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Liam Hemsworth
File:LiamH.jpg
Hemsworth on 5 June 2009, while on break from filming The Last Song
Born (1990-01-13) 13 January 1990 (age 24)
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Occupation Actor
Years active 2007–present
Partner(s) Miley Cyrus (2009–present)
Relatives Chris Hemsworth (brother)
Luke Hemsworth (brother)
Website
www.LiamHemsworth.com

Liam Hemsworth (born 13 January 1990)[1] is an Australian actor. He took the role of Josh Taylor in the soap opera Neighbours and as "Marcus" on the children's television series The Elephant Princess. In 2010, he starred in the American film The Last Song and in 2012, he starred as Gale Hawthorne in The Hunger Games. Hemsworth's elder brothers, Luke and Chris, are also actors and provided a path for Hemsworth to emulate.[2]

Early lifeEdit

Hemsworth was born in Melbourne, Australia. He is the son of Leonie, an English teacher, and Craig Hemsworth, a social-services counselor.[3][4] He has two older brothers, Chris and Luke Hemsworth, who also work as actors.[2] Hemsworth has said that though there is competition for jobs among them, it is friendly: "We are brothers and we are always competitive, but it is a good thing, it pushes us and we are always happy whenever someone books something."[5]

When Hemsworth was in year 8, he and his family relocated to Phillip Island,[6] a small island. Hemsworth says he spent much of his time there surfing with his brothers.[7] In March 2009, Hemsworth moved to the United States to pursue his career there.[8] He and his brother Chris first stayed in the guest house of Chris's agent William Ward[9] before renting their own Los Angeles apartment in which they currently reside.[5]

CareerEdit

Prior to becoming an actor, Hemsworth laid floors for six months.[5] He began to seriously consider following his elder brothers' footsteps and become an actor in high school, when he took on an agent.[7] He attended his first audition at the age of sixteen[10] and began his career in 2007 with guest spots on the shows Home and Away and McLeod's Daughters.[11] The week of 8 July 2007, Hemsworth began filming episodes for Neighbours, an Australian soap opera his brother Luke had previously starred in.[12] Hemsworth's character, Josh Taylor, was a recurring character from 2007 to 2008. In the show, Josh was an athletic paraplegic who supported and began a relationship with character Bridget Parker after she was paralyzed down one side of her body in a car crash.[13] In 2008, Hemsworth began acting on the children's television show The Elephant Princess, playing "Marcus", the attractive lead guitarist of the protagonist's band.[11][14] Hemsworth later had roles in the television series Satisfaction and starred in the British film Triangle.[11] He also made a brief appearance as an MIT student in the film Knowing.[15]

In 2009, Hemsworth was selected to act opposite Sylvester Stallone in Stallone's 2010 film, The Expendables, but his character was written out of the script (Hemsworth later co-starred in The Expendables 2).[2] Hemsworth's brother, Chris, told Movieline that just a few hours after Hemsworth learned he would not appear in The Expendables, director Kenneth Branagh called to ask him to test for the lead role in the 2011 film Thor.[2] Hemsworth moved to the States in March 2009 for screen tests.[8] Though he eventually lost the part to Chris in May,[9] Disney announced later the same week that Hemsworth had landed the part of Will Blakelee in the 2010 drama The Last Song, based on the Nicholas Sparks novel by the same name. Hemsworth plays the love interest of Miley Cyrus's character in the film.[16] Nikki Finke reported that Hemsworth had been in Los Angeles for just three weeks and had not yet found an agent when he was cast.[9] Hemsworth next appeared in the music video for Cyrus' "When I Look at You"[17] which was recorded on 16 August 2009.[18]

In September 2009, Hemsworth appeared at a dinner event to promote Foxtel, an Australian pay television company.[19] In March 2010, Details magazine selected Hemsworth as one of their predictions for "The Next Generation of Hollywood's Leading Men".[15] Later that month, it was announced that Hemsworth was in negotiations to star in Arabian Nights, a 3D action film that will be directed by Chuck Russell for Inferno Entertainment.[20] It was later confirmed that he will be starring in the movie.[21] He has also reportedly been offered the lead role in "Northern Lights" after "Twilight" star Taylor Lautner withdrew from the David Ellison-financed project.[21]

Hemsworth was the Nickelodeon Australian Kids' Choice Awards 2010 host.[21] He and Miley Cyrus won the "Fave Kiss" category.[21]

Hemsworth stars in the music video Colder Weather for the Zac Brown Band.[22]

On 4 April 2011, Lionsgate announced Hemsworth to be one of the leads, Gale Hawthorne, in The Hunger Games, which was released in 2012.[23] In June 2011, he became attached to war drama Love and Honor which also stars Aimee Teegarden and Teresa Palmer.[24]

In 2013, Hemsworth will appear in Empire State with Emma Roberts, Paranoia co-starring Harrison Ford and Timeless as a widower who travels back in time. He will reprise his role as Gale Hawthorne in the sequel to The Hunger Games called The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, set to be released in November 2013.

He is set to play Ali Baba in Arabian Nights co-starring Anthony Hopkins and Dwayne Johnson in 2014.

Personal lifeEdit

While filming The Last Song in June 2009, Hemsworth began dating his co-star Miley Cyrus.[25] In August 2010, it was confirmed that his relationship with Cyrus had ended.[26][27] Cyrus and Hemsworth were seen together a month later, and had reportedly reconciled.[28] It was announced in early November that the couple had split again,[29] but reconciled their relationship a second time.[30] In June 2012, the couple announced their engagement.[31]

PhilanthropyEdit

Hemsworth is the ambassador of the Australian Childhood Foundation. Hemsworth talked about his association with the foundation, "I have the best parents you can have. They have worked in child protection for twenty years and have only ever given me encouragement and support. The world is a scary enough place as it is for children. It is important that home should always be a safe place for them." When asked if he believed he was a hero to children, Liam modestly responded, "I don't know if I'm a hero to children, but I'd like to be. I'd like to be a good role model."[32]

FilmographyEdit

Year Film Role Notes
2007 Home and Away TV series (1 episode)
McLeod's Daughters Damo TV series (1 episode: Leaving the Nest)
Neighbours Josh Taylor TV series (25 episodes)
2008 The Elephant Princess Marcus TV series (26 episodes)
2009 Satisfaction Marc TV series (2 episodes)
Knowing Spencer
Triangle Victor
2010 The Last Song Will Blakelee Young Hollywood Breakthrough of the Year
Nickelodeon Australian Kids' Choice Awards Favorite Kiss
Teen Choice Awards Male Breakout
Nominated—Teen Choice Awards Best Liplock with Miley Cyrus
Nominated—Teen Choice Awards Best Movie Drama
Nominated—Teen Choice Awards Best Movie Chemistry
2012 The Hunger Games Gale Hawthorne Teen Choice Awards Scene Stealer: Male
Nominated—MTV Movie Award for Best Breakthrough Performance
Nominated—MTV Movie Award for Best Cast
Nominated—Teen Choice Award Choice Hottie- Male
Love and Honor Mickey Wright
The Expendables 2 Billy "The Kid" Timmons
2013 Empire State Post-production
Paranoia Adam Cassidy Post-production
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Gale Hawthorne Filming

ReferencesEdit

  1. Liam Hemsworth Bio. E!Online. Retrieved on June 18, 2012.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 From Ira Madison (2009-05-04). The Verge: Chris Hemsworth. Movieline. Retrieved on 2010-03-08.
  3. Cyrus 'saw in new year on Phillip Island'. Herald Sun (2010-01-04). Retrieved on 2010-02-27.
  4. http://www.details.com/celebrities-entertainment/cover-stars/201203/liam-hemsworth-hunger-games-the-last-song
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Brothers LA's hot new family. Herald Sun (2009-10-30). Retrieved on 2010-02-27.
  6. Miley Cyrus Stole My Boyfriend. Woman's Day (2009-08-31). Retrieved on 2010-02-27.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Talbot, Lindsay (2009-11-18). Exclusive Q&A and Clip with The Last Song's Liam Hemsworth. Teen Vogue. Retrieved on 2010-02-28.
  8. 8.0 8.1 Smith, Krista (2010-01). The Brothers Hemsworth. Vanity Fair. Retrieved on 2010-02-28.
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Nikki Finke (2009-06-16). Exclusive: Chris Hemsworth is 'Thor'. Deadline Hollywood Daily. Retrieved on 2009-06-07.
  10. A kiss wasn't just a kiss: Liam Hemsworth and Miley Cyrus' on-set romance
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 Liam Hemsworth. Mark Morrisey & Associates. Retrieved on 2010-02-27.
  12. Hemsworth bros face off. Herald Sun (2007-07-13). Retrieved on 2010-02-28.
  13. Declan Napier. Neighbours.com.au. Neighbours. Retrieved on 2010-02-27.
  14. The Elephant Princess. Jonathan-m-shiff.com.au. The Elephant Princess. Retrieved on 2010-02-28.
  15. 15.0 15.1 Walters, David (2010-03). The Next Generation of Hollywood's Leading Men. Details. Retrieved on 2010-02-27.
  16. Conn, Leslie (2009-05-19). Casting for Miley Cyrus movie under way. Savannah Morning News. Retrieved on 2009-07-18.
  17. Savannah, 'The Last Song' featured in Miley Cyrus music video. Savannah Morning News (2009-09-12). Archived from the original on 2010-01-02. Retrieved on 2009-09-12.
  18. Adam Shankman (2009-08-16). Twitter / Adam Shankman: Just wrapped "When I Look.... Twitter. Retrieved on 2009-08-17.
  19. Miley Cyrus Aussie lover Liam Hemsworth mum on romance at Foxtel event. The Daily Telegraph (2009-10-30). Retrieved on 2010-02-27.
  20. Liam Hemsworth to star in 'Arabian Nights' adventure movie
  21. 21.0 21.1 21.2 21.3 Sneider, Jeff (2010-04-19). Exclusive: Hemsworth to Star in College Hoops Movie. TheWrap.com. Retrieved on 2010-09-20.
  22. http://www.higherrockmusic.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1023:two-time-grammy-winners-zac-brown-band-premiere-qcolder-weatherq-video-tomorrow-at-11am-et-on-zacbrownbandcom-&catid=43:country&Itemid=94
  23. http://hungergamesmovie.org/848/hunger-games-casting-news-lionsgates-confirms-that-the-roles-of-peeta-gale-have-been-officially-cast/
  24. Trumbore, Dave (2011-06-25). Liam Hemsworth Goes AWOL; Teresa Palmer, Austin Stowell, and Aimee Teegarden Also in Talks to Join. Collider. Retrieved on 2012-02-28.
  25. Miley Cyrus Discusses Her Chemistry With Liam Hemsworth On 'Ellen'. MTV News. MTV (2010-03-25). Retrieved on 2010-03-25.
  26. Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth Break-Up. NowPublic (2010-08-25). Retrieved on 2010-08-25.
  27. Miley Cyrus, Liam Hemsworth Split. US Magazine (2010-08-25). Retrieved on 2010-08-25.
  28. Miley Cyrus & Liam Hemsworth Are Back Together. People Magazine (2010-09-12). Retrieved on 2010-09-12.
  29. Miley Cyrus & Liam Hemsworth Split – Again. People Magazine (2010-11-05). Retrieved on 2010-11-05.
  30. Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth: Back Together? | Showbiz Spy – celebrity news, rumors & gossip. Showbiz Spy (2011-04-01). Retrieved on 2011-08-07.
  31. Miley Cyrus, Liam Hemsworth Are Engaged. People (2012-06-06). Retrieved on 2012-06-06.
  32. Liam Hemsworth calls on Australians to support children by donating to Childhood Hero Appeal. Retrieved on 2012-03-23.

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