Liev Schreiber is an award-winning American actor, director, screenwriter, and producer. Appearing in several independent films and then Hollywood, his career picked up during the late 1990s and 2000s. His notable roles include the horror film ‘Scream’ trilogy, ‘Ransom’, and ‘X-Men: Origins Wolverine’, where actress Lynn Collins appeared as ‘Kayla Silverfox’.
Further, he debuted as a director and writer for the film in 2005, a novel-based film ‘Everything Is Illuminated’. Further, for his dedication towards his career, he earned a five Golden Globe and three Primetime Emmy Award nominations including seven wins. Let us scroll down to know more about the actor on his personal information, career, relationship, and net worth.
Liev Schreiber: Bio, Family, Education
The versatile actor was born on 4 October 1967 as Isaac Liev Schreiber in San Francisco, California, the USA. He was born as the son of Heather and Tell Carroll Schreiber, actor and director. He has a mixed ethnicity of Protestant and Jewish descent. His family moved to Canada when he was one year. He had a troublesome childhood because their parents fought for the custody battle over him while he was four. After a year, his parents divorced got divorced and he went with his mother. He has a half-brother Pablo Scheiber from his father second marriage. And also have half-siblings from his mother side.
He grew up in poverty in a cold-water apartment in Manhattan. Further, his mother worked as a cab driver and made papier-mache puppets, for their living. While growing up, he has endured his mother’s mood swings and bohemian proclivities. Moreover, his mother made him wear yoga shirts and forced to go to an ashram school in Connecticut at the age of twelve. Also, he was forbidden to watch color movies, as a result, for a long time his favorites were Charlie Chaplin and Basil Rathbone.
Schreiber in 1970s and 1980s, known as Shiva Das who lived at the Satchidananda Ashram, Connecticut and also abided by mother’s vegetarian diet. Later, he attended Friends Seminary together with the future actress Amanda Peet. Then he went on to join Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts where he pursued his acting training.
Liev Schreiber: Career & Life Achievements
Before getting his big breakthrough in the role of accused murderer Cotton Weary in the trilogy of the movie ‘Scream’. He began his official acting career with minor roles in the independent movies including ‘Walking and Talking’ and ‘Big Night’. After that, he joined the cast as the young Orson Welles in the HBO original movie RKO 281. For his role in the movie, he gained nominations in Emmy and Golden Globe awards.
Also, in his early career, he began as a stage actor where he performed in the Public Theatre’s New York Shakespeare Festival. His highly acclaimed stage performances include ‘The Tempest’, ‘Macbeth’, ‘Cymbeline’, and ‘Hamlet’. He also played the supporting roles in studio movies like ‘Ransome’, ‘The Hurricane’, movie version of ‘Hamlet’, and ‘The Sum of All Fears’.
From the late 90s, he started to produce, direct, and scriptwriter for the movies. During that, he wrote a screenplay for the novel-based ‘Everything Is Illuminated’ and directed as well. In 2005, he portrayed the role of ‘Richard Roma’ in the broadway ‘Glengarry Glen Ross’. For which he earned a Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play. Following the year, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences invited Schreiber to join.
In 2009, he became a part of the movie ‘X-Men Origins: Wolverine’, ‘Taking Woodstock’, and ‘Every Day’. In 2017, he acted in the movie ‘Goon: Last of the Enforcers’ as ‘Ross Rhea’. He also appeared as ‘The Storm King’ in the animated movie ‘My Little Pony: The Movie’, in the same year. Next, he gave his voice to the character ‘Wilson Fisk/Kingpin’ in the movie ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’.
In 2013, he appeared as the ‘Ray Donovan’ in the American television crime drama ‘Ray Donovan’, which is still running. He shared the screen with the actors Paula Malcomson as his wife, Kerris Dorsey as his daughter, and Devon Bagby as his son. Additionally, he appeared as the crime cleaner who arranges bribes, payoffs, threats, and also a devoted family man too.
Liev Schreiber: Personal Life & Wife
The 51-years-old tall and handsome actor is currently not married to anyone or divorced. But he is the father of two children with the British-American actress Naomi Watts. They together had appeared in the American film ‘The Painted Veil’. Liev and Watts began their relationship in the year 2005. The couple separated after 11 years of together in September 2016. They were in live-in-relationship but in 2010, Watts revealed that the actor has given her a ring but they never rushed to marry.
Furthermore, the couple had their first son Alexander Pete in 2007 and nicknamed as Sasha. Following the year, they welcomed their second child Samuel Kai in 2008.
Caption: Liev and ex-girlfriend Naomi Watts
Liev Schreiber: Net Worth & Social Media Profiles
Coming over to his earning, he has made a huge income from his career as a director, producer, actor, and writer. The actor has a net worth estimated at $25 million.
Schreiber is active over different social media platforms like Twitter and Instagram. He has an Instagram account @lievschreiber with 430k followers. On Twitter, he has an account @LievSchreiber with 228k followers. But he does not seem to be using any Facebook account.
Liev Schreiber: Body Measurements
The handsome actor has a tall height of 6 feet 3 inches or 1.90 meters and weighs around 83 kg. He has gray eye color and dark brown hair color. Other than this, there is no information on his well-maintained body measurements.