BirthdayFebruary 11, 1926
BirthplaceRegina, Canada

Celebrity biographies

  1. About Leslie Nielsen

    Full name: Leslie Nielsen
    Also known as: Leslie Nielsen, Nielsen, Leslie
    Education: Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre
    Professions: Actor, Producer, Soundtrack
    Nationality: Canadian and American
    Occupation: Actor, Comedian

  2. Leslie Nielsen Measurements

    Height: 6' 1½" (1.87 m)

  3. Leslie Nielsen Known for

    The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (1988), The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear (1991), Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult (1994), Airplane! (1980)

  4. Leslie Nielsen Death information

    Died: Sunday, 28th of November, 2010 (Age: 84)

  5. Leslie Nielsen Biography

    Leslie William Nielsen, OC (11 February 1926 – 28 November 2010) was a Canadian-American actor and comedian. Nielsen appeared in more than one hundred films and 150 television programs over the span of his career, portraying more than 220 characters.Nielsen was born in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. He enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force and later worked as a disc jockey before receiving a scholarship to study theatre at the Neighborhood Playhouse. Making his television debut in 1948, he quickly expanded to over 50 television appearances two years later. Nielsen made his film debut in 1956, and began collecting his roles in dramas, westerns, and romance films between the 1950s and the 1970s. Nielsen's performance in the films Forbidden Planet and The Poseidon Adventure received positive reviews as a serious actor, although he is primarily known for his comedic roles during the 1980s and the early 1990s.Although Nielsen's acting career crossed a variety of genres in both television and films, his deadpan delivery in Airplane! marked a turning point in his career, one that would make him, in the words of film critic Roger Ebert, "the Olivier of spoofs." Nielsen enjoyed further success with The Naked Gun film series, based on their earlier short-lived television series Police Squad! in which he also starred. Nielsen's portrayal of comedic characters seemingly oblivious to (and complicit in) their absurd surroundings gave him a reputation as a comedian. Nielsen was recognized with a variety of awards throughout his career and legacy, and was inducted into the Canada and Hollywood Walks of Fame.

  6. Leslie Nielsen Family

    Spouse: Alisande Ullman

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