Oct. 4th, 1967
San Francisco, California, USA
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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.
- Grew up in Lower East Side New York.
- Attended London's Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, Hampshire College and graduated from Yale.
- 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).
- Won the 2005 Tony Award best featured actor in a play for Glengarry Glen Ross.
- 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).
- Is a good friend of 'Dustin Hoffman' (qv).
- Has worked with actress 'Rose McGowan (I)' (qv) in two different horror films - _Scream (1996/I)_ (qv) and _Phantoms (1998)_ (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.