Biography of Liam NeesonLiam Neeson is a British actor of Irish descent. He is a nominee of Oscar, Golden Globe Award, and BAFTA Awards for the lead in Steven Spielberg's Holocaust film «Schindler's List». He has started his career with different roles and characters, and now he is one of the most in-demand thriller actors.
ChildhoodWilliam John «Liam» Neeson was born in Ballymena, Northern Ireland, on June 7, 1952, and was named after a local priest. He is from a Catholic family that carefully follows all rules of its congregation.
Ireland went through hard times such as economic crisis and unemployment... So the large family (Liam had three sisters) lived low. A mother of the future actor, Kitty (Katherine Neeson), worked as a cook, and his father, Barney (Bernard Neeson), was a caretaker at a boys' school.