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Biography #2 (for Everything Is Illuminated)

Widely regarded as one of the finest actors of his generation, Everything is Illuminated marks Liev Schreiber's feature directorial debut.

Schreiber was most recently seen starring opposite Meryl Streep and Denzel Washington in Jonathan Demme's The Manchurian Candidate.

His distinguished list of acting credits includes The Sum of All Fears with Morgan Freeman and Ben Affleck, Kate & Leopold with Meg Ryan and Hugh Jackman, Michael Almerayda's Hamlet, The Hurricane opposite Denzel Washington, Tony Goldwyn's A Walk on the Moon, Robert Benton's Twilight with Paul Newman, Barry Levinson's sci-fi epic Sphere, the box office hits Scream, Scream II, Scream III, and Ransom. Schreiber is also known for his work in such acclaimed independent features as Stanley Tucci's Big Night, Party Girl, The Daytrippers with Hope Davis, Nicole Holofcener's Walking and Talking with Catherine Keener, Nora Ephron's Mixed Nuts, Antonia Bird's Mad Love, Hal Salwen's Denise Calls Up, and Tom Gilroy's Spring Forward with Ned Beatty, for which he also served as a producer.

Initially interested in playwriting, Schreiber went on to spend a year studying acting with the faculty from England's Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts. In 1992, he graduated with an MFA from the Yale School of Drama. His impressive stage credits include Henry V, The Mercy Seat opposite Sigourney Weaver, Harold Pinter's Betrayal, co-starring Juliette Binoche, and Moonlight with Blythe Danner and Jason Robards.

Schreiber's enduring relationship with the Public Theatre's New York Shakespeare Festival has produced several critically acclaimed performances including the title role in Hamlet, IAGO in Othello, Macbeth, The Tempest, and Cymbeline, for which he won an Obie award. Other productions include All for One, In the Summer House, Escape from Happiness, The Real Thing, Richard III, and Underground.

For television, Schreiber starred as Orson Wells in RKO 281 (Emmy and Golden Globe nominations) and will also appear in the forthcoming Lackawana Blues with Halle Berry, Jeffrey Wright and Rosie Perez. His television credits include Spinning Borris, Buffalo Girls, People V, and The Sunshine Boys.

Bio courtesy Warner Independent for "Everything Is Illuminated" (16-Oct-2005)


Biography #3

Liev Schreiber has built a reputation as both an acclaimed and sought-after actor with a solid list of motion picture and theatrical credits.

Schreiber recently appeared on stage opposite Angela Bassett and Alec Baldwin in the Public Theater production of Macbeth, directed by George Wolfe.

Schreiber recently starred in the box office success Scream 2, directed by Wes Craven, and had a costarring role in Dean Koontz's Phantoms. He also appeared with Paul Newman in Twilight, directed by Robert Benton, and the independent film A Walk on the Moon, directed by Tony Goldwyn.

Schreiber has also appeared in some of the most critically acclaimed independent productions of recent years. Among these are Daisy Von Scherler Mayer's Party Girl, Hal Salwen's Denise Calls Up, Nicole Holofcener's Walking and Talking as well as his critically acclaimed performance in Greg Mottola's Daytrippers.

Schreiber's credits in more mainstream films include Nora Ephron's Mixed Nuts, Antonia Bird's Mad Love, Ron Howard's Ransom and Barry Levinson's Sphere.

A 1992 graduate of the Yale School of Drama, Schreiber spent a year abroad, studying with faculty from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts. His stage credits include Harold Pinter's Moonlight with Blythe Danner and Jason Robards (directed by Karl Reisz), JoAnne Akalaitis' production of In the Summer House at New York's Lincoln Center, the New York Shakespeare Festival production of The Tempest (directed by George C. Wolfe), All For One, Goodnight Desdemona, Good Morning Juliet and many others. He has also appeared at the Yale Repertory Theatre in several productions including Ivanov, directed by the Moscow Art Theater's Oleg Yefriemov.

On television, Schreiber has appeared in the miniseries Buffalo Girls, the NBC pilot People V and the telefilms Janek: A Silent Betrayal and the Sunshine Boys.

Bio courtesy Columbia Pictures (01-Jan-2000)


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