Liev Schreiber

Actor, Screenwriter, Director
Liev Schreiber was a highly respected stage and screen actor whose deep voice and serious countenance lent itself well to playing intense, dramatic roles. He came to prominence in the late 1990s after a long string of ... Read more »
Born: 10/03/1967 in San Francisco, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (152)

Ray Donovan 2000 - 2001, 2006 - 2016 (TV Show)

Actor

The 5th Wave 2016 (Movie)

Vosch (Actor)

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2013, 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Pawn Sacrifice 2015 (Movie)

Boris Spassky (Actor)

Spotlight 2015 (Movie)

Marty Baron (Actor)

The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Presenter

24/7 2006 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Narrator

Dial 9 For Love 2014 (Movie)

James (Actor)

Fading Gigolo 2014 (Movie)

Dovi (Actor)

Secrets of the Dead 2000 - 2002, 2004, 2006 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Narrator

Superheroes: A Never-Ending Battle 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Host

The 68th Annual Tony Awards 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Presenter

A Perfect Man 2013 (Movie)

James (Actor)

Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Cincinnati Bengals 2007 - 2009, 2011 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Narrator

Lee Daniels' The Butler 2013 (Movie)

Lyndon B Johnson (Actor)

Mental 2013 (Movie)

Trevor Blundell (Actor)

Movie 43 2013 (Movie)

Robert (Actor)

The 35th Annual Kennedy Center Honors 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

The 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Last Days on Mars 2013 (Movie)

Vincent Campbell (Actor)

The Reluctant Fundamentalist 2013 (Movie)

Bobby Lincoln (Actor)

Namath 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Narrator

Robot Chicken 2012 (Tv Show)

Voice

Every Day 2011 (Movie)

Ned (Actor)

Goon 2011 (Movie)

Ross Rhea (Actor)

Lombardi 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Narrator

McEnroe/Borg: Fire & Ice 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Narrator

The Curious Case of Curt Flood 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Narrator

America: The Story of Us 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Narrator

Hard Knocks: Training Camp With the New York Jets 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Narrator

Inventing L.A.: The Chandlers & Their Times 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Magic & Bird 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Narrator

Nuremberg: Its Lesson For Today 2010 (Movie)

(Narrator)

Repo Men 2010 (Movie)

Frank (Actor)

Salt 2010 (Movie)

Ted Winter (Actor)

The 64th Annual Tony Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

The Late Show With David Letterman 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Guest

Battle for Tobacco Road: Duke VS Carolina 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Narrator

Taking Woodstock 2009 (Movie)

Vilma (Actor)

X-Men Origins: Wolverine 2009 (Movie)

Victor Creed/Sabretooth (Actor)

Chicago 10 2008 (Movie)

Voice of William Kunstler (Actor)

Constantine's Sword 2008 (Movie)

Voice of Constantine (Actor)

Defiance 2008 (Movie)

Zus Bielski (Actor)

Michigan vs. Ohio: The Rivalry 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Narrator

Operation Filmmaker 2008 (Movie)

(Actor)

Sputnik Mania 2008 (Movie)

(Narrator)

The Jewish Americans 2008 (Tv Show)

Narrator

Barbaro 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Narrator

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Love in the Time of Cholera 2007 (Movie)

Lotario Thurgut (Actor)

Novel Reflections on the American Dream 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Voice

Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure 2007 (Movie)

(Narrator)

The 61st Annual Tony Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

The Ten 2007 (Movie)

Ray Johnson (Actor)

The Omen 2006 (Movie)

Robert Thorn (Actor)

The Painted Veil 2006 (Movie)

Charlie Townsend (Actor)

Oil Storm 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Narrator

30 Years of Boxing 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Narrator

Rebels of Oakland: The A's, The Raiders, The 70's 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Narrator

Spinning Boris 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The Manchurian Candidate 2004 (Movie)

Raymond Prentiss Shaw (Actor)

The Wild Ride to Super Bowl 1 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Narrator

O.J.: A Study in Black and White 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Narrator

Search For a Safe Cigarette 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Narrator

Secrets, Lies and Atomic Spies 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Narrator

The Game of Their Lives 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Narrator

The Sum of All Fears 2002 (Movie)

CIA Operative John Clark (Actor)

Cancer Warrior 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Narrator

Fatal Flood 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Narrator

Kate & Leopold 2001 (Movie)

Stuart Bessler (Actor)

Runaway Universe 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Narrator

Secrets of the Pharaohs 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Narrator

Triumph of Life 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Narrator

Ali-Frazier I: One Nation... Indivisible 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Narrator

Breaking News: Mile High Stories 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Narrator

Decoding Nazi Secrets 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Narrator

Hamlet 2000 (Movie)

Laertes (Actor)

Killer's Trail 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Narrator

Lost Tribes of Israel 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Narrator

Scream 3 2000 (Movie)

Cotton Weary (Actor)

Spring Forward 2000 (Movie)

Paul (Actor)

Submarines: Life on a Boomer 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The Vikings 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Narrator

A Walk on the Moon 1999 (Movie)

Marty Kantrowitz (Actor)

Jakob the Liar 1999 (Movie)

Mischa (Actor)

John Steinbeck: An American Writer 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Narrator

Meltdown at Three Mile Island 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Narrator

RKO 281 1999 (Movie)

Orson Welles (Actor)

The Hurricane 1999 (Movie)

Sam (Actor)

To the Moon 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Narrator

Babe Ruth 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Narrator

His and Hers 1998 (Movie)

Glenn (Actor)

Mr. Miami Beach 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Narrator

Phantoms 1998 (Movie)

Deputy Stu Wargle (Actor)

Since You've Been Gone 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Sphere 1998 (Movie)

Dr Ted Fielding (Actor)

Surviving the Dust Bowl 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Narrator

Twilight 1998 (Movie)

Jeff Willis (Actor)

Big Dream, Small Screen 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Narrator

Scream 2 1997 (Movie)

Cotton Weary (Actor)

Sports on the Silver Screen 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Narrator

The Daytrippers 1997 (Movie)

Carl - Jo's Boyfriend (Actor)

Big Night 1996 (Movie)

Leo (Actor)

Denise Calls Up 1996 (Movie)

Jerry (Actor)

Ransom 1996 (Movie)

Clark Barnes (Actor)

Rock & Roll 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Narrator

Scream 1996 (Movie)

Cotton Weary (Actor)

Spirit of the Games 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Narrator

Walking & Talking 1996 (Movie)

Andrew (Actor)

A Silent Betrayal 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Mad Love 1995 (Movie)

Salesman (Actor)

Party Girl 1995 (Movie)

Nigel (Actor)

Mixed Nuts 1994 (Movie)

Chris (Actor)

Bill Russell: My Life, My Way (TV Show)

Narrator

Buffalo Girls (TV Show)

Actor

Colosseum: A Gladiator's Story (TV Show)

Narrator

Derek Jeter 3K (TV Show)

Narrator

Hitler: The Rise of Evil (TV Show)

Actor

Lackawanna Blues (TV Show)

Actor

Lombardi (Movie)

Narrator (Voice)

Mantle (TV Show)

Narrator

Nine Innings From Ground Zero (TV Show)

Narrator

Nova: Last Extinction (TV Show)

Narrator

Nova: Shark Attack! (TV Show)

Actor

Nova: The Perfect Corpse (TV Show)

Actor

Shot Heard 'Round the World (TV Show)

Narrator

The Sunshine Boys (TV Show)

Actor

The UCLA Dynasty (TV Show)

Narrator

Thrilla in Manila (TV Show)

Narrator

Ulysses S. Grant (TV Show)

Narrator

Unitas (TV Show)

Narrator

When It Was a Game III (TV Show)

Narrator
Writer (1)

Everything Is Illuminated 2005 (Movie)

(Adaptation) (Screenplay)
Director (1)

Everything Is Illuminated 2005 (Movie)

(Director)
Producer (1)

Spring Forward 2000 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)

Biography

Liev Schreiber was a highly respected stage and screen actor whose deep voice and serious countenance lent itself well to playing intense, dramatic roles. He came to prominence in the late 1990s after a long string of performances in indie features, and gained widespread notice as town loner and red herring Cotton Weary in Wes Craven's "Scream" (1996) and its two sequels. The exposure helped usher him into more mainstream projects, such the HBO TV movie "RKO 281" (1999), for which he played Orson Welles; the Tom Clancy adventure "The Sum of All Fears" (2002); and a four-episode arc on "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (CBS, 2000- ). Off camera, Schreiber was a Tony Award winner and veteran of numerous New York stage productions, making his directorial debut with an adaptation of Jonathan Safran Foer's "Everything is Illuminated" (2005), proving that he possessed talents far beyond simply acting.

Relationships

Kristin Davis Actor

Companion
Romantically linked No longer together

Kate Driver Actor

Companion
Minnie Driver's sister romantically linked no longer together

Heather Milgram

Mother
Divorced from Schreiber's father

Alexander Schreiber

Son
Born July 25, 2007 mother, Naomi Watts

Samuel Schreiber

Son
Born December 13, 2008 mother, Naomi Watts

Pablo Schreiber Actor

Half-Sibling

Tell Schreiber

Father
Divorced from Schreiber's mother

Naomi Watts Actor

Companion
Began dating May 2005 Rumored to be engaged as of April 2006

EDUCATION

Yale University

New Haven , Connecticut 1992
Attended the School of Drama

Royal Academy of Dramatic Art

London , England
Attended for one year as undergraduate at Hampshire

Friends Seminary

New York , New York 1985
Attended the same school as actress Amanda Peet when he was a senior and she was in sixth grade

Hampshire College

Amherst , Massachusetts 1988
Graduated in three years(semiotics)

Milestones

2012

Cast alongside Seann William Scott in the sport comedy "Goon"

2010

Co-starred in the futuristic thriller "Repo Men"

2010

Co-starred with Scarlett Johansson in the Broadway revival of Arthur Miller's "A View from the Bridge"; earned a Tony Award nomination for Leading Actor in a Play

2010

Appeared in the action thriller "Salt," starring Angelina Jolie in the title role as a CIA officer accused of being a Russian spy

2009

Played a transvestite in Ang Lee's "Taking Woodstock"

2009

Cast as Sabretooth opposite Hugh Jackman in the Marvel Comics film "X-Men Origins: Wolverine"

2008

Co-starred in Edward Zwick's World War II drama "Defiance"

2007

Joined the cast of "CSI" (CBS) with a recurring four-episode arc playing a seasoned CSI veteran

2007

Cast in the Broadway production of Eric Bogosian's "Talk Radio"; earned a Tony nomination for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play

2006

Co-starred with Julia Stiles in the remake of "The Omen" taking over the role originally played by Gregory Peck

2006

Co-starred in John Curran's adaptation of the Somerset Maugham novel "The Painted Veil"

2005

Starred in the HBO original movie "Lackawanna Blues" based on Ruben Santiago-Hudson autobiographical one man show

2005

Offered a Tony award winning performance in "Glengarry Glen Ross," Joe Mantello's high-octane revival of David Mamet's play

2005

Made screenwriting and directing debut with "Everything Is Illuminated" about a young Jewish American man's journey to Ukraine to find the woman who saved his grandfather during World War II

2004

Starred as a U.S. soldier kidnapped by the enemy and brainwashed during the the Gulf War in "The Manchurian Candidate," directed by Jonathan Demme

2003

Starred in the TV movie "Hitler: The Rise of Evil" (CBS)

2002

Starred opposite Ben Affleck in "The Sum of All Fears," based on the Tom Clancy novels about CIA analyst Jack Ryan

2001

Co-starred opposite Jeanne Tripplehorn in "Dial 9 for Love"

2001

Played Iago to Keith David's Othello in a New York Shakespeare Festival production off-Broadway

2000

Returned to Broadway, co-starring with Juliette Binoche in a revival of "Betrayal"

2000

Reprised Cotton Weary for "Scream 3"

2000

Landed featured role in "Pay It Forward," starring Kevin Spacey and Helen Hunt

1999

Portrayed Orson Welles in the HBO movie "RKO 281," about the making of "Citizen Kane"; gained 25 pounds for the role and earned an Emmy nomination

1999

Co-starred in "Spring Forward," Tom Gilroy's directorial debut; served as associate producer; made directorial debut filming a behind-the-scenes documentary about the making of the film

1999

Played a man whose wife engages in an affair in the 1960s-set "A Walk on the Moon"

1998

Cast as the villain Iachimo and the god Jupiter in Shakespeare's "Cymbeline" performed in NYC's Central Park

1998

Offered amusing turn as the wigged-out deputy in "Phantoms," adapted by Dean Koontz from his novel

1998

Appeared as Reese Witherspoon's boyfriend in Robert Benton's "Twilight"

1997

Reprised role as Cotton Weary in Craven's "Scream 2"

1997

Portrayed an astrophysicist in Barry Levinson's "Sphere"

1996

Appeared in third film with Posey, "The Daytrippers"; played her garrulous writer-boyfriend

1996

Originated role of accused killer Cotton Weary in Wes Craven's "Scream"

1996

Played Anne Heche's ex-beau in "Walking and Talking"

1996

Portrayed one of the kidnappers in Ron Howard's "Ransom"

1995

Acted in the CBS TV miniseries "Buffalo Girls"

1995

Co-starred in the indie film "Denise Calls Up"

1994

Made film acting debut playing a British bouncer opposite Parker Posey in "Party Girl"

1994

Cast as a drag queen in Nora Ephron's "Mixed Nuts"; again co-starring Parker Posey

1994

TV-movie debut "A Silent Betrayal" (CBS)

1993

Made Broadway debut in "In the Summer House" co-starring Dianne Wiest

Raised on NYC's Lower East Side

Performed for a year at the Edinburgh Festival

Bonus Trivia

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"I remember sitting around with Parker Posey and she said to me, 'Oh you have to do this movie with me.' And I was like, 'Yeah, like every other movie I've done with you, where neither of us gets paid and we're freezing our nuts off eating fake Ritz crackers at the fake crafts service table. I'm not going to make a movie where we don't get paid again.' She was browsing through the script [for 'The Daytrippers'] but then she got a phone call and I just happened to open the script to the monologue about the man with the dog's head. And I was like, 'Oh brother, I'm going to do another movie for free.'" – Schreiber quoted in "Taking Liev," Village Voice, March 18, 1997

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"I think everybody thinks they are a little weird, but some people are allowed to explore it in their work. Other people have to repress it more because of what they do, but I think everybody has that place where they think, God, I am such a geek. There's a subconscious self that feels completely isolated and completely megalomaniacal and doesn't relate to the world at all, but is constantly trying on an everyday level to be social. I think if you can appeal to that part of a person, it's the greatest thing in the world." – Schreiber to Time Out New York, July 30 - Aug. 6, 1998

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"It's not the money and not the successes, although I do want all those things. At the end of the day, the measure of a person is how much they are able to give of themselves. That's how you really make your mark in the world." – Schreiber to Detour, June/July 1998

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"I really love the idea of introducing to the international community an American character who breaks the mold, who is vulnerable and awkward and...looking for his roots beyond the boundaries of his own country." – Schreiber on the central character in his film "Everything Is Illuminated" to Interview magazine, November 2005

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"Part of my process is to talk myself – and everyone else – out of what we are about to do. Then when all the potential disasters have been tabled, we can begin to work." – Schreiber to Los Angeles magazine, January 2009

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