Heralded as "the finest American theatre actor of his generation" by the New York Times, LIEV SCHREIBER's repertoire of resonant, humanistic and oftentimes gritty portrayals have garnered him praise in film, theatre and television.
Schreiber was most recently seen in HBO's Clear History, written by Larry David and starring Kate Hudson and Jon Hamm, as well as Lee Daniels' The Butler, in which he portrays Lyndon B. Johnson. Schreiber also recently starred opposite Woody Allen and Sofia Vergara in Fading Gigolo, a comedy written and directed by John Turturro.
June 2013 saw Schreiber star as the title role of Ray Donovan the Showtime Network's highly anticipated series alongside Jon Voight. This powerful family drama centers on Ray (Schreiber) as L.A.'s best professional fixer -- the go-to guy in Hollywood who deftly solves the complicated, controversial and confidential problems of the city's elite.
Schreiber's many feature credits include The Reluctant Fundamentalist, Salt with Angelina Jolie; X-Men Origins: Wolverine; Defiance with Daniel Craig; Repo Men; The Painted Veil; The Manchurian Candidate, opposite Meryl Streep and Denzel Washington; The Sum of All Fears; Ang Lee's Taking Woodstock; Kate & Leopold; Goon; Every Day; Michael Almereyda's Hamlet; Spring Forward; The Hurricane; A Walk on the Moon with Diane Lane; The Daytrippers; Nora Ephron's Mixed Nuts; and Wes Craven's Scream trilogy.
His portrayal of Orson Welles in Benjamin Ross's RKO 281brought Schreiber Emmy and Golden Globe Award nominations. His other telefilm credits include George C. Wolfe's Lackawanna Blues and John Erman's The Sunshine Boys, opposite Woody Allen and Peter Falk. As one of the documentary medium's foremost narrators, he has lent his voice to such works as Mantle,:03 from Gold, A City on Fire: The Story of the '68 Detroit Tigers, Nova, and Nature.
In 2010, Schreiber received his third Tony nomination for his role in Arthur Miller's A View from the Bridge alongside Scarlett Johansson. His performance as Ricky Roma in the 2005 Broadway revival of David Mamet's Glengarry Glen Ross, directed by Joe Mantello, earned him his first Tony Award. He was again a Tony nominee for his portrayal of Barry Champlain in the 2007 Broadway revival of Eric Bogosian's Talk Radio, directed by Robert Falls. Other stage work includes the Public Theatre's Shakespeare in the Park production of Macbeth, in the lead role opposite Jennifer Ehle, directed by Moisés Kaufman; Othello; Hamlet; Henry V; and Cymbeline.
In 2005, Schreiber made his feature directorial debut with Everything is Illuminated, which he also adapted from Jonathan Safran Foer's best-selling novel of the same name. The film, starring Elijah Wood and Eugene Hutz, was named one of the year's 10 best by the National Board of Review.