Liev Schreiber

Liev Schreiber

Oct. 4th, 1967
Born in
San Francisco, California, USA
6' 3

Liev Schreiber's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Ray Donovan TV Show
Ray Donovan
Nature TV Show
24/7 TV Show
De La Hoya/Mayweather 24/7 TV Show
De La Hoya/Mayweather 24/7

Main Movie Roles

2015 - Pawn Sacrifice
2015 - Spotlight
2014 - Fading Gigolo
2013 - Mental
2013 - Movie 43
2013 - The Last Days on Mars
2013 - A Perfect Man
2013 - Money for Nothing: Inside the Federal Reserve
2013 - The Reluctant Fundamentalist
2010 - Every Day
2010 - Repo Men
2010 - Salt
2009 - X-Men Origins: Wolverine
2009 - Taking Woodstock
2008 - Operation Filmmaker
2007 - Love in the Time of Cholera
2007 - The Ten
2007 - Chicago 10
2006 - The Omen
2006 - The Painted Veil
2004 - The Manchurian Candidate
2002 - The Sum of All Fears
2001 - Kate & Leopold
2000 - Hamlet
2000 - Scream 3
2000 - Spring Forward
2000 - Hurricane Carter
1999 - A Walk on the Moon
1999 - Jakob the Liar
1999 - Desert Blue
1998 - Twilight
1998 - Phantoms
1998 - Sphere
1997 - Scream 2
1996 - The Daytrippers
1996 - Big Night
1996 - Walking and Talking
1996 - Ransom
1995 - Denise Calls Up
1995 - Mad Love
1994 - Mixed Nuts

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Himself - Narrator
Himself - Narrator
Michael Keppler
Himself - Host
Himself - Narrator
King Triton (Voiced)
Himself - Guest
William Kunstler
[Complete List]


Liev (pronounced Lee-ev) is the son of Heather, a painter, and 'Tell Schreiber', a theatrical actor with a small role in The Keeper (1976). When he was one, the family moved from San Francisco to Canada. His parents were divorced when he was five. He and his mother moved to New York, where she drove a cab. During that time, they lived as squatters in abandoned buildings. His mother taught him to read, and she also forbade him from seeing color movies. He grew up seeing silent and black & white movies at a local revival house and particularly enjoyed those of 'Charles Chaplin'. His mother now lives in an ashram in Virginia. He began acting at Hampshire College and continued at the Yale University School of Drama in 1992. He originally wanted to be a playwright, but his teacher encouraged him to become an actor.

  • Second son with Naomi Watts born December 14, 2008.
  • Is a good friend of 'Dustin Hoffman' (qv).
  • Was a fan favorite for the role of District Attorney Harvey Dent in _The Dark Knight (2008)_ (qv), and expressed interest for the role. He eventually lost out to 'Aaron Eckhart' (qv).
  • Grew up in Lower East Side New York.
  • His mother says she named him after her favorite author, 'Leo Tolstoy' (qv) whose Russian name was Lev (pronounced "lee-ev"). His father says he was named after a doctor in San Francisco who saved his mother's life. Last name means "writer" in German.
  • After his parents divorced, he and his siblings saw their father very little during childhood.
  • The role for which he won his first Tony award (Richard Roma in Glengarry Glen Ross) also won 'Joe Mantegna' (qv) the Featured Actor in a Play Tony for the same role 21 years earlier in 1984. The 2005 production was directed by 'Joe Mantello' (qv).
  • Prefers to keep his dating life private, although he has been romantically linked to actress 'Kristin Davis (I)' (qv) and to film producer 'Kate Driver' (qv) ('Minnie Driver' (qv)'s sister). He accompanied his girlfriend 'Naomi Watts' (qv) to the _King Kong (2005)_ (qv) premiere in New York. It was their first public appearance together. On February 28, 2007, they announced they are expecting their first child.

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