Liam Hemsworth, born on January 13, 1990, in Melbourne, Australia, is the younger brother of actors Chris Hemsworth and Luke Hemsworth. Mimicking his older brothers’ early start in acting, Liam landed his first audition at the age of 16 and made appearances in the Australian television series Home and Away (1988) and McLeod’s Daughters (2001). He was later offered a reoccurring role on the soap opera Neighbours (1985), followed by supporting roles in the Australian TV shows The Elephant Princess (2008) and Satisfaction (2007).
A short time later, Liam decided to move to Los Angeles to pursue the Hollywood big-screen career that his brothers had sought. Liam struggled to launch his career in the beginning, having his character cut from The Expendables (2010) and losing the lead role of Thor (2011) to his brother Chris.
He popped up on Hollywood’s radar after starring opposite Miley Cyrus as lovers in Nicholas Spark’s romantic drama The Last Song (2010). The high profile romance continued off-screen, resulting in more press time for Liam’s rising stardom and a lead role as Gale Hawthorne in the film-adaptation of the best-selling novel The Hunger Games (2012). The film was a box office hit and Liam soon found himself landing a supporting role in The Expendables 2 (2012), and lead roles in the drama Love and Honor (2012), the crime-drama Empire State (2013), and the horror-thriller Paranoia (2013).
Liam is set to star as Ali Baba in Arabian Nights (2014) and will return to his role as Gale Hawthorne in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013).