Liev Schreiber (b. 4th October 1967) Isaac Liev Schreiber is an American actor known for starring in the 'Scream' trilogy and 'X-Men Origins: Wolverine'. He directed and wrote his first film 'Everything Is Illuminated' which was released in 2005.
Early Life: Liev Schreiber was born in San Francisco, California. His mother is Heather, and his father is Tell Carroll Schreiber who is a stage actor and director. Schreiber's family moved to Winlaw, Slocan Valley in Canada when he was one. Over the years, his mother's mental health deteriorated after a bad experience with the hallucinogenic drug LSD and she fled to America with Liev. His mother and father ended up divorcing after a custody battle. By the age of five he was living in Manhattan with his poverty-stricken mother. Schreiber attended a private day school called Friends Seminary before starting his actor training at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. In 1989, he played Antonio in The Merchant of Venice. In 1992, He graduated from Yale School of Drama. He has also attended London based school Royal Academy of Dramatic Art Live Schreiber: Career Schreiber had played many supporting roles in independent film s before he got his first break in Hollywood playing Cotton Weary in the film 'Scream'.
The actor was then cast in the HBO film 'RKO 281' playing a young Orson Welles. From there he starred in 'The Hurricane' with Denzel Washington and he played opposite Ben Affleck as spy and assassin in the 'Sum of All Fears'. In 2004, the remake of 'The Manchurian Candidate' saw Schreiber playing alongside Denzel Washington and Meryl Streep. The film caused controversy due to it being released during the presidential election time. Schreiber is a very experienced stage actor, renowned for his acting in several Shakespeare plays, one of which was 'Cymbeline'. In 2003, he gained a title role in 'Henry V' and was highly appreciated by critics. During the months of June and July 2006, Schreiber played Macbeth. In 2006, Schreiber played Charlie Townsend opposite Edward Norton and Naomi Watts in 'The Painted Veil'. In the same year, he starred in the horror re-make 'The Omen'. In 2010, Schreiber starred in stage production 'A View from the Bridge'. He received a Tony nomination.
Personal Life: Schreiber is married to fellow actress Naomi Watts. They have two children; Alexander Pete (b. 2007) and Samuel Kai (b. 2008). Liev's half-brother is Pablo Schreiber, best known for his role as Nick Sobotka in The Wire.
Biography by Contactmusic.com