Liam Pádraic Aiken
January 7, 1990
New York City, U.S.
|Alma mater||New York University|
Liam Pádraic Aiken (born January 7, 1990)is an American actor. He has starred in films such as Stepmom (1998), Road to Perdition (2002), and Good Boy! (2003), and played Klaus Baudelaire in Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004), based on the series of books. He also starred in the films Nor'easter (2012), Ned Rifle (2014) and The Bloodhound (2020).
Aiken was born in New York City, the only child of Moya Aiken, an Irish-born artist; As of 2017 [update] , Aiken resides in Los Angeles.and Bill Aiken, an MTV producer. Bill died of esophageal cancer in September 1992, at age 34, when Liam was two years old. Aiken grew up in New Jersey and attended Dwight-Englewood School, graduating in 2008. He then went on to major in film at New York University.
Aiken made his professional acting debut in a Ford Motor Company commercial by Ford Aerostar.He made his stage debut in the Broadway play A Doll's House at the age of seven, and his film debut in Henry Fool (1997). His first major film role came when he starred in Stepmom (1998). He appeared in Road to Perdition (2002) and the family film Good Boy! (2003). He was considered to play Cole Sear in The Sixth Sense (1999), but the character went for Haley Joel Osment. He was also considered for the role of Harry Potter due to his Irish ancestry and his previous work with director Chris Columbus on Stepmom. However, Daniel Radcliffe took the part.
Aiken went on to play intelligent 12-year-old orphan Klaus Baudelaire in Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004). He also appeared in The Killer Inside Me (2010).In September 2011, he appeared in the CBS series A Gifted Man . From 2012 to 2015, he narrated the audiobook versions of All the Wrong Questions , a prequel series to A Series of Unfortunate Events.
In 2012, he portrayed a boy who returns home after being missing for years in Nor'easter , directed by Andrew Brotzman.In 2014, he played the title role in Ned Rifle , the third film in a trilogy that began with Henry Fool and continued with Fay Grim (2006). In 2020, he co-starred The Bloodhound , a mystery film inspired by the Edgar Allan Poe short story "The Fall of the House of Usher."
|The Object of My Affection||Nathan|
|2000||I Dreamed of Africa||Emanuele Gallmann (age 7)|
|The Rising Place||Emmett Wilder|
|2002||Road to Perdition||Peter Sullivan|
|2003||Good Boy!||Owen Baker|
|2004||Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events||Klaus Baudelaire|
|2006||Fay Grim||Ned Grim|
|2010||The Killer Inside Me||Johnnie Pappas|
|2012||Electrick Children||Mr. Will|
|Girls Against Boys||Tyler|
|How to Be a Man||Bryan|
|Weepah Way for Now||Reed|
|Let Me Down Easy||Hezekiah||Short film|
|2016||Like Lambs||Charlie Masters|
|2017||The Emoji Movie||Ronnie Ram Tech|
|2017||The Honor Farm||Sinclair|
|2021||Montauk||J.R.||previously called Kingfish|
|1998, 2007||Law & Order||Jack Ericson/Tory Quinlann||2 episodes|
|2002, 2009||Law & Order: Criminal Intent||Robbie Bishop/Jason||2 episodes|
|2011||A Gifted Man||Milo||2 episodes|
|2013||Mad Men||Rolo||Episode: "The Quality of Mercy"|
|2018||I'm Dying Up Here||Howard||Episode: "Plus One"|
|1997||A Doll's House||Bobby Helmer||Belasco Theatre|
|2004||Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events||Klaus Baudelaire||Voice|
|1999||Young Artist Award||Best Performance in a Feature Film - Young Actor Age Ten or Younger||Won||Stepmom|
|2003||Young Artist Award||Best Performance in a Feature Film - Supporting Young Actor||Nominated||Road to Perdition|
|2004||Young Artist Award||Best Performance in a Feature Film - Leading Young Actor||Nominated||Good Boy!|
|2005||Young Artist Award||Best Performance in a Feature Film - Leading Young Actor||Nominated||Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events|
|Critics Choice Award||Best Young Actor||Nominated|
Lemony Snicket is the pen name of American novelist Daniel Handler. Handler has published several children's books under the name, most notably A Series of Unfortunate Events, which has sold over 60 million copies and spawned a 2004 film and TV series from 2017 to 2019. Lemony Snicket also serves as the fictional narrator of and a character in A Series of Unfortunate Events as well as the main character in its prequel, a four-part book series titled All the Wrong Questions. Snicket is also featured as a minor character in Cheshire Crossing by Andy Weir.
Daniel Handler is an American writer and musician. He is best known for his children's series A Series of Unfortunate Events and All the Wrong Questions, published under the pseudonym Lemony Snicket. The former was adapted into a Nickelodeon film in 2004 as well as a Netflix series from 2017 to 2019.
Thomas Montgomery Newman is an American composer best known for his many film scores. In a career that has spanned over four decades, he has scored numerous classics including The Player, The Shawshank Redemption, Cinderella Man, American Beauty, The Green Mile, In the Bedroom, Angels in America, Finding Nemo, Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events, WALL-E, the James Bond films Skyfall, Spectre, and the war film 1917.
A Series of Unfortunate Events is a series of thirteen children's novels written by American author Daniel Handler under the pen name Lemony Snicket. The books follow the turbulent lives of Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire. After their parents' death in a fire, the children are placed in the custody of a murderous relative, Count Olaf, who attempts to steal their inheritance and, later, orchestrates numerous disasters with the help of his accomplices as the children attempt to flee. As the plot progresses, the Baudelaires gradually confront further mysteries surrounding their family and deep conspiracies involving a secret society known as V.F.D., with connections to Olaf, their parents, and many other relatives. The series is narrated by Lemony Snicket, who dedicates each of his works to his deceased love interest, Beatrice, and often attempts to dissuade the reader from reading the Baudelaires' story.
The Bad Beginning is the first novel of the children's novel series A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket. The novel tells the story of three children, Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire, who become orphans following a fire and are sent to live with Count Olaf, who attempts to steal their inheritance.
The Reptile Room is the second book in the children's series A Series of Unfortunate Events, written by Daniel Handler under the pseudonym Lemony Snicket. The book tells the story of the Baudelaire orphans, as they are sent to live with a distant relative named Montgomery Montgomery.
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Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events is a platform video game based on the Lemony Snicket book series and the 2004 film of the same name. The game is based primarily on the film, which in turn is based on the plots of the first three books of the series: The Bad Beginning (1999), The Reptile Room (1999), and The Wide Window (2000). Players take the roles of Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire, solving puzzles, fighting villains and finding objects. Players encounter characters such as Mr. Poe, Uncle Monty and Aunt Josephine, along with villains such as Count Olaf, the Hook-Handed Man, the White-Faced Women, and the Bald Man With the Long Nose.
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