date of birth: June, 1952
place of birth: Belfast, Ireland
The Belfast born star worked in numerous jobs including amateur boxing, truck driver and assistant architect before he began his acting career.
In 1976 he joined the Belfast Lyric Players' Theater where he had his debut as a professional actor.
Two years later while performing in the Dublin Abbey Theater he was discovered by director John Boorman. His career flourished from this point on. Neeson is most well known for his role as the star of "Schindler's List" (1993) and "Michael Collins" (1996). Neeson was nominated for an Oscar for his role as heroic World War II businessman Oskar Schindler in "Schindler's List."
His other films include the early Sam Raimi thriller “Darkman" (1990, with Frances McDormand), "K-19: The Widowmaker" (2002, with Harrison Ford), Martin Scorsese's "Gangs of New York" (2002, with Leonardo DiCaprio) and "Love Actually" (2003, starring Hugh Grant).
He's also appeared with Christian Bale in the Batman movie "Batman Begins" (2005), and voiced Aslan the lion in the C.S. Lewis-inspired Narnia films "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" (2005) and "Prince Caspian" (2008, starring Ben Barnes).
Also in 2010, he played John "Hannibal" Smith in the film adaptation of the television series "The A-Team" and in 2012, he reprised his role as Bryan Mills in the sequel to the 2008 film "Taken".
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