10 Things You Didn’t Know About Liam Neeson
Liam Neeson is an icon in Hollywood. He is talented, personable, funny and extremely down-to-earth, so it isn’t surprising he is a highly sought after actor by many directors. Since beginning his career on film in 1978, he has racked over 110 acting credits and a huge legion of admiring fans. Neeson can take on any role from comedy to romantic to action, and excels every single time. Despite being one of Hollywood’s most popular men, he is still very good at staying out of the spotlight, so we decided to get to know him a little better with these 10 things not widely known about the handsome Irish star.
10. Early Life
Liam John Neeson was born on June 7, 1952 in Northern Ireland to Katherine “Kitty” and Bernard “Barney” Neeson, who named their son after the local priest. Neeson was the only son born into the family with two older sisters, Elizabeth and Bernadette, and one younger sister, Rosaleen.
After completing high school, Neeson enrolled at Queen’s University Belfast in 1971 as a physics and computer science student. His original plan was to become a teacher and he did attend two years at a teacher training college in Newcastle upon Tyne, England, before returning home.