Liev Schreiber Net Worth, Early Life, Film, Stage, Awards, Recent, Relationship and Children

Published Date   22nd Sep. 2017, 23:16 pm
Liev Schreiber Net Worth, Early Life, Film, Stage, Awards, Recent, Relationship and Children
Quick Info
Birth Name: Isaac Liev Schreiber
Nationality: American
Net Worth: $16 million

American actor, director, screenwriter and producer, Liev Schreiber net worth accelerated as he became popular for his appearances in several independent and Hollywood films.


Liev Schreiber appeared in a number of Broadway productions winning Tony Award for best featured actor in a play for Glengarry Glen Ross. Before that, he has appeared in a number of independent and Hollywood films. Liev Schreiber net worth increased as he earned 4 Golden Globe Award nominations and 2 Primetime Emmy Award nominations for portraying protagonist in drama series Ray Donovan (2013-present).

Some of the mainstream Hollywood movies where Schreiber had appeared are horror movie Ransom (1996), Phantoms (1998), The Omens (2006), X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009), salt (2010) and Spotlight (2015). Later, he made his direction and writing debut with Everything is Illuminated (2005).

Early Life and Background

Liev Schreiber was born Isaac Liev Schreiber on October 4, 1967 in San Francisco, California. His parents are Heather and stage actor and director, Tell Carroll Schreiber. He is an American with Belgian, Danish, Dutch, English, Irish, French, Norwegian, Scottish, Swiss and Welsh ancestry.

When Schreiber was a year old, the family moved to Canada and resided in Winlaw, British Columbia. He grew up with his half-brother, Pablo Schreiber who is also an actor. His mother underwent LSD abuse due to which his father kidnapped him from his mother.

At the age of 5, his parents divorced leading to his mother winning his custody. He moved to Manhattan with his mother where they struggled with irregular electricity, hot water and even beds. However, his eccentric mother brought him up driving cab and making puppets.

In the younger days, his mother had mood swings which made him take Hindu names, wear yoga shirts and she even forced him to go live in ashram school in Connecticut. During 1970s and 80s, Schreiber was living at the Satchidananda Ashramm in Connecticut with Hindu name Shiva Das.

Education and Early Performances

Schreiber attended Friends Seminary. Later, he attended Hampshire College in Massachusetts and then underwent training at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. In 1989, Liev Schreiber net worth started to grow with his appearance in the play The Merchant of Venice.

He then enrolled in the Yale School of Drama from where he graduated with Master’s degree in 1992. Soon, he landed starring roles in The Size of the World. Afterwards, he attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London steering his acting career.

Schreiber made his Broadway debut with In the Summer House in 1993. After this appearance, he got a number of chances to appear in Broadway productions plays.

Film Career Highlights

In 1994, Liev Schreiber net worth increased as he initiated his film career appearing in Mixed Nuts opposite to Steve Martin. After this, he appeared in a number of independent films including Denise Calls Up and Party Girl (1995).

He even appeared in comedy Big Night in 1996 with Minnie Driver and Isabella Rossellini. The following year, Schreiber landed a role in The Daytrippers which became a success project.

Liev Schreiber net worth and prominence grew as he landed the role of Cotton Weary in horror trilogy Scream (1996), Scream 2 (1997) and Scream 3 (2000). Soon, he landed other high profile films Ransom (1996), Phantom (1998) and Twilight (1998) with Paul Newman and Susan Sarandon.

Stage and Screen Career

Even though Liev Schreiber net worth heightened with his success in big screen, he continued his theatrical work proudly. The accomplished on-stage actor has worked on critically acclaimed productions of The Tempest (1995), Macbeth and Cymbeline (1998).

Similarly, he played title role in Shakespeare’s Hemlet in 1999. The same year, he returned to independent films with A Walk on the Moon with Dianne Lane. Liev Schreiber net worth heightened as he earned Golden Globe and Emmy Award nomination for his portrayal of Orson Wells in RKO 281.

In 1999, he appeared on Spring Forward with Ned Beatty and Oscar nominated The Hurricane with Denzel Washington.

The following year, Schreiber returned to Broadway playing in Betrayal with Tony nominated star Juliette Binoche for her performance in the play. For the same play, Schreiber received positive review from the New York Times which described him as “one of the most gifted and complex actors of his generation”.

Recent Years and Appearances

In 2005, Schreiber made his directional and writing debut with Everything Is Illuminated. In addition, he has worked from small independent to big-budget movies and TV series. Most prominently, he appeared as Sabretooth in X-Men Origins: Wolverine and The Butler.

Meanwhile, he also appeared in popular series Ray Donovan as a professional “fixer” for celebrities. For this role and his performance, Liev Schreiber net worth elevated as he won 4 Golden Globe and Emmy nominations.

Recently, Schreiber has appeared in 2013 drama A Perfect Man and 2015 biopic Pawn Sacrifice. For the later one, he played a chess champion Boris Spassky.

Personal Life, Relationship and Children

Liev Schreiber was in relationship with Naomi Watts with whom he has two sons: Alexander Pete and Samuel Kai. However, the couple decided to part away in September 2016 after 11 years of togetherness. It was a mutual decision with no rough breakup. They respect and love each other but they chose to separate for better.

Salary and Net Worth

The talented actor/screenwriter with the passion for acting, Liev Schreiber net worth is $16 million according to the sources. He gathered this good fortune through his commitment and establishment of career in acting.

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