Liev Schreiber Net Worth 2021: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Liev Schreiber net worth is
$16 Million

Liev Schreiber Wiki Biography

Isaac Liev Schreiber was born on 4th October 1967, in San Francisco, California USA, of Polish and Russian-Jewish (mother) and American (father) descent. He is an actor, screenwriter, producer and director, perhaps best known, for playing in several Hollywood films, such as “Scream”, “Scream 2”, and “Scream 3” at the end of the ’90s, in which he played the accused killer, Cotton Wearyand.

So just how rich is Liev Schreiber? The actor has an estimated net worth of $16 million, most of his money having been made in the film industry. Next to his movie career, Liev is also an appreciated stage actor. Since 2002, he television commercials for Infiniti cars are done with his voice, and in 2007 he endorsed Gap. Together with his wife, the actor owns a full-floor loft on Washington Street in New York a 4,300 square-foot home which was bought for $3.95 million. The media have written also about other apartments and houses the couple used to have before, such as a 4,000 square feet mansion in Los Angeles and other two smaller apartments in New York, all proprieties being estimated to valued at more than $10 million. The actor is now driving a Mercedes-Benz E350 wagon, which costs about $55,000.

Liev Schreiber Net Worth $16 Million

Liev Schreiber went to Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts, and then to the University of Massachusetts. In 1992, the actor graduated from the Yale School of Drama. Later, he frequented the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London.

His first success was “Scream”, in 1996, which brought Liev, who had been doing only independent films until that year, important parts in big-budget studio movies. His filmography contains more than 40 titles, including “The Daytrippers” (1996), “Desert Blue” (1998), “A Walk on the Moon” (1999), “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” (2009), “Jack” (2011), and “Money for Nothing: Inside the Federal Reserve” (2013). He has also made appearances in television series, in 2007 in “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation”, in 2008 in “Independent Lens”, and in 2010 in “Robot Chicken”. Since 2013 he has been Ray Donovan in the series with the same name. In 2005, he directed the movie “Everything is Illuminated”, the story of a man who finds his roots during a strange journey to his grandfather’s homeland. There is no information about the exact money Liev Schreiber has made in the movie industry, but sources estimated this should be over $9 million.

As a stage actor, Live Schreiber has successfully performed in various Shakespeare plays, such as “Cymbeline”, “Hamlet”, “Henry V”, and “Macbeth”. He has been performing in several Broadway shows over the year, which also contributes to his net worth. He has also had several projects in narration and voiceover, for documentaries aired by HBO, History Channel, and National Geographic Channel. Until now, Liev has been nominated for Golden Globe Awards three times, he had two nominations to the Primetime Emmy Awards, and he won a Tony Award in 2005.

In his personal life, Liev Schreiber and the Australian actress Naomi Watts became a couple in 2005, and they married in 2014. Liev and Naomi have two children together.

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Full Name Liev Schreiber
Net Worth $16 Million
Date Of Birth October 4, 1967
Place Of Birth San Francisco, California, United States
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Profession Actor, Voice Actor, Film Producer, Film director, Screenwriter
Education Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, Hampshire College, Friends Seminary, Yale University, Yale School of Drama
Nationality United States of America
Children Samuel Kai Schreiber, Alexander Pete Schreiber
Parents Tell Schreiber, Heather Schreiber
Siblings Pablo Schreiber, Max Schreiber, Charles Schreiber, Will Schreiber
Partner Naomi Watts (2005–)
Nicknames Isaac Liev Schreiber , Danny Webb , Huggy , Liev Schrieber , Shiva Das
Awards Persol Tribute to Visionary Talent Award, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play, Gotham Independent Film Award for Best Ensemble Performance, Independent Spirit Robert Altman Award, Drama Desk Award for Outst…
Nominations Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie, Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama, Satellite Award for Best Actor – Television Series Drama, Critics…
Movies X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Spotlight, Salt, Defiance, Kate & Leopold, Goon, The Manchurian Candidate, The 5th Wave, The Painted Veil, Mixed Nuts, Scream 3, The Sum of All Fears, Sphere, Repo Men, The Bleeder, Phantoms, The Omen, A Walk on the Moon, The Hurricane, Ransom, Movie 43, Walking and Talking…
TV Shows America: The Story of Us, Ray Donovan, Hard Knocks, Secrets of the Dead
# Trademark
1 Known for his intellectual, deeply probing and immersive acting style
2 Often plays angry tough guys who behave unpredictably
3 Often plays sinister upper-class figures
4 Towering height and slender frame
# Quote
1 [on character Ray Donovan] She writes about violence, vulnerability, and the facade of machismo in a glossy, sexy way, but with depth, duality, and ­humanity. He’s very lonely and very isolated. The contract of ­marriage, sexuality, relationships, all of that stuff is outdated. Every other social group has­ gotten an upgrade except for the average white man, and Ray is working on old software, functioning in a world that no longer appreciates men as breadwinners and warriors, and there is a lot of pain in that.
2 I have Slavic fat pads that make me look like a chipmunk and arched predatory eyebrows. With that, you’re not going to get funny. That’s why I play so many bad guys.
3 It has made me a better person in fits and starts. I had been a very selfish person most of my life, and that shifts quickly and dramatically. It’s painful and fascinating and ultimately really wonderful, but I am particularly lucky because I have exquisitely beautiful, talented, ­brilliant children. If I had had ugly, stupid children, it would’ve been difficult to turn that corner.
4 Theater is consistent. You ride your bike to work. You get most of the day off so you can see your kids. My problem is that after three months I go mad. One of the reasons I never thought I could do a TV show is that I hate doing the same thing over and over again. Part of me always feels like things should be hard.
5 [on playing Raymond Shaw in The Manchurian Candidate (2004)] Well, I’m always up for mimicry, I consider myself a thief more than anything else. If somebody somewhere has done something interesting then all bets are off. I’m a huge fan of the original film. I’ve seen it probably four or five times. But I wasn’t worried about duplicating Laurence Harvey‘s performance, because I don’t think it’s humanly possible. He was fantastic. Also – and I think this is a great testament to the writing of Richard Condon – it was a very different character because there’s a wonderful campness to the original that I don’t think you could replicate either. So that made it easier for me.
6 I think education gets a bad rap. I think when you’re looking at the educated aspects of Shakespeare, you’d be surprised how much goes into understanding and analyzing those plays. You have to know what you’re saying, and to know what you’re saying, you have to have a foundation in an arcane language, and that takes reading. And familiarizing yourself with other poetry of that period, and iambic pentameter, and verse structure. It’s about music too, someone who studied music has an inlet into those plays. Plus knowing little bits of history. I mean, even understanding that people were smaller back then, and their lives were shorter, and how that affected the way they behave-their attitudes and emotions were in many ways profoundly affected by the way in which they were forced to live their lives. To understand the range of emotional behavior, you have to understand the society and the culture at least a little bit before you can present it to a contemporary audience in a clear way. Even if you’re not doing a period production, you have to understand what was intended when it was written, and you have to find a way to translate that so it’s conveyed when it’s performed now.
7 [on his mother] We weren’t wealthy, but she was a cultured woman. She’s been trying to get me to play classical violin and piano since I was five, she taught me to read long before I was in public school. So I had a range of education and culture that wasn’t necessarily in sync with my peers, because it was my mom’s education and culture. I knew a little bit about Tolstoy and Bach, and not nearly enough about Motown and the Knicks. So I had a rebellion, I think I gravitated toward hip-hop and the Knicks and street culture because it was further away from what I was experiencing in my house. Then my father came back on the scene and said, ‘You should go to private school.’ It wasn’t as unfamiliar as people imagined it was, because I had that background with my mother. Art and literature were at the core of who she was as a person. I don’t know if I related that much to public-school kids, or kids with a lot of money-I felt uncomfortable in that situation, embarrassed by where we lived, things like that. But art and literature were present there, where it wasn’t as present in the public-school programs. I think that’s a really big problem. Call me communist, but I think that’s something that everyone, regardless of their family’s income, has a right to, and I was fortunate enough to have a mother who felt that way as well. So when I finally ended up in private school, I had a background from her that I could connect to the program with, like, ‘Hey, I’m familiar with art and literature, let me hang out over here.’
8 [on Everything Is Illuminated (2005)] I started to read about the Ukraine more-the book came out after my grandfather’s death, and I started to really wonder about what that immigrant experience was like, especially since the majority of people in this country come from immigrant backgrounds. It was something I thought was interesting to write about, and something I was curious about personally and also artistically-it seemed like an interesting theme. I think that after Sept. 11, there were all these questions for me about compassion and patriotism. I became really curious about that stuff. Why doesn’t that exist in this country any more as it maybe existed after World War II? There was a kind of ideology and morality that was perhaps ignorant and innocent, but certainly inspirational to me, and I wonder what happened to that during the Sept. 11 attacks, when I just felt a lot of confusion and sadness. And all of that made sense to me, but there was this hit of patriotism and idealism that came out of that. It was so wonderful and it was so brief. It also ended up manifesting in anger and a declaration of war. So I started to become curious about what it meant to be American, because as I had gone over to Europe-I’d acted over in Europe, I did a couple of films in Prague-I started to wonder about people’s impressions of Americans, and what that meant, and who we were. There was this real misconception that we were these gun-toting cowboy clichés, when in fact we were much closer to them than they knew. And that was there in Jonathan’s book for me. The clash between the American kid and the Ukrainian kid embodied that, that we are not as far away from each other as we think we are. Our pasts are deeply interconnected. And I think there’s great compassion and humor in this.
9 Someone very smart once said to me, ‘Steal, don’t borrow.’ So if there’s anything good in anything anyone else does, it’s fair game. I think that everything I’ve ever done at some point is part of someone else’s legacy. I just think that it helps to be able to understand the role, and to see it interpreted, and to see the range of interpretations, and let those bounce around inside your head while you’re working. You hear different things from different people, and they’re all valid, they’re all valuable. I think that’s what comprises a performance, is all those ideas. It’s impossible, I think-I really do think that if you’re doing your job right, you’re never gonna be what the other guy was, but you can be influenced by his intelligence and his choices. It’s insane not to know everything that’s out there. I guess some people are affected negatively by seeing someone else do it, but I’ve always been sort of…Particularly with the plays I choose, they’re good parts, and they’re parts that have been around long before a bad actor played them, and will be around long after I play them. Part of what I enjoy about the theatre and acting is that sense of history.
10 I like to do plays, and I want to do plays, but the problem is, I can’t afford to do plays. So I did film jobs to pay for the plays. But I can’t help but like doing films as well. It’s fun. Acting is like an addiction-once you start, you can’t stop. It’s not like I do them for money and just pull them out of my ass or anything. It’s all acting, but it’s just not as fun doing it in front of a camera as it is for 500 or 600 people.
11 People always pronounce it Leave. I walk into a casting person’s office and the first thing I usually hear is ‘Leave!’
12 “When I’m doing classical theater, I feel engaged and all pistons running and like I’m on new territory, because the size of it is so much bigger and the scope so much broader.” – to Variety (05/1999)
13 Everyone assumes that novelists are smarter and more interesting. They’re generally smarter and more interesting, but they’re often very short. So it kind of cancels all the smart and interesting stuff out.
14 I am so used to being able to express myself from being an actor. So when people don’t understand me, I’m just completely lost.
15 It’s good to overexpose yourself with work. But don’t expose yourself too much with the press.
16 You can think about your career or you can think about your job. I like to think about my job.
17 Style, no matter how outrageous it is, is still an expression of someone’s personality. And my personality is somewhere stuck in the classics.
18 If you are going to remake a film, you may as well remake a classic. I do think great stories have a way of retelling themselves. The medium is so young that so much is not content-driven, it’s about stars and the studio. But when we have gotten through that phase of film, which I figure we probably will in about 15 or 20 years, films will be able to stand on the legs of their stories.
19 That’s the hard thing about adapting a book that’s so well loved. It’s like playing Hamlet. The audience doesn’t buy it, because they’re Hamlet. How could you possibly be Hamlet when Hamlet is them? It’s one of those difficult things where a good writer gives the reader ownership of the material. They develop an intimate relationship with it and become its protectors, and rightly so. Whether they like the movie or not, there is something a bit outrageous about exploiting their private story.
20 Trying to escape the powder puff and the man blush was the primary motivation for this whole endeavor. It’s weird. You think, ‘Now I’m going to direct, and they won’t give me such a hard time about how I look.’ But sure enough, there they are, coming at you with the powder puff and the man blush. [on the make-up required to ‘hide’ his nose]
21 I think a certain amount of Ricky’s rage and profanity has been a nice vent from the frustrations of the editing room, so it’s great to come out screaming profanities at the audience for an hour and a half after eight hours of trying to be diplomatic in the editing room. on editing ‘Everything is Illuminated’ at the same time as acting as foul-mouthed Ricky Roma in “Glengarry Glen Ross.
22 It’s not easy being 6′ 3″ and being called ‘Huggy’. – on the nickname he’s had since childhood.
# Fact
1 Counts A Walk on the Moon (1999) as a personal favorite of his own films.
2 Attends worldwide premiere of The Omen (2006) with other cast members and director John Moore. [June 2006]
3 Starring as “Eddie” in a Broadway revival of Arthur Miller‘s “A View from the Bridge” directed by Gregory Mosher. With Jessica Hecht and Scarlett Johansson. [February 2010]
4 In Talk Radio! on Broadway, which runs until June 24, 2007. [March 2007]
5 Has appeared in two movies with Ben AffleckPhantoms (1998) and The Sum of All Fears (2002).
6 Has appeared in two movies with Hugh JackmanKate & Leopold (2001) and X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009).
7 Nominated for the 2010 Tony Award (New York City) for Actor in a Drama for “A View from the Bridge”.
8 Both Liev and Gary Sinise appear as criminal co-conspirators in 1996’s Ransom (1996). Approximately 10 years later, in a complete 180degree turnabout, both actors independently took roles as the crime-fighting team leaders of the widely popular CSI television series. Gary’s CSI: NY (2004) character is “Detective Mac Taylor” and Liev’s CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000) character is “Michael Keppler”.
9 Nominated for the 2007 Tony Award (New York City) for Actor in a Drama for “Talk Radio”.
10 Became a father for he 2nd time at age 41 when his now ex-fiancée Naomi Watts gave birth to their son Samuel Kai Schreiber on December 14, 2008.
11 Became a father for the 1st time at age 39 when his now ex-fiancée Naomi Watts gave birth to their son Alexander Pete Schreiber (Sasha Schreiber) on July 25, 2007.
12 Was a fan favorite for the role of District Attorney Harvey Dent in The Dark Knight (2008), and expressed interest for the role. He eventually lost out to Aaron Eckhart.
13 Good friend of Dustin Hoffman and Hugh Jackman.
14 Made his Broadway debut in 1993 in “The Summer House”.
15 Growing up, his mother didn’t allow him to watch color movies. The first color movie he saw was Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (1977) in 1977.
16 Grew up in Lower East Side New York.
17 Won the 2005 Tony Award best featured actor in a play for “Glengarry Glen Ross”.
18 The role for which he won his first Tony Award (Richard Roma in “Glengarry Glen Ross”) also won Joe Mantegna the Tony Award best featured actor in a play for the same role 21 years earlier in 1984. The 2005 production was directed by Joe Mantello.
19 After his parents divorced, he and his siblings saw their father very little during childhood.
20 Along with David Arquette, Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox and Jamie Kennedy, he is one of only five actors to appear in all three original Scream films.
21 Has worked with actress Rose McGowan in two different horror films – Scream (1996) and Phantoms (1998).
22 Prefers to keep his dating life private, although he has been romantically linked to actress Kristin Davis and to film producer Kate Driver (Minnie Driver‘s sister). He accompanied his girlfriend Naomi Watts to the King Kong (2005) premiere in New York. It was their first public appearance together. On February 28, 2007, they announced they are expecting their first child.
23 Frequently does voice-over and narration work for advertisements and documentaries, especially HBO’s “Sports of the 20th Century” series.
24 Liev’s father is from a family that has lived in the United States for many generations, and has German, Swiss, Danish, Dutch, English, French, Norwegian, Belgian (Flemish), Scottish, and Welsh ancestry. Liev’s mother is from an Ashkenazi Jewish family (from Poland and Russia).
25 Attended Friends Seminary High School with actress Amanda Peet when he was a senior and she was a freshman.
26 His mother says she named him after her favorite author, Leo Tolstoy whose Russian name was Lev (pronounced “l’yehv” –the letter e in Russian is pronounced “yeh”, and the standard English transliteration of the name is Lev). His father says he was named after a doctor in San Francisco who saved his mother’s life. Last name means “writer” in German.
27 Son of actor Tell Schreiber and Heather Schreiber. Has four half-brothers and one-half sister, including younger half-brother, Pablo Schreiber.
28 Attended London’s Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, Hampshire College and graduated with a Master’s degree from the Yale School of Drama in 1992.
29 Grew up in Lower East Side New York. Graduated from Friends Seminary High School in Manhattan.

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