Liam Aiken was born January 7th, 1990, in New York City, and by age 10 was a seasoned pro with a major Broadway credit (A Doll’s House) and marked his fifth film role with “I Dreamed of Africa.”
He co-starred in Columbia Pictures’ hit “Stepmom,” playing the son of Susan Sarandon and Ed Harris and Julia Roberts’ stepson. In 1998, he acted in “The Object of My Affection,” starring Jennifer Aniston & Paul Rudd as the latter’s pupil; and as Parker Posey’s son in “Henry Fool.” He also appears in two films unveiled at the Sundance Film Festival, “I Remember” and “Montana.”
The next few years saw Liam explode in popularity by appearing in such films as “Sweet November” (2001), “The Rising Place” and “Road to Perdition.” He then shot to teen stardom with roles in “Good Boy!” (2003) and hit the top with “Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events” in 2004 which also starred funnyman, Jim Carey and Emily Browning. After a two year hiatus, he returned in “Fay Grim” a ten-years-later continuation of director’s Hal Hartley’s “Henry Fool.” This ended Liam’s run as a top teen star and he took a four-year break from films.
He was next seen in the 2010 film “The Killer Inside Me” and two years later he played Mr. Will in “Electrick Children”, Tyler in “Girls Against Boys” and Josh Green in “Nor’ Easter.” He also played Bryan in “How to Be a Man” (2013), Ned in “Ned Rifle” (2014), Liam continues to pile up credits in television and film as he transitions well from child to adult roles.
That is a look at actor Liam Aiken who from his first acting job in a Ford Windstar commercial was born to be an actor, did you know Liam tried out for the role of Harry Potter and lost out to Daniel Radcliffe? Also, he turned down the role in “The Sixth Sense” which then shot Haley Joel Osment to stardom.