel Kai together. The award-winning actor is currently in a relationship with Taylor Neisen, a model, and former beauty queen.
The Ray Donovan star stands at a towering height of 6 feet 3 inches (1.9 m) which forms a good match with his body weight of about 90 kg (198 lb). His 44 inches broad chest gives him an alluring touch that complements his attractive body build.