Liev Schreiber

Liev Schreiber

American actor (born 1967)
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Isaac Liev Schreiber (/ˈliː.ɛv/; born October 4, 1967), is an American actor, director, screenwriter, and producer. He became known during the late 1990s and early 2000s, having appeared in several independent films, and later mainstream Hollywood films, including the Scream trilogy of horror films, Ransom (1996), Phantoms (1998), The Sum of All Fears (2002), The Omen (2006), X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009), Taking Woodstock (2009), Salt (2010), Goon (2011), Pawn Sacrifice (2014), and Spotlight (2015).

Schreiber is also a respected stage actor, having performed in several Broadway productions. In 2005, he won the Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play for his performance in the play Glengarry Glen Ross. That year, he made his debut as a film director and writer with Everything Is Illuminated (2005), based on the novel of the same name. Schreiber has had further success in the television world, notably portraying the eponymous protagonist of the Showtime drama series Ray Donovan (2013–present); the role has earned him four Golden Globe Award nominations and two Primetime Emmy Award nominations. He also narrates the HBO series 24/7, as well as various PBS programs.

Early life Schreiber was born in San Francisco, California, the son of Heather (née Milgram) and Tell Carroll Schreiber, a stage actor and director. His father comes from a wealthy White Anglo-Saxon Protestant family from Bucks County, Pennsylvania, who have lived in the United States for many generations, and his ancestry includes Belgian, Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Norwegian, Scottish, Swiss, and Welsh. Schreiber's mother, who now lives on an ashram in Virginia, was born into a working class household of communists in Brooklyn, New York; her family was Jewish, descended from Polish and Ukrainian immigrants.

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Liev Schreiber was born on Wednesday, 4 October 1967 in San Francisco, California. His full name at birth was Isaac Liev Schreiber. He is best known as an actor. Schreiber's country of citizenship (nationality) is American. Liev attended high school at Brooklyn Technical High School, New York City, NY (transferred). For university, he studied at BA, Hampshire College, Amherst, MA (1988). His religion is listed as Jewish. He is 6' 3" (190 cm) tall with an average build. He has blue eyes and dark brown hair (color). His net worth is reported to be $25,000,000 US dollars. Liev Schreiber is 56 years old and his zodiac star sign is Libra.

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Isaac Liev Schreiber
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Claim to fame
Once Upon A Time In El Paso, Scream
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Date of birth
4 October 1967
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San Francisco, California
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Actor, Producer
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6' 3" (190 cm)
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Towering height and slender frame
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Net worth
$25,000,000 USD
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High school
  • Brooklyn Technical High School, New York City, NY (transferred)
  • Friends Seminary High School, New York City, NY (1985)
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  • BA, Hampshire College, Amherst, MA (1988)
  • MFA Drama, Yale University (1992)
  • Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts
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Untitled Entertainment
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Partner: Taylor Neisen (Married) 1 child
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Liev Schreiber and Taylor Neisen
Style, no matter how outrageous it is, is still an expression of someone's personality. And my personality is somewhere stuck in the classics.
  • His mother says she named him after her favorite author, Leo Tolstoy whose Russian name was Lev (pronounced "lee-ev"). His father says he was named after a doctor in San Francisco who saved his mother's life. Last name means "writer" in German.
  • Grew up in Lower East Side New York.
  • Has worked with actress Rose McGowan in two different horror films - Scream (1996/I) and Phantoms (1998).
  • Was a fan favorite for the role of District Attorney Harvey Dent in The Dark Knight (2008), and expressed interest for the role. He eventually lost out to Aaron Eckhart.
  • Son of actor Tell Schreiber and Heather. Has four half brothers and one half sister, including brother Pablo Schreiber.

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