Liam Hemsworth Profile
Net Worth: $25 million as of 2018
He is married to: Miley Cyrus
Liam Hemsworth (born 13 January 1990) is an Australian actor. He played the roles of Josh Taylor in the soap opera Neighbours and Marcus in the children’s television series The Elephant Princess. In American films, Hemsworth starred as Will Blakelee in The Last Song (2010), as Gale Hawthorne in The Hunger Games film series (2012–2015), and as Jake Morrison in Independence Day: Resurgence (2016).
Hemsworth’s older brothers, Luke and Chris, are also actors.
Hemsworth was born in Melbourne, Australia, to Leonie (née van Os), an English teacher, and Craig Hemsworth, a social-services counsellor. His two older brothers are Chris and Luke Hemsworth, who also work as actors. When Hemsworth was in 8 years old, he and his family relocated to Phillip Island, a small Australian island southeast of Melbourne. Hemsworth says he spent much of his time there surfing and having fun with his brothers.
He followed the footsteps of his 2 brother and pursue an actor career. He started acting in Australia after moving to US he transformed himself into a celebrity. In March 2009, Hemsworth moved to the United States to pursue his career there. He and his brother Chris first stayed in the guest house of Chris’s manager, William Ward, before renting their own Los Angeles apartment. The Melbourne native actor is best known for his role as Gale Hawthorne in the blockbuster series ‘The Hunger Games’.
Liam kicked off acting at the age of 16, after a series of auditions. His break came in 2007 after he landed guest appearances in two Australian soap operas including Home and Away and McLead’s Daughters.
His first major role was in the TV series Neighbours where his brother Luke had starred in previous episodes. HE played character Josh Taylor, a paraplegic athlete from 2007 to 2008. Following positive reviews from his performance, Hemsworth landed a major role in the kids’ TV show The Elephant Princess playing character Marcus, the lead guitarist of the protagonist’s band. Hemsworth later had roles in the television series Satisfaction and starred in the British film Triangle. He also made a brief appearance as an MIT student in the film Knowing.
In 2009, Hemsworth was selected to act opposite Sylvester Stallone in The Expendables, but his character was written out of the script. He later co-starred in The Expendables 2. A few hours after Hemsworth learned he would not appear in The Expendables, director K. Branagh called to ask him to test for the lead role in the 2011 film Thor. Liam moved to the States in March 2009 for screen tests, but he ended losing that role to his brother Chris. But soon after that, Disney announced that Liam Hemsworth will perform the role of Will Blakelee in the 2010 movie The Last Song. His role received critical acclaim and several awards for his outstanding performance. He earned the male breakout award from Teen Choice, Breakthrough of the Year Award from Young Hollywood, as well as nominations in various categories from Teen Choice Awards. That same year, he also appeared in Miley’s music video for ‘When I Look at You’. During the filming of The Last Song, both Liam began a relationship with his co-star Miley Cyrus, with whom he got married on December 23rd, 2018.
In September 2009, Hemsworth appeared at a dinner event to promote Foxtel, an Australian pay television company. In March 2010, Details magazine selected Hemsworth as one of their predictions for “The Next Generation of Hollywood’s Leading Men”. Later that year, it was announced that Hemsworth was going to star in Arabian Nights, a 3D action film that will be directed by Chuck Russel for Inferno Entertainment.
Through The Last Song production, several brand managers noticed his prowess and expressed interest to work with him. One such opportunity came after he was invited to a dinner event to promote Foxtel, an Australian pay television company. Before long, Details magazine selected Liam as one of their predictions for the The Next Generation of Hollywood’s Leading Men.
In April 2011, he landed a lead role in the adventure film The Hunger Games playing Gale Hawthorne. The movie was adapted from Suzanne Collins’ best novel seeing novel series The Hunger Games. The film was a huge commercial success earning more than $690 million. Liam’s performance was highly praised and this saw him bag a People’s Choice Award for ‘Best Chemistry’ shared with Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson. He was also nominated by MTV Movie Awards for ‘Best Breakthrough Performance’ and ‘Best Cast’.
Following his blockbuster success in The Hunger Games, Hemsworth nabbed a supporting role in The Expendables 2 after losing his initial feature in the first series of the film. He played Billy Timmons “The Kid”, an ex-military sniper disenchanted after service in Afghanistan.
During the summer of 2013, he was cast as a lead actor in the romantic drama Love and Honor. He portrayed a Vietnam War soldier who returns to the U.S. He then co-starred alongside Emma Roberts in Empire Roberts before being casted in Paranoia with Amber Heard and Harrison Ford.
In the meantime, The Hunger Games had been awakened to more sequels of which Liam reprised his role as Gale Hawthorne in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay-Part 1 and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay-Part 2. The three sequels were released in 2013, 2014 and 2015 respectively.
So far, The Hunger Games film series is his most successful work. In all the sequels, he was nominated for various awards by Teen Choice Awards and People’s Choice Awards.
In 2015, he worked with Kate Winslet in The Dressmaker playing Teddy McSwiney, her lover. The Australian revenge comedy drama received mixed reviews but his role was highly praised.
In 2016, Liam was cast as the lead actor in Independence Day: Resurgence a sequel to the 1996 film Independence Day. His role playing character Jake Morrison, a U.S pilot who grew up in an orphanage after his parents were killed in the 1996 invasion, received positive reviews from critics. He was also nominated by People’s Choice Awards in the ‘Favorite Action Movie Actor’ category. That same year, he played David Kingston in the American western film The Duel.
Liam Hemsworth has managed to remain one of the rare Hollywood stars with little or no controversy. The Australian boy is an avid philanthropist who has devoted his time and energy to a series of charity endeavors. Some of the causes that he supports include children welfare, sanitation, conservation and more.
He is the ambassador of the Australian Childhood Foundation.
Hemsworth is a proud vegan whose motivation to not eat any animal products was a personal choice. He actually told Men’s Fitness during an interview that he found “no negatives to eating like this, I feel nothing but positive, mentally and physically”. As an appreciation to this lifestyle, he was named PETA’s Sexiest Vegetarian Celebrity in the year 2016.
Coming from a family of actors, Liam was influenced by his elder brothers Luke and Chris to get into the industry. Although they are all bonded by blood, Liam has in the past admitted that there is competition between them. This is clearly evident when Chris took up a role in the film Thor, of which Liam had already auditioned for. The three brothers nonetheless maintain that the competition among them is friendly and it pushes them to soar to greater heights in their career. The three of them have their career handled by ROAR Management which according to them makes the brothers remain united.
While filming The Last Song he met co-actor Miley Cyrus. At the time, Miley was 17 while Liam was 19-years old. The relationship was full of a series of break ups and make ups, but the two announced their engagement in 2012. The couple started living together in an apartment in Los Angeles but that didn’t last long as they called off their engagement in September 2013. But, they reengaged in 2016. Miley Cyrus confirm the news in The Ellen Degeneres Show, when she said that she was back with Liam and they were once again engaged.
During his break up with Miley Cyrus, Liam seemed to have moved on but his relationships were only short lived. It was alleged that between 2013 and 2015, he dated January Jones, Eliza Gonzales, Nina Doblez and Maika Monroe. However, he never confirm these rumors.
Liam and Miley got married in a super low-key ceremony the weekend before Christmas, on December 23rd, 2018.
- Miley Cyrus
- Chris Hemsworth
- Luke Hemsworth