Liev Schreiber is an American actor, director, and producer who first came into the limelight in the 1990s for appearing in successful independent movies, and later in mainstream movies such as Scream trilogy, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, and Taking Woodstock. Schreiber has been critically acclaimed for his dramatic roles in films.
How Rich Is Liev Schreiber?
As of 2022, Liev Schreiber has reserved a net worth of $40 million. He mostly makes his earnings from roles in movies and TV shows.
He started his career with several supporting roles in various independent movies, and moved upstream into Hollywood and was cast as Cotton Weary in 1996 horror movie Scream.
The success of the first movie led to two more successful installments of the Scream movies, with Schreiber reprising his role in both the movies. The three movies in total made a box office collection of $608 million.
After this, he had supporting roles in various movies such as Ransom, The Hurricane, Hamlet, and The Sum of All Fears. In 2001, the American actor starred alongside Hugh Jackman and Meg Ryan in the rom-com fantasy Kate and Leopold. Later in 2004, he starred alongside Denzel Washington and Meryl Streep in The Manchurian Candidate which is considered a major landmark in the career of Schreiber.
The first leading role for a dramatic actor came in the movie The Omen, a 2006 horror movie in which he starred alongside Julia Stiles and Mia Farrow.
Similarly, his most well-known performance came in the movie X-Men Origins: Wolverine as Sabretooth, the secondary antagonist of the movie. The movie had an ensemble cast, which included Hugh Jackman, Schreiber, Dominic Monaghan, Danny Huston, Ryan Reynolds, Kevin Durrand, and Wil.i.am. The movie grossed a total sum of $373.1 million.
More recently, he has mostly been providing voices in animated movies such as My Little Pony: The Movie, Isle of Dogs, and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, which won an Academy Award for the best-animated movie.
The 55-year-old actor starred as the leading character in the 1999 Television movie RKO 281 in which he played Orson Welles, an actor, director, writer, and producer. He has had various guest roles in TV Shows such as CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Independent Lens, Sesame Street, and Robot Chicken.
In 2013, he was cast as the title character in the Showtime crime drama series, Ray Donovan. The pilot episode of the show broke the viewership records becoming one of the biggest premieres of the decade. The series has been running for seven seasons straight with another season to be released around the middle of 2021.
Even though the exact figures have not been released, Liev is believed to be one of the highest-paid actors on the small screen ranging anywhere between $200,000 and $500,000 per episode.
Schreiber lives in an apartment in New York City. The triplex apartment is located in Manhattan’s Noho neighborhood distressed with oak floors, a monochromatic palette, a steel staircase, and an open living space.
He and his then-girlfriend Naomi Watts lived together in the apartment along with their two children before the couple split in 2016.
While Naomi Watts and Schreiber were together, they purchased a four-bedroom, four bathrooms house in Montauk, NY, for $5.4 million. The property included a swimming pool, a small pool house, an outdoor shower, and a mansion staring into the ocean.
Isaac Liev Schreiber was born in San Francisco, California, to Heather Schreiber and Tell Carroll on October 4, 1967. His father was also a stage actor and director.
Schreiber is half Jewish from his mother’s side but practices Christianity. His maternal grandfather had moved to the United States from Ukraine and had a major influence in Liev’s upbringing, teaching him to play the cello.
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Liev had a troubled childhood as his mother was a drug addict, and upon being confronted by his father, she would take off taking Liev with him. Heather kept traveling between various states with a one-year-old Liev in order to escape from the trail by Tell and private detectives.
Tell finally found Liev when he was four years old in an upstate New York commune and immediately divorced his father. However, despite her actions, Liev’s mother won the custody of Liev.
Schreiber attended Friends Seminary and graduated high school and later attended Hampshire College in Amherst, where he received his acting training.
Schreiber met Naomi Watts in 2005 on the set of The Painted Veil. Even though the couple was never married, they have two sons together and were together for 11 years before splitting in 2016. The couple’s sons Alexander Pete was born in 2007 and Samuel Kai in 2010.