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FactFreshman at New York University's Kanbar Institute of Film & Television. [September 2008]

Liam Aiken is an American actor. He was born in New York City, on January 7, 1990, to parents Bill Aiken, an actor, and Moya O’Connell, a writer. He has two older sisters, Erin and Maeve. Aiken’s first acting role was in a commercial for diapers, when he was just eighteen months old. He made his film debut in 1998’s Stepmom, starring Julia Roberts and Susan Sarandon. He has since appeared in a number of films, including Road to Perdition (2002), Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004), and Good Luck Chuck (2007). Aiken has also had roles on television, including a recurring role on the show American Gothic (2016). His net worth is estimated to be $4 million.

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Full NameLiam Aiken
Height1.72 m
EducationNew York University, Dwight-Englewood School


ParentsBill Aiken, Moya Aiken


NominationsBFCA Critics' Choice Award for Best Young Actor, Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Feature Film - Leading Young Actor
MoviesLemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events, Stepmom, Road to Perdition, Ned Rifle, Electrick Children, Sweet November, Fay Grim, Henry Fool, Good Boy!, I Dreamed of Africa, How to Be a Man, Girls Against Boys, The Killer Inside Me, The Object of My Affection, The Rising Place, Weepah Way for No...
TV ShowsA Gifted Man

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1I hang out with the 'nerdy' people -- they have a different sense of humor than most kids.
2"It's actually kind of interesting to see one book transferred to another book, because they basically...where one book ends, they glue them together. So, but it's fun to see all of these characters that have been created from Lemony Snicket. From his mind, that they're just so incredible and deep and interesting. Klaus he's an avid reader. He reads many books. And he basically remembers everything he reads. And he uses that in the struggle to survive through all of these terrible things that happened." - talking about the Lemony Snicket books and talking about his character, Klaus, in the movie.
3I've never really tried to copy anyone, I like to have my own style.
4I flew to England, and a week later I had the role. Then the next day, I didn't. But I understood; like James Bond, Harry has to be British. On not getting Harry Potter
5More like me than any role I've played. [about his role in Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events]
6[want to start a band] "But everybody at my new school's already got their own bands."
7Shortly after my dad died, my mom figured that if I could do a few commercials, I'd get a college fund.
8I think I had this feeling that it wouldn't work out, but it was fine. I would have just been Harry Potter from then on. [about losing the Harry Potter role]


1Filming Airborn, due May 2006 [June 2005]
2Freshman at New York University's Kanbar Institute of Film & Television. [September 2008]
3Currently attends high school in Englewood, New Jersey. He is part of the class of 2008. [December 2005]
4Freshman in High School, part of the class of 2008. [September 2004]
5Has a Miniature Italian Greyhound named Kes, the dog was given to him as a gift by the crew of Good Boy! (2003).
6Instead of getting tutored separately from his class, his on-set tutor actually brings him his school homework.
7Currently resides in New Jersey, USA. [2006]
8Has appeared in two films alongside Jude Law (Road to Perdition (2002) and A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004)) yet the two have never shared a scene.
9While out promoting the movie A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004)--a movie in which he plays a child who is orphaned when his parents are killed in a fire--his house burned down.
10Turned down the role in The Sixth Sense (1999), which then went to Haley Joel Osment.
11Fan of punk music, and aspires to play the guitar like Rage Against the Machine's Tom Morello.
12Plays the guitar.
13Attended the 76th annual Academy Awards with his good friend Miles Robbins (son of Tim Robbins and Susan Sarandon). (February 29, 2004)
14His father, Bill Aiken, was a producer for MTV and Nickleodeon television programs who died of cancer when Liam was 2 1/2 years old.
15Started acting at age 6 shortly after his father died and at the urging of his mother.
16Tried out for the part of Harry Potter but lost to Daniel Radcliffe.
17First job in acting was starring in a Ford Windstar commercial.
18He enjoys doing magic tricks.
19Is an only child.




The Honor Farm2016post-productionSinclair
Tales of Estrangement: Nicolas2015Short completedNicolas
Like Lambs2016Charlie Masters
Weepah Way for Now2015Reed
The Frontier2015/IEddie
Let Me Down Easy2015ShortHezekiah
Ned Rifle2014Ned Rifle
How to Be a Man2013Bryan
Mad Men2013TV SeriesRolo
Nor'easter2012Josh Green
Girls Against Boys2012Tyler
Electrick Children2012Mr. Will
A Gifted Man2011TV SeriesMilo
The Killer Inside Me2010Johnnie Pappas
Law & Order: Criminal Intent2002-2009TV SeriesJason / Robbie Bishop
Law & Order1998-2007TV SeriesTory Quinlann / Jack Ericson
Fay Grim2006Ned Grim
A Series of Unfortunate Events2004Klaus
A Series of Unfortunate Events2004Video GameKlaus Baudelaire (voice)
Good Boy!2003Owen Baker
Road to Perdition2002Peter Sullivan
Sweet November2001Abner
The Rising Place2001Emmett Wilder
I Dreamed of Africa2000Emanuele Gallmann - Age 7
I Remember1999ShortJoe (kid)
Stepmom1998Ben Harrison
The Object of My Affection1998Nathan
Henry Fool1997Ned

Camera Department

How to Be a Man2013camera operator: "b" camera


Katie Chats2014TV SeriesHimself
The Making of 'Fay Grim' or: How Do You Spell Espionage?2007Video documentary shortHimself
The 100 Greatest Family Films2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
05 Spaceys2005TV SpecialHimself
The 10th Annual Critics' Choice Awards2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
Only in LA2005TV SeriesHimself
A Terrible Tragedy: Alarming Evidence from the Making of the Film - Costumes and Other Suspicious Disguises2004Documentary shortHimself (uncredited)
Today2003-2004TV SeriesHimself
The Oprah Winfrey Show2004TV SeriesHimself
Crafty Canines2004Video documentary shortHimself
The 76th Annual Academy Awards2004TV SpecialHimself
Sweet November: From the Heart2001Video shortHimself
HBO First Look2000TV Series documentaryHimself
Late Show with David Letterman1999TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Premio Donostia a Meryl Streep2008TV SpecialKlaus


Won Awards

1999Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Performance in a Feature Film - Young Actor Age Ten or UnderStepmom (1998)

Nominated Awards

2005Critics Choice AwardBroadcast Film Critics Association AwardsBest Young ActorA Series of Unfortunate Events (2004)
2005Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Performance in a Feature Film - Leading Young ActorA Series of Unfortunate Events (2004)
2004Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Performance in a Feature Film - Leading Young ActorGood Boy! (2003)
2003Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Performance in a Feature Film - Supporting Young ActorRoad to Perdition (2002)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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