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Liev Schreiber Biography

Birth Name:
Isaac Liev Schreiber
Birth Place:
San Francisco, California, United States
Profession
Actor

Fast Facts

  • As a youngster, lived in a series of squatters' apartments without running water or electricity on New York City's Lower East Side while his mother was on welfare
  • Also briefly lived with his mother at an ashram in Connecticut
  • Made his Broadway debut in In The Summer House in 1993
  • Won an Obie Award for his work in Cymbeline at the 1998 Shakespeare in the Park Festival
  • Played the title role in Hamlet in the 1999 Public Theatre production
  • Has a lucrative side career narrating documentaries and commercials

Awards

  • 2019Emmy-Outstanding Narrator: nominated
  • 2018Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama: nominated
  • 2018Emmy-Outstanding Narrator: nominated
  • 2017Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama: nominated
  • 2017Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2016Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama: nominated
  • 2016Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2016Independent Spirit Awards-Robert Altman Award: winner
  • 2015Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama: nominated
  • 2015Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2015Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: winner
  • 2014Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama: nominated
  • 2013Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: nominated
  • 2012AACTA Awards-Best Supporting Actor: nominated
  • 2000Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie: nominated
  • 2000Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: nominated

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