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IT HAPPENED IN NEW YORK!
1984: Liev Schreiber Enrolls
at Friends Seminary in NYC
Actor Liev Schreiber
was born in San Francisco but moved to New York City with his mother
as a young child. For a time, they lived in a walkup with no electricity
on First Avenue and First Street on Manhattan’s Lower East
Side. He attended junior high school at I.S. 70, then went to Brooklyn
Tech. In 1984, he enrolled at Friends Seminary, a private school,
at 222 East 16th Street. There, he discovered acting, playing Bottom
in a high school production of "A Midsummer Night’s Dream."
He went on to study acting at Hampshire College and at Yale. In
addition to appearing on-stage in New York productions of "Henry
V" and "Hamlet," he has been in more than 30 movies,
including the "Scream" trilogy, "A Walk on the Moon,"
and "The Manchurian Candidate." He recently directed "Everything
is Illuminated," slated for release this year. He is shown
here in 2000.
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