2017 Great Immigrants Recipient

Liam Neeson
Actor
Born in:
Ireland

Liam Neeson is an Academy Award nominated, Irish-born American actor. Neeson was born in Northern Ireland in 1952 and began his acting career in theatre. He starred in a handful of British TV shows and eventually moved to Hollywood to pursue larger roles. Liam Neeson's major breakthrough came after Steven Spielberg cast him as Oskar Schindler in his Academy Award winning film Schindler's List. In 2009, following the death of his wife Natasha Richardson, Neeson received American citizenship citing the outpouring support from American fans as one of the reasons. Updated July 2017