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Liev Schreiber
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Biography

Liev (pronounced Lee-ev) is the son of Tell Schreiber, a theatrical actor with some film roles. His mother, Heather, was a painter. At age 1, the family moved from San Francisco to Canada. His parents divorced when he was 4 or 5. He and his mother then moved to New York, where she drove a cab. During that time, they lived as squatters in an abandoned building. His mother now lives in an ashram in Virginia. His mother taught him to read. She also forbade him from seeing color movies. Thus he grew up seeing movies at a local revival house, particularly those of Charlie Chaplin. Started acting at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts. Then graduated from the Yale School of Drama in 1992. He originally wanted to be a playwright, but his teacher encouraged him to become an actor.

Trivia

Graduated from Friends Seminary High School in Manhattan

Attended London's Royal Academy of Dramatic Art & Hampshire College

Training: Yale School of Drama

Has four half brothers and one half sister

His mother says she named him after her favorite author - Leo Tolstoy. His father says he was named after a doctor in San Francisco who saved his mother's life.

Liev Schreiber stared in:

Title Year Saw with/at: Own On? Rating
Mixed Nuts 1994 Digital *** 1/2
Ransom 1996 At Neils house on video ***
Big Night 1996 Digital Bomb
Sphere 1998 Digital ***
Hamlet 2000 York Square with Lois Read *** 1/2
Kate & Leopold 2001 w/ suzy on DVD DVD ***
The Sum of All Fears 2002 at Showcase North Haven **
The Manchurian Candidate 2004 w/ Suzy on DVD ***
X-Men Origins: Wolverine 2009 Hanna Digital ** 1/2
Salt 2010 Digital ** 1/2
Spotlight 2015 Suzy Digital *** 1/2
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 2018 Hanna Digital *** 1/2
Isle of Dogs 2018 Suzy and Hanna Digital ** 1/2