Liam Aiken

Actor
An impish child actor, Liam Aiken made his name in the late 1990s by stealing scenes from such seasoned pros as Ed Harris, Julia Roberts, Susan Sarandon, Kim Basinger and Parker Posey--all before his tenth birthday ... Read more »
Born: 01/07/1990 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (17)

Ned Rifle 2015 (Movie)

Ned Rifle (Actor)

The Frontier 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Electrick Children 2013 (Movie)

Mr. Will (Actor)

Girls Against Boys 2013 (Movie)

Tyler (Actor)

Mad Men 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Killer Inside Me 2010 (Movie)

Johnnie Pappas (Actor)

Fay Grim 2007 (Movie)

Ned Grim (Actor)

The 10th Annual Critics' Choice Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events 2004 (Movie)

Klaus Baudelaire (Actor)

Good Boy! 2003 (Movie)

Owen Baker (Actor)

Road to Perdition 2002 (Movie)

Peter Sullivan (Actor)

The Rising Place 2002 (Movie)

Emmett--Virginia's Son (Actor)

Sweet November 2001 (Movie)

Abner (Actor)

I Dreamed of Africa 2000 (Movie)

Emanuele (Actor)

Henry Fool 1998 (Movie)

Ned (Actor)

Stepmom 1998 (Movie)

Ben Harrison (Actor)

The Object of My Affection 1998 (Movie)

Nathan (Actor)

Biography

An impish child actor, Liam Aiken made his name in the late 1990s by stealing scenes from such seasoned pros as Ed Harris, Julia Roberts, Susan Sarandon, Kim Basinger and Parker Posey--all before his tenth birthday. Born in New York City, this adorable little boy made his Broadway debut at age seven in the award-winning production of Ibsen's "A Doll's House" (1997) as one of the two sons abandoned by Janet McTeer's confused Nora. Next came the small, but memorable role as the long-suffering child of Posey's sharp-tongued tart in the delightful comedy "Henry Fool" (1997), followed by a cameo as Paul Rudd's student in the romantic comedy "The Object of My Affection" (1998) and a turn as Harris and Sarandon's precocious offspring in the maudlin misfire "Stepmom" (1998). Although Aiken was praised for the range of emotion he revealed, alternating between lovable moppet and distraught child facing his mother's death, this by-the-books, big screen disease-of-the-week movie received a lukewarm response from critics and audiences alike. Aiken offered another good performance as Emanuele, son to Kim Basinger's Kuki, in the overblown, critically panned travelogue "I Dreamed of Africa" (2000). He later appeared in the World War II drama "The Rising Place" (lensed 1999) and "Sweet November" (2001), a remake of the 1968 Sandy Dennis/Anthony Newley weeper that starred Keanu Reeves and Charlize Theron.

Relationships

William Aiken

Father
worked at MTV died of cancer in October 1992 at age 34

Moya Aiken

Mother

Milestones

2004

Starred as orphan Klaus Baudelaire in "Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events" an adaptation of Daniel Handler's beloved children's-book series

2002

Cast as Tom Hanks' son in "Road to Perdition" directed by Sam Mendes

2001

Appeared in "Sweet November", a remake of the 1968 Sandy Dennis/Anthony Newley film starring Keanu Reeves and Charlize Theron

2000

Had featured role as Kim Basinger's son in the adventure drama "I Dreamed of Africa"

1998

Had minor role as Paul Rudd's student in the romantic comedy "The Object of My Affection"

1998

Played Susan Sarandon and Ed Harris' mischievous, scene-stealing son in the family comedy/drama "Stepmom"

1998

TV debut on an episode of the top-rated series "Law & Order"

1997

Acted opposite Janet McTeer in the Broadway revival of Ibsen's "A Doll's House"

1997

Feature film acting debut, played Parker Posey's son in "Henry Fool"

Co-starred in the World War II drama "The Rising Place" (lensed 1999)

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